Why You Shouldn’t Send a Handwritten Thank You Note
by Rich Jones - Aug, 2013
A couple days ago, I found myself in a discussion about the effectiveness of the handwritten thank you note. I was surprised to find out how many people are still sending handwritten notes or are advocates of them. The thought is that the handwritten note differentiates a candidate from the others, who are just sending a thank you email. My view is this: The medium for your thank you note isn’t as important as the content...
10 Tips For Success At Job Fairs
by Norine Dagliano - Aug, 2013
Recently, I attended a local job fair and spoke to several of the employers to solicit their response to the following question: ”If you were to offer one tip for job seekers attending a job fair, what would it be?” The two answers given most frequently? “Dress professionally” and “Communicate what you want and what you have to offer.” This seemed like common sense to me, but considering how many employers mentioned these...
Four Things You Should Know About LinkedIn From the Recruiter Perspective
by Rich Jones - Aug, 2013
LinkedIn is a recruiter’s best friend, so that means you should get to know the platform a little better. Here are four things you may not know about LinkedIn from the recruiter perspective. Recruiters can download your LinkedIn profile in resume format I shared this tidbit on Twitter and it was evident a lot of people didn’t know this. It’s important that you treat your profile just like your resume. Don’t just list t...
Job Searching at Job Fairs: Key Tips For Success
by Michelle Dumas - Jul, 2013
Whether you’re looking for a new job or a different one, for part-time employment, extra income or a complete career makeover, job searching is serious business, one that requires diligence, focus, creativity, drive, ingenuity and imagination. It also requires you to be honest with yourself. Honest about your work habits, your strengths and weaknesses, your desire and your ability to accept things beyond your control. You’v...
Five Objectives For Summer Employment
by Bob Roth - Jul, 2013
Five Objectives For Summer Employment Most college students seek employment opportunities during the summer. They do this for two primary reasons: To earn money for college To gain experience in their field of study Because college is extremely expensive, finding work during the summer is a priority for students today. Paying as much as possible "as you go" is always preferable to coming out of college with...
Stalled Job Search? Try A New Industry
by Abby Locke - Jul, 2013
If you have been running into steady roadblocks or the opportunities in your field seem to be disappearing right before your eyes. It may be time to try something different – like a new field or a new industry. Are you overwhelmed at starting over your career or being the newbie all over again? Well, here are three tips to consider when making your move: 1. Do your research This is not new advice to you – you s...
How To Prove You’re The Perfect Person For The Job
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2013
Don’t you love when someone just “gets” that you’re the perfect person for the job? They see your value and what you bring to the table immediately, but then there are others you’ll never convince. How do you communicate the ROI the employer will receive for hiring you as opposed to another to those who may not readily see it but are open to it? This question came to me as I was working with some prospective clients over t...
Top industries to find jobs in 2013
by Louise Garver - Jul, 2013
No matter where you are in your career or job search, these statistics are worth your attention. Jobs cut in March 2013 were 30% higher than a year earlier according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a job placement company. The length of periods of unemployment between jobs is also on the rise. So, what industries are looking for and hiring employees? Health Care Given the aging baby boomers, health care leads the...
3 Tips to Amp Up Your Summer Job Search
by Adrienne Erin - Jul, 2013
Although the job search can be an arduous process year-round, there are a few things you can take advantage of when searching in the summer months! Here’s the motivation you need to stop daydreaming about laying out on the beach and start sending out your resume. 1. Start Early When you are searching for a job in the summer, you are not only going up against the people you were competing with last spring. You have a who...
Reflections on the Summary of Qualifications-Objective Debate
by Kristen Carter - Jul, 2013
You stumble upon a job that could possibly jumpstart your career, but you must first update your resume and tailor it to the specific vacancy announcement. The age-old question when it comes to resume writing is whether to use an objective statement or an executive summary. In the past, no resume was complete unless an objective was included at the top of the document. As times change, resume practices are also updated. Thus,...
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