Posts tagged “job search tips”

Selling Yourself—Show Up Strong Even if You’re a New Grad

You’ve just graduated from university or college. You have the skills, the passion and the drive and you can’t wait to start a career in your field. You send out your resume to a position that seems like the perfect fit for you. When there’s no response, you send out your resume again. And again. And again. Pretty soon you’ve fired your resume off to dozens of different companies and you haven’t heard a word back from anyone. Sound [...]

How to get a job on Craigslist – The 4 steps to combat internet anonymity

Things used to be a lot simpler. You could stroll into an office, resume in hand, and plop yourself down in front of the boss with a dapper pin-striped suit and winning smile.  A well-timed quip about the weather, the slightest hint of earnest determination, and they gave you the keys to the building. Alas, the days of the winning smile are gone. Welcome to the new employment landscape—take a number. Craigslist is a microcosm of this new trend. Postings [...]

9 steps to resume perfection

Did you know the attention span of recruiters and Human Resources (HR) managers is declining, due to the overwhelming volume of candidates applying for the same job? If you have ever seen the Old Spice commercials, you might understand why it is important to capture their attention in the first 10 seconds. Jokes aside, a hiring authority usually spends around 15 seconds looking at resumes, according to recent studies. “They could take between 15 to 30 seconds, but no more than [...]

When did “Free” Job Hunting Get So Expensive?

There’s a lot of saturation in the job market these days. The attention span of hiring managers has dropped from 20 seconds to around 9 seconds. As such it’s increasingly harder to get their attention – in a good way, that is. Acquiring the services of a professional career strategist or a dedicated resume writer might be the answer. They can give you an objective analysis of your resume and how it stands out, and they know how to best [...]

5 Ways to Maximize Your Job Search

I will spare you an intro…here is your no nonsense guide on how to maximize your job search. Have a Great Compelling Resume I know this seems like a given, but most people do not take the time to sit down and write a resume that truly represents their skills and experience. What most people think is irrelevant information is sometimes the most important item they forget to add to their professional resume. There are plenty of sites online that can show [...]