We may not think about the impressions we make with our appearance very often. Most people are pretty set in the way they dress, the way they wear their hair, and their taste in fashion. But during a job search, you meet new people more often and are reguarly creating a first impressions. Are your looks holding you back? Now may be a good time to take a deeper look. Read More
Do you believe you are you being turned down for jobs because of your age? Age discrimination is often blamed after an unsuccessful application, but it’s almost always impossible to know if age really was a factor. Here are some of the common reasons given for not hiring a mature worker: Read More
As not only an introvert, but also a shy introvert, I have always found social situations to be incredibly difficult. When you add the stress that anyone might feel over an important interview, nerves and anxiety can be overwhelming. But with proper preparation, practice, and patience any introvert can interview like the best of them. Read More
Today’s guest blog is by Bilal Aslam, who recently launched WiserProfile, giving you personalized feedback on your LinkedIn profile. Bilal is a technical visionary with 5 years of experience at Microsoft, currently an engineer on Windows Azure. Recently, Bilal was the VP of Engineering at emptyspaceads, a seed-stage startup. His passions include data mining and distributed systems.
One of my friends Gayle runs an awesome company (CareerCup) which provides phone and in-person technical interview coaching for A-list companies like Microsoft, Google and Amazon. I have been doing mock interviews for CareerCup for more than two years now. While I don’t remember the exact number of mock interviews I have done, it’s in the neighborhood of 50+. Candidates have run the gamut from hopeless to brilliant. Read More
Today our guest blogger is Matt Youngquist. Matt is the President of Career Horizons, serving Northwest individuals and organizations dealing with the unique challenges of job hunting and employment transition. Matt is a recognized expert in the field of career coaching, job hunting, and professional employment counseling. You can follow him on Twitter @mattyoungquist.
So have we reached the tipping point yet? Have we arrived at the juncture where ALL professionals need to fully embrace social media and start using it, actively, if they hope to stay competitive in today’s employment marketplace?
Older workers tend to believe their age will be viewed as a disadvantage by potential employers. But are there ways to portray it as an advantage? Absolutely! There are many positives to hiring an older worker and lots of ways to demonstrate them throughout the job search process. Read More
The news is full of reports about unemployment statistics, a possible increase in hiring in the New Year and when and how fast the economy might recover. Naturally, many job seekers comb through this news hoping for information that will help with their job search. Read More
Innovations IQ, an Issaquah, WA company specializes in IT placements. InnovationsIQ, a partner of Jobfully, is a staffing and recruiting agency that cares about the career growth and development of their consultants.
Body language can make or break a job interview. In this video learn how to convey capability, interest and professionalism with body language. Read More
Sometimes, a job search can feel like a marathon. It involves going the distance, pushing through hard times and never giving up. If you’ve ever run a marathon, or even a 5k, you know encouragement from the crowd, your support crew and fellow athletes is vital to your success.
If you’re a job seeker, it’s important to seek out Read More