Job Seekers

With the increase in jobs that can be done remotely, so much work happening mostly online, it is not surprising that the interview process is not happening at the office. Gone are the days of not being able to land a job because you can’t go for an interview, or because the job is in a different city, a different country, or in a different time zone. Enter the video interview: where you open up a whole new field of job opportunities – but only if you nail the interview. video interview

When you are launching into a job hunt, it can seem overwhelming, time-consuming and realistically, a little demoralizing when you are left to read all the “thanks, but no thanks,” emails from prospective employers in your inbox. Starting with a good resume and cover letter, however, is one of the best ways to maximize your success on the hunt.  And sourcing strong job references is an important part of that process. job references

If there is one thing you have likely heard over and over again when it comes to applying for a job, it is the importance in creating a strong cover letter. The cover letter is the first impression a potential employer will have of you and your skills, and those impressions count. Let’s dive into how you can craft the perfect cover letter and land the job you’ve been waiting for: cover letter

Job seekers used to worry their social media profiles could keep them from landing their dream job. And for good reason. After all, photos of keg stands don’t exactly scream, “future executive.” Shying away from social media, however, is not the answer. With recent surveys showing that 92% of companies and recruiters use social media to find job applicants, today’s savvy job seekers leverage social media to their job hunting advantage. Here are three ways you can do the same. social media

The right recruiter can be your greatest ally in the job hunting process. They can lead you towards postings you might not have discovered on your own, help negotiate important job details with a prospective new employer, show resources for brushing up on some key skills, help with interview preparations, and even motivate you when you’re feeling hopeless. In other words, a recruiter can be a life-line for a job seeker. When it comes to working with a recruiter, however, it’s important to note that they’re not all created equal. Like any professional you work with, some are more qualified than others, and some are simply a better fit for you. If you think that working with a recruiter to find your next job is the right move for you, pay attention to these characteristics to look for to help you find someone who is a perfect partner for you. recruiter

Looking for work and coming up empty handed takes a major toll on the ego and it’s easy to let low self-esteem and a slow job market bring your down. It doesn’t take long to fall into a slump, leaving you wondering if you’ll ever find work again. When you’re feeling sorry for yourself because you’re between jobs, try these techniques to stay positive and focused on finding the next great opportunity: unemployment

Even if you’re not actively seeking work, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. You never know when an opportunity will come your way and you want to be ready when it does. This could mean anything from an offer to work at a new company or a promotion within your own organization. When these openings come your way, you want to be ready to take action and being prepared in advance means you can act fast to get your name in the ring. Here are the top five career tools to have ready for action: career tools

For a long time, no one considered the idea of employees working from home. For one, jobs were more likely to be physical, such as in factories or agriculture, where it was impossible to not be on site. Even those jobs that were not physical jobs were still too hard to do from home, because for years lack of technology made it too difficult to engage with colleagues and clients. But in the digital era, a vast range of solutions is available for the 43% of Americans who work from home (at least part of the time). Should you join them? working from home

Working from home could be great – if you keep in mind the following:

Maybe you always considered yourself the “straight job” type – working for a traditional company with a regular job. Whether you really believe in a company’s mission or products, or just want subsidized private health care, there are lots of reasons to be a so-called “normal” employee. But for some, being a freelancer is a great opportunity for those who want to have more autonomy, get bored easily, or just want to keep their options open. be a freelancer

Reasons why you might want to be a freelancer: