Topics: Self Exploration, Job Search, Dream Job
Have you ever wished someone could sit you down and give you some type of miracle-thing that helps you make successful choices with your life- relationship and career-wise?? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test is capable of taking the place of that very miracle-thing, by giving you legit info on your personality to help you make decisions for the better!
Topics: Self Exploration, Career, Job Search
Social media is such a big tool and we don’t realize how much we can use it to our advantage. For multiple reasons, social media can be a simple guide on how to connect with others in your respective fields, how to gain knowledge about said fields, and also how to gain more opportunities in these fields as well. When using social media you have to understand the ins and outs of each platform so that you can best succeed in the area that you want to.
Topics: Networking, Social Media, Job Search
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?
Topics: Job Search, Job Tips
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
I don't know about you, but if I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say, "I’m stressed," I would probably be a millionaire. And if I were a millionaire, I would not be searching for a job. Unfortunately for us, we are not benefiting financially from the stress of others, which is why we are job searching. Stress is a human reaction that happens to everyone. It's our body’s way of responding to a challenge or demand. College students and recent graduates are especially vulnerable to substantial amounts of stress because of the emergence of new experiences and situations, such as the job search process. While stress in short bursts can be useful, too much stress has many negative repercussions. Throughout the job search process, individuals may experience a great deal of stress, so it is important to make sure that this stress is managed. In this post, I will discuss what stress is and the effects it has on your body, explain the importance of stress management and provide eight suggestions on how to overcome stress you may face during the job search process.
Topics: Self Exploration, Career, Job Search, Professional Skills, Job Research, How To
Internships can play a huge role in helping college students get better job opportunities and make more money post-graduation. According to Forbes, an internship has a 60% chance of turning into a full-time job offer from that company. It is obvious that the after-effects of internships are all positive, but how do students with no professional work experience land internships with these big popular companies?
Topics: Networking, Job Application, Job Search, Selling Yourself, How To, Personal Branding
We have entered a new world when searching for jobs post Covid-19. Stick around to learn some important tips that will help you nail your next job interview.
Topics: Job Search, Job Research
During a job search, you’re probably sending out dozens of resumes and applications with the hopes of landing your dream position.
The reality is however, all of those resumes and applications you’ve just sent out aren’t actually going to a real person. They’re being scanned, analyzed, and filtered through by an artificial intelligence program known as ATS (applicant tracking system).
ATS can be highly beneficial to major companies that receive thousands of applications on a weekly basis because the AI is able to dismiss certain candidates solely based on the content of their resume. In fact, 98% of companies use ATS to assist in their hiring process. With this in mind, it is crucial for job seeking individuals to grasp an understanding of how they can optimize their resumes in order to bypass ATS, and reach the desk of someone that wants to offer you an interview. With that being said, here are the five tips you can use to ensure that your resume is ATS compatible.
Topics: Job Application, Job Exploration, Job Search
Job-searching can be a nerve wracking and stressful process, but it shouldn't have to be! OFJS is here to help you through the process and to make finding a job easier than you thought.
Topics: Job Search, Job Fair, Job Offer, How To