Tag Archive: Job Search Tips

20 Common Job Search Mistakes

September 2, 2015 12:59 pm Published by

If you have read my blog before, you know I love lists. They are a great way to get to the heart of the issue really fast. So after being in many conversations over the last several weeks about new grads who can’t find jobs, I wanted to just remind everyone of the 20 common job search mistakes updated for 2015.  Chances are that no one is making all of these job search mistakes, but if you have been struggling with a job search, you might want to consider these... View Article

50 Resume Writing Tips that Work

March 2, 2015 8:58 am Published by

I’ve updated these resume writing tips every spring  for over a decade How do I recommend you use this list of resume writing tips? Spend 60 minutes with your resume and this list. With social media increasingly becoming a part of the job search, many are debating the value of resumes.  IMO, (a first for me to use text language in an article) resumes are still important and these 50 resume writing tips still work.  Remember  that your resume only has a few seconds (I don’t like that concept any... View Article

A Practice Interview Gets Job Seekers Ready

February 18, 2015 9:32 pm Published by

So you didn’t do a practice interview before the first round job interview and the employer was impressed enough to call you back for a second interview.  You can also do a practice interview, otherwise known as a mock interview, if you make it past the first round and really want to turn up your presentation for the second or even third round job interview. Best Reasons to Do a Practice Interview One of the cool things about doing a practice interview is that you get to walk through job... View Article

Put your Best Foot Forward in Temp Jobs

November 23, 2014 8:57 am Published by

The National Employment Law Project reports that temporary workers fill 2.5% of all jobs in the US.  And this was before the Gig Economy really took off. Millions of new college grads, people reentering the workforce or those making career transitions will often spend some time in temp jobs.  No matter how long the assignment, temp jobs are an opportunity to put your best foot forward and be an impressive employee. Be a Team Player and Get Along With Other People The National Association of Colleges and Employers surveys employers... View Article

Professional References are Everywhere on Campus

October 16, 2014 10:39 am Published by

We know the importance of getting support from professionals who share positive words about our skills and competencies. Find Professional References on Campus Many college students, build great professional relationships with college administrators, coaches, program coordinators and faculty on their college campuses.  However, many students overlook  these people when they start to look for professional references as they search for jobs and internships. If you are graduating or looking for internships, start thinking about  who you know on campus who might be willing to be a professional reference for you. The ability to have professional... View Article

Biggest Resume Mistakes

September 19, 2014 1:39 am Published by

…and he should know.  Laszlo Bock is the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google.  He reads a LOT of resumes and decided to share this list of biggest resume mistakes he sees. Of course, there is no surprise that certain things will always end up on any list of resume mistakes.  The basics identified by Bock are typos, errors, formatting and lies.  One other resume mistake struck me and I wanted to share it specifically. Confidential information Here is what Bock had to say, “I once received a... View Article

Desperate Job Search Strategies for New Grads

July 9, 2014 11:45 am Published by

If you are one of the new grads out there who has not yet found a job, there are still plenty of career options for you.  Remember, the data shows that two thirds of college grads struggle to launch their careers. You have to remember that job search success requires that you be prepared, be flexible and be willing to “pound the pavement” so to speak. Rather than panic, new grads should explore these approaches before you succumb to desperate job search strategies. 1. Check in with your campus career center.... View Article

Combat Job Search Age Discrimination

July 3, 2014 2:53 am Published by

I spoke with a colleague recently who had lost a spouse and was looking to reenter the workplace.  It was pretty clear that his biggest concern was the job search age discrimination he felt he would face. He was worried about his chances of finding, what he called, decent employment.  “Nobody wants to hire old people anyway and with all these young people looking for work, I feel bad trying to take a job from them.  They have families. They are starting out. I’m just too old for a job search anyway.” Not only... View Article

Job Fair Questions Job Seekers Should Ask

July 2, 2014 10:05 am Published by

If you are looking for a job then attending job fairs should be part of your job search strategy.  Although a job fair will only give you only a few minutes to speak with a recruiter, you can still make an impact as a good potential candidate. Do your research and in addition to answering questions asked by the recruiters, pick a few of these job fair questions to ask about the company, the industry or the job at the career fair. About the Industry • What should I really know about succeeding in this... View Article

Hot Jobs for Veterans

June 30, 2014 11:20 am Published by

Thousands of United States Veterans returning from active duty are in the job market right now.  This list of hot jobs for veterans has been assembled by G.I. Jobs website.  Like most job seekers, Veterans are attracted to industries with a high number of vacancies.  Many of these vacancies attract veterans with a broad skills set who could benefit from on-the-job or more formal training. These hot jobs are jobs with good salaries that currently have many existing job openings. The G.I. Jobs website is a great resource and consistently publishes either an annual list of the... View Article



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