Get hints, tips and practical advice on searching for a new job. Our Bright Hub guides lead you through preparing a resume from scratch as well as updating an old resume. Learn the best places to find jobs, whether through online sources and websites, print, or networking. We also offer guides on how to research a company you’d like to work for and make cold calls or send in letters of inquiry. Ok, so you’ve finally landed an interview! We also provide articles and tips on prepping for interviews, including what you should wear, rehearsing answers to common interview questions and sending follow-up thank you notes. After landing a job don’t be afraid to negotiate the job offer, salary and benefits – Bright Hub shows you how with expert tips. All this and more including responding to head hunters, how to turn down a job, how to find a better job and other job hunting secrets!
Whether it’s your first interview, or your fifth, everyone can use a few pointers to set them up for success. After interviewing dozens of candidates for a variety of positions, here are four tips I can give you to impress your interviewees.
Treat LinkedIn as more than just a public CV. By revamping your profile, you will change both the way people view you on LinkedIn and the way the LinkedIn community interacts with you! These simple steps will revolutionize the way you view LinkedIn and really show you how revolutionary it is.
Landing the first job out of school can be frustrating—companies seem to want someone with experience, but how do you gain experience without a job? Why does it feel like a catch-22 situation? Here are some pointers to help you feel less helpless in today’s challenging job market.
Think it’s not important to put down trustworthy references on your job application? Think again. Potential employers often rely heavily on references, and if they aren’t satisfied with the ones you listed, they may do some hunting of their own.
You’re job hunting and you finally see an organization you would love to work for, however, they have no open positions officially listed. How do you go about approaching them to see whether they have any openings? Use a letter of interest. Here are some example,
You’re sick and tired of the job that you’re in. It feels like the days just drag on and on and on. As a solution you have applied for a new position, got an interview, had your references checked and now you have an offer in your hot little hands. What now?
Lately I’ve been wondering how long the traditional resume will be around for. In a world where everything is changing at such a fast pace, the current way the resume stands, seems slightly outdated. What will the resumes of the future look like?
Yes, there aren’t as many positions out there at the moment as we’re coming closer and closer to Christmas and the silly season. That doesn’t mean though that it’s prime time to take a holiday on the job-hunt-front!
If you’re a savvy professional, you can’t afford to not pay attention to LinkedIn. Not only does it put the world of interesting career information and executive feeds at your fingertips, but your profile can get you opportunities that otherwise would not be available to you.
Do you possess what HR experts call the double-whammy? Are you over 40 and considered overqualified for today’s job market? Age should not be a factor when recruiters are looking to hire but if often is and if you’re overqualified, you have twice the chance you won’t be picked for the job.
When it’s time for you to face a job search after losing your primo job what happens if you feel overqualified for every job you find? There are ways around your extra-expertise and here, we’ll offer a great cover letter with tips and advice to help you get the interviews you want.
Some people do very good things when they’re putting their resumes together. Other people make mistakes that are just bad, and sometimes we do things that are downright ugly! If you want to dazzle people like the Man With No Name, then get out your word processor and fire off an effective resume.
Having a job interview over the Skype is very different from chatting with your uncle who lives in Australia. Having worked on three continents in as many years, I’ve had my share of Skype interviews and along the way I’ve put together this short list of ways to ace a Skype interview.
Are you having trouble finding a job? If so, following are ten ways not to get hired – it might be the case that you’re making one of these mistakes. How many of these things are you guilty of? Learn what you should never do in your job search and how to put your best foot forward instead.
A recruiter forms an opinion of a job seeker before the question and answer session even begins. Is it possible to lose the position within the first minute of walking into the interview room? Yes! At the same time, you can take steps to make an excellent first impression at your job interview.
Ever want to know how other people find jobs that you cannot find? A lot of hiring managers, job recruiters and decision makers are turning to Twitter and other social media sites to find employees. There are many great resources on Twitter that a job seeker can use when looking for employment.
Preparing for a job interview involves learning about the company to find out its history, market share and strategic goals. Learn how to develop the skills necessary to converse effectively with an interviewer to convey your experience. Take this quiz to see if you have what it takes.
Bad resume objectives are typically vague, inaccurate and meaningless. On the contrary, a concise resume objective demonstrates the value that you can add to the company, making it stand out from the crowd.
Get focused on finding the best career to maximize your potential. This guide takes the effort out of the job search process and frees up your energy for more important things such as scheduling interviews and reviewing job offers. Here’s how to impress the recruiter and get the job of your dreams.