While unemployment for white collar workers still hovers at approximately 6%, many job seekers have been able to conduct productive searches that have yielded new and exciting roles. Some are even landing pay increases; but what about you? If you have been searching for a new opportunity for some time and are still coming up empty, it makes sense to review those things that are within your control and improve your job seeking methodology.
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In order to save money on travel expenses and associated interviewing costs, many companies are taking advantage of the virtual power of Skype. Skype allows HR personnel and hiring managers to “meet” you and see how you present yourself in relation to appearance and interpersonal communication skills.
Most candidates begin their job search online; but did you know that the majority of the jobs in the United States and other countries are never advertised online? In fact, it is estimated that 85% of all available jobs are filled before they ever reach the help wanted section. By learning the secrets to finding these potential opportunities, you can unlock a treasure trove of opportunities.
You know you should update your résumé regularly, but if you are like most busy executives, it is easy to get sidetracked. Next thing you know, your résumé revision is at the bottom of your to-do list. So what happens if you get a call unexpectedly from a recruiter who wants to see your résumé right away? If your résumé hasn’t been dusted off in a while, here are a three quick fixes to quickly give it that Pledge shine.
Some of the more recent layoff announcements include a frightening 35,000 postal workers at USPS and 30,000 frustrated banking employees at Bank of America. While this seems dismal, keep in mind that mass layoffs have been going on for a long time; and even in a good economy, there were pink slips a plenty. The difference is that now candidates must clamor for the available jobs and compete with their peers like never before.
Our workplace environment has become increasingly diverse with many corporations now operating on an international scale. As such, our need to better understand cultural diversity has risen. Executive level professionals cannot afford to be ignorant of the impact that one’s culture plays on how they interpret instructions and perform their duties.
How much do you want to earn? Would you like to make $700K per year with one month of paid vacation and full medical, dental, and vision benefits? I know a lot of people who would! Even though the economy is not a robust as it once was, there are many professionals who bring tremendous value to their employers; and they deserve to be well compensated for their skills and abilities.
When it comes to writing a résumé and cover letter, regardless of the different advice you will get from well-meaning friends, colleagues, and even professional résumé writers, the one truth that never varies is the importance of the hook.
With the high cost of tuition, students cannot afford to take lightly the decision surrounding choosing a major. While job seekers do not always develop a career based upon exactly what they study in school, the days when you could major in liberal arts and get a reasonable job straight out of college are over. The exorbitant cost of a bachelor’s degree, which often includes a fair amount of student debt, is forcing students to take a closer look at the monetary value their education will bring.
Unbelievably, the United States, known for its many workplace anti-discrimination laws, does not currently have a law banning discrimination against being unemployed. According to a report recently released by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), a Washington, DC advocacy group, they found nearly 150 job ads that openly discriminated against potential candidates, asking them not to apply unless they were currently employed.