They often want to know: why a job opening stays open for months at a time; why their application status seems to be at a stand-still; why their interviews are spread out over weeks at a time; why there seems to be no conclusion or status update after the interview process; and much more.
The facts below just might help job seekers understand why recruiting processes are the way they are, and why everything seems to move much slower than they would like…
In a job market that’s more competitive than ever, it’s more critical than ever that your cover letter stand out. With the advent of online job postings, you’re competing with a more global and wide-ranging group of people, so consider the content of your cover letter carefully. And never submit a resume without one—or you’re likely be dismissed by a recruiter for a lack of effort. Here are some pointers on how to craft the perfect cover letter: Use Details to Show Relevant Experience Make points in your cover letter that are relevant to the job you’re applying for. Is
Job seekers are struggling to find positions, in part because so many job openings are never even advertised online. The “hidden job market” is very real, and it’s causing frustration among job seekers. You can find these jobs by determining what a company needs.
Here are five ways to uncover those unadvertised job openings…
Did I format my résumé correctly? Should I have included a cover letter? When I follow-up on the application who do I follow up with?!
The job you want involves an online application to which you must attach a résumé, cover letter and references. No longer do you complete your application, walk up to the cash register and say, “Is your manager here?” And just like much of your adult life, this new job search is more stressful than it was as a teen.
So, how do we make the process less stressful? How do we see the light when it seems like the end of the tunnel is barricaded by a brick wall, ten feet high? Follow these simple steps and you’ll survive the job search with your sanity intact:
Whether you’re beginning your job search or a seasoned pro, everyone needs to fine tune their personal brand, periodically. So what is this mythical “personal brand”? It’s not something you can touch or smell, but it’s definitely visible to employers.
Still unsure of what your personal brand means? It’s your unique set of experiences, accomplishments, skills, education, attitude, and passion that provide the promise of value to future employers.
Don’t put this off — consider these tips to fine-tune your brand today:
A new batch of graduates will soon be pounding the pavement looking for work. Now that college is behind them, they know they are going to have to work their butts off.
Many of the new Millennials, on the other hand, are creating options for themselves. Despite everything we often hear to the contrary… those that have finally adapted, are those still under control.