You’ve probably heard that you should send “thank you” emails after your interview. You’ve probably also wondered: Does it really make a difference? Is it worth your time? And what happens if you don’t send one? I’m going to reveal how employers really view “thank you” emails and the situations where it can make a […]
Using Twitter in your job search is probably not something you’ve considered before. LinkedIn, and even Facebook, which both have more obvious job searching capabilities, may seem like the best social channels to put your energy, but don’t write off Twitter just yet. Here are a few unique ways to use Twitter in your job […]
Three real Jobscan users tell us how they found success using Jobscan, what their challenges were and what they would tell other job seekers.
Negotiating salary is awkward, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to negotiate salary comfortably and confidently.
Job listings usually contain more information than you need. Here are 11 things to highlight before you apply.
If you’re wondering what a professional networking document is, you’re probably not alone. Unlike a resume or professional bio, this is a different kind of marketing document for job search networking purposes. While the top part of your professional networking document resembles a resume, the bottom part explains to those with whom you’re networking what […]
Do you feel bombarded by the words personal brand? Do you back away from the conversation and look for the nearest exit? Or just sit there and think, “um, well, I’m not quite sure!” You are not alone. Many people I encounter are flummoxed at the mention of personal branding when it comes to their […]
Interviews over the phone can be just as daunting as meeting face-to-face. They’re often short, so you feel pressured to make the most of the time. You can’t see your interviewer’s body language or facial expressions, which makes it harder to build rapport and gauge receptivity. And that reduced nonverbal communication can lead to interruptions […]
Technology is changing the way we search for work. Technology has made it easy for job seekers to connect with employers via email. But with thousands of resumes being sent to human resources (HR) inboxes with the click of a mouse, HR departments were quickly overwhelmed screening hundreds or thousands of resumes; this was neither […]
My grandfather used to preach about how smart his friend’s grandson was for getting into MIT. I never even applied, but worried that without an education at a top tier university I would forever be at a disadvantage in tech compared to my Ivy League counterparts. Attending an Ivy League such as Harvard may be […]
Writing a cover letter can feel like a struggle between simply checking all the boxes on your job application and using the opportunity to show what makes you a uniquely qualified candidate. One part of the process that often flies under the radar is how to end a cover letter. The end of your cover […]
Podcasts are so in right now. From true crime stories to economics, the world of podcasts is enormous. If you haven’t listened to job search podcasts, you should give it a try. Some of the top thought leaders in the career and job search space share their personal knowledge. Many also interview other experts in […]
You might be surprised to learn that YouTube is such an awesome resource for job seekers looking to learn more about the job search. Many of the top career experts and strategists have channels dedicated to helping job seekers succeed. Everything from resume writing to interview questions to mastering the perfect handshake can be found […]
Whether you’re still working toward your degree and just need to pay the bills, or you’re embarking on your first post-graduation job search, you’ll need to produce a resume. The guidelines below are just what you will need to get started with your college student resume. 1. Write a master resume Set your job search […]
There isn’t much you can feel certain about when you go to a job interview. Yet, there is at least one thing you know for sure: you will be asked the “tell me about yourself” interview question at some point in the beginning of the conversation. Most of us are terrified by this question. How […]
Most of the people I know have been unemployed at one point or another. There’s a sense of despair that comes with losing their source of income. Perhaps more devastating is a sense of emotional turmoil, which can include sadness, anger, self-doubt, fear, isolation, and even depression. A special category of unemployment identifies people who’ve […]
When searching for questions to ask in a job interview, you’ll be confronted with lists of questions covering every possible aspect of the role, company, interviewer, and more. Unfortunately, there aren’t typically opportunities in an interview setting to run through the “top 50 questions to ask in an interview” list you found online. You’ll need to […]
Reddit user u/cityoftress recently asked employers for “the funniest, craziest or weirdest thing you’ve seen on a resume.” We found a few doozies, but even the worst resumes can be fixed. #1 – Orienting Details A 3×4 table under the header of Soft Skills. The bottom right cell read: Detailed Orientated with “detailed” being centered […]
Regardless of how you think about the recruitment process, there’s only one reason a company should choose you over other candidates: you are the right person to solve their problems. With this in mind, you have to approach your job search thinking that your success as an employee will be measured not only by how […]
Social media has put a lot of people’s jobs at risk. Celebrities have been getting fired thanks to their use of social media: Roseanne Barr from the sitcom named after her, James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Social media can even keep us from getting the job in the first place, such […]