Does the Post Interview Follow Up Really Matter?

Professional Resume Services

Writing an effective resume is just the beginning of getting the job. You’ve already spent your time writing an effective resume and have gone through the interview process with a potential employer. In addition to writing resumes that get you hired, it’s important to evaluate whether a follow up is really necessary. Once you land your interview, how you respond after the fact can play a dramatic role in whether you are considered for the job.

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To Graduates Looking For A New Job

Ms. Career Girl

Tulips are poking up from the soil. When are you going to find a job?!” You are in transition from old to new. And new is what helps us expand and grow as people. Or you can confidently reply, “I have two networking events this week that may lead to promising job prospects.”. It can feel scary, but you can make like Tris from Divergent and let this fear wake you up instead of shut you down. You will meet new people, expand your network, and have fun.

2014 179

7 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Career Realism

Are you in the process of searching for a new job but can't seem to get the callbacks you want? You could be making some big job search mistakes. We can help you identify what you're doing wrong in your job search, and how to fix it. Here are seven common mistakes job seekers make: The Aimless Search If you're sending out resumes without knowing what your ideal job is, you're wasting your valuable time. Looking for a job?

2019 64

5 Ways To Hack LinkedIn And Twitter For New Jobs

Career Realism

5 Ways To Hack LinkedIn And Twitter For New Jobs. I keep hearing about people who landed jobs using social media. Related: Why You Need Social Media In Your Job Search. If you’re anything like me, then you probably set up a Twitter and/or LinkedIn account largely because other people were doing it, but had no real game plan on how to use it. Most people on social media are like this, drifting in a sea of people hoping to magically net new opportunities.

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

Ask A Manager

I’m applying for a job where I’d be managing someone my fiance had a conflict with. 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.

how can I follow up without being annoying, people ask “who’s in here?” when I’m in a bathroom stall, and more

Ask a Manager

How can I be less annoying when I have to follow up with people? Do you have any suggestions for less annoying follow-up? But sometimes this is just the job, and decent people will understand you’re not hounding them just to annoy them. I have already set up reasonable accommodations involving these restroom trips with HR, so no worries there. Button-up shirts and blazers never fit right. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 27

I branched out at work and was criticized for it, boss wants me to follow up on everything with emails, and more

Ask a Manager

Last fall, we decided to hire three summer interns through the local university, and when the resumes and cover letters came in, I jumped at the opportunity to participate. “It was great that you were so involved in the hiring process, and we loved seeing you become so flared up and passionate about it! What you saw in my enthusiasm on the intern hiring was just my excitement about learning a new area. My manager makes me follow up on internal conversations with emails.

2018 22

Resume Advice: Do It Yourself or Professional?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Resume Advice: Do It Yourself or Professional? It seems that every day you see multiple articles giving resume advice. There’s no doubt that your resume is a vital part of the job search process. Is your resume dated? Are the resume templates you’ve used ones that get interviews? Let’s look at why you need a current resume, and which direction to go. Is It Time For A New Resume? Formatting Your Resume.

2017 113

Four Resume Tips To Get More Interviews

Ms. Career Girl

The post Four Resume Tips To Get More Interviews appeared first on Ms. It seems that every day you see multiple articles giving resume advice. There’s no doubt that your resume is a vital part of the job search process. Is your resume dated? Are the resume templates you’ve used ones that get interviews? Let’s look at why you need a current resume, and which direction to go. Is It Time For A New Resume?

2017 119

Can YOU Get a New Job in 2 Weeks? | Career Rocketeer

Career Rocketeer

Career Rocketeer Career Search and Personal Branding Blog Home About Career Rocketeer Meet the Team Guest Experts Partners LinkedIn 360° Resources Job Search Websites Career Books Job Search Tracker Launchpad Blogroll Events Career Studios Advertise Contact Personal Branding Job Search Resumes Interviews Social Media Networking Career Management Everything Else You are here: Home / Job Search / Can YOU Get a New Job in 2 Weeks?

2011 58

5 Ways To Stand Out When Applying For A New Job

Boomers Next Step

With hundreds or even thousands of prospective choices for a single role, HR will often single out candidates for follow-up who make their job easier. Attracting their attention in a bad way (by being sloppy or impolite), on the other hand, is a surefire way to end up in the trash, even if you’re qualified. [.]. Careers career career coach interview resume

2012 60

3 Tips For Improving Your Executive Resume

Career Realism

Even executives who've had several years of experience in a profession can find it hard to secure a new job. The problem clearly isn't lack of experience, but rather understanding how to best position themselves on the resume so that employers will take notice of what they have to offer. When you're a senior executive, there's typically no shortage of information to include on your resume—and that's where the problem lies.

2019 58

6 Common Sense Tips on How To Get a New Job


With so many individuals seeking employment, finding a new job can be difficult. There are six common sense tips that can help almost anyone change or find a new career. One of the simplest things that the job seeker can do is to take advantage of the resources available. This can include employment staffing agencies, job listings via the World Wide Web and making use of local and state job banks. Learning New Skills. Following Up.

2011 40

new job while going through a break-up, thanking husband’s boss for a bonus, and more

Ask a Manager

I’m grieving a break-up and just started a new job. I really don’t want to lose this job because the break-up of course has affected my financial situation. I’m sorry about your break-up. Indicating a change in company ownership on a resume.

2020 33

5 Reasons why the new Job Search strategy is About Relationships

Competitive Resumes

The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog. Today’s job seeker must manage more than his or her résumé, cover letter, references on web job boards. The complex lives of the unemployed and underemployed have solutions but will not simplify thedaily complicated challenges confronting all job seekers. As resume writers, trainers, and job coaches, that same road remains intricate and delicate.

2010 100

Success Wall: Gina Got A New Job After Moving To A New City

Career Realism

Land your dream job? We want to share your inspiring story with other job seekers, hard workers, and career changers on our Success Wall – a place where we celebrate your accomplishments. ” I since moved to a new city I found it hard to break into the new job market. I had moved to a new city after my contract ended with my first career job. I signed up for some temp agencies but I didn’t find them to be very helpful.

2013 80

Did My Resume End up in the Black Hole?

Resume Bear

Whatever Happened to my Resume? I have often heard job seekers refer to the application process as a “black hole where resumes go, never to be heard from again”. Not only will this provide you with an effective strategy to increase the odds of getting your resume into the right hands, but it might actually increase your level of sympathy for the HR professionals around town – ok, maybe just a little! Today, each new job posting elicits an average of 300-400 resumes.

2011 197

There is No Such Thing As LUCK in Landing a New Job

Resume Boutique

Founder, Resume Boutique LLC. Successful job seekers own the process. The most successful of them took full ownership of the process, maximized their resources, and never gave up. Some successful job seekers will tell you it was just luck. But landing a job happens only when you work hard to achieve your goal. This twenty-something professional (who we will call Dave) began searching for new employment in February 2011. By Randi S. Lewis.

Go Direct And Get To The Hiring Manager

Tim's Strategy

Are you sending out resumes and answering advertisements on company websites? If your job search is less than productive today, maybe it’s time to take a more direct route. After all, so far you’ve been “good” by following the “rules”. You said to yourself, “I’m perfect for the job.”. Study the target job and the qualifications. Do send your resume into the system exactly as requested in the format that they asked for.

2013 73

I don’t have any work to do at my new job, awful resume feedback, and more

Ask a Manager

I don’t have any work to do at my new job. I am a recent graduate who has just started my first job. I don’t want to be too pushy, but I don’t want to be seen as ‘that lazy new employee’ either. Could we set up a time to meet in the next few days to talk about how you’d like me to be spending my time now?” What’s up with this awful resume feedback? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2015 30

Is Summer the Best Time for Your Executive Job Hunt?

Professional Resume Services

Summer is a great time for executive resume writing. If you’re looking for a new job, you may be wondering if summer is a good time to begin your job search. Of course, the best time to look for a job is when you need it, but can searching in the summer increase your chances or make it easier for you to land a new position? Summer’s long days mean more daylight hours for your job search.

2015 186

3 Tips For Improving The Executive Resume

Career Realism

3 Tips For Improving The Executive Resume. Even executives who’ve had several years of experience in a profession can find it hard to secure a new job. The problem clearly isn’t lack of experience, but rather understanding how to best position themselves on the resume so that employers will take notice of what they have to offer. Related: 4 Things The Executive Resume Needs To Impress. Apply the strategies below to your executive resume writing: 1.

2016 62

4 Critical Foundations For A Successful Job Search

Tim's Strategy

Polish up your resume and start applying to every job that is remotely similar to anything you’ve ever done… Call up everyone you know and ask them if they know of any jobs…OR. Step back and assess how well prepared you are to undertake a job search. This article focuses on getting you prepared in four key areas of job search: Technology. But job search will surely be put on hold if your computer becomes infected.

2013 85

my manager’s daughter’s wedding will separate men and women, job searching soon after starting a new job, and more

Ask A Manager

Etiquette does not require you to attend the weddings of people you’re not close to, and it definitely doesn’t require you to suck it up and deal with sex segregation when you could instead politely decline to attend. And following so closely on the heels of an award — well, it felt almost transactional and definitely a political minefield. Any tips should this come up again? Is my employer’s new expense policy normal or legal?

2014 59

asking for a chance to process things before responding, taking a two-month vacation at a new job, and more

Ask a Manager

I know myself well enough to know that I almost always come up with better answers when I’ve had time to process things. Taking a two-month vacation my first year on a job. I’m fresh out of college (though I started late and am now 30) and an important thing I wasn’t able to do before now was really in-depth travel (due to either school or low-paying temp jobs between semesters). Should I bring my vacation up if I get the offer?

2018 26

The Job Seeker “Stop Doing” List

Tim's Strategy

The job search to do list feels endless some days. And to feel proactive toward our job search, we stay busy all the time. So what should you be saying “no” to in your job search? Here’s my list for you: Say “no” to mailing resumes to companies where a job does not exist. . And start with “no” for posted jobs where your qualifications are close but not quite. It takes a couple of hours to adapt a resume, write a cover letter, mail and follow-up.

2013 86

4 Horrible Resume Writing Tips To Avoid

Career Realism

There are many self-proclaimed experts claiming to know what’s best when it comes to preparing an effective resume. Let’s face it, anyone who has basic Internet skills can figure out how to type up an article just like this. This allows college-aged kids and people in their early twenties to make a small side income by giving uneducated and misguided career advice to job seekers on various blog sites. Horrible Resume Writing Tips To Avoid. Lie On Your Resume.

The Most Important Job Search Activity: Are You Tracking It?

Tim's Strategy

With all the job search activities a job seeker has to do in this employment marketplace to conduct a successful job search, it can easily become overwhelming. Submitting resumes to job postings, going to networking events, reaching out to your contacts and introducing yourself to new people at target companies—and we have not even included social media interactions, interview preparation and many other actions. I pose this question to job seekers often.

2013 87

What Our Future College Grads Need to Know About Job Hunting


Therefore, as a college grad, you should get involved in a number of activities that will help you find your desired job. Even though we live in a tough economy, there are still plenty of choices when it comes to job openings for college grads. What Should a College Graduate Keep in Mind When He/She Is Looking for A Job Opportunity. As a new graduate you don’t have a lot of experience. Always update your resume. Creating standardized resumes.

2016 63

The Hidden Jobs Report | Resumebear Online Resume

Resume Bear

ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips The Hidden Jobs Report 21. hidden jobs reports. is to add up to 600 new jobs in Scotland where the financial services industry has been hit hard by the financial crisis.

2010 134

my new job worries I’ll steal, being told an “exceptionally qualified” candidate beat me out, and more

Ask a Manager

My new job wants me to sign a paper agreeing they can dismiss me without investigation if they suspect theft. We discussed this before you offered me a job, and my understanding was that you agreed that something that happened more than a decade ago when I was a teenager, and where the charges were dropped, wouldn’t be an obstacle to my employment here. I accepted the job based in part on your assurances of that. Should my resume include a job I quit after a month?

2015 28

Why Aren’t I Getting Hired?

Professional Resume Services

The best executive resume should be customized for the job. As a Resume Writer and Career Coach , one of the questions I get asked the most is “Why can’t I find a job?” So many job seekers become frustrated during their search because they expect instant results-and that rarely happens in a job search. Hunting for a new job is tough, it just is. Your Resume. Today’s job seekers must have a presence on social media.

2016 144

Job Hunting is a Full-time Job

Professional Resume Services

It’s amazing to me how many people think that as long as they have created a great resume and cover letter all they have to do to find a job is send those to prospective employers or answer ads in papers and online. The reality is that hunting for a job is a full-time occupation in and of itself. The sooner you start treating it like one the sooner you will have a new job. This means that you get up early every day and begin work.

2013 132

You Sent Out Your Resume – Now What?

Career Realism

Sending out a resume is almost an emotional action. You’ve read the job description carefully to find a match with your skills, prepared your resume and cover letter, and then hit the Send button… And now you’re hoping the company will see you as a good fit and call you for an interview. These three post job-application steps will help you feel more in control of your search – with better results: 1. Resume career

2013 63

How Networking Affects Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Many people know that networking is important to their careers, but few understand how to effectively use their networking contacts when looking for a new job. Networkin g isn’t difficult, but is necessary, as it can be a very important tool in your job search strategy. When you are actively looking for a new job, it’s always important to be dressed appropriately, use proper etiquette, and mingle comfortably at professional gatherings and events.

2013 139

Recruiters Insider Secrets To Getting The Job

Tim's Strategy

Last night I joined two other experts on a tele-seminar to talk about how to work with and succeed by including recruiters in your job search communication plan. As an online job board , they are a great candidate resource for anyone looking for work in the consumer packaged goods industry. You can also follow on Twitter @CPGPeople. Recruiters are a tough nut to crack for many job seekers. “It is important for job seekers to view this relationship objectively.

2011 87

networking contacts keep sending me bad job leads, surgery right after starting a new job, and more

Ask a Manager

Networking contacts keep sending me job leads that are too senior for me. I’ve been looking for an intern / entry-level engineering position for a long time and I’ve spoken with a lot of people about my job search (former classmates, professional engineers, hiring managers, neighbors who work with engineers, etc.). Sometimes I get referrals to job openings or direct input to HR about certain positions. Surgery right after starting a new job.

Five Myths About Job Searching:


#1: The smartest person always gets the job. In today’s economy, an employer wants to know that, if required, you are able to complete a wide range of jobs. Having transferrable skills, a can do attitude and a willingness to learn and be involved in all aspects of the business is key to nailing the job interview. #2: Do not get discouraged if you feel that you lack the right skills to get a new job. 4: Applying for jobs online is the only way to find a new job.

8 Reasons Why You Won’t be Hired

Career Alley

We all know that job search can be tough and there are so many reasons why your search may take longer than you had hoped. The economy, your industry, your experience and competition are just a few of the factors that will impact your ability to land a new job. What if it’s the unthinkable – you are the reason you are not getting any job offers? Think about it - YOU are the single largest factor in getting a new job (or promotion or raise).

2014 323

Is This a Resume-Building Internship… or a Waste of Time?

Corn on the Job

Connect with Dave on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter ! . Having some professional experience under you when you graduate is necessary to present yourself as a competitive job candidate. Ok, so I’ll just go out and get some internships on my resume” you think. Sure you’ll have experience on your resume. And if somehow you do get hired and have no real skills, you’ll have a harder time ramping up fast enough to keep that new job.

5 Quick Ways to Spruce up Your Resume for the New Year

Blue Sky Resumes

We professional resume writers see it every year. Christmas ends, and suddenly it seems that everyone has decided to find a new job. Most of us get so busy that we don’t come up for air until March. If you’re considering a job search in the new year, now is the time to get your resume in shape. So here are 5 quick and easy tips to supercharge your resume. For more on how to write a killer resume, check out our free resume writing course.

2013 62

My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus | Tim's.

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [06.02.10] View Comments My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus If you’ve been looking for a resume or CV template that really works. But first, why still a focus on the resume or CV when there are so many new digital ways to share your experience with the world? Truth: A traditional resume or CV is still the only document universally requested by HR, recruiters and hiring managers the world-over.

2010 87