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Social media is a wonderful for way for job seekers to set themselves apart from competitors. While most people use social media to converse with friends, family, and co-workers, it is important for job seekers to spend their time making connections that will lend themselves to future employment opportunities.
You finally scored that interview you’ve been hoping for, and everything goes well, until… oops! Something awful happens, and you feel like you‘ve wrecked your road to possible employment. First impressions are everything, and now recovering seems unfeasible. What now?
After spending time and effort searching, securing, and preparing for an interview, you may be tempted to relax after it’s over. However, there are a couple more things to be done. The first thing you should do after you leave an interview is send a thank you note to the person that interviewed you.
The line between average employees and great employees is easily identified by employers, but may not be as clear to the employees themselves. Continue reading to determine what you can do set yourself apart, and excel in the workplace.
Job fairs are excellent venues that allow you to network, market yourself, and possibly obtain employment. It can be difficult, however, to make lasting impressions when employers are meeting dozens of applicants at once. The following tips will help job seekers to stand out among the crowd!
What beats the feeling you get when graduating college? Not much, except knowing you have a job lined up! According to Thomas Luke Spreen, author of “Recent college graduates in the U.S. labor force: data from the Current Population Survey,” nearly 75% of recent college graduates were employed in October 2011. Internships, temporary assignments, and volunteer work will almost always guarantee a position post college! Keep reading to find out why these opportunities are so valuable!
Performance reviews provide an opportunity for employees to spend helpful one on one time with their managers or supervisors. Employees should maximize this time by being receptive to the advice and improvements suggested by their superior. While many performance reviews are positive, some are downright negative. Here are a couple of tips on recovering gracefully after a disappointing review.
We all strive for success, but there are no specific guidelines for reaching our goals. However, there are a few behaviors that successful people practice and research insists generate prosperity. CEOs Andrea Jung (Avon), Tim Cook (Apple), and Robert Iger (Disney) admit they begin the day early, workout, and make sure to have quiet time before beginning work. Make these 4 activities into habits to encourage your success.
The series “Common Interview Question” covers some of the most frequently asked questions by employers during an interview. Thoroughly preparing for an interview is one of the best ways to boost your confidence as a job seeker. One of employers’ favorite interview questions is, “Why should we hire you?”
Employers review plenty of resumes, and unless yours stands out, it will blend in with all of the other applications. Don’t underestimate the importance of your resume; it’s likely the first opportunity you have to represent yourself to an employer, and most likely the only chance in which you can reorganize and rework. To better your chances of scoring an interview, follow these tips for revising your resume.
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