Job Seeker Resources

No Expectation of Privacy

Welcome to the age of technology and diminishing privacy. Even though the internet clearly states that it is the World Wide Web, some people still don't understand that what they put on social media sites and the internet is now public for the world to see (including employers) and sticks with you F-O-R-E-V-E-R......

But I Really Need A Job!

With the economy being not what it use to be and so many people looking for work, there definitely isn't a shortage of information available to job seekers to help with all aspects of job hunting. Unfortunately, not everyone takes advantage of the resources available to them and typically weed themselves out of the candidate pool fairly quickly. Here are just a few insights and suggestions that might be of benefit to you if you are a job seeker.

Details People, Details

The job market is very competitive, there are a lot of people looking for jobs right now, some already employed and some not. While I understand everyone is looking for a way to "stand out" to an employer and are anxious to be the first to apply, be sure to take the time to pay attention to the details before sending any information to a potential employer. There is such a thing as standing out for the wrong reason....

I can do that job

I get this question a lot... "why won't they hire me? I started my career doing that kind of job and I can do that with my eyes closed." Well... that is exactly why they don't hire you. You are over qualified and a flight risk, which very rarely works out and is costly to the company. If you are job searching, be realistic in the jobs you are applying for. It saves everyone a lot of time and trouble.

Know the employment laws that apply to you

I understand that we all have a billion things to think about, and it isn't possible to know all the details of the employment laws and keep up with the changes that happen regularly (which is what HR people are for anyway), but I encourage everyone to have a general understanding of the laws and regulations that apply to your specific situation.

Make a graceful exit when quitting a job

Maybe I'm crazy but for some reason I can't seem to get past the GoDaddy commercial about the lady publicly quitting her job on tv in front of millions of people. I understand that they are doing a marketing campaign for people to pursue their dreams, but making an excessive display to quit your job has nothing to do with her pursuing her dream of making puppets.

Be A Sponge and Ask Good Questions

Everybody wants to do good a job and advance in their career but sometimes it is difficult to figure out the best course of action to take in order to make that happen. Here are some tips that have worked for others and are things that employers look for:

Quality, not Quantity, when it comes to Networking

As we have all heard, it's not what you know but who you know. Although your experience and background are what ultimately makes you successful in sealing the deal on landing a job, but it helps significantly to know people that can refer you to a job or employer. Which is why networking and maintaining strong working relationships is so important in this day and time of how companies hire. Even once you get the job, you should continue to be active in maintaining your key professional relationships. It is ok to have a job and be active on LinkedIn.

What to do if your interview doesn’t go well

If you find yourself in an interview and think that it may be going badly, it probably is. Some things to look for from the person interviewing you to determine if it isn't going well is If the person interviewing you isn't making eye contact with you as much or at all, if they seem to be searching their notes for other questions to ask and decide to not ask any more questions or if they don't give you the opportunity to ask any questions and end the interview with "we will be in touch".

Job Search Tips and Techniques

Job Seeking can be an overwhelming time for anyone, whether they are just starting out, or are back in the game after a period of time. Here are some of the basics to remember when going through the job seeking process:

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