As a long time recruiter, coach and teacher, I have seen many aspects of the Job Search process change over the years. And bar none, nothing has evolved more in your job search process than the art of good cover letter writing. Regardless of what you may been reading today or what other experts are saying, think of it as a process and you'll understand it very clearly:
Are you a prospective job seeker, employer or sales rep looking to increase your professional opportunities? Well LinkedIn is your answer. Think of Facebook, minus the embarrassing photos, poking, narcissistic status updates and replace that with a profiles which display your brand or professional background. This allows users to share their profiles, search for employment and improve their networks.
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When it comes to writing your resume, avoid love at first sight. Effective writers are never satisfied with their first draft. After serving on innumerable search committees and reviewing hundreds of resumes, I have listed the most common mistakes that you should look for when proofing your document. Avoiding these errors will increase the chances that your resume captivates your readers.
I do a lot of networking. I enjoy meeting and learning about other companies and the services they provide. A lot of times, these businesses are small, one or two employee companies, and are doing the same thing I am: seeking new business.
When I meet these businesses, there’s the general 30 second elevator speech where I learn in a nutshell who they are, what they specialize in, and what they are looking for in a referral.
With the rise of social media and new internet technologies, it's been a whirlwind trying to keep up with the trends. From Facebook and Twitter to blogging and iPhone apps, the job searching world has changed dramatically. The internet has proved to be innovative and helpful, but has also been known to burn those who have not censored themselves. Within the blogging world, topics can range from what you eat everyday to how to find the perfect woman.
As Pope Benedict steps down from his duties as head of the Catholic Church, everyone caught themselves wondering – how does a Pope give a two-week notice, and to whom does he give it to?
It’s not often we see the leader of a city-state stepping down from their position prematurely, much less a Pope. Every day, thousands of employees around the world leave their positions for a myriad of reasons – ranging from dissatisfaction or lack of appreciation to higher pay elsewhere, giving a two-week notice or quitting point-blank.