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.
The survey, undertaken by Oilandgaspeople.com, the world’s leading Oil and Gas jobs board, also found that 82% of employers have looked up potential candidates on social media sites, while 71% of them have successfully hired an employee or contractor using social media.
By Dr. Noelle Nelson
Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful for all that you have — even a bad boss says Dr. Noelle Nelson, psychologist and author of Got a Bad Boss? Work that Boss to Get What You Want at Work (2013, Amazon eBook, $7.99).
“Surprisingly, there is a lot to be thankful for when you have a bad boss,” says Nelson. “Once you decide not to let your boss’ incompetent or immature behavior get the best of you, you can start focusing on how you can work your bad boss to get the most out of your job or career.”