Posts tagged “transferable skills”

How social media got me a job at Google

*Earl was a recent graduate and unemployed software engineer. He began developing a job search strategy by applying to websites, including Monster, Beyond and CareerBuilder, and by connecting with members in his network. Earl managed to receive a phone interview with Dell. Days later when he followed up with Dell, both the person who interviewed him and the position were gone. Instead of feeling crushed by the negative experience, Earl began updating his portfolio, which included getting his cover letter [...]

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 [...]

Ride Your Natural Talents to Your Next Job

Jobseekers often focus on selling their technical and transferable skills in writing their resumes. But we are noticing that more and more employers and recruiters are now seeking candidates with relevant innate strengths. Highlighting your natural talents—whatever they may be—could be your ticket to that dream job.