Job Search Tip of the Week #45 (2018)
Caressa Moy | November 5, 2018 | 9:00 am
Why You Never Want to Skip the Thank-You Note
It’s one of the great last impressions you can make!
- Properly formatting your résumé using this free IT résumé template and how-to,
- Showing hiring managers what they want to see on your résumé,
- Preparing yourself for these 3 digital recruitment trends that are changing the candidate selection and evaluation process,
- Cutting through the noise on social media, and
- Networking and collaborating online with hiring companies and other IT and technology professionals
…you got the interview and rocked it. Now, how do you make yourself memorable and continue to differentiate yourself from other candidates? Send a thank-you note.
A couple short sentences sent within the first 24 hours of your interview can really tip the hiring scales in your favor (or not). Keep reading below to learn more, then download these TEN thank-you note templates which you can customize to suit your needs. (Pro Tip: A good IT recruiter like Chase Technology Consultants can help you write and proofread thank-you notes. Just ask!)
Now get on with making that great last impression.
You’ve found the perfect company. You’ve aced the interview. Now all you can do is wait, right?
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Job Search Tip of the Week #32 (2017)
Caressa Moy | August 7, 2017 | 9:00 am
Get Noticed on Social Media
How to Leverage Social Media to Stand Out as a Potential Job Candidate
Social networking has become ubiquitous in all spheres of life: connecting with old friends, managing event calendars, and even helping you find your next job. With so many job seekers using social media to show off their skills, how can you differentiate yourself from the pack so that a potential employer will notice you?
According to one social media expert, sharing some sort of industry-relevant content with your network at least once a week makes it 10 times more likely that you’ll be contacted by a recruiter or hiring manager. Engage regularly on social media by
- posting questions on your profile or starting a discussion,
- answering a question or posting advice on others’ profiles,
- adding or responding to comments on an industry or company blog, and
- viewing and commenting on professional videos.
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