Job Hunting Advice

Job Hunting Advice

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By: Martin Yate, CPC
If you want your resume to succeed in today’s world of database-driven recruitment, you have three major considerations: 1. Your resume needs to be data-dense to be found in database searches. 2. Your resume needs to be succinct and focused on a specific target job. 3. Your resume needs to be visually accessible and readable Resumes: Focus and Data-Density
By: Michelle Kruse
A behavioral interview can be one of the more cringe-inducing aspects of the job search process. It's never easy being judged, yet that's what a behavioral interview is all about. An employer needs to know how a candidate will respond under pressure once they're on the job, thus the worst thing you can do is to enter your interview nervous and fidgety. Start by preparing yourself for the types of questions you may be asked -- and the best possible answers -- and then take a deep breath and walk in confidently. Why the use of the behavioral interview?
By: Martin Yate, CPC
Building a successful career is a marathon, not a sprint and you are just at the starting line. As a new hire, your role is to get acclimated over the first few days and observe the flow of work. Whatever apparent madness you think you see in the early days at your first company, there is usually some very sound method behind it. The paychecks don't bounce, so the company’s seasoned employees and officers must be doing something right.
By: Martin Yate, CPC
A resume is the primary tool that all professionals use to define and disseminate their professional brand to an ever-expanding world of contacts. Long-term success— rewarding work without layoffs, and professional growth that fits your goals—is much easier to achieve when you are credible and visible within your profession.
By: Kelly Gregorio
The fact that you are job-less is perplexing. You have a promising resume, solid recommendations and a real drive to get the job, any job, done. You're enthusiastic, committed and just need a chance to prove yourself. So why hasn't anyone caught on to your stellar employment potential? Chances are, because you're letting them pass you by.
By: Sampurna Majumder
Dealing with rejection in your job search can be very difficult, especially if rejection is a typical response. Add in that most job hunts involve a long, tiring process, and it's common for fatigue to set in. The key to success is to avoid getting depressed by staying positive.
By: Steve Musick
Looking for employment? It’s a tough market out there. As of July 2013, there were 3.7 million job openings in the U.S. This may sound like an impressive number, but it’s actually a 17 percent drop from pre-recession levels. Not only do fewer openings exist, but the competition is also fiercer than ever. Today more than 30 percent of American adults have a bachelor’s degree.
By: Thomas Wolff
In today’s job market, a resume has to be more than a simple career history. A well-written resume should provide the reader with a clear understanding of who you are, what unique experience and skills you possess, and how you can translate those skills and experience to add immediate value to an organization.