In an employment background check, a prospective employer reviews a candidate’s employment history, commercial and criminal records, financial records and even personal information that may be in the public domain. The key to preparing for a background check is to get ahead of any issues. Understand the information your prospective employer is checking for and make sure there are no errors. Errors in background check data do occur, and you want to be able to address them quickly.Read More
A resume is a prospective employer’s first impression of you — and it could be their only one if they don’t like what they see. It’s crucial to present a polished, professional overview of your credentials and skills, so you can turn that inquiry into an interview and from there, hopefully a job. You can do this on your own, but if you need some assistance, especially with design, a resume builder tool can come in handy. We put together this guide to the best resume builders to help you choose the one that’s right for you.
Business insurance is essential for protecting yourself and your company against unexpected loss. Each business has its own unique requirements, and with so many insurance providers out there, it can be difficult to know which to turn to in order to get the most bang for your buck. We put together this guide to the best business insurance providers to help you narrow down your options, so you can find the right policy for your small business.Read More
Personality tests are an increasingly popular way for employers to screen potential candidates and find the best fit for open positions. They give insights into your strengths and weaknesses, thinking styles and even leadership ability. Taking one can tell you a lot about which roles you’re best suited to and how you’re presenting yourself to potential employers. But there are dozens of tests out there, and it can be difficult to know which one will provide you with the most useful insights. We created this guide to the best personality tests for employment to help point you in the right direction.Read More
In this episode of CareerCloud Radio, Lori Williams shares two perspectives, her experience as a recruiting coordinator for a national company and her experience as a career coach at her company Unstoppable Communications. Lori and Justin dove into many topics relating to career seekers with limited experience as well as resume tips, advice for women navigating tough job interview questions and much more.
There are a lot of ways to get your resume in front of the right people, and your best chance for success is to do everything you can to get yourself out there. One of the easiest actions you can take is to post your resume on several job sites to increase your chances of finding your next opportunity. It’s free on most sites so it’s worth taking advantage of. You could be found by your future employer, or even a recruiter could take an interest in your background and then do the work for you.Read More
Marc Miller is the founder of www.careerpivot.com, a career design firm for those “in the second half of life” that are looking to make a career change. Mr. Miller has made seven career pivots and he expands on a few of them in this episode. Marc starts the podcast by identifying the realities of a career pivot. Most people will do one of two things, either they will remain in their current field but take on a new skill or they will repurpose their existing skills in a different industry. Most importantly, when people make these incremental career changes they will need help. They will need someone to pick them up when they fall down, like a teammate running a marathon with you or a family member cheering you as you get gasp for oxygen in the 9th mile.
Job searches used to be limited to what you could find in the newspaper classifieds, but those days are quickly falling behind us. The internet has opened up a world of new opportunities, but in some respects, it’s made job hunting more complicated. Where do you look and how do you sift through the thousands of available jobs to find that needle in the haystack? We’ve put together this guide to answer these questions and more, so you can find the perfect job — and job site — for you.
Keeping up with the trends in resume writing is important. Employers are expecting you to research and be knowledgeable in this field. No one has the time to scan through a 10 pages resume anymore. We have cut down to two page resumes in 2016. Professional resume help is a service that has been doing well in 2017. This is because people are realizing it is a skill. Sometimes finding a resume writing professional might be the difference between getting the job and not.Read More
Information technology continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in the world with hundreds of new jobs being posted every day. The trouble is knowing where to look for them. Any job site will have a plethora of IT opportunities, but they’re mixed in with postings for sales managers, dog walkers and engineers, so half your time is spent weeding out irrelevant results. A number of niche IT job sites have cropped up in recent years in response to this problem, and one of these may suit you better if a traditional job search is beginning to feel like a needle in a haystack.Read More
A resume isn’t the only factor in landing your dream job, but it’s one of the most important. It’s crucial that yours showcases your unique skills and experiences and emphasizes why you’d make a great employee. In today’s competitive job market, cookie-cutter phrases and dry bullet points will be thrown out with the trash — along with your hope of an interview. But if you’re not great at selling yourself, writing a stellar resume can be a challenge. That’s why more and more people are turning to resume writing services to help them stand out.
For as long as I can remember, employers have written job postings that describe candidates that don’t exist. Oh sure, there is one person in the world that is a perfect fit of the described position but that person is already employed. So when I say they don’t exist I mean they are not looking for a new job. A conundrum recruiters have encountered so often they have a nickname for candidates that would match these far fetched requirements, a purple squirrel.
I am sure if you have ever considered being a secret shopper you realized the number of scams out there. Does this mean that all secret shoppers are a scam? Scambusters.org interviewed Cathy Stucker who has been a mystery shopper since 1995. She authored a book called, “Mystery Shopper’s Manual”. It’s a very popular book that explains mystery shopping. You can learn more about mystery shopping at Cathy’s website and you will find out Cathy knows what she is talking about.
Some retirees are looking for a part-time job just to keep busy, while others are looking to add some income to keep pay extra bills. Whatever the reason is, there are many options today to look into, arguably more than ever. The same options in physical retail stores still exist that did back in the day, but now there are ways to work remotely online and other new services, like Uber, Lyft, and Postmates.Read More
Fresh out of college, my son landed the job of his dreams. He put in tireless work during high school and college pursuing his passion. He was lucky enough to find a company in the financial industry that was willing to hire and train him right out of college. I remember it like yesterday (on his first day) when he called me. He was frantic.Read More
So you hate your job. What do you do to survive this conundrum? The first thing I recommend you do is change your attitude. You may not want to hear that, you may want to hear all the reasons you should just quit, or you might be looking some sympathy for suffering on a daily basis. You’re not going to get it right now, but you will get some advice on how to turn it around mentally.
Sadly too many employers don’t recognize the demands on working mothers. Mothers are expected to leave their personal life at home and be on auto pilot at work. It’s tough to find, but there are employers who are progressive when it comes to working moms. It’s scary that it has come to a point where even asking a prospective employee if they are married or have a family is illegal in most states, and most moms cringe if they are asked. There are a few things you should be looking for when considering a career if you have a family.
The introvert relies mostly on themselves staying in an environment that rids themselves of any anxiety or negative thoughts so that they can welcome any ideas that may flow to them without forcing anything. The extrovert on the other hand uses other individuals to bounce their ideas off until a line of thought sticks and then they go in that direction. Both methods are proven to be valuable ways of producing creative results. Neither way is right or wrong and it’s important to know that 50% of the world is made up of introverts, Warren Buffett being one of them.
If you’re actively job hunting at the time you’re reading this, you’re likely to run into at least one behavioral assessment during the interview process before landing your dream job. But what can an online test completed in 20 minutes tell employers about you? Learn what to expect in this interesting guest post from Stephanie McGuinn.Read More