I read a book a while back called If It’s Going To, Be It’s Up to Me by Robert H. Schuller. A self-help book, the gist is that we all have abilities and talents – but most of this potential goes underutilized, or completely un-used. According to the author, we can’t rely on others to […]
Been laid off or let go in the last several years? It’s inevitable you may have gaps in work experience in your resume. Unfortunately, this can make your job search more difficult, as employers are often wary of hiring candidates with gaps for one reason or another.
So what can you do about gaps in your […]
On the job search, it can be difficult to determine good job opportunities from the bad ones–especially when limited information is available.
So how can you recognize a good job offer or job posting from a bad one? Here’s what several experts had to say:
1. Direct Contacts Matter
I like it when I see there’s an actual […]
You’ve sent dozens – maybe hundreds – of resumes. But you’re not getting called by recruiters. And even worse – when you do get called, you’re not getting hired. What’s wrong with these recruiters?!
Don’t get discouraged. As they say, “It’s not you. It’s them”.
It’s probably you. And if all you’ve done is send resumes […]
Searching for a new job — even with the multitude of tools and resources available — can be almost immediately overwhelming. So it’s no surprise a large amount of job seekers experience job search burnout at one point or another.
Want to get back on track to new employment? Here are some ways to avoid burnout […]
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Most job seekers know to update their resume when it’s time to look for a new job. But what about your social media footprint? One of the first places recruiters look for talent in the social sphere is the professional networking site LinkedIn.
You might have […]
By now, you know recruiters and hiring managers are checking you out on social media.
However, most job seekers seem to think we’re only looking for keg-stand pics or some other arbitrary reason not to hire you; bad-mouthing your old boss, for example.
And they would be wrong.
When recruiters – some of whom have these social media […]
Although the unemployment numbers for older job seekers have started to improve, many folks are still struggling to land a new job this year.
How can older job candidates improve their chances of employment in 2013? Check out these five tips:
Don’t Get Another Job, Run Your Own Business
If you are near retirement, you may be afraid […]