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.
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.
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!
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.
Typically speaking, companies make it a priority to hire candidates who they feel are best fit for the job. While that’s perfectly fine and acceptable, there is also another side to it and that is that the candidate also looks to work at a company that is an ideal fit for him/her. While on the job hunt, it is very crucial that you take the time to research a company and learn more about its culture and work environment to ensure that it’s a perfect match for you.
Below are some methods to incorporate into your job search that will help you to learn more about the company and its culture.
You’ve submitted numerous job applications and resumes, and finally landed that crucial interview. You’ve done your research on the company and prepared to discuss your qualifications and credentials with the interviewer. But now comes the part where you get to ask the interviewer questions. Asking questions helps to create a relationship with the interviewer. An interview is a two-way street where both you and the interviewer get to know each other. By asking questions, you are getting the opportunity to learn as much as you can about the position and company.
To help you out, we have put together some important questions you should ask in an interview.