Why should you write a cover letter? Especially when you are completing an online application, a cover letter can seem like just one more task. But the cover letter offers an important extra chance to tell an HR person or recruiter more about both your qualifications and interest in the position. ResumeLab – an online… Read more »
Posts Tagged: job hunting
Top 3 Job Search Resources Chosen by You
We are sharing the top 3 job search resources from this past year that you chose and read the most. Practical advice for doing well in an interview, additional sources for finding the right job, and alternatives to pursue if your dream job is not accessible topped the list. See our recaps and find… Read more »
3 Tips for Answering Behavioral Interview Questions
Behavioral interview questions are a little like the dreaded story questions in 10th-grade algebra. “Tell me about a time…”. They are formatted by presenting a situation, asking about what action you have taken to respond to something similar in the past and the result. Dr. Travis Bradbury writes on LinkedIn: Most people’s biggest job-hunting fear… Read more »
How Do Employment Agencies Work?
There are many ways to conduct a job search – online job boards, personal and professional networking – and working with an employment agency. How exactly do employment agencies work? And are there benefits to you as the job seeker in working with one? What Employment Agencies Do Companies hire the agency to find employees… Read more »
How Do You Set Up an Effective Job Search Strategy?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, you probably will change jobs 10-12 times in your working life. You will also likely make at least three major career changes. So, learning how to job search is an important skill. Having a job search strategy can set you up for success. Here are some recommendations to… Read more »
Jump Start Your Job Search – Online Resources
Where are the best places to go online to jumpstart your job search? The good news is there are plenty of listings online- job boards, apps, and social media channels. But the flip side is that it is easy to become overwhelmed or spread your effort too thin. We have some recommendations below organized into… Read more »
Top 5 Resume Mistakes to Avoid
You may have read the statistics about how quickly your resume is reviewed by hiring managers or a recruiter. Current research says you only have about 7 seconds to make a good impression. So how do you make sure your resume ends up in the “Yes” pile? Our recruiting staff has reviewed a lot of… Read more »
How Do You Ace A Virtual Interview?
Even before COVID-19 made virtual interviews necessary, many companies were using them for initial candidate interviews. A virtual interview is an interview that takes place remotely rather than meeting face-to-face. Sometimes potential employers will use a phone call, but often technology like video conferencing is used. What steps can you take in advance to help… Read more »
3 Tips for the Job Hunt During Covid19
In our last blog, we shared some state resources for job seekers. This month, as we all figure out how to move forward safely, we want to share three tips that can help you navigate the job hunt process during the pandemic. A job hunt can be challenging anytime. But the Covid19 pandemic is certainly… Read more »