Volunteer work is a great way to get involved and help make your community a better place. It might also help land you your next job. Many people don’t think to put volunteer work on their resume because it’s not a “regular” paying job. When writing your resume, include any skills or experience that will help demonstrate that you are the right match for the job. Take advantage of volunteer work by doing the following: Read More
One question you can almost always count on hearing in an interview is why you left your previous job. Whether you were laid off, fired, or left by choice, the question must be answered thoughtfully because the reasons for leaving a past job are used as a gauge for your stability in future jobs.
Prepare an answer that will draw Read More
Internships are a great way to gain experience in a new career field. Once thought of as just for college students or recent alumni, job seekers of a variety of ages are now taking advantage of internship opportunities. Read More
Great references are still very important and can make the difference in whether or not you get that coveted job. Making sure your references are adequately prepared is an important thing you can do to make sure the back end of the job search process goes smoothly. Read More
With many industries shrinking or disappearing altogether, many job seekers consider retraining. While this can be a great benefit and aid to getting a new job, retraining isn’t right for everybody.
When should I consider retraining? Read More
Conflict is something we have to deal with on a daily basis. How we handle it is a reflection of the type of professional we are. That’s why the question “How do you handle conflict?” gets asked in interviews. When asked about your ability to deal with conflict, be prepared to explain your overall philosophy and give examples: Read More
We’ve talked much about how it’s important to have a job search strategy. But have you ever wondered – What IS a job search strategy? Is “strategy” just a fancy word without much meaning? Today, let’s dig in. Read More
A beta release of a new network of web sites is causing a buzz in the job search community. It’s a new URL extension, .jobs. Some have speculated it could wipe out the need for other job boards.
This new extension is backed by a large number of companies, and allows employers to post jobs and job seekers to search for jobs for free. It has a pretty robust search feature allowing you to search by job, region or company. For example: Read More
In order to bridge the gap between an employer’s needs and your own, try putting yourself in their shoes, and you’ll get a huge perspective shift. I recently sat in on a group discussion about the needs of a small advertising agency regarding client relationships and talent acquisition for the firm, and found the concerns surprisingly similar.