The resume is one of the most important aspects of your job application package, however, many people conducting a job search begin to notice that their resume is not getting the kind of attention you hope. There could be a few reasons that could be contributing to this. Here are a few reasons why your resume may not be working for you. (more…)
You’ve worked hard to craft the perfect LinkedIn profile, and yet, you still haven’t managed to land that dream job. LinkedIn is about more than listing your accomplishments online; the site is a social network, so it’s best to actually make an effort to socialize with fellow job hunters. The easiest way to accomplish this is to join your alma mater’s LinkedIn group.
It happens more often than not these days. You excitedly find a job opening on your favourite employment site and you begin gathering your materials, browsing your resume and tailoring it and your cover letter perfectly. Then you send off your application. You’re aware that you’re not going to hear anything back right away, but the days quickly turn into weeks, and you begin to wonder if anyone ever read your application or if you’re actually being considered for an interview.
Job fairs and recruiting events are still great resources for finding employment, even in these days of digital resumes and networking. Weeks and even months of networking, building relationships, and distributing resumes can be accomplished in the space of one day and in one place. And the personal, face-to-face connection still makes more of an impression than an impersonal digital one. Here are six tips to help you make the most out of your next job fair.
Job interview stress is the great equalizer. No matter who we are, or how high-level the position we’re applying for is, interview stress is something that plagues all job-seekers. Being prepared is key. These tips will help you to alleviate your concerns and worries.