If you’re one of the thousands of new graduates who have claimed their diplomas and set their sights on life after college this spring, job hunting is more than likely at the top of your priority list. As you polish your resume and take those first halting steps toward creating a LinkedIn profile, you probably […]
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The Pain-Free Way to Keep Your Resume Updated and Ready for Anything The logic behind updating your resume is a bit of a riddle. Unless you’re actively sending out applications, you’ll put off revising it until tomorrow. But all too often, great opportunities appear unexpectedly, and you’ll wish you’d edited it yesterday. That’s because you […]
4 Moves That Separate Successful Job Hunters From People Who Apply With No Luck There’s almost never a simple formula when it comes to which candidate goes the distance in a job search, and which one struggles for weeks or months (or even years) to find that perfect connection. So many things factor into the […]
You Have 6 Seconds to Grab a Recruiter’s Attention—Here’s How to Do It With the huge number of applications a job opening usually gets, it’s frustrating—but not much of a surprise—that most recruiters spend six seconds looking at your resume. So, what’s a job seeker to do? Stop putting effort into perfecting your resume bullet […]
As a hiring manager, I was part of a collaborative interview process that usually involved a variety of team members. When we evaluated candidates after a round of interviews, the main question we asked was, “Do they really want this job?” What was interesting, but maybe not that surprising, was that how well a candidate […]
We are trained from a young age that right after we graduate high school or college, we need to find a job. We frantically throw together a resume and start applying to any company that lets us upload our profile, impatiently waiting for anyone to give us an offer. This mind-set tends to continue on […]