There is so information out there, and everyone has an opinion on what best to do regarding your job search. What technology should you move towards, or move away from, to keep the information overload under control?
You can best start by knowing what you want to do. From there, seek ... Continue Reading
Is it a typo? Or are they using it wrong? Or spending too much time rewriting it?
I critique approximately 30-40 resumes per week, and I would have to say that the Number One problem I see is not including quantifiable results. The majority of people only ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — With the U.S. unemployment rate currently a shade over 9% and the “underemployment” rate closer to 20%, jobless Americans can’t be too picky about the jobs they take. But before you jump on a position with a fledgling company, make sure you know what you’re getting ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Fear not, college grads, there is a chance you may actually get a job after graduation. At the very least, your odds are much better than they were for the Class of 2010.
According to a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, ... Continue Reading
This is always an awkward question to answer. I recommend the following strategy in answering this question.
1. try your best to not provide any numbers – because you want to avoid either being too high or underselling yourself. Most recruiter friends always tell me “don’t be the first to draw ... Continue Reading
Many people seek seasonal employment this time of year, either full-time or as supplementary income. A new survey from CareerBuilder suggests that these job-hunters should act fast.
The survey of 2,400 employers found that 45% of those planning to hire seasonal employees in the fourth quarter would not be accepting applications ... Continue Reading
While President Obama decided to mark Labor Day by announcing an ambitious plan to spend $50 billion to improve the nation’s infrastructure and create new jobs in the process, another government agency announced a more subtle approach for helping job seekers.
The Department of Labor launched a new job site Monday ... Continue Reading
With so many candidates applying for jobs, hiring companies seem to be taking longer to make decisions.
How and how often do you follow up without making yourself stand out as a nuisance?
This is such a difficult answer for a variety of factors:
1. Position level (Manager, Director, VP, C-Suite)
2. Organizational culture
3. ... Continue Reading
- No Quick response from recruiters.
- No authority to measure the realistic job profile, candidates fall a prey to false job profiles.
- No quick response on Linkedin and other professional networking sites though having good network.
- Recruiters choices getting too funneled.
- Problems of relocation, compensation and immediate boss.
- Internal reference ... Continue Reading
Among the surprises in last month’s job report was the downward slide in the unemployment rate from 9.7 percent to 9.5 percent. Most of the time, high unemployment rates are bad and low unemployment rates are better. But when the percentage of out-of-work Americans dipped in June, it was driven ... Continue Reading