Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’
June 5th, 2015 |
7 THINGS YOU MUST SAY TO GET HIRED
Have you ever wondered what employers really want to hear? What goes into their decision making process? How do you know if you are making a convincing argument that you are the best person for the job?
May 1st, 2015 |
DON’T THINK YOU NEED A RESUME? THINK AGAIN!
As a Certified Professional Resume Writer, I hear it all the time. Some super loyal worker is now scrambling to put a resume together after not needing one for 10, 15, or 20 years. This person was very stable and dedicated to the employer, but alas, the employer was not dedicated to the worker. And so there comes a parting of the ways, and now this loyal, unemployed worker is struggling with searching for a job in an entirely new job search landscape. The resume that used to work in days gone by is now totally passé, and the person who never needed a resume before now doesn’t know how to write one for today’s economy.
If you are feeling pretty secure in your job and with your employer and feel that you don’t need a resume, think again!
February 10th, 2015 |
5 REASONS YOUR RESUME ISN’T WORKING
You may have sent out many resumes, but you are frustrated because you have gotten little to no response. And perhaps the responses that you have received from posting your resume to large job boards are completely unrelated to your field.
Here are some reasons that your resume is not working for you:
December 5th, 2014 |
Should Your Job Search Take a Holiday?
Many job seekers think there is no point to searching for a job during holiday season. After all, everyone knows that work tends to slow down around the holidays when companies are holding office parties and workers are out shopping for gifts.
But taking a break from your job search could be a big mistake. By not continuing your job search during this time, you could miss opportunities to network and to make yourself known to employers before January, which is when many employers get serious about hiring.
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.
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.