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.
Unfortunately many job seekers make errors in their job interview which cost them the opportunity of being hired. This is particularly true for those that have been out of work for some time. These tips, if followed, should offer you the best opportunity of getting the job or at the very least receiving the consideration you deserve if your background and skills are a match for the opening. 1. Interview with a temp firm or staffing organization prior to interviewing with an employer.
One of the hardest parts about looking for a new job is the need to promote yourself - especially since people often feel they have to brag, when in most other social encounters we're taught not to brag. The standard job search advice tells you that "you've got to sell yourself" and "you have to toot your own horn." One job seeker spoke for a lot of us when she said, "What are you supposed to do when you don't want to sound like you think you're the greatest thing since sliced bread?" Here are three answers to that question.