Job searches can be long and frustrating. According to a recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 73 percent of candidates say that the job search process is one of the most frustrating things in life and 40 percent of workers plan to change jobs this year.
One of the frustrations job seekers identify is the limitations of the resume and job interview for putting across who they really are. They may lack experience and their qualifications are no longer enough to convince employers. Many employers are risk-averse, particularly in tough economic times, and go for the tried and tested candidate. How do you get across your potential and persuade an employer you are a better bet?
One of the most helpful things you can do is to start polishing your search methods as soon as possible-so that you can dive into the 2018 job listings with a rejuvenated attitude. At Professional Résumé Services, we have compiled an assortment of helpful questions to ask when job hunting and writing a professional résumé to start your new job search.
If you’ve ever been part of a great internship program–on either side of the desk– you know that it can be a fantastic job preview–an extensive 2-way interview process. It’s an opportunity to try before you buy.
From the job seeker’s perspective, the hiring process begins with sending in your official application to an open position. The application usually involves your resume, possibly a cover letter, and completion of an application form, which may cover much of the information already revealed in your resume. While the online application may seem redundant, it serves the purpose of ensuring the hiring team has comparable information to consider from each candidate.