12 Tips for a Successful Job Search
2012 has been a busy and productive year, with the economy slowly improving, and with people feeling more confident to find new jobs. Many students and clients found employment this year, and so we asked our successful job seekers to tell us what helped them the most when looking for employment. 1. Take action. Do [...]
Connect with LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a wonderful tool to help people in business connect, share and promote. It helps us to find past and present colleagues and classmates quickly. Job seekers can discover inside connections when they are looking for a job or find a new business opportunity. If you are looking for a job, you definitely should [...]
Education in the U.S. Five tips to help you choose the right class.
September is coming and with that thousands of students will attend school, beginning a new school year with ambitions of learning and improving. They will join classes to improve skills and knowledge often earning certificates, diplomas and degrees. Many students learn for fun, taking classes to meet friends, find a hobby and to keep busy. [...]
What kind of benefits can I expect to receive in the U.S?
When you are considering a job offer, consider the salary and the benefits provided by the employer. The benefits can be valuable to you, and might cover expensive costs such as health care. Here are some of the more common benefits provided by some employers: Health care: medical, prescription, vision and dental plans. Flexible spending [...]
6 Tips for Discussing and Negotiating Salary
How do I talk about money at the interview, and when should I ask about the salary? This is a common question asked by many job seekers. These tips will help you to clearly communicate with the employer, and gain information about the compensation you might expect when you get hired. 1. Research salaries. [...]
7 Ways to Prepare for an Interview
Preparation is really the key to successful interviewing. What should you prepare? 1. Prepare your knowledge of the job and organization. Read the job description and research the organization and department. 2. Prepare your answers to questions. Create C-A-R stories. Write the stories, practice them with a friend and by yourself. Speak out loud. Practice [...]
5 ways to follow-up with hiring managers
Why don’t job seekers follow up with employers and hiring managers? Some job seekers say that they don’t want to bother the manager. Some might feel afraid to follow up in case the manager says “No”. Hearing the word “No” is not easy. Job seekers feel rejected, disappointed, sad, frustrated and let down. Sometimes, it [...]
Should you take the temporary job?
Recently, young job seekers have been asking questions about getting hired on a part-time basis and for the summer. Seasonal work is a way to gain experience, build your resume, meet new people, find references and keep busy. It can be great for students who have study commitments, or free time over summer. It could [...]
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7 Steps to Sincere Networking
Networking might feel difficult to do at the beginning of a job search, partly because the job seeker is asking for help. It is easier to give than receive. True. Sincere networking is based on giving as well as receiving. Sincere networking might be a way of life where we reach out to others and [...]