whispering coworker, entry-level relocation assistance, and more

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Can I get relocation assistance as an entry-level candidate with a liberal arts degree? I wouldn’t need the level of assistance that the person in this post about relocation wanted, as $3,000 would be more than enough to cover the entire move. Would any company be willing to pay that for an entry-level position though? But I still see postings that say “submit salary history with resume.” It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

What’s an Externship?

Career Alley

In the simplest terms, an externship is the chance for a student to gain practical skills in their field by working for an organization for a short time, usually a few days up to a week. For example, a public relations student could perform an externship at an agency that is producing a major event; the student would work with the agency for the week leading up to the event, assisting with the details and learning how to set up and troubleshoot.

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10 Guerrilla Job Search Tactics That Work

Ms. Career Girl

I frequently write about the #1 problem of entry-level candidates: lack of focus. It’s OK to adjust your marketing materials (resume/CV) to show that. Pick up the phone. The truth is, I bet only 1% of people actually pick up the phone to introduce themselves, ask for a coffee meeting or start a conversation. If you decide to pick up the phone, let the person know who referred you to them or how you know them. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women.

2010 212

managing someone my fiance had a conflict with, following up on a promised salary review, and more

Ask A Manager

This morning, HR called me to set up an interview and the position would be directly overseeing the coworker who he had the problem with, and I would be interviewing with his previous manager. Otherwise you risk ending up in a situation where (a) your new manager feels that you were deliberately deceptive with her and (b) your ability to manage one of your employees is compromised. Should you note on your resume that you were laid off from a job?

College Career Centers Are Challenged in Preparing Students for Work

Water Cooler Wisdom

In our conversations, many of the directors claimed that although administrators are generally supportive of their efforts, this support is overshadowed by bureaucratic processes, budget cuts, and a lack of appreciation for the full range of available student services (assessment, employer matching, resume help, interview coaching, job fairs and educational programming – to name a few!).  The skills gap is getting wider.

2012 57

You have submitted your CV/Resume, now what?

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Job Hunting – It’s a Jungle Out There Restarting Your Job Search When All Else Fails – Vol 2 » You have submitted your CV/Resume, now what? But there are things one can do to increase the chances that their CV/Resume doesn’t fall into a black hole. Did your CV/Resume demonstrate how well you would do the job?

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Finding a Job During the Holidays

Career Alley

» Finding a Job During the Holidays “ Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. &# – Thomas Jefferson Author Byline: Christina Diane Archer is a recruiter, expert resume writer and published author. Here are the top three tips for a successful job search during the Christmas season: Always tailor your resume for the position you are applying.

2010 227

Four Ways To Re-Personalize Your Job Search And Get Noticed

Career Alley

Schwab Author Byline: Cathy Eng, CARW, Owner of Resume Rocketeer, Inc. Author Website: [link] We have all had the feeling when applying for jobs online that our resume or application is headed for a black hole never to be seen by human eyes. Before you even apply, consider logging onto LinkedIn and following the company (or “liking” the company on Facebook ). Find an HR contact with whom to follow up.

2011 207

College Grad, Job Bound, Late Summer Job Search Vol 2

Career Alley

What comes first : First things first and this short list covers some of what you will need: Resumes References Research Cover Letters Resumes : Entry Level Resumes – The first and most important thing you will need is a resume. Take your time with this as your ability to “get your foot in the door” is heavily dependent on the content and “look and feel” of your resume. There are also quite a few recommendations for fee-based resume services.

2010 185

Interview Tips for Freshers

The Corporate Con/noisseur

As always, we highly recommend revisiting your resume and ensuring that all pertinent sections are wholly completed. Your resume, while not a direct contributor to receiving a job offer, is the main factor to getting a job interview. Bring Multiple Copies of Your Resume.

2020 52

???? How To Get a Sweet First Job After College or University


You are not alone, and while your job hunt can be as hard as one of the classes you took in school, with diligence and presenting your resume in a way that it gets noticed, you can do this. Then, after graduating, follow up on some of those hands you shook at the many conferences, workshops, internships, and job fairs, etc., Losing contact with your friends from college and your online connections happens, but build those connections back up. A good resume is a must.

2016 81

7 Motivational Keys for job seekers

Career Alley

Healthy competition is what forces us to get back up, dust ourselves off and try again. 4 Manage Your Job Search Stress Levels. In order to maintain any form of drive focus and motivation, you stress levels need to be managed. 3 Follow Up with Recruiters for Further Encouragement. In order to avoid having all focus removed from your job search drive, after five working days from application follow up with the recruiter.

2010 310

Companies hire skill sets, not job titles

Write Solution

He feared finding even an entry level position “in this market” with his background. I was up for the challenge. You’re used to working in a fast-paced, get-it-done now environment, and have great follow-up skills, ensuring resolution, and customer satisfaction. Skills are transferable, but it is up to the job seeker to define their skills in relation to hiring company needs, not the confines of past job titles.

2013 65

Superstars Need Not Apply

Threshold Consulting

The advice included things like the impact of budget cycles on hiring, Human Resources having more time to look at resumes and schedule interviews during this slow period, less competition for openings, and decision makers planning to fill spots in the New Year. Advice Frankly, I think it’s possible that many hiring managers take an “I’ll-know-it-when-I see-it” approach, and entertain the hope that the candidate who has some “secret sauce” will show up.

2010 156

How To Stand Out During the Job Interview


You should also be able to recite your resume off by heart. As a general rule, you should not need to consult your resume. The interviewer will already have a copy of your resume, and they will ask you questions about it, so don’t try to make up an answer as there is a big chance that you will get it wrong. Highlight your achievements and the value added skills you can bring to the job and back up your statements with examples.

2012 125

How to be the Smartest Guy in the Room

Resume Bear

Instead, most hiring decisions are gut-level evaluations made in the first few minutes of an interview. Covering entry-level to executive positions and encompassing all industries, this quick-reference guide propels job seekers through every stage of the process. The post How to be the Smartest Guy in the Room appeared first on Resumebear Online Resume.

2013 170

should I let a fellow alum and rejected job applicant know what she’s doing wrong?

Ask A Manager

At most firms in my industry, this is slightly above entry-level. After asking for a few times that might work, I received the following emailed response: “Before I head out there I wanted a little clarification on the position. As you can see from my experience I am no longer entry level so I want to make sure all is productive before making any trips.” Is it okay to follow up with this sort of advice?

my employer wants me to apologize for job-searching, how far back should your resume go, and more

Ask a Manager

How far back should your resume go? How far back should my experience on my resume go? Also, my job before the receptionist position was only for 8 months because it was a seriously tedious entry-level admin job. Both jobs would of course add another year of experience, but were relatively entry-level. In general, resumes are usually strongest if they go back 10-15 years. I follow up for feedback and it’s always positive.

2015 29

interviewer asked if my resume exaggerates, office is weirdly secretive about hiring, and more

Ask a Manager

Interviewer asked, “is there anything on your resume that’s an exaggeration?” After an hour of good questions, I was asked, “Is there anything on your resume that’s an exaggeration?” Even though I didn’t lie and my resume isn’t filled with exaggerations, I personally found these questions to be stupid and offensive. I wish you’d followed up by asking your interviewer, “Was anything you told me about the job a lie?”.

2017 26

20 Reasons Why You Can’t Get a Job

The Corporate Con/noisseur

And while your resume and cover letter may be a perfect match for the role, you just can’t seem to catch a break and land an interview. Errors on Your Resume. Perhaps the most obvious reason, but many times a simple error on your resume may be enough to disqualify you from the position.

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Having a Strategy is Key to Job Fair Success


In fact, companies are gearing up right now to scour universities for full-time talent and summer interns. Seniors — hungry for their dream jobs — and juniors — hoping to land internships — will be armed with resumes and dressed in suits. To many job seekers (entry-level or not), attending career fairs is a daunting but necessary task. Most importantly, know the positions that they’re hiring for and tailor your resume to each of these companies.

8 Job Source Myths – Busted

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. That depends – on how much of a cut we’re talking about, and how you bring it up.

Closing Candidates: A How-To in a Hot Job Market

Career Alley

An undisputable fact: the job market is heating up. It may sound obvious, but the best way to close a candidate is to have as much information as possible, and this starts from the minute you first look at their resume. Also, you can ensure they are as qualified as their resume reads and a good cultural fit for your organization. This is a great follow up question to the first question, especially if you are nearing the end of the interviewing process.

2012 227

I will review your resume this week

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager want me to review your resume? I get a lot of requests to give people feedback on their resumes, but because it’s time-consuming to do it well, I usually turn them down unless they’re friends or family. But here’s something historic: For one week, and one week only, I’ll give you feedback on your resume. want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)? can I list work for my father on my resume?

2011 60

5 Things to HR Professionals Should Know About #HR Certification


Look for a follow up article discussing HR certification options for our profession. . The top benefit our cert prep program students say they get from certification – specifically, designations from HR Certification Institute (HRCI) – is as a resume sorter. They know their resumes will rise to the top of the pile with HRCI credentials. Look for a follow up article discussing HR certification options for our profession.

resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager resume review offer ends at midnight tonight March 31, 2011 As I mentioned yesterday , I wildly underestimated what the response would be to my resume review offer , so I’m going to end it earlier than the one-week period I’d initially planned. Luckily, I just sent my payment and resume over to you late last night (EDT). want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)? can I list work for my father on my resume?

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6 Tips On Working With Recruiters

Career Realism

Don’t go with any recruiter, find one that works in your field and at your experience level. In the same light, if the recruiter is looking to fill high-level positions with executives who have 10+ years of experience, you’re wasting your time if you’re just coming on to the job market as an entry-level candidate. It’s also important to keep communication open following an interview they’ve helped arrange so that proper follow-up with the employer is conducted.

2015 87

What Our Future College Grads Need to Know About Job Hunting


Even some entry-level jobs require one or two years of experience in the working field. Always update your resume. Avoid common mistakes that many youngsters do while completing their resumes. Get over your shyness and become more mature by following some simple guidelines. Creating standardized resumes. You can start by customizing your resume. Not following up.

2016 63

want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)? February 7, 2011 Suzanne Lucas of Evil HR Lady is looking for resumes to publish on BNET, where she and hiring managers/recruiters will critique them … and I’ll be her first guest critic! If you want your resume reviewed by me/her/other awesome people, you can find more details here: Would you like your resume reviewed by an expert?

2011 53

10 mistakes you're making on your resume

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 10 mistakes you’re making on your resume March 28, 2011 Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I list 10 common mistakes that you might be making on your resume. Posted in resumes Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I list 10 common mistakes that you might be making on your resume. How does a resume start without an objective? want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

2011 59

warning coworkers about my book’s adult content, returning to work 2 weeks after having a baby, and more

Ask a Manager

My last round was doing a video call with two higher-ups in the company. As we were wrapping up, he got an email from the second interviewer informing them a friend of theirs died earlier and they needed to cancel.

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should you include a short-term job on your resume?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should you include a short-term job on your resume? March 21, 2011 If you were only at a job for a few months, should you include it on your resume? Posted in resumes If you were only at a job for a few months, should you include it on your resume? I moved on to another industry and unfortunately I ended up working alongside an ex-coworker from the (2 month) job. I’m glad I left that particular job on my resume.

2011 56

JOB SEARCH! INTERVIEW, the prep, the questions you may get and the.

Career Alley

The hopes are high, expectations good and there is usually a lot of built up anxiety. They are making sure you meet all the qualifications stated on the resume, in the cover letter or from notes from a phone INTERVIEW that may have taken place. Part of the test is looking for signs and/or qualities during the INTERVIEW that do not show up on a resume. Your strengths dovetail this to some extend as they can shore up you abilities in key areas.

2011 227

How to Jump Start Your Job Search

Career Rocketeer

The more resumes you send to ads – especially the online black hole – the worse your ratio of sent:response rate is, the more dejected you become. Improve your skill in understanding job ads and how to deal with the black hole and you up your response rate. How to select the companies that make sense for you, write a custom letter than will get read, follow up and get results? Bringing your resumes to networking meetings?

2011 60

5 Cover Letter Mistakes You're Making & How to Avoid Them | Career.

Career Rocketeer

To ensure you spark the hiring manager’s interest so they move on to your resume, avoid making the following mistakes: Mistake #1: Failing to Tell Your Story Your cover letter is your chance to convey your passion and interest in the position and organization. Although your resume will show your qualifications, your cover letter should explain why you are the best fit for the position. Follow her on Twitter at @heatherhuhman.

???? 61 Hidden Job Market Secrets Without Using Social Media


A hiring manager might tell the team that management has okayed a new hire, so “if you guys have any friends that qualify, send me their resumes.”. 3) People who've always wanted to work with you – over time, people may have said “if you ever need a job” or “if you'd ever like to work together, let me know” Now is the time to follow up on those suggestions. Draw up a list and start researching each one.

7 Surprising Reasons You Didn't Get a Call Back for that Job

Career Realism


2010 88

How To Find The Perfect Job For You

Career Realism

It’s easy enough to put down that you enjoy reading on your resume, but in order to have the career that’s right for you, make sure you know what your actual interests are. Tailor your resume or CV and LinkedIn profile to that specific job role and make sure it’s suitable for the employer you’ll be handing it to. Consider why your applications or resumes haven’t been accepted in the past. 4 Ways To Make Your Resume Perfect For A Job Opening.

2013 87

Job Coach Interview Advice – Part 1

Career Rocketeer

A job seeker had asked about follow up. She’d had a phone interview, then a face-to-face, had followed up two weeks later and been told the decision wouldn’t be made for another two to four weeks. She wondered how long she should wait before following up again, and with whom she should speak, the hiring manager or human resources? This is her opportunity to learn two critical pieces of information which the coach neglected to bring up.

5 Interview Mistakes You're Making & How to Avoid Them | Career.

Career Rocketeer

Others may go farther in depth, asking about recent news or trends that should have come up in a quick search of the company name. Another aspect of coming prepared is to bring another copy of your resume (or copies if it is a panel or group interview), a pen, a pad of paper for notes, and business cards. Inquire about next steps and when it would be appropriate to follow-up about the opening. Follow her on Twitter at @heatherhuhman.

2011 69

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Additional info: I’ve been told that my resume is great, and that I interview well enough – so now I’m just worried that maybe my personality is holding me back (I’m extremely introverted). She said it took a while due to the many approval levels, equity analysis, etc. However, you can absolutely follow up with her and ask her to give you a sense of the likely timeline for moving forward. Calling to follow up on a job application.

2012 56

can I decline a video interview?

Ask A Manager

I thought I’d send out my resume to a few companies in advance, seeking entry-level positions or perhaps internships. Good interviewers don’t just run down a list of questions and never deviate from it; they ask follow-ups questions and build on what you just said. A reader writes: I’m a college student about to get my degree this December.

2013 61

Thinking Outside the Box: Your Approach to Finding a Legal Job in.

Resume Boutique

Resume Boutique Blog Look your best on paper. ™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. Dealing With Your Current Reality : Prepare an updated, accurate resume to be able to provide to anyone at a minute’s notice.

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