Job-hunting tips for new college grads
by Hallie Crawford - Apr, 2011
I wanted to respond to a few of the points from this article on MarketWatch.com, “Job-hunting tips for new college grads”. The author touches on some questions I often get asked by my clients who are job searching, so the issues addressed I find very relevant. Here’s my take on some of the questions she addresses: Should you follow a boyfriend/girlfriend to a new city if you don’t have a job? I don’t think this is a g...
Tips for times of transition: Part 2 – Career marketing strategies for job seekers
by Dawn Bugni - Apr, 2011
Career marketing strategies for job seekers 6. Set up a LinkedIn account. Fill out the profile completely including a professional picture of you. A friend or family member can take the picture, but be sure you look like you’re ready for business. LinkedIn is not Facebook. Approach each venue appropriately. When you invite someone, customize the invitation. And if invited, take a moment to send back a quick note to your conne...
GetHired!™ Guide Chapter 0 - Introduction
by GetHired!™ - Apr, 2011
GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR JOB SEARCH A job search is a major undertaking and something that you’ll need to be prepared to tackle. It’s a personal process, one that requires hard work, introspection, and patience. At first blush, it may seem overwhelming, but some planning and direction setting at the front end it will help you overcome the challenges you encounter. Our GetHired!™ program lays out the...
FAQ - GetHired!™ - Networking & Job Fairs
by GetHired!™ - Mar, 2011
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - NETWORKING & JOB FAIRS Q: I just moved across the country and I don’t know anyone here. How can I get started networking? Networking in a new city can be intimidating, but building your network is essential. Start online by researching groups that may be of interest to you or beneficial for your job search. If you’re an accountant, investigate events...
Should Your Resume Have a QR Code?
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2011
I posed this question on Twitter recently and received mixed responses from job seekers, recruiters and others. Some people said they’re already seeing QR codes on resumes (one person mentioned seeing them on professional conference badges as well), other people think the trend is too aggressive and won’t catch on and still other people replied, “Um, what’s a QR code?” Before we go on, let’s answer that last question first....
Why You Don't Have to Be an
by Marcia Robinson - Mar, 2011
After a dozen years of working with new college graduates to launch careers, I know that college graduates don't have to be "A" students to get a job after graduation. One graduating senior told me years ago that since he knew employers hired "A" students for jobs first, his strategy was to hang back until after the "A" students got their jobs after graduation. Surprisingly, many graduating seniors think this way. College...
FAQ - GetHired!™ - Job Search Strategies
by GetHired!™ - Mar, 2011
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - JOB SEARCH Q: Should I upload my resume in a database? How do I do it? Uploading your resume in a resume database may suit some job seekers and may not suit others. On our web sites, you can select three settings when you upload your resume – private, available to direct employers, or available to all employers. For many job seekers, setting as public will get them the...
Be Yourself On Interviews
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Mar, 2011
Interviews are stressful and scary. Will you they like you? Will you wear the right thing, say the right thing, or just get the whole thing right? When I speak to my clients about why they did not get a job they wanted, they tell me they were nervous. They could do the job and do it well, but the interviewer didn't see it. Or, them. If this is happening to you, and companies aren't seeing the real you, it's because you ar...
Strengths/Weakness' SWOT: What's Hot, What's Not for Interview Success!
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2011
*About to interview for your dream job? *Rarely make it to the 2nd interview? *Want to get a leg up on the competition, but don't know what to do? Use a SWOT analysis to guide your company research and create stellar, interview answers! As an MBA Career Counselor at Robinson College, one of the largest business schools in the USA, I know first-hand, how competitive the job market really is. At our Career Center, we wo...
Tips for After Your Job Interview
by Hallie Crawford - Mar, 2011
I was recently privileged to give a presentation at Agnes Scott. I was approached at the end of the event by a woman named Kelly who had just been on a job interview a few days prior. She came up to me and said gI havenft heard from them yet, is that a bad sign?!h I told her she needed to relax, worrying doesnft help, and it sounded like she was making an assumption. It had only been a few days since shefd had the job int...
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