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NEW YORK, NY -- A career change can make a major impact on our overall well-being and happiness. After all, we spend the majority of our waking hours at work, so it's crucial to find something that challenges and inspires you on a daily basis. If you're doing something that you wouldn't necessarily classify as your dream job, don't worry. With a little bit of hard work and planning, you can position yourself to transition into a new career that makes you excited.
Career-changers need to take a different approach to job search as changing careers has a unique set of challenges and obstacles that must be overcome. As a job seeker, you need to understand how you can most successfully position yourself to reflect your new career goals. It's important to determine whether or not your old skills apply to your new career target.
The key to a successful career change is all in the approach. The other 50% is about putting together a strategy that mitigates the fact that you've never officially done the job before, but instills confidence in people that you have the background, capabilities, and passion to take on the new role. Consider these things to get started: Ask why would an employer take a risk on you; Radically remake your resume to reflect your new ambition; Prove your knowledge; Build your network; Build a dynamic LinkedIn profile; Write articles or start a blog.
LOS ANGELES, CA -- With so many people currently in the job market or looking to change careers or looking for better career opportunities, how can you make sure your resume will be seen? With advancing technology, the internet is an extremely popular resource for posting and finding resumes. But with all the job boards and niche career sites available, wouldn't it be nice if your resume could be found on all of them?
Consider a site that can make that happen. You post your information to their site once, and they distribute it on up to 85 different top career sites! It's called Resume Rabbit and it's so easy to use. Just fill out one simple online form and in just 5 minutes you'll be well on your way to landing that job you've been searching for. There's also a personal posting report auto-login feature that lets you log in to the many sites where your resume is posted in just one mouse click!
Let Resume Rabbit cover your bases and save you hours of filling out forms to post your resume online. Use those saved hours to take the offense in your job search while 1.5 million employers still see your resume daily. Organize your job search and save time distributing your resume with Resume Rabbit today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The ultimate purpose of your resume is to land an interview. Here are some tips for having a positive interview experience: Ask questions. You might think this goes without saying, but many candidates are not prepared to ask questions in an interview. Be prepared beforehand and always have at least five questions you can ask the interviewer.
Prepare to ask about things of interest to you. Learn about the person, position, company, industry, interview process, etc. The key is to ask questions about your potential "customer" that can give you an advantage. Incorporate your research. If you've done your homework, you'll already know some of the issues the company or industry as a whole is facing. If you've really thought about how the position you're applying to adds value to their company, you'll be way ahead of the other candidates.
Say thank you. Be sure to take notes during your interview(s) and then as soon as possible after the interview, send a card, a note, or an email to everyone you met with and thank them. Once you've interviewed for a position, consider what you would try to accomplish in the first 90 days in the job. Put together a short outline in your thank-you or follow-up note to the hiring manager (copying the recruiter). It shows interest and that you've at least thought about what you would do if hired.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- In most cases, the resume or online job application is a candidate's first chance to capture an employer's attention. Here are some pet peeves from employers about resumes and cover letters. Let's call these the "don'ts."
Typos. Misspellings will get your resume discarded quickly. Have others proof read your resume before you start sending it out.
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LOS ANGELES, CA -- You've got terrific experience. Your work ethic is superb. You're even willing to be flexible on salary. But after sending your resume to countless, perfectly matched career opportunities, you're just not getting the interviews. Why? It may be hard to believe, but there's a good chance your resume is the culprit. With the average employer spending less than 30 seconds scanning each resume they receive, your resume needs "The Right Stuff" to grab attention and get the interview.
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KETTLE FALLS, WA -- You've decided to look for a new job, but life just feels too chaotic, and you don't know where to begin. Here are some tips to get you going:
Don't use your need to organize as a tool to procrastinate your job search. This point is key. It's easy to tell yourself that you'll look for a job as soon as you get organized. Set a specific time limit to get your ducks in a row. Designate a headquarters site in your home from which you'll launch your job search. Develop a system to track your job search. Use job search tools to keep you organized and save you time. Monitor which companies and positions you've applied to and the status of each application. Tracking is especially important for followup.
Make a schedule. Commit to a block of time every day to work on your job search. It's often said that successful job-hunting is a full-time job, so consider putting in about eight hours a day if you can. More importantly, think of the job search as a job that you must report to each day. Begin your job-search day in your designated workplace. Don't spend your entire job-hunting "shift" sitting in your work station, however, because any aspect of your search that keeps you from getting out and networking with people will ultimately slow your search and delay your results.
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Are you tired of going to several job sites every day and searching each one separately? Do you dread submitting your resume & cover letter over and over for every job you apply to? Do you find it difficult to keep track of where you sent your resume for future follow up? Now a new service called MyJobHunter solves all that and more!
Here's how it works. First, MyJobHunter will instantly search all major job sites for jobs matching your criteria. You'll review a list of job matches and put check marks next to the ones you like. Then, press a single button and your resume is sent to the jobs you selected. It's that simple! They'll even personalize your cover letter with each job application. Log-in any time to review jobs applied to and even add follow-up notes on each one.
Check out these other great features. Don't want to forget keywords that generated perfect jobs? Try the "Saved Search" feature. Want MyJobHunter to find & apply to jobs for you? Turn on "Auto-Apply" and your resume is automatically sent to new job matches every day. You'll never miss an opportunity and your resume gets there first! Organize your job search and save time for networking by going to MyJobHunter.
CHICAGO, IL -- Job seekers make a lot of mistakes. There are many simple ones: not double-checking your work, not dressing appropriately, not sending a cover letter, or not using keywords in resumes. But it's the following mistakes that have an even bigger impact on the outcome of your search:
1. Ignoring directions. Employers provide directions on how to apply in their job descriptions, and often request information they would like you to submit. When you overlook or ignore their directions you're telling a potential employer that this is how you will perform on the job.
2. Bad-mouthing your situation, boss, or employer. When asked why you left your last job, never blame others. Take ownership of what you can and state what you've done to remedy the situation in a concise, non-defensive answer.
3. Showing up unprepared. When you show up at an interview, be sure you have copies of your resume, that you've researched the company, and that you've prepared questions to ask. When asked why you want to work for that employer, your answer must include how you can help them.
4. Ignoring the power of social media. Social recruiting is on the rise. Take time to learn how to use social media to identify company insiders, read news about target companies, and participate in discussions to keep you up to date on industry trends.