Category Archive for Job Search
Few people perform their job search alone. Family, friends, and other connections help them make inroads with amazing employers. Having another person in your corner, especially when that person has the resources and know-how to entice hiring managers, is unbeatable. This is when professional recruiters come in handy. And if you’re planning to work with a recruiter, you can maximize that potential with these easy tips.
Be the authentic you
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There’s no way to ease into the job interview. Enter the employer’s office and you’re already under the microscope. In those formative minutes, the first words out of your mouth weigh heavily upon the interviewer’s impression of you. Right away they’ll ask: are you still intriguing or has your appeal gone? Write a finely-tuned elevator pitch or elevator speech and you can keep your mystique alive.
Why the Elevator Pitch is Your Ideal…
How to Write an Elevator Pitch That Hypnotizes:View
Asking your boss for a raise? If your exceptional work is worth it, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t. However, simply requesting a higher salary isn’t enough. You need conviction and a way to show that your achievements merit the extra money. More than that, you need to a step-by-step method to get you and your boss on the same page.
It’s All about Timing
There’s a right time and a wrong time to ask for a raise. Is revenue at a new…
Why Asking for a Raise Isn’t Enough:View
Getting a new job is exhilarating. It feels like you’re sprinting up an escalator at full speed after a prolonged stretch in knee-high quicksand. In that moment, it’s tempting to just drop everything and leave.
A two week notice is customary, but that alone won’t leave a lasting impression.
One Big Misconception
Quitting your job is not as tidy as you’d think. On the surface, it’s the end of one passage in your life. You march up to…
What to Remember When You Quit Your Job:View
The job market is all about the big picture. Despite the temporary downturn of the August jobs report, many industries are resilient enough to still experience growth. The economy is still on a positive track and we only just got out of a six month streak of jobs reports over 200,000 jobs. So, let’s look at where we are and where we’ll go in the coming months.
Employment Numbers Miss the Mark
Going into the August jobs report, economists…
Will a Temporary Drop in New Jobs Hurt the Economy?:View
Starting a new job can be nerve-racking. Your resume and interview got you hired, but will that good impression last? Will your employer want you around after week one?
You can control that. Like a firewalker crossing a field of smoldering coals, a new employee needs to move confidently with calculated steps. These eight tips can save you from getting burned on the first day at a new job.
1.) Show Up 15 Minutes Early – At the beginning of a…
Starting a New Job? These 8 Tips Will Help You Succeed:View
High schools and universities have long been criticized for not engaging more women in STEM disciplines. Now, studies show that once they graduate, a large portion of women who graduate with engineering and computer science degrees leave their fields. What’s causing them to emigrate from STEM fields and what can your company do to retain talented women?
The STEM shortage that only gets worse
The number of women who graduated with STEM diplomas…
Why Are Women in STEM Fields Leaving in Greater Numbers?:View
Imagine you received spam in your inbox: would you give it a good read or delete it on principle? Now, imagine you’re a hiring manager receiving tons of one-size-fits-all resumes. Will your response be any different? Employers don’t want to be spammed; they want to be charmed. No company will ever be charmed unless you customize your resume to their position.
Customized resumes needn’t be written from scratch. Most of your education, work…
3 Easy Ways to Customize Your Resume:View
Is your job interview approaching fast? Odds are you’re a mix of emotions, both good and bad. A bit of angst is okay, but it’s a problem when that interview anxiety ascends to dizzying heights. Job interviews depend on self-confidence. When that confidence is undermined, it jeopardizes the entire interview. So fortify against pre-interview anxiety with these simple tips:
1.) Think up an elevator pitch – There’s little chance you won’t…
Top 10 Ways to Beat Interview Anxiety:View
When most people are accepting a counteroffer, they walk away with two things: a few extra bucks in their paycheck and a ticking time bomb on their hands. Money is rarely the sole reason employees leave companies. Before long, their other reasons resurface.
A survey of 7,530 LinkedIn members found that the top two reasons why people change jobs have nothing to do with financial compensation. Furthermore, there are other concerns that eventually…
4 Things Accepting a Counteroffer Will Never Fix:View