Job Search Mistakes

24
Oct

Had a Job Interview but No Callback? Here’s What to Do Next Time.

{Click here to read the original article on The NY Times.}

Days have passed since your job interview, and no one’s called or emailed.

Later, you learn someone else was hired for the position. You were sure you aced the interview and would advance to the next round, but obviously the interviewer saw it differently. Read more

17
Oct

Skype Hype: The Key to Acing Your Virtual Interview

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

Like it or not, Skype video interviews are becoming a regular part of the job application process. A market research firm recently found that 42% of companies used video interviews to recruit senior executives, management, and entry-level job functions, compared to just 10% of companies in 2010. And my company uses Skype for a good 90% of our first round interviews. Read more

3
Oct

The Importance of Follow-Up Emails on Job Applications

{Click here to read the original article on Career Enlightenment.}

Many job candidates have experience, and now, more than ever, candidates are often college-educated, too. This means even more competition for jobs. However, to increase one’s chances of beating out the competition, there are several things a person can do. One important action that people often overlook is the follow-up email after submitting a job application. Read on for tips and advice on why, how and when you should follow up. Read more

20
Jun

How and When to Follow Up During Your Job Search

Every job seeker on the planet has experienced the agony of waiting to hear – about a job, an interview, a key contact, a next step in the selection process. These guidelines will help you minimize the waiting without antagonizing your contacts. Read more

13
Jun

I Review Thousands of Resumes – Here’s What I’m Really Looking For

{Click here to read the original article on Fast Company.}

One recruiter shares her go-to checklist for the types of resumes that catch her eye.

In my eight years as a recruiter at an investment bank, I reviewed thousands of resumes. I’ve seen and learned a lot, from the importance of proofreading to the art of formatting. It’s enough to know that there isn’t one acceptable format or approach to creating an awesome resume.

There are, however, a few key strategies that can make your resume more effectively do what you intend it to: Catch someone’s eye, clearly communicate your qualifications, and help move you on to the next stage of the hiring process. Read more

6
Jun

The Cover Letter Formula That Skyrocketed My Interviews From 0% to 55%

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

When I first moved to New York, I was a cover letter machine. I wrote to every sir or madam with a job opening. I expressed my interest in positions for which I had none. I waxed rhapsodic about companies I’d never heard of. My response rate? A whopping zero percent. Read more

18
Apr

The Totally Counterintuitive Thing Science Says You Should Do to Your Résumé

{Click here to read the original article on Marie Claire.}

We’ve all been trained to avoid giving out too much personal information when we’re on the job hunt. But according new research from Vanderbilt University, it’s better to get real about gaps in your resume – and being honest could actually land you the job.

“Our study provides the first-ever evidence that women who conceal personal information dramatically lower their hiring prospects,” says Joni Hersch, professor of law and economics at Vanderbilt Law School, about women who take time away from their careers to raise kids. In other words, being forthright about stepping away from work in favor of family actually works – refreshingly – in women’s favor. Read more

11
Apr

5 Types of Cover Letters for Your Job Search

{Click here to read the original article on The Balance.}

Job Seekers Need to Customize Cover Letters for Each Position and Goal

When you are job hunting it’s important to choose the appropriate cover letter for the letter’s goal. Read more

21
Mar

Before the Job Interview, Do Your Homework

{Click here to read the original article on The NY Times.}

Q. You’ve just graduated from college and are entering a tough job market. What kind of interview preparation will help you stand out?

A. Research the company and the industry, says Adrien Fraise, founder of Modern Guild, which provides online career coaching to college students and high school seniors. Read more

14
Mar

5 Skills That Will Impress Every Hiring Manager

{Click here to read the original article on The Muse.}

Whether you’re in college and starting to think about your career path or considering a career change to a new field, you might be asking yourself, “What do I want to be?”

But a more important question to think about may be: “Am I marketable to a variety of positions?” Read more

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