Job seekers are very familiar with the time commitment and stress of searching for a new job. When performing your job search, you can spend hours upon hours perfecting your resume and cover letter, applying for jobs, and waiting to hear feedback from recruiters. However, after you’ve applied for 10 or 15 jobs and haven’t heard from
Advice from a Former Recruiter As a former Technical Recruiter, the most common question I was asked was, “Can you look at my resume?” which was always followed by a series of apologies. It was an easy request; considering that in an average day, I deconstructed and revamped countless resumes. Unless a resume was truly in need of
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In order to grow and succeed, employers need to think outside the box – and that applies to hiring, too. You want employees that fit in with the culture of the company, but you don’t want a bunch of “yes” men and women who don’t deviate from the status quo.“Companies need someone from the outside who has done it
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For people who have been looking for entry level jobs for a while, there could come a time when you get exhausted with the process. However, the following post offers advice for improving your job search so you won’t experience burnout.
Many job seekers can agree it’s easy to get burned out from their job search. Although job sites are powerful tools for finding jobs and shouldn’t be ignored, job seekers need to be looking beyond the Internet for employment opportunities.If you’re a job seeker who is discouraged about finding employment
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In the following post, find out why you may struggling in career transition and what you can do about it.
If you are looking to make a complete career change, applying for jobs online and waiting for a response is rarely going to work. Why? In most cases, when a recruiter is evaluating an applicant for a position, they are comparing their prior education and work experience to the requirements of a job requisition. If they match
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In case you have never heard about challenged-based interviews, they may become a new trend in the application process. Learn more about how to prepare for these interviews in the following post.
If you’re heading to a job interview these days you better be up for the challenge. Literally. One of the hottest trends among employers is what’s being called “challenge-based interviewing.” A recent Forbes magazine article claimed that the challenge-based approach could “change the job application process on both sides
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Even though it might be tempting to apply for any job if you’re unemployed, the following post has seven reasons not to do so.
Finding a job is nothing short of challenging. Whether you’re currently working in a position you hate or have embarked on a seemingly endless job search, almost any opportunity is more enticing than your current situation.Jobs certainly aren’t a dime dozen in the current job climate, but this doesn’t mean you should apply to every position you come
Before you apply for a new job, there are some factors you should consider. The following post has tips that will help you find your ideal position.
Is your New Year’s resolution to find a new job? While the economy may be showing signs of stability, dipping your toe into the job market can still be a scary thought. To help this year’s job seekers improve the odds of finding a company that will be a good fit,
Do you wonder why you can’t seem to get a response from recruiters or employers after applying for a job? Learn some possible reasons in the following post.
It happens all too often: after carefully filling out the online application or emailing a resume, job seekers hear nothing but silence from hiring managers. With little to no feedback to work from, job seekers are often left wondering if they’re doing something wrong, or if this happens to every job candidate.
If you’re thinking about applying for a $100,000 government job, understanding executive core qualifications, or ECQs, may benefit your search. Learn more about these qualifications in the following post.
In the past 10+ years it did not matter what administration took and held political office because the government at the federal level at least just keeps growing. Government jobs, benefits, income and lifestyle under federal employment keeps getting bigger.
Regardless of where you stand politically, the government needs to transform and cutbacks will take place. Part of the “transformation” is supposed to occur through the hiring of “transformational leaders” in the government’s Senior Executive Service (SES). If the world of work in the federal government changes in 2013 it may not change as much as politicians of any stripe suggest or intend.