Are you finding it hard to come up with relevant examples when asked questions during an interview because you don't have enough work experience? As a recent graduate or someone newly entering the work force, this can sometimes be one of the most challenging and intimidating parts of an interview. What if they ask, "tell me about a time when ..." … [Read more...]
Make your Career Change Decision About You – Part 1
Do you find it's getting harder and harder to get motivated to go to work? If you are, then it may be time to think about a career change. But when you start thinking about what you are going to do, you need to make your career change decision about you. You need to remember the tangible issues that are going to make you happy, such … [Read more...]
What is the Most Effective Resume Format?
What is the accepted format to ensure you create an effective resume? There are so many samples out there, it's hard to know which is the correct resume format. Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding how to display the information included in your resume, to ensure it gets the right amount of attention. Make the document easy to … [Read more...]
Should I ask Questions at a Job Interview?
One of the most frequently asked questions I get when from a client who is preparing for an interview is, “Should I ask questions at a job interview?” The Interviewers usually will explain the format of the interview before it begins, i.e. it’s a situational type interview, it’s very casual, etc. Often times, they will invite you to ask … [Read more...]
Is It Too Late To Start a New Career?
Are you looking at a career change later in life? There is no doubt that everyone, from time to time, questions whether or not they are in the right job. Is it rewarding enough? Are you using your natural skills and abilities? Changing careers after ten or more years can be a very daunting experience. But, for the right motivation, it can also … [Read more...]
Do you have these highly sought after character traits on your resume?
What character traits are hiring managers seeking when they are looking for their next employee? Do you possess the traits that are important? Check out these resume tips and see if you meet the mark: Ambition: Do you have personal goals and are you motivated to reach them? Do you have a plan that will help you realize these goals? Do you … [Read more...]
Submitted a resume but haven’t heard back?
So, you’ve done your research, found a job for which you are interested and have submitted a resume for consideration. Then you wait. And you wait. And you wait. But you don’t hear anything back from the company. Why is that? Well, there are several reasons why you might not hear back after sending in your resume. Consider these … [Read more...]
How to Best Highlight Your Accomplishments during an Interview
Today’s hiring managers are looking for more than just transferable skills. They want to know about the duties you performed at your previous jobs, but they are also interested in hearing about your accomplishments. You need to ensure that you are prepared to discuss these successes during an interview. But try and make them relevant to the … [Read more...]
Social Media: A help or hindrance in the job market
Searching for a job in today’s market is significantly different then it was 20 years ago, or even 10 years ago. Job opportunities are easily searched using the internet, through job sites and professional social media sites. These avenues make searching for your next job very easy and quick. However, there can be a downside to having such … [Read more...]
Moving Forward in the New Year
Well, we have entered a new year. January is typically the month when we look at all the ways we can change and improve. We make New Year’s resolutions in an attempt to start fresh. Beginning a new year motivates us to create other “new” events in our life – relationships, hobbies, volunteer activities and even careers. It makes us stop and … [Read more...]
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