What does it take to land a job? A recently successful job seeker described her strategy for finding a job - not just any job, but the one she really wanted, with the organization she most wanted to work for. Her approach is worth sharing, because it focuses on some of the things that introverts do best. Target your search Our successful job seeker abandoned her initial broadly focused "I'll take anything" attitude, and narrowed her search based on in-depth research and exploration. That's something introverts typically excel at.
Most resumes end up in a database of some sort: in the resume database of a job board, in an employer's applicant tracking system, in social networks like LinkedIn and Google Plus, or even in a recruiter's email inbox. Regardless of where they are stored, those resumes and social profiles need to be "find-able" when someone types in their search terms. Those search terms are commonly called "keywords." Your 25 Best Keywords
You had job interviews at a place you’d like to work. The interviews seemed to go well. Maybe one of the interviewers said they looked forward to working with you. But, not a word from them since then. The recruiter/HR person/hiring manager said they’d make a decision before the end of last week. Or by the middle of last week. Or before the end of last month. Or some other time in the past. Their own deadline has passed — maybe days or weeks (even months) ago. But, you haven’t heard from them. And, you may never hear from them. Or, you may hear from them tomorrow...
You've received the dreaded "thank-you-for-your-interest-but..." letter, and you really wanted that job. Maybe you were the number 2 or number 3 candidate. Close, but no cigar. Dang! What now? Move on to the next opportunity, right? Of course. But first... Try turning that rejection letter on its head! Convert it into an opportunity. Maybe. Send a Thank You Note
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?
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.
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.
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.