Friday, January 28, 2011

Found another online website focused on finding jobs called  Here you can search for jobs, find a employer directory, create a resume, guides to surviving layoffs and career changes and much more.  Every source is a potential key to unlock that job door so check it out.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Most Common Mistakes While Interviewing

On behalf of CareerBuilder, Harris Interactive conducted a recent survey of hiring managers to uncover the most common mistakes job seekers make during interviews.  You might be shocked to read some of the obvious things to avoid.

The top mistake while interviewing is to answer your cell phone or text according to 71% of managers surveyed.  In order, the next few common mistakes include appearing disinterested, dressing inappropriately, arrogance, negative comments about an employer, gum chewing, providing vague answers and asking poor questions.

Avoid these costly interviewing blunders and you have an easy leg up on some of your competition.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Seven Things to Leave Off Your Resume

I recently came across an article that lists seven things to leave off you resume.  You may be aware of some of these items but maybe not all of them so check out this article with explanations here.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Treat Your Job Search Like a Job

For most people when you lose a job the most important thing at that time is to find a new job.  It takes times to find a decent job and the more effort you put towards your search the better off you will be.  Treat your job search as a job itself.  Keep a set schedule of when you will work on your resume and cover letter, when you will make follow up phone calls, when you will search internet boards, time for networking meetings, etc.  Keeping a schedule will keep you on track, keep you busy and hopefully find that job you have always been dreaming of.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0

One of the most popular job hunting books around received a second edition in 2009.  Authors Jay Levinson and David Perry share their tips, tricks and tactics for landing a job.  They explore the use of the internet, resume makeovers, self branding and everything else in between.  If you're looking for a good job search book believe me this it is, look no further.