In today’s job market, the job hunt can be a grueling process fraught with anxiety and worry. Even with so many options to choose from, it feels like none of them are hiring. You’ve gotten no calls back after your first round of applications, what feels like thousands of employers who feel like you “Aren’t a great fit at this time”, and more, it can wear you down. So how do you manage to keep it up despite all this?
“It just might be the difference between landing the job
and missing the mark.”
Growing up, my Mom would always emphasize the importance of either writing or
sending out a thank you note. She told me when she was hired for her first real
professional job, her boss told her that she was the only applicant of the people that
were interviewed to send him a thank-you note. Being that so few people follow up
interviews with thank you notes you automatically will stand out a little more and be
As easy as it may seem, writing a thank you note could be the simple difference in
securing your job.
LinkedIn is much more important than many people know, especially college students. Did you know that most job recruiters search LinkedIn each day for potential job candidates? This could be you appearing in these recruiters’ searches, and all you must do is take the time to “learn how to LinkedIn”. LinkedIn is an essential tool for job searches. Knowing how to correctly navigate through LinkedIn will be your first step in landing your first job.
How to Write the BEST Post-Interview Thank You Note
Finding a job after graduating college is stressful; but, what if you could kick start your career in only 5 minutes? Follow these steps to write the perfect post-interview thank you note so you can stand out from your competition and win some job offers.
Yay, you got the job! What do you do next, accept the offer? Suppose it is too low for your skill level? What if another company offered you more, but you like this company better? What I am asking may be overwhelming, but no fear, Britney’s advice is here. There is one answer to all of those questions: negotiate your salary! I am here to give you the rundown on how to negotiate your salary offer, so you won’t miss out on an opportunity to earn a higher income. Salary negotiations are a critical part of the job searching process. It is the opportunity to further show the interviewer why they chose you for the position. Employers will learn to respect you when they see how much you respect your craft. Negotiating a higher salary can come with more responsibility, leading to promotions shortly. After reading this blog, you should learn the basics of negotiating and hopefully feel confident about asking for a better offer.
We’ve all been there. You finally have a great job opportunity that has the potential to open up the next chapter of your career. Only one problem, you have to go in for a job interview. Whether you are a beaming extrovert or a quiet introvert, none of that matters in such a competitive job market where a dozen or more candidates could be gunning for the same position you are. In this blog post, I am going to go over a few tips that will help you nail that job interview in ways that will secure your spot in that new position.
Topics: Interview, First Impression, Interview Follow-up, How To
When you begin to emerge into your early adulthood one of the main things you will be doing is looking for a stable job. Being subjected to the interview process can be quite nerve-racking and a lot to approach. But there are tips and tricks you can learn to nail the interview. Below are tips and skills that will help you stand out from all the other candidates.
After days of searching for the perfect job that best fits you and your needs, you finally find it. A big smile appears on your face, and adrenaline rushes through your body. But, as you scroll down to the requirements, the excitement goes away as fast as it came when you find out this entry-level job requires multiple years of experience.
Not Sure What to Say & When to Say it?
Do you freeze up when a potential employer asks you to talk about yourself? Employers often start with basic interview questions. If you're like the rest of us, these seemingly basic questions can be difficult to answer if you're not prepared. You might be wondering, what exactly do they want to know about me? Should I only focus on my professional skills or include my personality as well? Chances are your interviewer truly wants to understand what inspires you, what drives you, what you’ve done and what you’re looking to accomplish. There’s a lot to unpack in your answer to these questions, but don’t worry, we’re here to help you find the right words to nail your interview!
Imagine constantly strategizing about how you want to find your dream job, you look at the job search process, and you start to feel overwhelmed. This will keep you from feeling like you don't have any characteristics that would interest a potential employer. You start to feel hopeless, stressed, and overwhelmed with negative thoughts about how you might not be able to find a job. All you want to do is figure out how to manage these emotions to complete your job search effectively. A question to consider is what techniques do you use to keep your mental health stable?
Topics: Job Search