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.
Some of the best job openings aren’t posted. Learning about them—and better yet, getting your foot in the door for an interview—often depends on whom you know.
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.