Posts tagged “Career Advice” (Page 3)

How can you find a job without experience?

It’s a cruel, cruel world out there. Students need practical experience to land a job in their field, and no one will hire them without that experience. Here’s the conundrum – how are students supposed to get experience if no one will give them their start? You could sulk all day and pity yourself on these unfortunate circumstances… or you could take some initiative and do something about it. Apart from landing an entry-level role within a company, there are other [...]

5 things you must do before upgrading your LinkedIn account

LinkedIn now has over 225 million users worldwide, and most of those professionals have chosen to stick with the free account. There have been rumblings that LinkedIn is limiting the visibility for users with free accounts, but does that mean you should upgrade to an Executive account and pay your monthly or annual fee? We think not. Many users are not using LinkedIn on a daily basis and haven’t even bothered to fully optimize their profiles – so an upgrade [...]

6 steps to making the perfect first impression

They say that making a good first impression is everything when it comes to winning over the affections of a new acquaintance. Make the wrong first impression – especially in a recruitment environment – and you could lose that job opportunity before you can say “I’ve lost that job opportunity”. The thing about a first impression is that you only get one chance to make it - and you don’t get long to do it either. In fact, it’s debated that [...]

Are you practicing interview etiquette?

You should realize by now that resumes are more than just words a page. Hiring managers are examining your format to gain an understanding of your technical skills, they are reviewing your grammar and sentence structure to gain an understanding of your communication skills, and they are reviewing the content to gain an understanding of your experience. In the very same manner – interviews are more than just explaining your professional experience in a verbal manner. There are many other [...]