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Author Archives: Mei Lu, CEO, Jobfully.com

Working With External Recruiters

Job seekers should proactively reach out to recruiters. Understanding how to work with recruiters effective will help with your job search significantly.

The Art of Follow-up

Tweet Some of the most common questions I hear from job seekers have to do with if/when/how to follow-up. Whether you’ve met a new contact, submitted a resume or gone in for interviews, appropriate follow-up is critical. Use your specific situation to determine how to best follow-up. Here are the basic guidelines as a start:

Checklist for Your Networking

Tweet People who are exploring new job opportunities most likely already know the importance of networking, and are making an effort to increase their networking.  But, after trying networking for a while without any significant payoff, many people starte questioning if their networking is really working.

Balancing Being Confident and Being Humble

Tweet Job seekers are often given two pieces of potentially conflicting advice: Be humble Sell yourself The two seem contradictory. Is there a way to do both? The answer is yes, but it takes great communication skills, self awareness, and practice. First understand the reasons behind each piece of advice.

Purposeful Follow-ups

Follow-up is a part of the job search that many job seekers feel uncomfortable with. Let’s clear up some common confusion job seekers have about follow-ups.

How Your Network Can Help in Your Job Search

Tweet Networking is one of the most important pieces of a successful job search.  It’s vital to grow your network.  But a large network has to be used wisely and strategically to support your job search. Here are the key places to activate your network to generate success:

Improving Communication During Interviews

Tweet Good communication skills can mean the difference between success and failure in job interviews.  If you are stalling at interviews, communication skills could be the problem. Here are four things to focus on to improve communication skills in interviews:

Interview Strategy – Giving It All Away

Tweet Let’s say you are in a job interview and you are asked for your biggest idea for innovation within the company. Do you give away your best thinking, knowing you may or may not be hired? Or do you hang on to it, hoping for credit once you are in the door and part [...]

From Musician to Software Developer – Career Transition with CodeFellows’ Ruby on Rails Boot Camp

A career transition success story. David Takahashi transformed his career from being a musician to a software developer by going through CodeFellows Ruby on Rails coding boot camp in Seattle. He found a job doing work he enjoys and more than doubled his income.

Making a Career Transition

Tweet You hear a lot these days about “hot jobs” – jobs are in increasing demand. You also hear a lot about jobs that have disappeared forever. If you were working in a field that is no longer flourishing, or  if you simply want to move into a different profession that better fits you, you [...]

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