You never know when an opportunity will come knocking. Some of the best opportunities come from chance encounters with individuals in a position to further your career. But, as helpful as our resumes are in describing who we are and what we’ve accomplished, we usually don’t carry them everywhere we go. That is why you need an elevator pitch, a short and sweet summary of what you do and why you could be an asset to whoever it is you’re speaking with.
Sometimes we find ourselves unexpectedly unemployed. It happens. Companies downsize, corporations shift focus, and contingent contracts are completed. It’s not always a bad thing. It might just be time to move on. But it can be a little scary. Oh, the first few days of unemployment can be a blast, But that feeling of freedom and endless opportunities can be swiftly replaced with feelings of dread, hopelessness, and self-doubt.
This year’s Job Seeker Nation study by Jobvite highlights job search trends from the candidate’s perspective. If you are actively or passively looking for a new job, you’ll want to see what the competition is doing and become one of the stronger job seekers.
We don’t think it’s completely crucial to your job search to display your talents at billboard size to be appealing to an employer. In fact, you can stand out to employers in much simpler ways. Have a look at our five top tips on making a great first impression and being a candidate your interviewers will remember:
As a job seeker, you need to develop an important set of new skills. Job search requires self-promotion! You must learn how to think like a marketer and learn the basics of selling!
The economy is continuing to trend upward, and the unemployment rate is hovering at or below 4 percent. As a symptom of this market, job candidates are becoming increasingly choosy when it comes to job offers. Companies are competing to fill professional jobs and as a result salaries and benefits packages are rising. So, what are the hot jobs right now?