The warm temperatures of summer may still be creeping into our days, but fall is officially here. Not convinced? Just take a look at the displays in your favorite big box store, which have begun to peddle their ghastly wears: masks, wigs and costumes galore. With ghosts and goblins in full frolic, those once midsummer night dreams may shift to ...
Entry-level jobs are disappearing — at least it certainly seems that way. Even those listings that claim to offer full-time positions often ask for a laundry list of previous experience that few applicants can offer. But what is the cause of this shift in approach? Technology continues to reduce the man-hours most jobs require, freeing up time for employees to ...
Many jobseekers have an informative and condensed summary of their work and accomplishments contained within their resumes . While that is a great start, almost all job openings will also require a cover letter as a (hugely important) part of the application process.
Twitter launched 10 years to the day of this writing. Who could have guessed a tool so simple, limiting users to interactions 140 characters at a time, could revolutionize both media and interaction in the manner it has? Pay attention to news long enough, and you are bound to stumble onto horror stories of Twitter's negative impact on people in the workforce. Its reach and immediacy can quickly turn an inappropriate joke, like that which spawned the infamous "Has Justine Landed?" hashtag, into a pink slip.
In a world where it is more difficult to land a job than ever before, and sometimes with hundreds of people applying for the same position, it is crucial for the applicant to stand out above their competition with a brilliant resume. It would also be good if they could do it in just a few seconds, because that’s how long it takes for the recruiters to decide whether or not they should be invited for an interview.
You found a job opening of interest to you. You submitted your application and resume, earned an interview and maybe even a second. Your skills, confidence and prior preparation -- from studying CareerCast.com, no doubt -- impressed the interviewer so much that you have been offered the position. Congratulations! But... What if you are unsure that you want to accept?
You see a beautifully written, branded resume – or maybe a LinkedIn profile – of a job seeker with similar qualifications to yours, seeking the kind of job you want. It sounds a lot like you, and you don't have a lot of time, so you see no reason why you shouldn't use some of that good writing in your own resume or LinkedIn profile. Beware: This is a form of stealing known as copyright infringement.
Here at CareerCast.com, we published our Best Jobs for Millennials earlier this month. Though the market is improving, the youngest generation in the American workforce faces challenges unique to it. More of the Millennial generation is college-educated, thus the basement standard for most jobs has risen accordingly. Pay in entry-level jobs is also an issue due to student loan and other forms of debt Millennials accrue trying to stay ahead of the masses.