Category Archive for Job Search
It’s happened to everyone. You put the time into writing your resume and the most you hear back is a soft ping notifying you that your application has been “received” (it certainly doesn’t seem that way). Even with desirable skills, some resume mistakes cause you to be overlooked. It’s frustrating but isn’t an insurmountable hurdle. Here are the 4 reasons no one is reading your resume.
Your Formatting Is an Eyesore
4 Reasons No One is Reading Your Resume:View
Don’t want to belly flop in your interview? It’s a given that you do some pre-interview research. However, too many candidates stick to the shallows when doing research on the company. And because of that, they’re missing the chance to make deeper connections.
The first step is to know what a company does, what the position requires, and who will interview you. No one makes a good impression without these details. Otherwise, it looks like…
Interview Research Tips that Most Job Seekers Forget:View
Workplace stress over time can be toxic. It creates a sense of disillusionment and leaves employees with feelings of job dissatisfaction. Yet job burnout, a common side effect of workplace stress, may ultimately be good for your career.
Let me explain.
Reaching your low point
For many people, job dissatisfaction and the subsequent job burnout that follows isn’t foreign. A Gallup poll indicates that 70 percent of 150,000 full and part-time…
3 Reasons Job Burnout Can Be a Good Thing:View
Let’s face it – not every job is going to be peaches and cream. Maybe it’s the office atmosphere or maybe it’s an incompatibility with your employer, but the fact remains that you were unsatisfied on the job. When the opportunity arises to badmouth your former boss in an interview, you may be tempted to just open up and vent. Here’s why that urge is one of the biggest interview mistakes you can make.
How It Happens
No interviewer will…
The Worst Interview Mistake: You Badmouth Your Former Boss:View
Nothing broadsides a person upside the head more than being fired, laid off, or let go from their job. Whatever you call it, being terminated doesn’t have to be a lonely walk through the depths of the underworld. It may not be easy, but you can get through it by staying focused on thing: you are now free to reshape your career as you see fit.
Let it go, Indiana
Even if that job was the Holy Grail of your Industry, let it go. It’s over. Keep…
You’ve Been Fired, Now What?:View
When a new job opens up, the first resume is submitted about 3.5 minutes later. An average of 1,000 applications will flood the hiring manager’s inbox – Google receives 60,000 applicants each week – and make it nearly impossible for any human being to feasibly sift through them all. An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) diminishes the strain on hiring managers, but occasionally screens good candidates out of the running. So, how do you…
How to Get Past the Applicant Tracking System:View
Unless you’re a newly inaugurated political leader, it’s hard to imagine anyone giving your 5 year plan a second thought. However, hiring managers often encourage candidates to take an introspective moment and answer, “Where do you want to be in 5 years?” That response can have a substantial impact on your chances for success.
Answers to “where do you want to be in 5 years?” can provide hiring managers with a wealth of insight about…
Why Your 5 Year Plan Matters in Job Interviews:View
Want to use a recruiter in your job search? It can increase your chances of success.
Recruiters can open up new jobs. They can act as a megaphone, making your name and qualifications heard by businesses that pique your interests. With the right selling points, recruiters can even distinguish you from steep competition.
So, keep these tips in mind and you can substantially shorten your job search.
Be specific – Recruiters want to get to the…
How to Help a Recruiter Shorten Your Job Search:View
It can be hard to figure out why you didn’t get the job, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t narrow down the possibilities. If you are suffering from constant rejection, try sitting down to reflect on where you could be going wrong. It could be any of the following aspects of your job search.
Your resume or cover letter sunk your chances
If you not only didn’t get the job but couldn’t even get to the interview, your resume or cover…
Why You Didn’t Get the Job (And What You Can Do About it):View
Sometimes the simplest questions can be the hardest to answer.
In a job interview, you expect to be asked certain common interview questions. These allow interviewers to distill your professional career down to positive and negative attributes which can then be weighed. Most interview questions can be easily decoded but “why do you want this job?” is almost a bit oversimplified.
Do you just give your unfiltered opinion? Will any old answer…
The Right Answer to “Why Do You Want This Job?”:View