Posts Tagged ‘Find a job’
September 19th, 2014 |
CAN YOU REALLY TURN YOUR PASSION INTO A CAREER?
Perhaps you have dreamed of turning your passion into a full-time career. Whether it is singing, knitting, sewing, or fishing, maybe you have secretly thought that if you could do this all of the time, your life would be wonderful.
But how can you really make it happen?
September 12th, 2014 |
IS A THANK YOU LETTER NECESSARY?
o many things have changed about the job search process over the last few years. You may be wondering if the thank you letter is still relevant in this era of texting and instant messaging. Well, the answer is yes. The thank you letter is one thing that hasn’t changed. You are still expected to send one.
August 15th, 2014 |
LIE ON YOUR RESUME? NOT SMART
Robin Anthony Toogood had a stellar career in education in the Washington, DC area. He was a beloved principal until officials discovered that the claims on his resume were not true. Instead of having a PhD, he was a college dropout. For 15 years he lived a lie, but that all came to an end after a routine background check.
What is the moral of this story? Lying on your resume is not smart. Even if you appear to get away with it for awhile, it is likely that the truth will catch up with you at some point.
August 1st, 2014 |
6 UNLIKELY PLACES TO LOOK FOR A JOB
Job searching can be hard work. And if you don’t know where to look, you could find the process much more frustrating than it needs to be. Sometimes being a little unconventional in your job search can pay off.
Here are some unlikely people in places you might not expect who can assist with a job search.
July 25th, 2014 |
SURVIVING AN INTERVIEW DISASTER
Everyone wants a perfect interview, but as the old saying says, “The plans of mice and men oft go awry.” It is too easy to get rattled when things don’t go as planned, but how you react to a mishap can mean the difference between landing the job or being remembered as the person who flubbed the interview.
Here are some things that can go wrong in the interview as well as ways to rebound:
July 11th, 2014 |
WHEN YOU DIDN’T LEAVE ON THE BEST OF TERMS…
We have all heard the old adage about not burning bridges. This is especially true when it comes to your career. However, some people leave their jobs under less than favorable conditions. In some cases a layoff is really a cover for a firing. In other situations, the employee is given the choice to quit or be fired. And sometimes a worker has simply had enough and walks away without a real game plan for finding another job. Any one of these scenarios can cause a job seeker heartburn because it is almost inevitable that a potential employer will ask why the person left the previous employer.
May 16th, 2014 |
YOU DON’T REALLY WANT THIS JOB!
Have you ever wondered how you can screen out some jobs that are just not worth your time to apply for? Sometimes the expectations even from the vacancy announcement are so unrealistic that it makes you think you should not bother.
April 4th, 2014 |
5 PHRASES THAT KILL YOUR RESUME
Although your resume alone won’t land that new position for you, it is a very important piece of the job search process. After all, your resume is typically the first thing that employers see about you. In most cases, before the employer meets with you to get a visual, verbal, and nonverbal impression of you, your resume must pass muster with the recruiters. In a competitive job market, your resume is often your calling card to career success.
February 28th, 2014 |
5 WAYS TO CREATE A BAD RESUME
Writing a resume is more difficult than you think. When the economy was booming, it did not matter as much what your resume looked like. But now the layout and the content of your resume can mean the difference between unemployment and employment.