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 .
Facebook? LinkedIn? Twitter? BeKnown? Now, Google+? There are so many social network options to choose from these days to market and brand yourself to potential employers, it’s hard to know where to begin. The latest social media tool in the job seekers’ arsenal is Google+, which has excellent potential for expanding your network.
“What’s your greatest weakness?” is the question that no one ever quite knows how to prepare to answer . This single question has the power to determine in one swift blow whether you are a potential asset or a liability to a prospective employer . Luckily, there is a solution – prepare in advance for this dreaded question and you will tame the monster! Answering the Question Let’s take a look at what we don’t ever want to say first, and why. Never, never, never choose a weakness that demonstrates your inappropriateness for the job: “Spelling” should never be the greatest weakness of a secretary. “Dealing with difficult people” is not a good answer for a customer service or team-oriented position. "Bad with math" is the wrong weakness for accounting or analyst jobs. You get the idea...