Cover letters can be tough. You want to win over the hiring manager reading your letter and stand out amongst other candidates. In doing this, be sure you don’t make any of these cover letter hiccups.
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You might think that your summer job as a lifeguard will be of no use when applying to work for an IT firm, but it just might be exactly what the company is looking for. The point is, don’t rule out a certain skill just because you “think” it’s irrelevant for the job you’re applying. Many companies are looking for someone to give them a fresh take or provide a different outlook on a certain topic, procedure, etc.
Now, let’s help you figure out how to find your transferable skills.
Have a lackluster job? Don’t feel like you’re where you should be in your career? Well, if this is the case you need to do something before it’s too late. Don’t wait around hoping your career will take off without putting in any extra effort. With a few helpful habits you can turn your career around and get back in the game:
1. Money, Money, Money
Companies don’t always get the budget for the position approved beforehand. There are instances where companies just hope the timing will work out and the budget will get approved before they hire, but that timing doesn’t always play out. If this occurs, they can’t offer you the position without having the budget for payment approved.
Another situation where money hinders the hiring process is when the budget is approved, but higher management later revokes it. Awkward!
Maybe you were laid off, took some time off to travel, or relocated with your family. Whatever the reason, if you’ve had a gap in your work history, the thought of going into an interview and possibly being asked “Why?” can be gut wrenching.
Here’s our advice for combating the dreaded question:
We all get stuck in ruts where the hands of the clock keep moving faster and the lists of things we have to do keeps getting longer. First things first, take a deep breath and collect yourself; you got this! Just use one of our tips to get your work rate from 0 to 100 and you’ll be back in action in no time.
When Jennifer Spencer is in the market looking for a new job, Nancy Zucker and HR Search Partners are always the first place she turns.
Jennifer first met Nancy nice years ago while she was working at Bloomberg. Fast forward about 9 years, Jennifer is now working as an IT Recruiter and says that she still has a strong relationship with Nancy. She has used HR Search Partners numerous times since the two first connected. “Nancy is always very responsive,” Jennifer says, “and she’s great at networking.” Something that has helped Jennifer achieve her goals.
According to Business Insider, you only have 7 seconds to make a first impression. The first thing the interviewer will notice in those 7 seconds is what you are wearing. They see this before you shake hands, before you introduce yourself, before anything. So, you need to be dressed to impress. Follow some of these guidelines when picking out your interview outfit and you will be set!
Juhi had the pleasure of first meeting Nancy nearly a decade ago through connections in the HR profession. Through Nancy, Juhi was able to secure a position as a consultant at a bank. Serving as Juhi’s go-to-person, Nancy greatly assisted Juhi in all her job placement needs. For Juhi, what sets Nancy apart from the rest of the competition is her tenacity and enthusiasm in helping to find the right position for the right person.
So you made the transition from an intern to an entry-level staff member at your company, and are now exploring new adventures beyond the horizon. This means it’s time to update your resume. The question that needs to be asked is, what are you looking to say in your “updated” resume? There are ways you can go about highlighting your entry-level experience to help you advance further in your career without overextending the truth. Bellow are three tips.