Posts tagged “innate talents”

Will creativity get you the job?

What steps do you take to make yourself stand out from the masses? It’s clear, times are changing, people are becoming more tech savvy, and millions of social media networks are popping up everywhere. In this new age, even job hunting requires exceptional social media skills. Putting together a really good resume takes a lot of work and a lot of time, and that's just for a run of the mill resume. Have you ever come across a crazy, wacky resume [...]

The selling point of your job search strategy

“Just do it”, “Impossible is nothing”, and “I’m lovin’ it!” Can you guess the corresponding brands of these popular advertising slogans? That’s right; these slogans belong to Nike, Adidas and McDonalds. If you’re wondering why they’re popular, it might be because they’re simple and catchy (or it might be because, together, these three companies spend nearly $5 billion a year on marketing and advertising). In terms of self-marketing, you should apply a similar approach to your own job search strategy. [...]

8 ways to personalize your resume

Job-hunting is a funny business. The first glimpse employers have of you is a one-to-three-page document. That’s why resumes are often the make or break part of your job search strategy. They’re the first thing employers see of your characteristics. We all want to showcase our best qualities on our resume but it takes a lot of hair-pulling to get it right. Try to captivate employers with an interesting value proposition about yourself, your top skills and professional work experience. You [...]

4 definite don’ts for your interview

As much as you would like to think that it is the resume that will convince the employer to hire you, it is never the sole basis of being accepted for an opportunity. Even candidates who have the most impressive resumes fail to get hired simply because of their performance during the interview. It’s not only because they haven’t prepared, it’s more because of what they say or do during the interview process. It’s normal to be nervous during the [...]

5 job sites that are under your radar for contract work

As someone who has used these sites to attract, qualify and hire talent. I can tell you that the talent pool in these job sites is tremendous. If you are a freelancer or contract worker then you are in luck, especially those in the digital design industry. The number of people in the digital and design industry working as freelancers increased five-folds in the UK last year, meaning the self-employed now account for more than a quarter of the British [...]