Everyone makes mistakes, but one of the worst times to do so is when you’re applying for a job. Despite your best efforts, there are some mistakes you simply can’t recover from, such as submitting a resume and cover letter addressed to the wrong employer or hiring manager, but other errors do not necessarily spell
According to a recent report from Adecco, a leading staffing firm, temporary jobs have increased for six straight months and the continuing rise in temporary employment provides a good indicator that an improvement to the jobs crisis will come. Temporary hiring happens first, as employers remain cautious in a volatile market. But as temporary and contract jobs increase, more and
One of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of resume sending is the cover letter (or these days, the e-mail). The cover letter is your chance to make your first impression. A properly written letter should grab the employer’s attention and help set the stage for a personal interview.
My partner and I are career coaches, and we founded company after running recruiting efforts at 4 Fortune 500 companies, so we know exactly what employers want since we’ve hired thousands of individuals. In fact, we’ve identified these 6 steps to the job search that work for anyone who works them. So, in honor of
Keep it concise. Employers have lots to do, so don’t make the mistake of asking them to read through an unnecessarily long resume. A long, wordy resume will put off someone who is already short on time. Resumes should be one page, if possible, and two if absolutely necessary to describe relevant work experience. A
Contrary to popular belief, looking for a job during the holiday season is one of the best times you can search. Many employers are ramping up their hiring needs for the new year and are actively seeking talent. With that said, what does that mean for you when searching for a job this holiday season?
While the recession has been tough on U.S. workers in a variety of ways, it hasn’t damaged relationships in the workplace.
The testy economy has forced many Americans to rethink their notions of work and careers. Many are happy just to have a steady job. Still others have had to take jobs outside of their chosen professions or add part-time jobs to supplement their income. There are solid choices for part-time jobs with good pay for
Even in a turbulent economy there’s hope for sustained employment in careers that stand the test of time. The downturn means an opportunity for those who want to return to school to increase their skills and earning power — or for those who are training for their first job.
Getting laid off is an embarrassing experience — and not a particularly fun one to relive again and again during interviews. But the way you handle the topic can make or break an opportunity to restart your career and leave the past behind.
You probably work with at least one person who simply gets on your nerves. Although you hate to admit it, interacting with him or her is a struggle, and the person’s actions set you on edge. You dread collaborating with this colleague–and doing so negatively affects your mood and productivity.
Accomplished professionals often don’t consider the federal government as a prospective employer. But they should–half of federal hires in the past several months have been at starting salaries over $100,000, says Seattle career coach Robin Ryan. And by some estimates, the government needs to hire more than 270,000 people just to keep “mission-critical” functions up
Many job seekers are tempted to slow down the search (or pause it altogether) during the winter holiday season. But career experts say that, if you’re looking for a new job, taking a break during the holidays is a mistake–because hiring doesn’t stop.
Whether you’re a recent graduate who recently accepted your first “real” job or a seasoned professional, walking into a new workplace for the first time can be very stressful. Keeping track of new people, processes, policies, and priorities is taxing.
I. Background – Where We Were Universal need for information, growing demands and expectations for automated access As a public sector entity, the Louisiana Department of Civil Service faces the familiar challenge of efficiently providing access to information to those that we serve. Since we are the central human resources department for the state, our