The Thank You Letter

Employers say they geared favorably toward an applicant by a thank you letter. Yet most job hunters overlook this entirely. The letter of thanks for a job interview is your last chance to make a vivid impression on the employer who may hire you.

Research a Prospective Employer

You should spend some time researching a prospective employer’s web site. Make sure you understand the company and see if you can envision yourself working there.

How to Turn Interviews Into Job Offers

Ask your interviewer powerful questions about the company and its needs regarding the position for which you’re interviewing. Listen carefully and try to hear what she is really telling you. Respond enthusiastically and carefully with ways in which your particular skills will fulfill those needs. Near the close of the interview, share a few of […]

Social Networking Can Improve Your Job Search

Social networking compliments traditional job search strategies by taking them to the next level by raising your online presence. Social networking can enhance your professional reputation and increase your chances of being considered first when people are searching for new talent. It can also provide you with a great space for exchanging business ideas, innovations, […]

Job Application Follow Up

The no. 1 mistake most applicants make, as experts agree, is failure to show initiative, eagerness and drive by following up after applying for a job. Employers value initiative and enthusiasm. And in the online job realm, following up can be your way to stand out from the crowd. How you follow up is less […]

Job Hunting? Go Google Yourself

A growing number of hiring managers now search Google for information on potential candidates before making a job offer. If they come up with anything derogatory or unflattering, the company might use that information to make decisions about whether to hire people. So Google yourself to see what comes up — and what potential employers […]

Resume Formats: Which is the Right One?

There are basically two kinds of resumes: chronological and functional. The chronological resume format is designed to present your career information by dates, beginning with your present or most recent position. This resume format stresses the positions you have held and the companies where you have worked. The chronological resume format is most appropriate for […]

Should you call employers in person or on the phone?

Most employers don’t mind taking a phone call and may give you 10 or 15 minutes to answer your questions. In fact, most seem to prefer phone calls. Using the phone is also quicker and cheaper than calling in person. Also you can contact more employers over a wider geographic area in less time. If […]

Post Your Resume Sparingly

It is tempting to go to every job site you can find and post your resume. Focus on quality, not quantity. If you believe you must post your resume online, hand-pick just a handful of sites that have good privacy policies and a good track record. Choose sites that other people working in your profession […]

Getting Ready for the Job Hunt

Know thyself thoroughly. Being very clear about the kind of job profile you are looking for is very important. This will ensure that you don’t end up moving to the wrong profile and position. Make an inventory of your skill sets and understand your own capabilities. Start by making a list of likes and dislikes. […]