As with all things in life, being successful at work is a much smoother process when you ask for guidance from someone who has already been successful. The wisdom and experience of a mentor is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to avoid making rookie mistakes while climbing the professional ladder.
Infographic: The Dishonest Tradition of Fudging the Facts on a Resume (courtesy of http://www.gradschoolhub.com)
The First Coast Virtual Job Fair opened Monday, June 10 at 12:02 A.M. By the time you’re reading this, hundreds of job seekers will be uploading resumes from the comfort of their living rooms, wearing bunny slippers instead of power suits. It’s also a great opportunity for people who are working to attend a job fair without taking time off from their current jobs.
Crowds of hopeful jobseekers have increased dramatically at the same time that employers have been cutting back, making the competition at job fair events tougher than ever. If you’ve attended an event over the past few years, you know that it doesn’t feel very productive. But is it still worth your time to attend?
Q: I read every job search advice blog I lay my eyes on, and I know the rules backward and forward: I’ve learned everything under the sun about professional cover letters, sending thank you notes, and making eye contact during interviews. At this point I could practically teach a course. But I still don’t have a …
Congratulations to the class of 2013. After graduation parties and a few days on the beach, it’s time to focus on your career strategy. There are several things you can do over the summer to get a jump on your classmates in what may be your first professional job search.
Emily Bennington describes herself as a career author, speaker and space invader. Not the kind with ray guns (although, to be fair, I didn’t ask to see them, so she may be that kind, too.) She’s talking about what Stephen Covey referred to in his writing: “between stimulus and response there is a space, and it’s in that space you choose how you wish to respond.”
Are your social media profiles impeding your career progress – or even preventing you from getting the job that you want? When a potential employer clicks over to your Facebook page and sees an embarrassing photo — perhaps from that one crazy night in college — it can kill your interview prospects. It’s a clear and present danger; the Web is rife with articles about What Not to Post on Facebook; in fact, some career experts advise simply removing your social media accounts during your job search process.
St. Augustine resident Sarah Powers is 19 years old and making decisions about her education and career path. Like many recent high school graduates, she assumed that her best career choice would be based on what she liked to do. And, like many young students, she was mistaken. In Sarah’s case, interior design was her …
There are two important reasons to turn the tables on your interviewer before you leave the room. First, asking pointed questions can help you determine if this is or isn’t the right job for you. Of course you’ll need to impress your interviewer if you hope to receive an offer, but you have every right …