For many employers, the job application is the first contact they have with you as a prospective employee. What can they ask you? What does it mean? What should you answer to some of those questions? Here are some areas of concern in your employment application. Read More »
I wonder if I'm the only one who applies for jobs multiple times at the same company.
It's not that I'm banging my head endlessly against certain corporate walls. These are usually companies with whom I've previously interviewed by phone or in-person. Obviously they haven't offered me jobs -- yet -- but since... Read More »
By Shane Christopher, Editor-in-Chief, G.I. Jobs Magazine
Do you discard junk mail before fully reading it? There's a pretty simple and logical reason for this: Most marketing is bad marketing. Read More »
With millions of people unemployed, it's no surprise that job seekers find the process of job hunting an excruciating ordeal. Filling out online applications sometimes feels like an exercise in futility, as thousands apply for too few jobs.
But a survey suggests that the online hiring process that employers... Read More »
One of the hardest things for me to do is keep applying for jobs while waiting to hear back on a job I interviewed for.
When I like and want that particular job, my heart just isn't in it to look for a different job. But I feel that I need to have other "irons in the fire" in case things don't work out. Then,... Read More »
Are cover letters necessary anymore? There are some who claim that the Internet era has made them obsolete. And when you're applying to dozens of jobs online, it isn't worth the extra effort; all that employers look at are the resumes.
Don't believe them. A resume alone will rarely get you the job-- no matter... Read More »
By Miriam Salpeter
Statistics show that approximately 50 percent of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen candidates for job opportunities.
There are a variety of reasons recruiters and hiring managers adopt this type of technology. With an... Read More »
By Hila Mehr
You're ambitious, hardworking and smart. Your resume is polished, your cover letter is relevant and you're networking.
Yet, you're still getting rejected from every job you apply for. Read More »
Any career expert will tell you that resume customization is key to standing out in a job search. You need to include key details that will spark the hiring manager's curiosity and make her want to take a second look. However, divulging such personal information as your ties to the mob? Not a good idea. Read More »
By Manuel Valdes and Sharon McFarland
SEATTLE -- When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Read More »
By Kaitlin Madden
When applying for a job, there are few faster ways to get your résumé and cover letter thrown out of contention than by making a glaring grammatical error.
These days, human resources departments and hiring managers are flooded with résumés. They have to be... Read More »
At the Secrets & Strategies career management group on LinkedIn this week, they were talking about some jobs guru who claimed cover letters are a waste of time and how you'll get more interviews if you stop using them.
Another authority was cited as saying that hiring managers are peeved when they don't... Read More »
The job application and the résumé go hand in hand. The former is the raw data that an employer has about your work experience; the other dives deeper, detailing your skills, accomplishments, and overall job worthiness. Here are 4 tips to make your resume shine and complement your job application. Read More »