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.
Having a strong online presence is a great way to brand yourself, to network professionally, and – believe it or not – to be found by recruiters. In today’s video blog, we share some tips on how to use your time online to stand out and increase your chances of being “found.” Read More
Good preparation for an interview includes researching the company and the position you’re applying for, but it also includes researching the individuals who will be interviewing you. Here are some tips for helpful research you can do. Read More
For many of us, the most challenging parts of the networking conversation are getting it started and steering it through the middle. If you’ve gotten it this far, the end should be easy! But beware; you don’t want to drop the ball at this point, because the end of the conversation is actually the beginning of the networking relationship. It’s important you end strong, and with the promise of ongoing connection. Read More
I hear this question often from job seekers: “Should my LinkedIn profile be the same or different as my resume?” To put it simply, the answer is “no” for most people. Let’s dig in to see why. Read More
The lives of job seekers can get quite busy. Job seekers’ days are easily filled with many activities, such as modifying resumes and cover letters, researching companies, scouting for job leads, doing coffee meetings, submitting job applications, networking online, attending events, participating in webinars and taking classes. Things get hectic very quickly. Read More
Networking events are a great way to meet new people, build connections and share your brand. As you do so, you are sure to run into many wonderful people. Unfortunately, you may also meet a few who have not learned the art of good manners and etiquette while networking. Here is a cast of characters you will want to avoid.
Tips for working with recruiters during your job search. Read More
It’s common for people who are out of work to experience certain degree of depression. When we are feeling down and depressed, it can be difficult to manage even some simple tasks in our daily lives, not to mention the more mentally demanding job seeking activities. This feeling sometimes gets multiplied when compounded by the financial pressure of being jobless. A natural consequence is an ever-growing dark cloud that hangs over our head that seems to be preventing us from moving forward. Read More
Everyone wants to win the lottery, right? Many people believe that when a large sum of money lands on their laps, their dreams will come true, their days will be care-free, and they can live happily ever after. There is an equivalent of “winning the lottery” in job search. We will talk about what it is and why you wouldn’t really want to win this “Job Search Lottery.” Read More