Category Business

Job searching when considering a move

In the current job searching landscape, some opportunities will inevitably come with choices. In some situations, a job seeker may be considering moving to a new city or state, or may find that a promising opportunity would require such a move. According to US News and World Report, the first thing to keep in mind in such a search is that things will likely take time. Barring some high-demand industries, it may take a few months for a position to arise. It's important to keep this in mind from the… Read more

Writing a better cover letter when job searching

After the resume, the cover letter may in fact be the most important piece of the application process. If your resume intrigues a hiring manager, they'll likely then look at the letter, as they'll hope to see more of the same potential. However, if you're unsure about your writing skills, there are steps that can be taken to improve your chances in the field. A good start to the approach is to consider and know the audience you're writing for. Often, there will be a different person in charge of… Read more

The first steps toward making a career change

There are several reasons you may want to make a major career change, whether it's for more money, a better work/life balance, a different location or new management styles However, there are a few basics you should know to ensure the transition goes smoothly, College Recruiter reports. The publication notes that before you commit to leaving your current position for a job in a new field, there are a few factors to think over. The first is to assess the skills you'll need and the duties you'll have to perform… Read more

Do you have a career New Year’s resolution? Make it stick.

The New Year is underway and for many of us, that means our New Year's resolutions are fresh in our minds. New Year's resolutions are often directed toward improving our personal lives - things like quitting smoking, getting in shape, learning a new skill, traveling more or other self-improvement quests. Personal resolutions are great, and everyone should make them. But given the centrality of work in our daily routines, we would be losing out on a chance to improve this important part of our lives if we didn't make resolutions… Read more

Is the company right for you – thinking beyond pay and perks

When you're searching for jobs, you're not just looking for anyone who will give you a steady paycheck. You want to find work that, in addition to paying well, gives you a sense of pride and fulfillment that you can only get after a day of taking on challenging tasks and overcoming them. It's the kind of pride that comes with knowing that you're not just checking off boxes, but contributing to a team that's making an impact in your industry and maybe even society as a whole. There's a… Read more

Why you should have side projects even if you have a full-time job

For most of us, maintaining a perfect work/life balance is a goal we constantly aspire to reach. The reason is clear - leaning too much toward one end of the spectrum means the other side of it is suffering. When the two are balanced, however, they become greater than the sum of the parts, bringing satisfaction to our overall lives. That's why you might be surprised to hear that one of the best things you can do for both your career and your personal life is to take on more… Read more

6 tips for sending cold emails when networking or looking for a job

Even though more and more of our interpersonal interactions are taking place on Internet-based communication platforms, the importance of a good first impression hasn't been diminished. In fact, it might be even more important in the digital world. Employers and other professionals are so inundated with communications - emails, texts, social media, etc. - that it's even harder to make your name stick in their heads. That's why it's so important to know how to make a good first impression. Even though some people doubt the efficacy of sending cold… Read more

4 body language tips to help you ace job interviews

Have you ever gone to a job interview fully confident that you would ace it, only to find out a few days later that you didn't get the job? It's frustrating - you spend hours researching the company and industry, preparing answers to every possible interview question, brushing up on technical skills and everything else imaginable. Then, after what you felt was a great interview, it turns out you came up short despite your best efforts. In some cases, it may not be what you said that lost you the… Read more

Young job seekers should add informational interviewing to their arsenal

Two major components of any job search process are researching specific companies or industries and networking with established professionals in the field. This can be daunting, especially if you're a young job seeker. It's tough to know where to start doing either of those things when you're starting from scratch. Fortunately, there is one way to combine both of those job search tasks into one powerful tactic, yielding both vital information and networking opportunities. This tactic is commonly referred to as informational interviewing and if done properly, it can get… Read more

Have you checked your social profiles today?

Across the six largest social media networks, more than two billion people around the world are members of the sites, according to MediaBistro. A vast majority of those users are more than likely to visit their preferred sites almost daily. With such frequent uses of the sites, there's no question that they can be helpful in job searching, especially by using LinkedIn. However, your social profiles could be the reason you don't land a job. Keep things professional One major setback that job seekers who use social media find themselves… Read more