Despite dramatic changes in job searching due to today's technology, one thing remains the same: people get people jobs! Studies remain fairly consistent showing that a minimum of 75 percent of positions is obtained by way of personal referral.
Savvy job-seekers know that there are several ways to prepare for the job interview. Applicants must thoroughly research the company, understand the competition, and be knowledgeable as to the current conditions of the industry/field.
Interviewing for a job can be difficult enough, but now technology has created a big, new, virtual wrinkle. More and more interviews are being conducted via the Internet by way of your webcam and they are growing in popularity because they save employers both time and money.
Holiday parties and gatherings make for the perfect venue to connect with as many people as possible. So how can you successfully "sell" yourself while remaining festive, cordial, and all the while radiating the holiday spirit? There are many ways to do so.
Do you consider looking for work over the holidays to be a waste of time? Do you figure companies don't usually hire in December... so why bother? Well, if these thoughts have crossed your mind, think again. December is actually the very best time of year to look for work.
How do you go about making the most critical message of your job search -- your branding statement -- a powerful one? How can you engage your listeners and leave them wanting more? How can you sell yourself without sounding boastful and self-serving?
Anger, resentment and depression -- understandable as these feelings may be -- are a giant turn off to networking contacts and, more importantly, to potential employers. I can pretty much predict which job seekers will find work and which ones won't, based solely on the attitudes they express.