These days I'm on both sides of the job fence. As a business owner I\'m in the position to hire, and as a freelancer, I\'m always looking for the next job. I'm not really sure which one is easier, but I do know that job references are always important. In the entertainment industry approximately 80% of all jobs are filled through referrals. That's the reason it seems like … [Read more...] about How to Handle Job References for Employers
Job Interview Tips – Body Language
Avoid fidgeting - Fidgeting might be a harmless habit unless you\'re in a job interview. Adjusting your tie, playing with your hair, or tapping a pen can be seen by an employer as the traits of an impatient person and can also be seen as being insecure. The best way to avoid it is to be in the moment and be aware of it. Have something else to do with your hands like keeping … [Read more...] about Job Interview Tips – Body Language
Why Didn’t HR Call Me Back?
Out in the dating world it's a common complaint. "Why didn't he or she call back?" But the same thing happens in the job market, as job seekers are left wondering "Why didn't HR call me back?". The interview went well, you think they liked you, but then you never hear from them again. It's hard not to take it personally. This problem has always existed, but it's even worse … [Read more...] about Why Didn’t HR Call Me Back?
Are You a Job Hopper?
If you\'ve sent out tons of resumes and haven\'t heard back from any of them, maybe it\'s because they consider you a job hopper. When you have hundreds or thousands of resumes to sort through, one thing that stands out is the fact that you\'ve had way too many jobs in too short of a period of time. Employers call these people \"job hoppers\", and it doesn\'t look good in their … [Read more...] about Are You a Job Hopper?
Proof the Offline Job Search Still Works
The Street Smart Job Search\" I\'ve been telling people for years that you can\'t simply hide behind a computer and email out a resume. You must make a human connection. A business research company called Whale Path recently conducted a survey to find out how employees found their employees. I\'m happy to say that my gut instinct was right all along and gives me some proof … [Read more...] about Proof the Offline Job Search Still Works
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How Different Generations Conduct Job Searches
When a baby boomer friend was searching for a job, his elderly dad said \"Look in the newspaper classifieds\". Since I haven\'t picked up a newspaper in quite a while, I\'m not sure they even still have job listings there. With so many people unemployed in all age ranges, it made me curious how different generations conduct job searches. I was surprised to hear that Boomers … [Read more...] about How Different Generations Conduct Job Searches
A Fun Job Interview That Leads to a Fun Job
http://kierlandwavemaster.com/. The application process starts with a video submission and an explanation of why you are the perfect person for the job. If you are selected, you\'ll go on to the next step, and finally to the surf off event to determine the winner of the position. The wave master job search goes from June 20th to July 23rd. … [Read more...] about A Fun Job Interview That Leads to a Fun Job
Job Search and Small Business
Small businesses of less than 500 employees are responsible for approximately 70% of all new jobs. In a recession they are also more likely to hire fewer employees, none at all, or to have to lay some of them off. But that shouldn't stop you from applying to those companies. When small companies do hire they are less likely to advertise those positions and are more likely to … [Read more...] about Job Search and Small Business
Long Term Job Search Game Plan
In this challenging job market a lot of people have gone from thinking long term to thinking that they just want a job that will pay the bills. There's nothing wrong with that, but you should still have a long term job search game plan in mind. If you don't know where you're going, how are you going to know when you get there or how to get there? One way to accomplish that … [Read more...] about Long Term Job Search Game Plan