Saturday May 18, 2013
Looking for job interview tips? Whether you're a teen going on a first interview or an experienced candidate seeking a top level position, your appearance, your body language, what you say, and what you do, are all important to successful interviewing.
One of the most important parts of a job search is the interview and it's easy to knock yourself out of contention without even trying. If you walk into the interview texting or drinking coffee, for example, you are going to start out with a strike against you - before you even meet your interviewer.
We have created a series of job interview tips videos which will help you improve your interview appearance and body language, as well as your phone interview skills, and impress the interviewer from the moment you arrive.
If you're a teen just starting out, review these interview tips for teen job seekers to learn what you should and should not do during the interview. For college students, here are some tips for interviewing when you're balancing a job search and school.
Being prepared to impress the interviewer, will not only help you ace the interview, it will also help you project the confidence you'll have because you took the time to get ready to interview successfully. Being able to interview effectively will also help ensure your job search is successful.
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Saturday May 18, 2013
The job market is still difficult, which means that job hunters need to put some extra effort into their job search. It's not enough to apply for a job and hope for the best. These ten steps you can take to find a new job including where to look for jobs, the best job sites, how to use your connections, how to ace the interview, and how to follow up.
On a related note, if you're interested in a career change, it is important to take the time to evaluate your present situation, to explore career options, and to choose a career that will be satisfying for you.
Follow these ten steps to a successful career change to explore options and choose a new career within or outside your current industry or career field.
In both cases, what's most important is that you stand out from the job searching crowd and get noticed as a candidate by the hiring manager. Making not just a good, but a great impression, will give you the best shot at be contacted for an interview.
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Friday May 17, 2013
Summer jobs aren't just for kids - especially this year, when unemployment is still high for all ages. If you're running out of unemployment, working less hours than you'd like, or need to earn some extra cash, consider a summer job. Many employers consider mature candidates favorably and even though hiring is down, there are summer jobs available for grownups, as well as teens.
This is a good time to look for a summer job because high schools and some colleges are still in session. If you're available to work now, you'll have an edge on the candidates who have to wait until school gets out.
You can conduct much of your job search online. Visit sites that list summer jobs and check the job search engines using "summer" as a keyword or select "seasonal" or "temporary" in the Advanced Search Options.
Don't forget to check your local newspaper (help wanted ads may be online), chamber of commerce web site, and job search in person. Job searching in-person is still an option, despite all the online resources, because many summer jobs are filled by walk-in applicants.
If you're of a certain age, don't forget to check the sites that focus on retired workers. You don't have to be of retirement age to apply for many of them and they are a good source of listings for older workers.
Read More: Tips for Older Job Seekers | How to Apply for a Job | Job Search Tips
Friday May 17, 2013
LinkedIn is the top professional networking site and everyone who is job searching or might need to job search in the future should have a LinkedIn profile and should be actively using LinkedIn to job search and network.
Here's how to get started on LinkedIn. Then join the About.com Job Search and Careers LinkedIn Group to connect with career experts and hiring managers, get job leads, and to network with contacts who can help with your job search.
Join us on Facebook and Twitter, as well. You can "like/fan/friend" our Facebook Job Search page for lots of job hunting tips, suggestions, and advice.
For job leads and quick tidbits of advice follow me on Twitter, where my ID is @AlisonDoyle. I'm connected to thousands of employers, recruiters, career experts, and job sites
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