Tuesday Thought: Job Seekers, Do Your Homework!
I'm amazed how many candidates can't answer the interview question, "What do you know about our company?"
Many applicants are just applying to mass amounts of job openings. Some are even paying virtual assistants to apply for jobs for them.
The problem is… the applicants are caught off guard when contacted for a job interview - or worse yet can't answer that question during the interview because they don't know anything about the company.
Don't be caught with a "canned answer". Do your homework - google the company; visit their website; and check out the company reviews on Glassdoor.
#doyourhomework #companyreviews #jobinterviews
Monday is a great day to make new LinkedIn connections!
Networking is important in every aspect, whether in a job search, in sales, or staying current in your field.
Try to reach out to someone in your field or someone who works at a company that you’re interested in.
Send a connection with a personalized message. It doesn’t need to be a paragraph long, just give a reason for the connection. It could be a follow up from a previous conversation or a common interest between you both have.
Don’t forget to thank them for their consideration and connection.
#linkedinconnections #networkingworks #careertransitions
Okay so, we're still in lock-down, unable to reach many of my employers who were hiring just a few weeks ago - and it's snowing!
I know that I need to take a breath and remember that this too will pass. So for now, I'll turn on my Christmas music and work on more resumes for my clients.
By the way, now is the best time to dust off your old resume or start on a new resume. I can help you with a review or new resume. You'll be prepared and ready to hit the "submit' button when the jobs become available again.
April's special is a Resume Review for $29.
#Resumehelp #SnowinApril #Successstartshere
It’s true - objective statements are obsolete, but don’t give up that valuable resume real estate. A professional profile is necessary to create a powerful opening for your resume.
The profile should be short with 3 or so lines. Stay away from using objective statements, such as “seeking a chance for advancement”, “where my skills will be utilized”, or “where I can further my career”.
Instead summarize your career achievements and skills. State what is your profession; how many years of experience in your field; and what is your specialty – or what you are especially good at in your work.
"Office assistant with 6+ years of experience handling confidential tasks and efficiently managing day-to-day office tasks. Proven meeting coordination and interpersonal communication skills. Possess Technical Writing certification."
The professional profile cues the hiring manager into wanting to read the rest of your resume.
#resumewriting #jobseekers #successstartshere
1. Not asking for help when you need it.
2. Not seeing the value of an entry level position.
3. Not keeping up in your position or industry.
4. Not being prepared for meetings or job interviews.
5. Not proof-reading your e-mails or resumes.
#continouslearning #jobsearchtips #performanceimprovement #careeradvancement
As a recruiter, I find a common problem with candidates taking their answers too far.
Keep your answers specific, concise, and to the point. Ask if they want an example or further explanation. Turn off your rehearsed “auto-pilot” and fully listen to the interviewer’s question and watch for your interviewer’s non-verbal clues.
#jobsearch #interviewing #mockjobinterviews
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.