Your early career is a great time to take risks and learn your craft.
But how do you know when enough is enough? How do you know when you’ve learned everything you can as an intern – and are prepared enough for a full-time position?
It makes sense that employers would expect leadership skills for executives and managers, right?
But did you know that “leadership skills” are mentioned in nearly 1 out of every 4 job postings? And that employers are hungry for leaders at all levels… even for entry level professionals?
Just as fashion and technology trends change from decade to decade, so do job search and hiring trends.
And if you don’t keep up with those trends, your job search will suffer…
I graduated with not much of plan – just to get a reputable job and make a living. I took risks, made mistakes, and learned from them; ultimately, I ended up with a job I truly enjoy.
However, these last two years also taught me a thing or two about setting the foundations of a career; things every new grad should hear. So, just for you, here are some of those “now-you-tell-me” insights…
You finished your last finals, picked up your graduation robe and scheduled that celebratory family dinner. Everything has fallen into place… except that all-encompassing search for a job.
You’ve tapped your network, sent hundreds of applications and even invested in your first corporate wardrobe. But your inbox sits quietly; mocking you; daring you to get your hopes up…
Yes, recruiters spend an average of six seconds initially reviewing a resume. In the same time it takes you to watch a Vine, a recruiter decides whether you will move forward in the hiring process. Six seconds can change your life. This article shows you six ways to make sure your resume makes the best use of every second… and you get the interview. Be a Really Good Fit for the Job Obvious advice, but this truth is ignored by way too many job seekers. If you’re not qualified for the job… you will not be successful in the traditional application