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.
Most people don't think about updating their resumes until they find themselves out of work and in desperate need of a job. Job security is now a thing of the past, so we all need to think more carefully about job change and how that impacts our financial security. Uncertainty is the only certainty these days, so whether it is just time for a change or cutbacks are in the wind, maintaining a current a resume is simply a smart career management strategy that keeps you ready for disaster or opportunity. Three smart resume maintenance strategies
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.