Although the job market is brighter these days, it’s still critical for job seekers in 2016 to showcase and exemplify what makes them unique. One way to do this is through a personal website, with such websites bringing a host of other advantages as well. Here are the top three reasons today’s job seekers should have personal […]
If you’ve been slacking on networking as part of your job search, it’s time to get back on track. Networking is especially important in today’s workforce, and particularly critical is social networking, as 85 percent of hiring managers use sites such as LinkedIn to look for potential candidates. Furthermore, 46 percent of men and 39 percent […]
A few tips can help recent grads feel more confident as they step into the professional working world for the first time.
You’ve landed an interview! Congratulations. Your resume and networking skills have paid off and you can hardly believe you’ve make it this far. Now if you can just get through this interview, everything will be great. If you can just sit up straight, stay calm, and answer questions in a forthright manner, you’ll be locked […]
The temptation to accept any job offer, even a questionable one, can be very strong when we’re out of work. After all, we all need to make a living, and no job represents a lifelong, binding commitment. According to the logic that sometimes governs this decision, we can always accept the position and continue to […]
Until now, you’ve been limiting your job search to the local area. After all, this is where your spouse works, where your friends live, where your children go to school, and maybe you even have extended family nearby. You want the right job, you aren’t interested in settling, and at this point, the perfect job […]
As they polish their resumes and try to present their qualifications and experience in the best possible light, candidates often lose sight of what these resumes look like from a hiring manager’s point of view. If a job seeker latches onto a certain phrase because it sounds forceful or catchy, she may not realize that […]