The key to working with recruiters is respect. But beyond that, you need to know the details of how the relationship works. Based on my experience as a recruiter, here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about working with external recruiters.
Is your online reputation costing you job opportunities? In today’s video, Jobfully Vice President Carrie Krueger explains how to make sure everything potential employers discover about you online is positive. Read More
Are you generating job leads, but not getting any further in the process? Receiving no reply or a negative reply after submitting your resume for a job opening is generally a sign that you did not stand out or not a clear match. Here are the three main reasons resumes and job applications fail: Read More
Many job seekers, particularly mature workers, have experienced interviewing with someone much younger or less experienced than themselves. It’s a common scenario and need not lead to disaster. Here’s how to handle it. Read More
Ask 40+, 50+ and 60+ job seekers and most will tell you they do not feel old. Yet even with resumes free of dates, hiring managers say some mature workers simply come across as “old”, making them less likely to be hired. Of course age discrimination is illegal. What these hiring managers are talking about is not discriminating based on date of birth, but rather preferring to avoid candidates who have traits and attitudes that make them seem out of touch, difficult to work with, unwilling to learn new skills or lacking in long term potential. Awareness of these conscious and unconscious messages can help job seekers of all ages come across better in every communication. Read More
Job seekers often remark about the vast number of resumes they are sending out and the limited response. Or, they tell me they go to many networking events yet they haven’t generated results. The problem is that while sending out resumes or going to networking events is part of a job search, activity without a strategy will not generate success. Measuring a job search by number of resumes sent out or events attended leads to a false sense of productivity coupled with an increasing sense of frustration. Read More
Hope you had a happy and warm Thanksgiving. Take time this weekend to relax and re-energize by enjoying good meals, family and friends.
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If you’ve lost your job or faced a long job search, it may feel like there is little to be thankful for. But thankfulness, the conscious awareness of the good in our lives, is vital to keeping a positive mindset. A Wall Street Journal article reports that research shows thankfulness has actually been proven to be good for both your physical and mental health. With Thanksgiving this week, it’s a good time to consider some of the things most job seekers can give thanks for. Read More
A successful job search ends with a job that matches professional goals and personal values. Yet all too often, personal values are overlooked in the search for a job. Today Live Coach Patricia Klingler explains why it’s important to find the right match, and how to do it. Read More
Imagine trying to build a house without a blue print. You might have a great vision of what the end result will look like, but without a plan, your effort might be going into fruitless pursuit. It’s the same with a job search. A lot of people want to jump right in without a strategic plan that gets them to hired. It’s tempting to just apply to as many jobs as possible, but unfocused efforts only lead to frustration and a prolonged job search. Read More