Every workplace is different, with a unique set of common practices and norms, and it’s up to you to appropriately navigate your workplace culture and determine what’s acceptable and expected.
If you don’t already have a LinkedIn account, now is the time to create one! Recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to search for potential candidates, so having a complete and professional profile gives you the opportunity to stand out among other candidates and significantly increases your chances of finding work.
Recruiters look at their relationships with job seekers as partnerships, not one-sided transactions, and so we wanted to offer some of the key things recruiters wish job seekers realized to make the most out of working together.
Recruiters typically only spend 10-20 seconds on each resume before making a decision about moving forward. Better ensure you capture your reader’s attention in that small window of time with these tips.
Searching for a job isn’t quick or easy, but it's well worth the time and effort to land the opportunity you're hoping to find. Whether you're starting your first job search or have a bit more experience, here are some job search tips from the people doing the hiring.
Video interviews are more common than ever – in fact, more work is conducted online and via video than ever before. It's important to take a video interview just as seriously as you would an in-person interview.
Resume writing can be intimidating when you aren’t sure what to include or how to showcase your skills, which is why we’ve come up with a list of tips to demonstrate to employers you would be a great fit.
Employees have to understand the responsibilities, desired attitudes, and basic skills needed to succeed and advance in any job position. To help improve your employability as a job seeker, you must demonstrate the following soft skills and attitudes:
If you’re applying for jobs, it’s easy to feel like recruiters are ghosting you if you don’t hear from them for a few days. Before you jump to conclusions though, take a look at what might be going on...
The worst thing you can do on your resume is copy a generic job description for more than one job. This not only shows a lack of effort, but completely fails to set your resume apart. Make sure you showcase your accomplishments in an effective and engaging way so your resume stands out.
Resigning is rarely easy and regardless of how you feel about it, it’s important to leave on good terms. If you’re sure moving on to a new opportunity is the best option, then be sure you’re quitting your job in the most professional and courteous manner possible.
Our advice? No matter the situation, you should never burn those bridges. It may not seem like it matters in the heat of the moment, but down the road it might be vital to your career trajectory. Will you be able to cross the bridge or will the flames stop you?
Leadership is a commitment to make a difference in the lives of your employees. As a leader, it’s not only your job to ensure your team meets goals and achieves success, but also to ensure you’re helping the individuals on your team be the best they can be.
Reneging on an offer you previously accepted is never ideal, but it does happen. There’s no reason to burn any bridges as long as you decline the accepted offer graciously and in good faith without insulting the company by following these guidelines.
It’s really easy while searching for jobs and reading the description, to think “that’s easy enough to learn” or “I could do that.” But just because you think you could learn on the job, doesn’t mean it’s the best fit. Consider this when deciding whether to apply or not:
Hiring managers make it clear that job seekers must have more than just technical knowledge in order to advance in their careers. The soft skills necessary to interact effectively with others are what sets one candidate apart from the rest.
Job Hopping has become trendy, but it’s not always the most beneficial move for your career. And unlike many are starting to believe, it doesn’t always equal that major pay increase you’re hoping for.
If you’re struggling with coming out of long-term unemployment, you’re not alone. Many have been unemployed for so long that re-entering the job market is a daunting prospect. Make the most of your time and jump into the job search now – you never know when or how things will change next.
Job seekers spend hours crafting the perfect resume. While focusing all their efforts on ensuring their resume eliminates any potential red flags for employers, they often forget to be on the lookout for red flags in the job postings they are applying for.
If you’re still on the quest to find your dream job, don’t despair… it is possible. The key is being realistic about what the ideal career looks like, and the potential struggles and hard work involved.