Posts Categorized: Job Search Tips

Finding a Job is Your 2017 Goal – Now What?

It’s 2017, and like many other Americans, you made your New Year’s resolution as the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve. You decided that this year will be the year you find a new job. But, how do you accomplish this goal? According to research from the University of Scranton, 92% of New Year’s resolutions… Read More »

5 Signs You Should Not Accept a Job Offer

You’ve interviewed for a position and, on the surface, the job is a perfect match. But you have noticed a few red flags during the interview that cause you to hesitate about accepting a job offer. Are these issues important or not?  Let’s look at five warning signs that indicate it may be better to… Read More »

10 Interview Thank You Note Tips that May Land You the Job

You did it! You nailed your latest job interview and you are confident that the recruiter will be extending a job offer. You leave the company on an emotional high with a smile on your face. You think to yourself, “I have this job in the bag.” It is a great feeling to know that… Read More »

10 Applicant Tracking System Tips to Get Your Resume Into Human Hands

Have you responded to job posting after job posting with little or no success, leaving you with the feeling that your resume has been lost in a cyber Bermuda Triangle? If so, you’re not alone. A common applicant complaint is that they never get interviews or even responses after they submit their resumes to a… Read More »

What LeBron Teaches Us About Burning and Rebuilding Bridges

With the much anticipated 2014 NBA season under way, now is a good time to reflect on how LeBron James went from Cleveland’s hero to villain, and back to hero again. He burned a bridge with his employer, the Cavaliers, and his customers, the fans in Cleveland, who supported and loved him from his high… Read More »

Is an Objective Necessary on a Resume?

There was a time when putting an “objective” statement at the top of your resume was considered desirable, even forward thinking. However, objective statements too often discussed what the candidate wanted, and not what the candidate could offer the company. In the human resource world, that is a big no-no. Forbes has concluded that it… Read More »

How Old is Your Resume?

You’re preparing for a new job search and pull out your resume to add your most current experience.  You quickly realize it’s been several years since you’ve even looked at it.  Don’t make the mistake many job seekers do of thinking you can just dust off that old resume and land a new job.  Without… Read More »

3 Ways to Let Your Personality Through in a Job Interview

When you’re interviewing for a job you really want, you probably take care to dress conservatively, answer thoughtfully and focus all your attention on making a good impression. But if you are too cautious, you could end up making no impression at all. Adding a bit of your own flair can make you stand out… Read More »

4 Ways to Turn Your Temporary Job into a Career

Over the last four years, temporary employment has jumped more than 50 percent according the American Staffing Association. Many large firms, online shopping outlets, and other industries previously uninterested in temp workers are now taking advantage of the flexibility of contract employees.  In an environment where permanent, full time positions are hard to come by,… Read More »

How to Develop an Effective Leadership Style

In order to achieve success in the workplace, you need to be recognized as a leader among your coworkers.  Being a leader at work doesn’t necessarily mean being a boss.  It’s becoming a role model for your coworkers and being the person they go to when they need advice.  With the right attitude and a… Read More »