Saturday March 8, 2014
Do you need to start a job search, but aren't sure how to get going? The easiest way to start searching for a job is to take one step at a time. Don't try to do everything at once or you'll get overwhelmed.
Create or update your resume first. Then write a draft of a cover letter you can customize for the jobs you apply for. Next, check out job listings and start applying for jobs.
Here's all the information you need to start a job search including how to write resumes and cover letters, where to look for jobs, how to conduct a job search, and the best way to use social networking to job search.
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Friday March 7, 2014
There are several types of recommendation letters you can use for job searching including academic recommendations from teachers or professors, references from employers, character references, and online recommendations on professional networking site LinkedIn.
It's always a good idea to have recommendations on hand, even if you aren't actively job seeking. Plan ahead and get your references in order, before you need them. It will save time scrambling to put together recommendations at the last minute.
Keep in mind that good references can help you clinch a job offer, so, be sure to have recommenders ready who are willing to attest to your qualifications and capabilities.
Here is information on the different types of recommendation letters you can use including employment, academic, personal, character, student and more sample recommendation letters.
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Friday March 7, 2014
Interested in teaching abroad? It's one of the ways many Americans who want to spend time abroad get to travel overseas and get paid while they are there.
The most common subject taught by Americans is English as a second language. However, there are many other teaching opportunities in a wide range of subjects at international schools which serve the children of English speaking diplomats, business people and other expatriates.
There are different ways to find a job. You can work with an agency which will help place you or you can apply directly to schools. Positions typically require certification or the equivalent background in teacher training and some experience.
If you would like to spend time teaching abroad, plan ahead because the applicant process can be lengthy. You will also need to obtain a visa and permission to work in the country where you're going to be.
Here's information on how to find a job teaching abroad from Guest Author Mike Profita.
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Friday March 7, 2014
I'm always thrilled when someone thanks me for helping them or for giving them advice. I'm not the only one who likes being appreciated - employers like being thanked, too.
The job applicants who make the best impression are the candidates who take the time to say thank you after a job interview. It doesn't take much time to send a quick thank you letter, thank you note, or email. In addition to being polite, a thank you letter is a good way to reiterate your interest in the job and to remind the hiring manager of why you would be an asset to the company.
It's important to say thank you after a job interview and after a second interview as well. It's also important to thank everyone you interviewed with and everyone who assisted with your job search. Here's information on thank you letters including who you should thank and the best way to thank them.
If you're not sure what to write, review a sample thank you letter or two to get some ideas and suggestions.
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