Posts Tagged ‘get a job’
December 9th, 2016 |
THE 5 BIGGEST RESUME MISTAKES THAT WILL DOOM YOUR CANDIDACY
Even though some are predicting the end of the resume with the advent of sites like LinkedIn, the truth of the matter is that resumes are still very much alive. And because they are alive, it is critical that you know what you should and should not include on this very important document. After all, what’s the point of sending out your resume if it gets no results?
August 5th, 2016 |
4 Reasons Why Taking a Temp Job Is a Smart Career Move
What do you think of when you hear the term temp job? Perhaps you think of a clerk or receptionist making coffee and answering the phone. Although there certainly are temp jobs like this, temp work has expanded to become much more than that. Temp work now includes IT, accounting, human resources professionals as well as nurses and even executives.
So why might you include temporary work as one of your options as you embark upon a job search? Here are some compelling reasons:
April 29th, 2016 |
7 SURPRISING PLACES TO FIND JOB LEADS
If you are a job seeker, you are probably doing what everyone else is doing—over-relying on job boards to land that next position. But do you know what the odds are of you finding a position using that method? According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, only 13% of jobs are filled this way. And job boards are where you will encounter the most competition because everyone else is using job boards just like you are.
If you want to land a job sooner, you have to be creative and diversify your job search methods. You can still use job boards; just don’t rely on them solely. Here are some places where you can find job leads that you might not have thought of:
February 19th, 2016 |
5 Ways to Ace a Phone Screen
f you are actively job searching, a phone screen is probably coming your way in the near future. And of course you know that you have to impress the interviewer over the phone in order to go get to the next step of the process.
Here are some quick tips to ensure that you pass the phone screen with flying colors:
August 29th, 2014 |
WHAT WILL THE INTERVIEWER ASK?
Interviews can be nerve racking because of the unknown. You don’t know ahead of time exactly what you will be asked, and that makes preparing for the interview more difficult. But even though you don’t the exact questions that will be asked in any given interview, there are some ways that you can predict with a good degree of accuracy what types of questions will come up.
August 22nd, 2014 |
WHAT ARE YOUR SKILLS REALLY WORTH?
Many people feel that they can’t negotiate because it’s an employer’s market. Others don’t feel comfortable with negotiation because they are not sure how much they can actually command in the marketplace.
Here are some questions related to salary negotiation that you need to be able to answer before you are ready to enter into the negotiation process.
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.