Job Search Tip of the Week #5 (2017)
Caressa Moy | January 30, 2017 | 9:00 am
How to Conduct Thorough Research
Part II: Back to the Basics
Last week, we discussed how adding social media to your research routine gives you an advantage over other applicants and interviewees by giving you insight into the company’s employees, growth, and place in its industry.
Admittedly, thoroughly investigating a company’s social presence takes some time. So what do you do if an interview opportunity unexpectedly arises? This “Back to the Basics” crash course will show you how to find the information you need (in an hour or less!) to be more than sufficiently prepared for a first-round interview and emerge as a stand-out candidate.
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Job Search Tip of the Week #3 (2017)
Caressa Moy | January 16, 2017 | 9:00 am
10 Mobile Apps That’ll Help You Reach Your Career Goals in 2017
Set your sights on a New Career in the New Year?
It’s only been two weeks we kicked off the New Year, and already nearly a third of all resolutions made are DOA. And not to sound like a Negative Nancy, but for the rest of them it’s all downhill from here. By the end of the June, over half of all New Year’s resolutions will have been dropped.
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to “get organized.” Ironically, disorganization contributes greatly to their dismal success rate: Many people’s resolutions lack direction, culminating in a mismanagement of time and resources. To put it simply, we have difficulty holding ourselves accountable to achieving ambiguous goals.
So whether you’re looking to move your career in a better direction or striving to achieve some other resolution, it’s time to work SMARTer and get appy!
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Job Search Tip of the Week #1 (2017)
Caressa Moy | January 2, 2017 | 9:00 am
Preparing for Your New Year, New Career
Part I: How to Write an Effective Technical Résumé
The New Year inspires many working professionals to reevaluate their employment situations. Unfortunately, those who decide to seek new opportunities often stop searching before they even begin because they become frustrated with the first step of revising their résumé.
A good place to start is by learning what internal corporate recruiters and human resource professionals – the gatekeepers of the hiring organization – do during the résumé review process. Why do they choose to follow up on certain résumés and not others? Some researchers inspired by this question utilized eye-tracking technology to record where and for how long recruiters looked when they reviewed résumés and online profiles. The results of this recruiter behavioral analysis offer insight into ways job seekers can optimize their résumés.
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