Hiring managers make it clear that job seekers must have more than just technical knowledge in order to advance in their careers. The soft skills necessary to interact effectively with others are what sets one candidate apart from the rest.
Once you find out what it is, you’ll probably wonder why everyone doesn’t do it... it’s so easy!
Searching for a job is not a quick, easy task but it's well worth the time and effort to land the opportunity you're hoping to find. Whether you're starting your first job search or have a bit more experience, here are some job search tips from the people doing the hiring.
We see candidates make the same mistakes… mistakes easily avoided if only they knew how we think and operate. In an effort to end some of the frustration experienced on job seekers’ side of the hiring process, we’ve compiled a list of things we wish all candidates knew:
Interviewing is arguably the most important part of your job search… and the most nerve-wracking. We can’t completely eliminate the nerves, but we can help prepare you by answering some of the most commonly asked questions about interviewing for a job.
If you don’t already have a LinkedIn account, now is the time to create one! Recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to search for potential candidates, so having a complete and professional profile gives you the opportunity to stand out among other candidates and significantly increases your chances of finding work.
The job market is extremely competitive, and there’s no guarantee you’ll hear back on the applications you’ve submitted. When this happens, it may feel like nothing works in your favor, but it’s important to keep going. Improve your job-hunting skills and boost your chances at landing an interview with these tips:
If you’re still on the quest to find your dream job, don’t despair… it is possible. The key is being realistic about what the ideal career looks like, and the potential struggles and hard work involved.
With the increase of individuals entering the job market, job searching is more challenging than before. During this time and the months to come, following these steps will better your chances of quickly finding work:
In today’s digital world, communicating effectively regardless of the medium is critical to all stages of your career – from your job search to being on-the-job.
Starting a new role is an exciting time, but can often be frightening with so many changes. Consider these tips to ensure not only a smooth transition, but also your success.
One of the easiest ways to make a good first impression during your job search is actually one of the most common mistakes made by candidates, causing them to be written off quickly.
With our state starting the slow process toward reopening back up, we're faced with economic ramifications and decisions many have never faced before – or thought we ever would face. When faced with the decision of when to go back to work, consider these factors to better ensure you’re making the right long-term decisions for you.
The recruiters and hiring managers reading your cover letter and resume have dozens to go through, so better your chances of standing out by avoiding these common phrases
Recruiters typically only spend 10-20 seconds on each resume before making a decision about moving forward. Better ensure you capture your reader’s attention in that small window of time with these tips.
Even if you’re a seasoned job hunter, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented situation everyone is still learning to navigate. If they haven’t already, these ‘new norms’ now in place will undoubtedly affect your job search.
Job searching is by no means an easy task, however it’s important to avoid the most common pitfalls during your job search to increase your chances of landing the role you desire.
Although writing a thank you note takes up more time and adds an extra step to the interview process, it might be the deciding factor between the job going to you or someone else.
Job seekers spend hours crafting the perfect resume to best represent their skills and qualifications. While focusing all their efforts on ensuring their resume eliminates any potential red flags for employers, they often forget to be on the lookout for red flags in the job postings they are applying for.
After going through your fair share of rejections, it’s easy to start thinking about applying for any and every job open in your field.
If you’re struggling with coming out of long-term unemployment, you’re not alone. Many have been unemployed for so long that re-entering the job market is a daunting prospect. Make the most of your time and jump into the job search now – you never know when or how things will change next.
In a world where tech connects everyone, it should be easy to get ahold of anyone.
It’s really easy while searching for jobs and reading the description, to think “that’s easy enough to learn” or “I could do that.”
Reneging on an offer you previously accepted is never ideal, but it does happen. There’s no reason to burn any bridges as long as you decline the accepted offer graciously and in good faith without insulting the company by following these guidelines.
No matter where you are in your career, it’s always smart to be proactive. Remember, "good things come to those who wait, but great things come to those who take action.”