First impressions count and your LinkedIn Summary is the first opportunity a potential employer has to find out who you are beyond a photo and a job title. So, make the most those precious moments.
As the merriment of the holiday season weaves its way through the land, your job search shouldn’t embrace a silent night . Though most job seekers assume the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is a dead zone for hiring, it’s not true. Jobs are filled year-round and companies are agnostic when trying to fill open positions at year end.
If you’ve recently launched your job search, you likely know about the importance of networking to uncover opportunities. But can you name any specific steps you’ve taken to grow and connect with your network ? Or do you answer that question by saying something half-hearted, like: “Well, I called a few people to let them know I’m looking, and asked if they knew about any openings.”
Cover letters continue to be a mystery to many job seekers. Questions such as what type of information to include, how long should the cover letter be and how to grab a recruiter’s attention plague job seekers as they look to make their application stand out .
I am often asked how I determine which candidates get submitted to my clients. The simplest answer I can give is: THE BEST ONES! Of course, the next question is “ how do you determine who is the best? ” Like in the engineering world, the best candidates have ideal FORM, FIT, and FUNCTION Form
Question : Some people seem to know everyone and how to make the most of their relationships. I have no idea how they do this. Does it come naturally, or can I learn how to create my own network of connected individuals ?
We’ve all heard “you only get one chance to make a first impression.” Albeit true, if you start off on the wrong foot with an interviewer or recruiter, is there no recovery? Are you doomed to fail? The answer lies in how a job seeker responds to the challenge. And, there is always the last impression. Recruiters and career coaches have communicated the standards for making a good first impression for years. Face-to-Face Meetings
Creating and controlling your personal brand for potential employers is imperative these days. Social networks and the web have made it easier than ever for recruiters to do a quick search on job candidates, to either disqualify you or invite you to interview for an opening .