Have you ever thought about what you want to do for your career? I don’t mean marketing or accounting, I mean in detail… specifically what you want to do and what topics it involves?
Now that you have advanced in your interview process, is it starting to weigh on you on how you are going to ask for the pay you deserve and not just any pay? You are not alone; a lot of people are scared of the unknown when it comes to asking what they want. Well, look no further here are some tips to help you negotiate the salary you deserve. These tips will help you along your process. First, know your value. Then, ask for help, do mock interviews and lastly practice in the mirror. With focus and practice, anyone can become a good negotiator.
Have you ever struggled to find a job? Maybe you found a job already, but you want to learn more about it and what it is you signed up for. I'm here to tell you that both Glassdoor and Indeed can help you with your job searching needs.
The STAR method is way to sell yourself by communicating your strengths and skills through telling a story about a time where you applied them. You may have to engage in some self exploration because while a story might not seem interesting to you, it may be interesting to an employer. While you are aware of your capabilities, remember the hiring manager is not! The STAR method helps you communicate your abilities in a way that is engaging and easy to follow. This method can be used in interviews and resumes! There are four parts to the STAR method: situation, asks, actions, and result.
We all know what it means to take a break; to take time for yourself, and recharge before you continue on your journey. Did you know how important it is for your health? Working too hard can lead to a burn out, which can stall your job search process. Searching for your dream job can be stressful. Also, creating the perfect resume or perfecting your LinkedIn profile takes time. But despite this, it’s also important to take some time for yourself.
Are you looking for your dream job? A way to start networking and building professional connections? Make sure to attend a local Job Fair. Job Fairs are an easy (and usually FREE!) way to learn more about different opportunities and network with employers. There are six key tips that will help you make you make the most out of a Job Fair:
Topics: Job Fair
Hey readers, first of all, we want to say thank you for tuning into our blog. One of the main problems many of you may have is finding the right job to apply for. This is considered the job search process which can be very tedious and impractical but with the right tips and resources, we are here to help along the way.
What does corporate culture mean to you? Is it showing up to work on time, maintaining ethical standards, or maybe just smiling at a coworker. Well there are many definitions professionals will give you. However, they are often boring and hard to follow. I’m going to break it down for you in a way that is easier to remember. The company you work at should be a reflection of the kind of person you are. For example, if you are a marketing executive trying to sell cigarettes, but you are heavily against smoking you won’t be successful. What you need to do is find your dream job instead!
Are you a college student, like me, struggling to start your resume? Would you like to catch the eyes of employers? If you said yes to these questions, I have 3 tips to help you create a strong, effective resume and help you get to that next step: grabbing your dream job.
LinkedIn is a social media platform created to help people gain connections they need in order to put them in the best situation to obtain a job. It is a vital job search tool when starting that initial conversation with employers. Click here for more ways LinkedIn is helpful in the job search process. Most companies have a presence on LinkedIn. Here are is a step-by-step guide for you to get the best results when using LinkedIn.
When I first entered college I thought I was marketable with all the right resources I needed. There was the college’s first job fair of the semester a few weeks in and I felt prepared for it. I went in with my resume, business card and myself to market to these employers that I am the best fit for their company. What I remembered of that day was that I had a lot of great conversation with employers but they seemed to always have a confused face they had when they saw an overly ambitious applicant as me without a LinkedIn profile. They questioned why I did not have one and immediately the mood of the conversation changed.
A LinkedIn profile is how they choose to engage with us these days and we need to know how to best set up a profile for optimal performance. Here are some tips on created your very own LinkedIn profile:
Did you know that nearly 80% of jobs are found online? It has also been estimated that 95% of recruiters refer to the LinkedIn profiles of potential employees. Not only is LinkedIn a social media site and resume platform, it is a great place to start your job search. Here are a few things you can do to use LinkedIn as a search engine to find your dream job:
1. CLAIMS about yourself.
These should be notable personal strengths, achievements, or characteristics. Plan to share 2-3 claims about yourself within a 60-120 second pitch.
2. WARRANT claims with evidence.
Claims are best supported with personal examples from your life. Think about where, when, and how these claims were showcased.
3. IMPACT of claims.
Explain to your listener why the claim is important. Your personal attributes are your competitive advantage and add specific value to a company, so make the connection for them.
4. DELIVER your claims, evidence, and impact in a memorable way.
Impressive claims with sound evidence and relevant impact are not enough. The pitch must be delivered in a creative vehicle (personal story, word picture, rhyming, alliteration, acronym, humor, etc.) to really make a lasting impression. Have some fun!
5. When time permits... PRO TIP from OurFirstJobSearch.com: Always engage your audience. Ask about the other person! (People love to talk about themselves.)
Create your pitch and come join our competition. Compete in the U-Pitch competition on 11/1/19. Register by 10/25/19.
I really want this job. I have the perfect resume but, what about my cover letter? Here are some simple steps to follow when making the perfect cover letter to go along with your perfect resume. Be sure to comment on your past experiences and/or thoughts on creating the perfect cover letter.
You have finished with the job interview, what’s next? Should I wait to be contacted?
One of the most overlooked parts of the job and interview process is the follow-up process. So, the question is not “should I wait to be contacted?” rather it’s “How do I follow-up after an interview?
Topics: Interview Follow-up