You’ve heard again and again how important networking is when you are looking to take the next step in your career. But does that include social networking? Can you “like,” “tweet” and “2nd degree connect” your way to a fabulous new position?
You’ve sent in your resume. You already know that a follow-up message is a critical step in your job search. Now is the time to ponder the medium of your message.
They send their resumes in pizza boxes.
E-mail has become the dominant form of communication for the job search. Although there are times when making a phone call is more appropriate, most employers prefer to receive e-mails from job seekers. As simple as it is to send a job application e-mail, there are some pitfalls. All of these can be avoided by following e-mail etiquette.
Bill Gates never graduated from college. Neither did Michael Dell nor Steve Jobs. Outside of the tech world, Richard Branson has done pretty well for himself without a college degree, as has Barry Diller.
What’s the difference between a computerized ATS (Applicant Tracking System) and a black hole?
It’s that time of year again! Time for all those holiday get-togethers that come with the holiday season. If you’re one of the millions of Americans looking for work, however, you’re probably not in much of a celebrating mood. Add to that the recent news that the government won’t be extending unemployment benefits, and spreading good cheer at party after party is likely the last thing you want to be doing. For you (and so many others), it’s job search crunch time.
She was a senior human-resources professional who was laid off in summer 2009 from her job at large hospital in Texas. After the layoff, she did everything she knew from her years in HR would help her land a job. She woke early every day, put on her business suit, networked like mad, lunched with contacts … the whole nine yards.
You’ve probably heard it said: A job search is a job in itself. But are you treating it like one?
When unemployment hits, it can be hard to get your job search up and running. Getting laid off from your current job is usually unexpected, so how is one supposed to speed up the search for nonprofit work ? This is going to sound like work, but bear with me: you should start preparing for your job search even if you currently have a job. This can be hard to convince yourself to do, especially if you really enjoy the work that you do. In today’s unstable climate, it is best to be prepared for the worse.
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