Alright, so maybe you know by now that you shouldn’t be posting pics of last night’s epic party to your Facebook page (as admittedly impressive as your keg stands may be).
Imagine that you have finally landed an interview with a company you admire. You, being the good applicant, carefully prepare answers to potential questions.
Like climbing a mountain, finding a job is viewed by some as an impossible task, while for others the step by step process of reaching the summit is exhilarating and rewarding. Job search can be exceptionally hard and discouraging when a job seeker is out of his or her depth, or simply gets overwhelmed by the process.
You’ve found the perfect job, your resume and references are all lined up and ready to go, and now there’s just one thing standing between you and hitting “send” on the application: the dreaded cover letter.
You’ve lost your job – for whatever reason – and now you think of yourself as ‘out of work.’
Don’t get stuck in that mindset!
The truth is that you may be out of a paying job, but you’re not out of work (unless you’re retiring). Indeed, your work is just beginning…
Welcome to your new job:
Applying to jobs you’re not qualified for (which 50% of job seekers reportedly do!) is counter-productive to your job search. Competition is too fierce. Even qualified applicants aren’t getting callbacks. So, stop applying to so many jobs and allocate time each week to becoming more hirable. Here’s how…
You've made it through the last round, and now all you have to do is play the waiting game. It's a nerve-wracking time, and you may jump every time the phone rings, but keep your cool and make sure you're not breaking any of these interview follow-up rules:
Thank them within two days
I went to this networking event a few weeks ago featuring a good speaker named Andy Lopata. I hadn’t actually heard of him before but apparently he’s known as Mr Networker for those in the know. I liked what he went on about as it seemed very aligned my own thinking.
When it comes to hiring, more organizations are casting a wide net to find top talent. As such, they are incorporating technology into their recruiting processes.
As we move into a social and virtual 2014, it may be time for you to embrace or at least be open to the subject of a video resume as a means of enhancing your job application, and setting yourself apart from the competition.