7 Job Search Mythbusters - Revealed
Mythbuster #1: I don’t need social media. That’s just for fun – cat videos and kid photos.
What are your burning job search questions? Learning how to perform an effective job search is a lifelong art and science. Never stop learning.
As a job seeker, you’re often responding to a lot of questions. “What was your last position?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” And the dreaded, “Why should I hire you?” But there’s one tool you have as a job seeker that turns this structure on its head: the...read more
I have seen many job seekers lose their way when it comes to resumes. Their determined efforts to craft compelling content get swallowed up by the quest for perfection, a dubious goal for such a subjective process. While everyone will have an opinion on your resume,...read more
Mythbuster #1: I don’t need social media. That’s just for fun – cat videos and kid photos. Get online and show what you know. Update your LinkedIn profile and go further by publishing an article. Follow your target companies on Twitter and learn what’s important to...read more
The job market is booming again, with 257,000 jobs added to the U.S economy in January 2015. And it’s not all millennials getting hired—in fact, unemployment among adults age 45-55 dropped from 5% to 4.1% in January. Studies show that baby boomers now hold an average...read more
You’ve had the experience of dating in your life, right? Did you enjoy it: the mystery of getting to know a stranger, the thrill of the chase, the risk of rejection, or the challenge of making the right decisions? Dating is fun for some; job-hunting, not so much. It...read more
Quick – you’re asked to speak for 30 seconds on what you do. The listener is a stranger, and the meeting could lead to a serendipitous outcome – perhaps an important new connection, assignment or chance to learn. Are you ready? Can you clearly and concisely talk about...read more
HOLIDAY PARTIES For people looking for work, casual, social gatherings might be a welcome break from the daily grind, or a source of turmoil and fear. It helps to remember that well-meaning family members or friends are not trying to make you anxious by asking about...read more
The end of the year can be a difficult time for everyone. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be sharing some insight on how we advise JVS job seekers to navigate the season. STAYING PRODUCTIVE while job searching over the holidays Have a game plan Planning is the key....read more