General Job Search Advice

4 05, 2021

What is a Phone Screen?

2021-05-04T14:42:08-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So what exactly happens after you submit your application materials to a job? How long until you hear back? When will you know if you’re chosen for an interview? Well in many recruitment processes, employers narrow down the applicant pool before scheduling interviews by conducting phone screens. Not to be confused with a phone interview, phone screens occur after employers and hiring managers have reviewed resumes and cover letters. Typically, those who appear to be qualified for the position will be phone screened and potentially invited to schedule an interview later on. So while it’s not a guaranteed interview, it’s [...]

29 04, 2021

Writing a Letter of Interest 

2021-04-29T08:44:54-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency, Networking, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You’ve been eyeing a particular company for quite some time with great interest and would give just about anything to work there. But, they have no positions open for application. Where do you go from here?  Sure, you could wait until they do have a job opening, and apply with one hundred other people. Or, you can be proactive and reach out to the company on your own with a letter of interest.   […]

15 04, 2021

Answering: Do You Have Any Questions For Me?

2021-04-15T08:44:18-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Post job interview- you may be asked, “Do you have any questions for me?” and if so, you should always try to reply with a “yes”. This gives you a chance to address any questions you may have regarding the position, the company, etc. You should be prepared and your questions should be relevant and intentional. Here are some examples of questions you can ask following the initial interview. […]

6 04, 2021

Spring Clean Your Job Search

2021-04-06T10:05:22-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To, Motivation, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Spring has officially sprung. Crazy, I know. After such a long year, it's hard to believe that it's April again. With warmer weather and the blooming of flowers comes more motivation to clean up and get organized. If your one of those many people getting started on spring cleaning, take it one step further and spring clean your job search. Whether you've lost track due to submitting so many applications, put it on hold due to a loss of hope, or simply need to rejuvenate your job search, now is a perfect time. Here are some tips to help get you started [...]

23 03, 2021

Asking about Opportunities for Growth

2021-03-23T08:43:00-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To, Job Efficiency, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’ve already discussed that interviews are a two-way street. The interviewer is NOT the only one who should ask questions as you need to ensure that the company is a good fit for you as well. A huge part in determining whether or not to pursue or accept a job offer is the growth potential! As a professional, you deserve to be invested in. Your skills, time, and work ethic are of value. And you want to make sure that the company recognizes that. There are three types of growth opportunities that should be considered when interviewing for a position. [...]

18 03, 2021

Background Checks: All You Need to Know

2021-03-18T09:01:20-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, How To, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Background checks are a standard part of the hiring process for many companies. It’s not uncommon for employers to want to verify the claims an applicant has made on their resume or in their interview. Performing background checks also prevents the employer from being held responsible in the case that an employee is involved in serious misconduct, illegal activity, or another issue that could potentially bring about a negligent hiring lawsuit for the company. […]

11 03, 2021

Discussing Weaknesses in an Interview  

2021-03-11T09:44:30-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The whole goal of Interviews is to identify a candidate’s fitness for a specific job, so a discussion about strengths and weaknesses is pretty standard. Talking about strengths is one thing because it’s just a chance to shine, but what about the curveball, weaknesses? Many interviewees struggle to discuss this since they don’t want to seem incapable of the job.   […]

25 02, 2021

Entry Level Jobs When You Have No Experience

2021-02-25T08:47:19-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Job Efficiency, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Unfortunately, in today’s job market employers want to pay the entry-level salary to someone far above the entry-level. This can be noticed from the way that many entry-level positions state previous work experience in the requirements section. Many wonder though, “How could I have experience if I am entry-level?”. This is a fair question and valid assumption that entry-level workers typically do not have experience. However that doesn’t change the fact that you have to get over the hurdle of entry-level jobs, so we’ve got some tips to share. […]

23 02, 2021

Organizing your Job Search 

2021-02-23T08:47:27-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Pursuing a job hunt can be a long, tedious process. In today’s job market, many applicants who search for jobs submit their resumes to a handful of companies at a time. This can become confusing or hard to keep track of but staying organized throughout the process Is sure to make things go smoother.   Organizing your job search can help prevent you from missing a deadline to submit application materials, confusing interview times, forgetting to follow-up, or missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime!  Managing the job search is equally as important as locating and applying to opportunities so [...]

16 02, 2021

4 of the Best Resume Builders 

2021-02-16T10:31:59-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, General News, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Creating a strong resume from the ground up can be a difficult task. Since a resume is the employers’ first impression of a candidate, it’s important to make it stand out. Even the most qualified candidates still need to show off their skills and experience with a stellar resume. Not sure how to start crafting the perfect one? Resume builders can help!    There are all different types of resume builders meant to take the stress out of the process. Some focus more on the design and customization of templates while others are less customizable but convey the information in both [...]

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