Become the Flawless Fit on the First In-Person Interview
by Dr. Arlene Barro - Apr, 2011
In an employer's marketplace you must be the Flawless Fit to capture the position you want. If you are a consultant, capturing the clients you're pursuing is challenging. Potential clients must see you as the flawless fit. The question is what to do to become the flawless fit in either situation. Here are three actions you can take to help you become the flawless fit: 1. A couple of days before an in-person interview, stan...
Celebrating Kindness Day – How to help a job seeker
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2011
Today, my colleague Phyllis Mufson invited me to participate in “Kindness Day.” Via her blog, she suggests perpetrating kindness via Twitter by doing and tweeting acts of kindness, using the hashtag (search tag) #Kindness. Writing about job search and interacting regularly with job seekers, I thought it made sense to also contribute a brief blog with tips about how to be kind to job seekers. It’s very easy to make half-hear...
Spring Graduates – Polish Your Resume NOW And Avoid The Panic!
by Cathy Eng - Apr, 2011
Whether you’ve gone back to school for your Master’s degree or you’re finishing up your undergrad, now is THE time to get your resume ready to start networking and marketing with potential employers. Don't assume that by listing your degree and school, you are finished - far from it! You are selling yourself and your education short by not utilizing essential job skills you earned during your time in school. Besides, preparin...
FAQ - GetHired!™ - Resumes & Cover Letters
by GetHired!™ - Apr, 2011
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - RESUMES & COVER LETTERS Q: How do you tactfully answer the questions if you were fired/let go from a job? You’ll want to put some good thought into this ahead of time. Every situation is different, but you don’t want to disparage a former employer regardless of how you may feel about the situation. Try to differentiate between how the job that wasn’t...
Tips for times of transition: Part 2 – Career marketing strategies for job seekers
by Dawn Bugni - Apr, 2011
Career marketing strategies for job seekers 6. Set up a LinkedIn account. Fill out the profile completely including a professional picture of you. A friend or family member can take the picture, but be sure you look like you’re ready for business. LinkedIn is not Facebook. Approach each venue appropriately. When you invite someone, customize the invitation. And if invited, take a moment to send back a quick note to your conne...
GetHired!™ Guide Chapter 0 - Introduction
by GetHired!™ - Apr, 2011
GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR JOB SEARCH A job search is a major undertaking and something that you’ll need to be prepared to tackle. It’s a personal process, one that requires hard work, introspection, and patience. At first blush, it may seem overwhelming, but some planning and direction setting at the front end it will help you overcome the challenges you encounter. Our GetHired!™ program lays out the...
FAQ - GetHired!™ - Networking & Job Fairs
by GetHired!™ - Mar, 2011
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - NETWORKING & JOB FAIRS Q: I just moved across the country and I don’t know anyone here. How can I get started networking? Networking in a new city can be intimidating, but building your network is essential. Start online by researching groups that may be of interest to you or beneficial for your job search. If you’re an accountant, investigate events...
Should Your Resume Have a QR Code?
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2011
I posed this question on Twitter recently and received mixed responses from job seekers, recruiters and others. Some people said they’re already seeing QR codes on resumes (one person mentioned seeing them on professional conference badges as well), other people think the trend is too aggressive and won’t catch on and still other people replied, “Um, what’s a QR code?” Before we go on, let’s answer that last question first....
Why You Don't Have to Be an
by Marcia Robinson - Mar, 2011
After a dozen years of working with new college graduates to launch careers, I know that college graduates don't have to be "A" students to get a job after graduation. One graduating senior told me years ago that since he knew employers hired "A" students for jobs first, his strategy was to hang back until after the "A" students got their jobs after graduation. Surprisingly, many graduating seniors think this way. College...
FAQ - GetHired!™ - Job Search Strategies
by GetHired!™ - Mar, 2011
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - JOB SEARCH Q: Should I upload my resume in a database? How do I do it? Uploading your resume in a resume database may suit some job seekers and may not suit others. On our web sites, you can select three settings when you upload your resume – private, available to direct employers, or available to all employers. For many job seekers, setting as public will get them the...
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