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Should You Apply to All the Jobs That You Come Across?

Are you in need of a job? If you are, you will likely start examining all of the open jobs in your around your area, possibly even right away. When doing so, you may be surprised with what you see. Depending on where you reside, you may have hundreds or even thousands of job listings to sort through. While doing so, there are many individuals who make the decision to apply to as many jobs as they possibly can, but should you do the same?

When it comes to determining whether or not you should apply to all of the jobs that you come across, there are a number of important factors that you will want to take into consideration. One of those factors is your work related experience, training, and education. This is essentially the career field that you specialize in. For instance, if you have experience working the medical field, a job listing for an automotive technician may not be right for you, and visa versa. While you may want to apply for as many jobs as possible, you will want to try and make sure that they are ones that you are somewhat qualified for. Continue reading

March 31, 2008 Posted by | Job Hunting Tips | , , , | Leave a comment

Job Searching: The Importance of Examining Company Websites

Are you in need of a job? If you are, there is a good chance that you may turn to the internet, namely job posting websites, or use the employment section of your local newspaper. While these are all nice approaches to take, when looking for a job, there is another tool that you should use in conjunction with job posting websites and local newspapers. That tool is a company website.

In today’s society, which is based on the latest technology, many businesses have online websites. In fact, business websites have, in a way, become a necessity. Even locally owned and operated businesses have started using online websites to their advantage. Although we often think of business websites from a customer standpoint, they can also be of use to you as a job seeker. For more information on how, you will want to continue reading on. Continue reading

March 28, 2008 Posted by | Job Hunting Tips | , , , | Leave a comment

Should You Quit Your Job Before Finding a New One?

Are you unhappy with your current job? Whether you are unsatisfied with your pay, with your position, with your supervisors, or with your coworkers, you may be interested in seeking employment elsewhere. If you are interested in finding a new job, do you have a plan of action? If you not, you will want to continue reading on.

Of course, the decision to quit your job, as well as when and how you do so, is your decision to make. With that in mind, it is important to not put yourself, your family, or your finances in danger. That is why you should not quit your job until you at least have a plan of action in place. For many individuals, that plan of action should include a new job already lined up.

When it comes to leaving the workplace, there are many individuals who wonder why it is so important for them to first have a new job lined up. In today’s society, it has been reported that a good percentage of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. If you are one of those individuals, do you know what could happen if you were to impulsively quit your job? You may go weeks, possibly even months without a paycheck. This is a factor that many do not take into consideration, but you should as you will likely find yourself ineligible for unemployment compensation. Continue reading

March 25, 2008 Posted by | Job Hunting Tips | , , , | Leave a comment

Interview Preparation Tips to Help You Make a Good Impression

Are you currently on the hunt for a new job? If you are, you will likely find yourself with a number of job interviews scheduled. If you have been out of work for sometime now or if your last employment was long-term, you may be a little bit nervous about soon-to-be upcoming job interviews. If you are, you are definitely not alone. The good news, however, is that there are a number of steps that you can take to prepare yourself for success.

If you have the financial means needed to do so, you may want to consider buying yourself a new job interview outfit or getting your hair done, even with just a simple trim. Many have claimed that a quick hair style or a new outfit has increased their confidence. This increased confidence may be just what you need to breeze through your upcoming job interviews with success. Even if you do not have the financial means needed to purchase a new outfit or have your hair styled, you may want to turn to a close friend or family member for assistance, possibly for the borrowing of professional attire.

Another one of the many steps that you can take to make a good impression at your next interview involves researching common job interview questions. There are a number of books on the market that are designed to assist those with finding new jobs. Many of these books include job interview tips, including questions that may be asked. Familiarizing yourself with questions that you may be asked, such as questions surrounding your strengths, weaknesses, goals, and so forth, can help to improve your response time, as well as ease any nervousness that you may have. Continue reading

March 22, 2008 Posted by | Job Hunting Tips | , , , | Leave a comment

Should You Use the Internet to Help You Find a Job?

Have you recently decided that you would like to change jobs? If you would like to seek employment elsewhere, you will want to start examining job listings right away. In fact, the sooner the better.

When it comes to applying for jobs, you will find that you have a number of different options. One of those options involves the internet. Unfortunately, when it comes to job searching online, many are afraid to do so or are even unsure as to how they should proceed. If you are wondering if you should use the internet to help you find a job, the answer is yes.

As previously stated, you have a number of different options when it comes to finding and applying for jobs. What is nice about the internet is that it, alone, gives you an unlimited number of options. Did you know that there are multiple ways that you can go about using the internet to research companies that may or may not be hiring, as well as ways to examine online job listings? Continue reading

March 19, 2008 Posted by | Job Hunting Tips | , , , | Leave a comment

Should You Follow-Up On a Job Interview?

Are you in the process of finding a new job? If you are, you may have job interviews already lined up. In fact, you may have already had a number of job interviews take place. If that is the case, did you follow up with the interviewer or the employer in question? If follow-up contact, such as a telephone call, is an action that you have yet to take, you may want to examine your options.

When it comes to determining whether or not you should follow-up on all job interviews that you have had, like with a quick office visit or telephone call, there are many job seekers who are unsure as to how they should proceed. Since many are unsure of the action that they should take, many just do nothing. If you would like help in determining what you should do after attending a job interview, you will want to continue reading on, as a number of advantages and disadvantages to job interview follow ups are outlined below. Continue reading

March 16, 2008 Posted by | Job Hunting Tips | , , , | Leave a comment

How to Create the Perfect Cover Letter

Are you in the process of finding and applying for jobs? If you are, you may be ready to mail out your resume. Before you send out your resume or resumes, you will want to take a close look at the cover letter of your resume. For starters, are you even using a cover letter? Continue reading

March 13, 2008 Posted by | Job Hunting Tips | , , , | Leave a comment

A Resume Reference Guide

Are you in the process of finding a new job or changing careers? If you are, you may also be in the process of creating a resume for yourself. Although resumes can be complicated and nerve-wracking to develop, they are usually a lot easier to write than originally thought. With that in mind, there are still many problems or complications that arise. For many resume writers that problem has to do with references.

On your resume, there is a good chance that you will list references. These references can typically come in two different formats. These formats are personal references and professional references. You will find that many employers actually like to see a combination of them both. Also, on average, most hiring companies like to see at least three references on their job applications and resumes.

Now that you know what many companies look for, in terms of references on a resume, you may want to start listing your references right away. While this approach is one that you can take, you may want to proceed with caution. As previously stated, one of the many mistakes that resume writers make involves their references. Some of the most common mistakes, as well as ways to prevent those mistakes from happening, are outlined below for your convenience. Continue reading

March 10, 2008 Posted by | Job interview | , , , | Leave a comment