Become a Better Job Seeker
A few years back we interviewed Vala Afshar, an prolific social media user who was also a Chief Marketing Officer, about why the web is the new resume. We thought we would re-air his chat from CareerCloud Radio.
Freelancers have had a variety of sites to use to find work. Well now there's another one to add to your list: LinkedIn Profinder. In this short video we'll give you a tour and show you around this new marketplace for finding freelancers and consultants.
After you’ve applied for a job and submitted your resume and cover letter for resume, it’s time to prepare for an interview. If you don’t have any prior experience with interviews it can be a bit scary, but there’s nothing to worry about if your resume and cover letter were good enough to warrant an interview. Besides professional resume writing, you need to make sure that you are well prepared for this next stage of your application, because it’s a make-it-or-break-it deal.
Have you ever thought about working in the not for profit industry? If so, it’s likely you’re already the sort of person who thinks about others. But even the most altruistic person can gain significant personal benefits from working for a cause they believe in. Within this industry, you not only have the opportunity to make a huge difference in the world, but you have the opportunity to grow yourself personally and professionally.
It takes time to create a great resume. You have to sit and think about each and every word or achievement. You have to figure out what the hiring manager wants to hear. You have to take the time to review each and every line in order to make sure it presents yourself in the best light possible.
You might have a flawless resume, all the qualifications in the world and years of valuable experience but that doesn’t mean you're going to get the job. No matter what industry you’re in, the job market is tough to crack, with tens or even hundreds of candidates in the running for any one position at a time. So to maintain a competitive edge, you need to be able to market yourself effectively.