As if job searching wasn’t challenging enough, having to make a case that you’re still relevant and applicable when you’ve been out of work for some time can come across as an even greater challenge. Learn to effectively apply SAR statements (Situation-Action-Result statements) in resume-writing and in communication with prospective employers for greater impact!
If you find yourself in need of a new job, you’ll be in for a whole new ball game when it comes job searching. No longer can you simply rely on sending out a copy of your resume via email or through the job boards. Many of today’s employers are relying heavily on social media…Details
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Here is a compilation of the most common things I see regularly that hurt your job search.
It’s easy to conclude that taking a lower-level position means putting the brakes on the career track or even taking a step back, but in fact, there can be a lot to gain in such a decision. Sometimes you have to take a step back in order to take a step forward in your career.
Doing well in a job interview is the result of many things, ranging from the first impressions you make with your physical appearance (body language) to how well you communicate and respond to questions. There are the predictable questions, such as “What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses?” and then there are the offbeat questions that may…Details
Going from finding a job opening, applying, interviewing, to the job offer can be a lengthy process. For some with the right resume, they get through the first few steps with ease, but when it comes to the job interview, things often come to a halt. The challenge many jobseekers face is presenting themselves in-person…Details
Today, there’s no avoiding communication over email. We use in instances to apply for a job – submitting the cover letter and resume, to respond to employers, and to submit a follow-up thank-you note post-interview. Unfortunately, poor use of email communication results in employer’s being less than impressed with the jobseeker or the jobseeker not…Details
“What can you do for me?” – That is the question every employer is asking when they are skimming through your resume. Value is seen when what you have to offer matches with what the employer needs. Your value proposition can come through in several ways on the resume:Details
For those who haven’t been actively job searching for a while, it may come as a surprise that more employers are asking for an initial interview over Skype instead of an in-person interview. It’s simply a more efficient process for employers to nail down the best-fitting candidates to come in for the in-person interview. While…Details
Many times new clients coming to me say, “I don’t understand why the employer isn’t responding back to me on my resume when it’s clear I make a perfect candidate for the job.” More often than not, the likely reason is because they didn’t do enough to demonstrate that they are good at the job…Details