Job Seekers

The job market may be recovering, but for the nearly 7 million people in the United States who are unemployed, that might be cold comfort. Even if you are working on your resume, reaching out to contacts, and going on interviews, it can be difficult to stay positive and optimistic. Part of the reason for feeling down if you are unemployed is a lack of control. Without a day-to-day routine of a place to go, a steady paycheck, a work identity, you can begin to feel that you are drifting along with no way to take action. But the truth is, there are a variety of things you can do when you're unemployed to maintain direction, and feel like you're growing professionally, even off the payroll. things to do if you are unemployed

Here are things to do right now if you are unemployed:

You’re out in the market, you’ve polished your resume, and you’re networking like crazy. But you want a little extra help, a second pair of eyes and ears on the lookout for your next opportunity. One solution is to work with a headhunter. Having a professional help you can reduce stress and expedite your job search. But how do you choose a headhunter? What do you need to know about them? And what will they ask of you? how to choose a headhunter

Here are tips on how to choose a headhunter:

You already have the basic interview must-dos down – on time (or a little early), neatly dressed, easy on the perfume or cologne, etc. But everyone knows that, right? So what interview tips can you follow to edge out the others and get the best chance possible of landing the job? Interview tips

Here are interview tips that go above and beyond:

Even the best job opportunities sometimes run their course, and new options become available. Perhaps something more interesting, with better pay, or offering more responsibility. And once you find it, you'll start counting down the days to leaving your job. Whatever the reason for moving on, you can’t get the next role without giving notice to your current employer and leaving your job. But if you depart the workplace without thoughtfulness and consideration, you could burn bridges and end relationships that prove useful in the future. leaving your job

There’s no reason for leaving your job on bad terms, if you consider the following:

Maybe you just graduated a few weeks ago and you’re out in the market looking for your first real job. Or perhaps you’re looking for a career change and ready to try something total new. But either way, you’re probably facing a major challenge for job seekers – trying to get a job without experience. Whether you’re a lawyer-turned-pastry chef or just framing your degree, how to get a job without experience

Here are 5 Ways to Get a Job Without Experience:

One challenge for job seekers, especially young ones, is lacking the experience that employers want. It’s a common frustration of a circular problem: without the experience I can’t get a job, without the job I can’t get experience. One solution is to find pro bono or volunteer work that also builds skills you can add to your resume. volunteer work

Here are some volunteer work ideas that can boost your experience:

When you’re looking for a new job, it’s natural to focus on the early steps – fixing your resume, signing up with staffing agencies, searching for job opportunities on career websites. And that is where you should start. But once you’ve gotten interest from potential employers, impressed them with your interview skills and started talking salary . . . don’t forget a crucial step, which is when they ask to contact people who can vouch for you. To get great references means you need to do your homework, have strong relationships and be organized. get great references

Here are tips to help you get great references:

We get it. You’re trying to find a new job, you’re on LinkedIn, you’re tapping your networks, and you’re rewriting your resumes. Lots of balls in the air, and you’re only one person. But if getting hired is a priority, we want to point you away from some of the worst resume mistakes that could keep you out of the running. worst resume mistakes

Here are some of the worst resume mistakes to watch out for:

The Internet. Smart phones. Text messages. Email. We have so many ways to communicate, get information, be organized – but sometimes this just feels overwhelming, not streamlined. If you find yourself longing for the days of a rotary phone and carbon copies – don’t despair. You may just need to find a way to organize your day for better time management at work. better time management

We suggest these tips for better time management and a more efficient workday: