The best way to get a job interview is to have an impressive resume and cover letter, but those aren’t the only things in your control. There are plenty of other techniques that will improve your chances of getting noticed by hiring managers. Below are four tips that will help you accomplish this goal:
There are many different options that make the job search a little easier. Whether it’s this site or other resources on the Internet, job seekers can get a lot of help for their career these days.
Your goal as a job seeker is to make employers like you to the extent that you are chosen instead of other qualified candidates. The idea that you would intentionally try and make a recruiter hate you seems farfetched, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any habits that are unintentionally rubbing employers the wrong way.
Even in the midst of the digital age, the standard resume is still an effective device. If you are looking to add a little creativity, however, you should consider creating an online portfolio.
It’s very rare that you will go to two job interviews that ask you the exact same questions. Chances are, however, that there will be some common threads when it comes to the questions you are asked.
It’s not exactly breaking any new ground by stating that the job search can be very stressful. Between constantly applying for new jobs to getting those dreaded rejection letters, the hunt for a nonprofit job can be very tough on the psyche.
You think you know all about the job interview questions employers will ask you? While some of the classic questions (“Tell me a little bit about yourself,” etc) still exist, many organizations are updating their repertoire to reflect current trends. Today’s economic environment demands that nonprofits do their due diligence to ensure the individual they hire has the necessary skills and commitment to succeed.
Like it or not, first impressions are everything when it comes to job applications. This is especially true with your cover letter. Just because you have included everything you needed to in your letter doesn’t mean you got rid of all of the unnecessary things. Failing to exclude these items will only serve to hurt your first impression.
The newly released 2012 Nonprofit Salary and Benefits Reports from The NonProfit Times contain the most up-to-date salary information for hundreds of jobs in the sector. While this information is mostly useful for organizations looking to ensure their employees are compensated accordingly, it’s also useful for job seekers.
The good thing about a salary offer is it means you are getting closer to a job. The bad thing is, if you are too quick to accept, you could be costing yourself thousands of dollars.
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