JOB SEEKERS TOOL KIT

Job Versus Career

 
Are you looking for a job or career?  How can you tell the difference? At lot depends on where you are in life.
While the terms “job” and “career” are often used to mean the same thing, they really are conceptually quite different.

What’s the difference?  Read more

 

Full time Job Hunting

Job hunting is hard work.  There's a temptation for job seekers to email a few resumes and apply to a few jobs each week and call it good.  
 
There's a lot more to job searching now. - Read More

Planning your Job Search

You wouldn't build a house without a blue print.  You can't build a productive career without a job search game plan. - Read More

 


Should You Apply to all the Jobs You Come Across?

Are you in need of a job? If you are, you will likely start examining all of the open jobs in your around your area, possibly even right away. When doing so, you may be surprised with what you see. Depending on where you reside, you may have hundreds or even thousands of job listings to sort through. While doing so, there are many individuals who make the decision to apply to as many jobs as they possibly can, but should you do the same?  Read more

Elevator Speech

Every job seeker should have an "Elevator Speech" ready to go at a moments notice. What's an "Elevator Speech?"  It's you in thirty seconds. - Read More

How Long Should Your Resume Be?

Your resume is not an autobiography; it’s a career marketing tool. Make sure you keep your resume concise and targeted on your key selling points. Let go of past experiences that don't market you for your current goal no matter how good you think it looks. Every word in the resume should sell your credentials and value to a potential employer.  READ MORE

Gaps in Employment

Employers are looking more closely at work histories.  Gaps in work history can be very problematic red flags for employers.  At the interview, it's far too late to deal with this problem.  Workout your explanation well in advance so it comes out smoothly.  Read More:


References

References!  Make the best of them by following these 12 quick tips.  -  Read More
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Ask the interviewer questions

You can set yourself apart from the typical passive job seeker during an interview by asking the interviewer good, meaningful questions.  Read More

Don't Make Assumptions

Don't make assumptions during your job interview.  It's dangerous and could be damaging to both your chances of being hired and being successful after you are hired. You want to be viewed as someone who understands what is necessary and can deliver the expected results - more than just in the interview room.  Making assumptions leads to misunderstandings and confusion.  Read More.