Worried that you aren’t the perfect candidate for the job, or that you aren’t applying to enough opportunities? Maybe you’re watching the phone and wondering why you haven’t heard back from your Hiring Manager? There are a lot of job search myths out there that may be causing you some extra stress. It’s time to debunk the three most common:
Do you have well-meaning friends and family members who love to share their opinions on what your resume should look like? Do many of these opinions conflict with each other? Don’t worry, we can help straighten some things out. Let’s go over three of the most commonly asked resume questions:
Despite what you may have heard, cover letters have not gone the way of the dinosaur. Hiring Managers expect a cover letter, and some even consider it the most important part of your application. So how do you write an engaging cover letter that can enhance your chances of getting that interview? Some important tips include:
Working with a recruiter is part of a smart job search strategy that gives you access to new opportunities and expert advice. Plus, in the case of AppleOne, it’s all free. Working with a recruiter does not mean you can put your search on cruise control though. There are some things you need to do to get the most from your relationship.
Writing a resume can be tough, but editing it down can be more challenging. There is a natural inclination to try to share our full work histories. However, just as it is hard to hear a conversation in a noisy environment, it can be hard for a hiring manager to find relevant experience in an overloaded resume. As you work towards an easily digestible resume that says “I am the right person for this job,” these items need to go:
Do you love your resume? Do you see a future with it? If you feel like there is something lacking, the time to make adjustments is now, as you never know when your next opportunity may come knocking. Here are some tips that will help you make your resume irresistible for employers:
It makes sense to include an employment service like AppleOne in your career planning. They are experts in the local employment market, and they have the connections you need with local companies. Plus, their services are completely free to the job seeker, so your only investment is time. Your time is valuable though, so here are some things you should do to increase your chances of landing a great new job.
Did you just apply for a job that is right up your alley? Knowing how to follow up with the employer can be the key to getting to the next step in the hiring process. Here are five tips that will help make following-up effective:
A new year is upon us and 2018 is set to bring some interesting new workplace trends along with it. Whether you are currently employed or looking for your dream job, here are a few trends you should take note of for 2018: