We often mention the concept of a job search strategy on our blog, because it really sums up all of the avenues you need to travel down in order to land a new position. However, it has come to our attention that some of you are unaware of what an effective job search strategy really entails. You cannot simply take your existing resume and cover letter, change around the information and fire it off to hundreds of companies and somehow believe [...]
Getting hired is hard work; that is no secret. Not only do you have to work hard in your current role to prove that you add value to your team, but you also need to show your inherit value to potential employers in the most effective way possible to get noticed. On top of that, with the job market now in an online realm, there are hundreds (sometimes thousands) of applicants for a given position. There are some tricks to [...]
Filling out your contact information at the top of your resume may seem like the easiest step in the resume writing process, but you should never downplay the importance of it. Yes, there are the obvious reasons (1) the hiring manager needs to know your name, (2) the hiring manager needs to know how to contact you, but your contact information is saying more about you than you think. Email Address It is common advice nowadays to be sure to [...]
Did you know that 29% of professionals find networking offline to be the toughest part of the job search? Our recent poll found that: 29% of respondents voted "Networking Offline" to the question "What is the toughest part of your job search?" 22% of respondents voted "Building a strong resume & cover letter" 19% of respondents voted "Understanding what I want & what I need" 19% of respondents voted "Conceptualizing the job search strategy" While 11% of respondents voted "Networking Online"
The first major change to the traditional job search process occurred with the advent of the internet. Job seekers no longer had to personally hand-in or physically mail-in their resume and cover letter; the documents could be submitted with the simple click of a button. Along with the internet, soon came social media. This phenomenon has now put us on the brink of the second major change to hit the job search process. Social media brought about a wave of change [...]