Online presence is a vital part of your job search. Building a powerful presence can expand your network, establish your expertise, and promote your personal brand. If you’re looking for a way to expand your presence beyond social networking sites, a professional blog can be a great tool.
Young job seekers entering the job market may find themselves in work environments where they’re the youngest among older workers with more experience. Your age shouldn’t keep you from finding work, but your behavior and attitude can. Here are some common missteps young job seekers make that can turn off potential employers, and possibly cost you a great career opportunity.
LinkedIn is the most popular professional networking website, with 100 million members. Many of us use LinkedIn and have heard that LinkedIn is a great tool for career advancement – and for your job search. But just how important is your LinkedIn profile? Here are some real-life stories that highlight some of the ways LinkedIn can change your job search. Read More
E-mail is probably the most common form of communication in the modern job search. You might use e-mail for networking, submitting resumes, following up, and more. Since e-mails are so important in so many stages of your job search, you want to avoid e-mail miscommunication. Here are some tips for ensuring that your e-mails are clear and effective. Read More
My friend Sara went to school for graphic design and now has a job as a marketing designer. My friend Joe majored in computer science and just got a software development job earning six figures. My friend Michelle studied environmental science and just got into one of the nation’s top forestry science graduate programs.
They are a minority among my friends from college – they knew what they wanted to do going into school, and now they’re doing it. Most of my friends who have graduated still have no idea what they want to do. Their diplomas are just a reminder of the thousands of dollars in student loans they owe, with no fulfilling job and no paycheck. Read More
Job seekers know that networking is an important part of a job search. But just how important is it? The Salary Reporter and Jobvite, published this month, clearly demonstrates that networking is vital to your job search – and highlights some interesting networking possibilities you might not be fully taking advantage of. Read More
Google may play a more important role in your pre-employment screening than you realize. Your background check might come back clean, but that’s not the only kind of “background check” employers are doing these days. It’s increasingly common for hiring managers to Google prospective hires. It’s important for job seekers to not only be aware of what employers will find, but to make sure the results of a Google search will positively represent you. Read More
A recent Jobfully blog highlighted some of the differences between older and younger workers in today’s workforce. The blog cautioned older job seekers from jumping to conclusions about the new generation. But younger job seekers have a lot to learn too. This blog is a response from one Gen-Yer on what we can do to work well in a multi-generational workforce, and how we can use our different work approach to get most out of our job search. Read More
Finding a job when you’re about to graduate from college can feel daunting. You’ve just spent years of your life earning a degree, and now it’s time to get out there and use it. Many students stay so focused on graduating that they don’t know where to start when it comes to finding a real job. Before you leave campus to start your search, be sure to take advantage of the resources that are readily available to you. Read More
Don’t let the eccentric makeup and extreme fashion fool you. Lady Gaga is not another pop star using shock value to stay in the spotlight. She is actually a brilliant entrepreneur. Her enterprise? The Lady Gaga brand. There’s a reason Forbes chose her as 2011’s Most Powerful Celebrity – over Oprah. A recent Wall Street Journal blog highlighted what aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from Lady Gaga’s career, and we saw some important lessons for job seekers, too. Read More