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,...
Executive Job Seekers: Top 4 Things Recruiters Will Check
by Louise Garver - Jul, 2013
Where do recruiters go today to get a well-rounded view of an executive job seeker? Before you are even considered as a candidate, a recruiter wants to see that you look competent online. How do they determine that? 1) Reading your LinkedIn profile, 2) browsing your Facebook page, 3) looking for a blog or website, and 4) checking if you are tweeting (which shows that you at least know what tweeting is). Going social in a jo...
You Will Get Googled… Are You Afraid?
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2013
I like to tell my clients they will be Googled just as surely as it will rain in Portland tonight. Do you know what they will see when they find you? Online reputation management is a critical piece of your job search. There is just no getting around it, no matter what field you are in. Quick story: When I Googled my name a year ago, I was a convicted felon and a prolific New York gynecologist, either simultaneously or...
How to Find a Job in a New City: Three Tips
by Rich Jones - Jun, 2013
One of the most common job search questions I get is how to find a job in a new city? It’s a struggle I know well. You have the skills or ability to do the job if given a chance. You’re willing to relocate. You’ll even take a less than savory salary because you want the experience. But every application you submit disappears into the belly of the internet beast — only to occasionally be burped up as a rejection message. Th...
How to Target That Job You Really Want
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2013
Not since the Great Depression has finding work been more difficult. But if there’s a job that you really want, you shouldn’t give up hope. There are a number of ways to make yourself more employable and to target the job you’ve always dreamed of. Here’s a basic guide to landing not only an interview but also to securing the perfect job: Fixing Your Resume Before you can even think about interviews and job applicati...
How to impress hiring managers
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
How can you impress hiring managers? If only you knew how desperate some hiring managers are for you—or anyone—to be the right candidate for the job, you would be surprised! No one wants to interview endless disappointing candidates only to go back to the drawing board without a hire. It’s not very difficult to stand out from the crowd of applicants, because many job seekers fail to follow the most basic job search rules....
5 Reasons You're Not Getting Responses to Your Job Applications
by Cathy Francois - Jun, 2013
If you’re a jobseeker and after a period of about 60 days you haven’t gotten any responses from employers, something might be wrong. The following are possible reasons why and tips to increase your job application response rate. 1. You don’t qualify. Plain and simple, you do not meet the requirements. In today’s competitive job market, do not waste your time applying to anything that comes your way hoping an employer will...
Bad credit in job search: what to do?
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
Did you know employers may want to check your credit before they hire you? While companies are more likely to be concerned with credit when the job specifically involves managing money, credit could come into play as a factor for anyone who will be handling money. The concern is that people in the midst of financial problems may not be the most responsible when it comes to handling an employer’s money. Many people have been...
4 Career Solutions to 4 Types of Unemployment
by Sharon Cohen - Jun, 2013
I just read an interesting article about the 4 types of Unemployment. However, it left me wondering what job-seekers think of this. If you know the cause of your job loss, then what is the career solution? As a career advisor, I customize my approach to the client's unique needs. Debriefing the loss is essential for moving forward in your career. Only then can we formulate, an effective career action plan. Here are my ideas...
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