By Dawn Rasmussen
It’s confusing, isn’t it? And frustrating… because as soon as you change your resume based on the advice someone gave you, another person tells you that they liked it better the way you used to have it.
The truth is that there is no “perfect” way to write a resume.
But there are some strong strategies you can use to try and hit as many marks with potential employers as possible.
By Stacia Pierce
If you are in the midst of a job search, don’t count yourself out when the holiday season hits. As the year winds down and the holidays approach, many people begin to feel like they are running out of time on their job search, and they end up giving up until the New Year. However, the holidays are actually a great time to be searching for a job. There are two key reasons why.
First, many companies ramp up hiring during the holiday season to offset high traffic and large volume production. Often they also keep some of the best seasonal workers, offering them full time employment. Budgeting has a lot to do with it. If a department has money left in the budget as they near the end of the year they have to spend it, or else they won’t be allotted those funds the next year. As companies finalize and release their budgets for the coming year, money for staffing becomes available. In many cases this means new jobs! Positions that may have been unfilled for months will get posted and filled quickly as managers prepare for the New Year.
By Leeza Byers
The competition in today’s job market is fierce! Therefore, it is critical for job seekers to revolutionize their approach when seeking employment ― whether you’re unemployed or seeking new opportunities for advancement in your career. Today, employers want to buy brands ― unique promises of value. Just as large companies cultivate their corporate brands, professionals can ― and should ― do the same for themselves. In fact, personal branding has become the pinnacle to one’s professional success when in search of a job.
You finally make the decision to make a career change, so you start looking for a job.
You check all the usual job boards and come across a job title that sounds intriguing. Then it happens. You see a requirement for a skill you don’t have, and the job calls for expertise in a software program you’ve only used occasionally. Your excitement now turns to disappointment, and you move on to the next job posting.
By Sunny Lurie
Jolt Your Career From Here to There: 8 Breakthrough Strategies for Career-Change Success is the instruction manual you’ll need to navigate through today’s workplace filled with ongoing career change. The Eight-Step Strategy guides individuals from an unfulfilling career to focusing on the right career at the right time and right place.
Looking for a job in today’s economy is no easy task. Our reliance on smartphones and social media can complicate the search. In fact, a recent study found that 1 in 10 young people have lost a job opportunity due to their social media pages.
Thomas Moran, CEO of staffing firm Addison Group, explains, “From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram, people feel comfortable sharing everything about their lives on the Internet. However, it’s important to remember that your friends aren’t the only ones reading your posts. Potential employers are too…and they can be turned off by several factors that you might not even consider.”