A professionally designed resume is an important component to any jobseeker; however, the overall effectiveness of the document depends on how and how often it’s used, marketing strategies utilized, and the relevance of the content. Concentrating on these important aspects is key to ensuring your resume produces well.
Recruiters research and learn about candidates much differently today than 10 years ago. Instead of waiting for candidates to come into the office for an interview, Recruiters now go online and do a Google search for the person’s name. Other recruiters go out and search for their profiles on Facebook and LinkedIn or find job seeker’s accounts on Twitter. They want to
Some people estimate that only 1 percent to 3 percent of all resumes sent will result in actual job interviews. That translates to sending out 50 resumes resulting in no more than two interviews. Many positions are confidential replacements, so you may never hear about them because the company seeking to hire is working with
We’ve all been there. Rejection hurts, and although the ego blow is a bit harsher in the dating world, it’s no fun in business, either. And it’s not just your dignity that smarts. Companies can spend hours of time and resources on courting the perfect candidate only to be left at the altar. On top
Managers often terminate employees with phrases like “not a good fit,” “just not working out,” and “maybe there’s something better for you out there.” While these words can be painful, they may also be the catalyst you need to take your talents, and quirks, elsewhere.
Does your boss sneer, scream, or intimidate? If so, you could be working for a career-damaging bully. “When the bullying comes from the boss, the aggression has its strongest negative effects,” says Sandy Hershcovis, a researcher at the University of Manitoba who reviewed 110 studies on workplace aggression.
Do you want your boss to advocate for you when it’s time for management to decide on promotions (and raises)? Do you want your employer to reward your contributions? Take these four steps to prepare for your next performance review–and make a case for your promotion.
You finally land an interview for a job you really want. You spend hours prepping for the meeting. You thoroughly research the company, practice responses to common interview questions, and develop a well-researched list of discussion topics.
Job seekers have long been advised to send targeted resumes and cover letters. By tailoring your application materials and playing up the skills and abilities most relevant to a specific position, you’re likelier to pique the interest of employers. But your customization efforts shouldn’t end there
Looking for a well-paid job in construction or real estate? Most people know that the chances of getting hired or getting a raise in either of those industries are pretty slim these days. In fact, average wages in both real estate and construction are down from where they were even a year ago. But there
The job market has not fully recovered, but there are a few encouraging signs. According to the latest Robert Half Professional Employment Report, a net 6 percent of employers plan to increase hiring activity in the fourth quarter. Further, 86 percent of executives said they are at least somewhat confident in their organizations’ ability to
Social networking sites offer some possibilities for finding candidates, but there are downsides as well.