What came first, the chicken or the egg? It seems like a silly question, no? What if, however, we were to change it up a bit to, let's say: What comes first, the job or job experience? Now it has resonance, doesn't it? How can you land a job requiring experience if no one will hire you
Looking for work can itself feel like a full-time job. Gone are the days when one only had to review the classified ads, call for an appointment or simply just drop by the hiring employer and speak to someone about the job (yes, this actually used to happen!). Today there are recruiters, job boards on
Once upon a time, you could reasonably expect to find decent job opportunities by searching through the classified ads of your city's daily newspaper (yes, people did that). Today, not so much. Competition for jobs is fierce and access to information about specific employment opportunities is available to virtually anyone at any time via desktop, laptop, smartphone.
You did it! You landed the interview for the job of your dreams! Okay, maybe it "just a job", but it was important enough for you to suit up and show up, right? So you clearly have some interest in getting it. Now that the interview is over, what's next? Do you follow up? How
How To Use Online Networking & Social Media To Land a New Job from Michelle Dumas
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression". We've all heard the expression and, although it's generally true, there are times when that first impression doesn't necessarily determine the future of a relationship. There are often further opportunities to interact with the other person, the outcome of which can easily outweigh the first impression.
Can’t Fail Techniques to Improve the Results of your Executive Job Search from Michelle Dumas
Recruiters. Many employers use them, rely on them, depend on them to source the best available candidates for job openings. Of course, those seeking career advancement count on recruiters as well to offer job opportunities that are rarely, if ever, made public via the usual channels (e.g, newspaper/magazine advertisements, Craigslist, job boards, etc.). Recruiters are
Is your job search taking longer than you expected? Are you having difficulty getting hired? Is it possible that a simple change in a job search technique might help? In the slideshow below, learn some common job hunting mistakes to avoid in order to propel your job search to success.
If you have ever looked for a job when job openings are scarce, you know how frustrating it can be. But there are still strategies that can be used to find a job even when it seems there are no job openings available. Learn how to get hired even when there are no job openings
Small and large businesses alike find that searching Google is a fast and free tool to check their job candidates. Did you know that in surveys, more than 70% of employers have stated that they have ruled out a job candidate because of something negative they found online? It is important for you to view
"Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business". ~Warren Buffett There's a line in an old song that goes "The old grey mare, she ain't what she used to be". Replace "old grey mare" with "search for a job", and you've got a catchy little phrase
Social media can help a lot with your job searching, especially with online networking and generating leads and referrals for job opportunities. The infographic below provides tips for online networking during your job search.
The development and popularity of social media has transformed the way we communicate, how we gather and disseminate information (whether personal or professional), the way in which we share our opinions, and the method by which we brand ourselves. Yes, brand. We disclose what we think, expose what is important to us, essentially lay bare who
Networking can give you a distinct competitive advantage when jobs are scarce, generating you more leads and getting you hired faster. We hope you enjoy this infographic which includes a list of tips to turbo charge and strengthen your results from networking.
2014 will be the Year of the Employee. As the economy recovers, more employees will move on to new and better opportunities. It may be the time for you to land a job you want. Job search distractions include stress and anger for the mid-career unemployed. But, it is time to move on. Make a plan,