How Do I Get Noticed at a Job Fair?
by Amanda Guralski - May, 2010
Question: How do I get noticed at a job fair? Answer: Job fairs can sometime seem overwhelming and tiresome and soon you begin to doubt whether you’ll ever be noticed. As you check out your competition, you realize that you’re seeing cookie-cutter images of you! Lots of black suits–so much so that you begin to wonder whether the recruiters can even begin to tell you apart! If everyone’s hearing the same advice on how to dr...
Keys To A Great Email In Your Job Search!
by Harry Urschel - May, 2010
Most opportunities you have to present yourself to a hiring decision maker will involve sending an email. The form and substance of that email will have a great deal to do with whether you get a response or not. As a recruiter, I receive a lot of emails from job seekers looking for leads, looking for help in their search, or pursuing specific job opportunities I’m working on. On average, I receive between 1000 and 1500 ...
Job Hunting Strategies for MBAs
by Robin Ryan - May, 2010
MBA graduates often take home some of the best salaries in America. Starting grads can earn more than $100,000 right out of school. But what if you've been slaving over papers, reading dozens of books and finally you're about to earn that degree...and you have no new job in sight? Based on the career counseling calls I'm getting, that is the case for some of the MBAs seeking to advance their careers. Either their current e...
Why You Must be Specific When Talking to a Hiring Manager
by Joshua Waldman - May, 2010
Ever buy a car? Wanted it to be unique? How come as soon as you put your money down you start to notice the very car you just bought, down to color and rims, is all over town? RAS! The Reticular Activating System is located in your brain stem in the back of your head. Among its many functions, it helps filter information that is coming toward you at a rapid clip. So, the RAS dampens stimulus and it filters what we want t...
Is It Time to Start Planning Your Next Dream Career?
by Beverly Jones - May, 2010
In a regular U.S. News & World Report feature called “Second Acts,” Kerry Hannon writes about Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 who have launched “encore careers.” For more than three years, she has been interviewing some of the estimated 8.4 million Americans who have moved from a corporate or other traditional job track to an entirely new career that combines income with personal meaning and social impact. In “What ...
Interview Questions You Can Ask
by Ford R. Myers - May, 2010
The most important questions of your interviews might be the ones you ask. In the interview, don’t think you’re the only one who is “on the spot.” It is perfectly acceptable for you to ask questions of the interviewer and to take notes throughout the meeting (which will help you to formulate your questions). When an interviewer asks, “So, do you have any questions for me?” the worst thing you could possibly say is “Nope.” In s...
Must Have Tips For Your Online Job Search
by Patricia Erickson - May, 2010
Are you one of the masses in search of a job right now? No matter if you’re in the middle of a job search or making a career change, there is a likely chance that you will look to the internet to find job openings. If you are new to using the internet as a tool to help you find a new job, you will definitely want to keep on reading... The internet offers a variety of options in terms of providing you with job search help. ...
Five Ways to Guarantee Your Next Job is the Wrong Job
by Tai Goodwin - May, 2010
For far too many people, conducting a job search is a hit or miss process: they send out a stack or resumes hoping they hit the right desk, and praying that the only misses are the opportunities they didn’t want anyway. But it is a mistake to think that just because you pass the early screenings, land the interview, and possibly even get an offer letter, that the position is the next best move for you. How many times have you ...
Choosing and Using References in your Job Search
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2010
An important part of any job search is having references who can attest to your being a good employee. As you begin your job search, take some time to consider which former coworkers will provide you with the most positive references possible. Most potential employers will want to talk to your former supervisors. However, you may know that a former supervisor loves gossiping about others or rarely has a kind word to say abo...
Inspiration For Your Job Search...
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2010
Job search have you down in the dumps? Frustrated? Feeling borderline hopeless that you’ll never get the interview or another offer? If you’re unemployed, about to be laid off, or just in an endless search for a new role or opportunity, at times the process can seem daunting, overwhelming, or even frustrating. Today, I want to be your cheerleader and hopefully provide you with a little hope and renewed energy for your sear...
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