As a young professional, keeping your resume concise is crucial. One page is a good rule of thumb because it’s easy for busy employers to scan.
“Focus on communicating how what you possess meets my needs instead of focusing on how pretty your resume is or whether you have two bullet points or a dozen,” says Alan Guinn, managing director at The Guinn Consultancy Group Inc.
Many employers use the phone interview as an initial screening; this short conversation decides who moves on to the next round… and who doesn’t. Unfortunately, many professionals don’t take the phone interview as seriously as an in-person interview.
A recruiter’s typical day is a whirlwind of emails, resumes, job interviews, blogs, social media, phone screens, background checks and LinkedIn profiles. For many, a 12-hour work day is considered normal.
Amid all that hustle – and with everyone else demanding the recruiter’s time – how do you make a recruiter really care about your career… and make your job search a top priority?
When I start to feel like I’m stagnating, doing just the bare minimum, I know I can’t allow myself to fall into the black hole of boredom. I must get my adrenaline pumping again. But how?
To help stop the daydreaming and get excited again about knocking out the day’s challenges, we spoke to a wide array of experts for the best, most practical ways to do so:
Some folks just don’t get it. They look for work while employed and make the same mistakes over and over. Too often, those mistakes can cost you future recommendations, opportunities and connections. Even your current job.
In our age of access to open work environments, unlimited information and fluctuating privacy settings for popular websites, it’s worth going the extra mile to ensure privacy, online and off…