Job Hunting Advice

Job Hunting Advice

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By: Michelle Kruse
Everyone likes to think they're special. So why not communicate that to potential employers with your resume? Applicants have used Vine videos, infographics, and even candy wrappers to replace the standard CV. In a competitive job market, creative resumes are a great way to show off your design skills and stand out from other applicants. Unfortunately, they're also a great way to annoy recruiters who are attempting to sift through hundreds of other resumes. When it comes down to it, it really just depends on the situation. Where Are You Applying?More
By: Art Koff
Unfortunately, many job seekers make mistakes during their job interviews that cost them the opportunity. This is particularly true for those who have been out of work for some time. The following tips should offer you the best opportunity of receiving the consideration you deserve if your background and skills are a match for the opening. Follow them, and you should be line for the job (or at least a second interview): 1: Interview with a temp firm or staffing organization prior to interviewing with an employer.More
By: CareerCast.com
Every autumn, front lawns are decorated with scarecrows, plastic skeletons and nylon cobwebs. But if those setting out Halloween decorations wanted to truly frighten passersby, they would build a pretend office and re-enact job interviews from years past. For many of us, nothing quickens the heart rate or sends a chill down our spines like a job interview. Career counselors often say to expect nightmares and an increased fear of dying the night before a job interview.More
By: Peter Weddle
If you’ve been in the workforce for more than ten minutes you know all about Best Practices. Over the years, these procedures have been tested and proven effective in virtually every profession, craft and trade. And, there’s the rub. Best Practices are what worked in the past. Next Practices are what will work going forward. That’s why in a job search, it’s best to use what’s going to be effective next in writing your resume.More
By: Martin Yate, CPC
Most people don't think about updating their resumes until they find themselves out of work and in desperate need of a job. Job security is now a thing of the past, so we all need to think more carefully about job change and how that impacts our financial security. Uncertainty is the only certainty these days, so whether it is just time for a change or cutbacks are in the wind, maintaining a current a resume is simply a smart career management strategy that keeps you ready for disaster or opportunity. Three smart resume maintenance strategiesMore
By: Martin Yate, CPC
If you want your resume to succeed in today’s world of database-driven recruitment, you have three major considerations: 1. Your resume needs to be data-dense to be found in database searches. 2. Your resume needs to be succinct and focused on a specific target job. 3. Your resume needs to be visually accessible and readable Resumes: Focus and Data-DensityMore
By: Michelle Kruse
A behavioral interview can be one of the more cringe-inducing aspects of the job search process. It's never easy being judged, yet that's what a behavioral interview is all about. An employer needs to know how a candidate will respond under pressure once they're on the job, thus the worst thing you can do is to enter your interview nervous and fidgety. Start by preparing yourself for the types of questions you may be asked -- and the best possible answers -- and then take a deep breath and walk in confidently. Why the use of the behavioral interview?More
By: Martin Yate, CPC
Building a successful career is a marathon, not a sprint and you are just at the starting line. As a new hire, your role is to get acclimated over the first few days and observe the flow of work. Whatever apparent madness you think you see in the early days at your first company, there is usually some very sound method behind it. The paychecks don't bounce, so the company’s seasoned employees and officers must be doing something right.More