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How to Navigate the Hidden Job Market

Where do you go when searching for a job?   Did you know you do not have to rely on advertised jobs?   Read this interesting article to find out how to find positions in the hidden job market. http://www.careerattraction.com/job-searching-20-creative-ways-to-build-your-target-company-list/  

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How to Create a Custom LinkedIn URL

How to Create a Custom LinkedIn URL

Did you know that you can customize your public LinkedIn profile URL?  The web address assigned to you by LinkedIn is not easy to remember which makes it more difficult to share. By customizing your LinkedIn URL (i.e. www.linkedin.com/in/johndoe) you can easily share it both verbally and on a business card.  Customizing your URL will also make it easier for someone to locate you on LinkedIn. To learn how to customize your public URL link, click here: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/87/customizing-your-public-profile-url  

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Why use a professional resume writing service?

Why use a professional resume writing service?

You apply for a position and you submit your resume. You know you are qualified but you do not get a call back for an interview. You wonder, what happened? You are not alone. This is very common. What you may now know is that many companies rely on Applicant Tracking Software. ATS uses matching technology to compare an applicant’s resume to a job posting. This software scans your resume looking for key words. If your resume is missing these key words, your resume will be kicked out. It has nothing at all to do with your qualifications. In today’s...

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THE POST-INTERVIEW THANK YOU LETTER – DOES IT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

THE POST-INTERVIEW THANK YOU LETTER – DOES IT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Yes. Yes it does. The post-interview thank you letter is the last aspect of your interview.  Meaning, if you have an interview at 12pm, and you come home at 2pm....your interview technically is not over yet. It will not be complete until you have customized a post-interview thank you letter, printed it, signed it, and put it in the mail by 3PM.  Proper etiquette states that your post-interview thank you letter  should arrive the very next business day. An alternative to the ‘paper and pen’ printed post-interview thank you letter occurs if the interview was conducted by phone or Skype. In...

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The Importance of Using Your Personal Email Address

In the market again? Don’t miss an email from a potential employer by mistakenly using your existing work email in your contact information. When applying for positions, make sure you provide an email address that will move with you such as Gmail, or Yahoo. If you only offer your current work email address, you will miss emails if you are no longer there. The same goes for using an email address provided to you from your current internet service provider. If you switch companies, that email address will be invalid. Have questions that you would like answered on our weekly...

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