Posts Tagged ‘job search’
September 2nd, 2016 |
5 Ways to Know that Your Interview is Going Downhill
There are nonverbal cues that a job interview is going well, and nonverbal cues that an interview is going badly. Of course all job seekers want to believe that they interview well, and that the employer is as interested in them as they are in the employer. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, the interview goes south.
But can you really get a read on the interview while it is in progress? Here are some tips for determining whether or not you are making a good impression:
August 26th, 2016 |
Discover Why Recruiters Are Ignoring Your Resume!
Have you ever felt like the resumes that you send out go into a black hole? Are you frustrated because you never hear back from all of the position that you apply for? If so, you are not alone. Unfortunately, it is very common that job seekers expend a lot of energy searching for jobs and sending out resumes, but they don’t always get a response from companies.
If you feel like recruiters are ignoring you, here are some reasons why:
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:
July 8th, 2016 |
5 Ways You Are Lowering Your Salary Without Realizing It
You might think that your employer has total control over your salary. But that is not true. You too have a part to play. If you feel underpaid, don’t just rant and rave at the injustice of your employer. Take an introspective look at what you are doing, however unwittingly, to perpetuate the situation. As the saying goes, “Someone can only ride your back if you bend it.”
Here are some unconscious ways that many employees sabotage their earning potential without realizing it:
June 24th, 2016 |
5 Really Bad Excuses For Not Having A Career Coach
Perhaps you have heard that you should have a career coach, but you have pooh-poohed the idea. You may feel that you are doing perfectly fine by yourself, and you don’t need to spend the money on professional assistance. But that decision may be costing you more than you think.
Here are some of the excuses that people use to talk themselves out of getting the career management assistance that they need:
May 27th, 2016 |
6 REASONS WHY YOU HATE YOUR JOB (AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT)
Do you complain about your job? I think most people do. But do you know the real source of your displeasure? And more importantly, are you ready to do something about it?
If you know you hate (not just dislike) your job, here are some reasons why along with solutions to the problem:
May 20th, 2016 |
6 STEPS TO MASTERING THE PANEL INTERVIEW
Most people get nervous at the thought of an interview, but the thought of a panel interview can really instill fear in a job seeker’s heart. The stakes can be pretty high in a one-on-one interview, but having several people interview you at the same time can really be stressful.
So how do you prepare for a panel interview? How do you make sure that you don’t get tongue-tied and fail to represent yourself properly?
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: