Only about 2% of submitted resumes result in an interview, and with the increase of remote work, job applicants can come from anywhere. For job searchers, this means that your resume needs to stand out and capture a hiring manager or recruiter’s attention.
In the past year, 70% of full-time workers in the United States have transitioned to remote work due to Covid-19. Seventy seven percent say that having the option to work from home post-pandemic would make them happier and almost 50% are prepared to look for another job if work-from-home options aren’t available.
So, there you are waiting to be interviewed for a job really want. You get called in. You shake hands confidently looking the interviewer straight in the eye. Then he or she lays the bomb: “Tell me about yourself”.
blog.jobsearcher.com12 Do's and Don'ts of How to End an EmailOne of the issues we’re all encountering at the moment is what’s been described as ‘hyper novelty’. Not only has our society changed spectacularly, but the rate of that change is equally spectacular. The life of a blue-collar worker probably didn’t change that much for a long time. For example, for countless years quern stones were used for grinding. All that changed over that time was whether it was being powered by human strength, animals or water wheels.
blog.jobsearcher.comHow to Survive the First 90 Days of a Career ChangeThe hard work is done. You’ve tended your resignation without burning bridges. You’re at peace with the sunken cost of putting a successful career trajectory on hold. You’ve modeled out your cash flows. Your health insurance is buttoned up. After all, quitting should be easier for executives – with savings come safety nets. Yet, once they quit they look more like deer in headlights than wolves of Wall Street. I should know, six years ago I was one of them.
blog.jobsearcher.comHow to Choose a Career in 5 Easy StepsDeciding how to choose a career can end in you making a big decision, so it is one that doesn’t need to be rushed into. Deciding which path to go down for your career is exciting, but can also feel like a huge responsibility. When it comes to choosing a career, we are often made felt we should have it all figured out. I bet you can recall being as young as 16 in high school and being asked what line of work you wanted to go into. The truth is, most adults don’t even have it figured out, never mind high school kids!
blog.jobsearcher.comHow to Add a Resume to LinkedInOther than Job Searcher, LinkedIn is one of the better places to be if you want to be discovered by employers or even if you just want a place to get the latest updates on your industry or network. Having an active account on LinkedIn is the perfect opportunity to show off your qualifications, achievements, and experience. Employers will often look at job applicants’ LinkedIn profiles to gain some more insight, so it’s important your profile is looking its best.
blog.jobsearcher.com9 Best Seasonal Jobs to Consider for Short-Term EmploymentIf you are looking to make extra income, but aren't looking for a long-term job, then seasonal jobs are an ideal solution. This article will provide information on seasonal work and how you can land a position that’s right for you.