Posts tagged “job search strategy”

Video Resume Tips: The 5 W’s

Job seekers place a huge importance on making themselves stand out, and it has never been more important to do so. Today’s intense job market paired with advanced technology has turned job hunting into quite the uphill battle. We’ve talked about getting creative with your resume before, but this time we’re taking it way outside the box. Though a resume has always been a traditional document consisting of words on paper, the new fad is to create a video instead. [...]

How to upgrade your skills for free

Job hunting can get expensive. Not only are you spending a lot of time applying for roles and attending interviews, but you're also paying for additional assistance to better your chances. This assistance could come in the form of a course enrollment, an interview coach, or a resume writer. Regardless, this help isn't free. For those of you who don't have extra funds to take these steps, there are free options. Upgrading your skills is not a necessary aspect of [...]

4 goals you need to make right now

An important part of the job search process that is often overlooked, is goal-setting. Goal-setting is a skill we are taught early in our academic careers. We set goals for what we plan to achieve academically and how these goals will eventually lead us onto our career path. In reality, the very first step in your job search process should be to set your goals. If you are unsure of where you want to go, how will you ever determine [...]

Interview tips: how to stand out

It’s interview day. You’ve got your best suit on, you arrived early, and you brought your resume with you. You practiced your best smile for about ten minutes this morning, and you blended the perfect combination of friendly and professional. Now you just have to go in there, give the best possible answers to each question and you nailed it, right? Wrong. Everything you’ve done is standard; these are things that almost every candidate will take the time to complete. [...]

How to beef up your professional development

There are many benefits to completing training courses - including the chance to boost your employable skills, whether you’re looking for work, or improving your standing within your existing company. Types of training courses can include first aid skills, leadership skills, and specialist training in computer software, as well as many other opportunities. It’s possible to find free training courses in your area by looking at job fairs, training websites, colleges, and listings in your place of work. In terms [...]