When an employer receives your application, and they evaluate you as a job seeker, what do they really look for? The school you went to? Your GPA? Perhaps it is volunteer experience or soft skills? When going through the interview process, what makes the biggest difference? If the interview didn’t go so well, should you count on your cover letter and thank you note to help make up ground? As shown in this infographic from Addison Group, employers clearly care about relevant work experience and skills… no surprise there. But did you know they also care a great deal about the reputation
I’ve met a lot of job seekers over the years. The successful ones – the ones who land jobs faster – approach their job search similarly.
Here are the 10 job search secrets that set the best job seekers apart from average candidates!
Last week, I spoke with a startup business owner busily hiring his first round of entry-level talent. While he was excited to welcome newly-graduated Millennial talent for the versatility and depth of knowledge they bring in the world of social media, he also felt frustrated by the expectations he had encountered so far. From his point of view, it seems like every candidate expected Ping-Pong tables, long lunch breaks and free gourmet coffee 24/7, and he isn’t offering those perks any time soon. However, the opportunity he is offering feels like a golden one to him: the ability to learn
The interview is winding down. You’re feeling pretty good about the conversation so far, and then they ask the phrase that can strike terror in heart of interviewees:
“Do you have any questions for me?”
Struggling to accrue the necessary experience to find a good job? Getting beat up by a long job search?
If you are a new grad with little actual work experience, or a job seeker looking for your next position, here are the reasons that you must consider volunteering…
Several months now after graduating, many college students are learning there is/was a large discrepancy between their expectations and workforce reality.
For more about the expectations and attitudes of the younger members of our workforce, including how they find their first jobs out of college, check out this infographic from College Living…