These days, it’s too easy to get lost in the crowd of job seekers. You apply and hear nothing. Today, successful job applications for most jobs require 2 elements:
1. You must be qualified for the job (meet at least 50% of the requirements).
2. You must have a solid online reputation that an employer can easily find via Google.
View your job search as a sales job — you are “selling” your work as an employee, and the employer is “buying” your work based on your “features” (skills, knowledge, experience, and accomplishments).
Check out these 10 ways to differentiate yourself from other job seekers:
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.
What you say isn’t always perceived the way you intend. These are three examples of communication mishaps job seekers make.
As a job seeker, you probably receive a lot of advice about how to write your resume. And all that advice can become confusing and more than a little overwhelming. After all, your resume makes your first impression for you.
So what are the resume rules that absolutely must be followed?
Dear College Student, I’m 52 years old, have been in the workforce for three decades, have three children and coach soccer and basketball. So as you can tell, I’m a Boomer. More important to this conversation, I also work where the local high school is located, which gives me a birds-eye view of how students act, and present themselves, in public. Of course, to say all the students act inappropriately would paint me as a grumpy old man, as my children sometimes call me. It would also be inaccurate and unfair to the “kids” who are outstanding citizens. I realize