Showing posts with label Job hunting tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Job hunting tips. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How to Transfer Your Schooling Skills to a Resume

Every year thousands of college students graduate and are eager to join the work force, only to discover an unfortunate reality. While a college degree is often required for many of today’s jobs, lacking practical work experience can leave a young graduate’s resume looking paper thin. It is essential for college graduates to market the skills they have learned in school effectively in order to stand out to prospective employers.


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Be Practical


Employers today often require relevant experience for entry-level work. Though this sounds like a difficult conundrum, an effectively written resume can overcome this obstacle. To best market your skills, frame what you have learned in college in a practical application. For example, a graduate with a University of Florida business administration online degree might say he or she “implemented marketing strategies to attract new customers to the campus bookstore.” This provides a level of context to your skills and abilities, which in turn improves your marketability to potential employers immensely.



Put Education First


Though veterans of the work force often list their academic accomplishments at the end of a resume, a recent college graduate should list it proudly at the top. Be sure to include your school, your major, and the degree you have earned, as well as your grade point average if it is higher than 3.0. If you are applying for a job specific in scope, it may also be helpful to list specific courses you have taken that are relevant to your career objective, and demonstrate your proficiency in the field.



Be Concise


In today’s ultra-competitive job market, employers are often inundated with dozens of applications for few open positions. A new college graduate needs to remember that unlike term papers, resumes should be short and to the point. Creating a visually appealing resume, while avoiding lengthiness
will help accentuate the most important elements of your education while also keeping the potential employer engaged. An ideal resume should maintain font size no smaller than 11 or 12 point and should use a traditional font like Times New Roman or Arial. Don’t add unnecessary points, and stick to what that specific employer might be interested in. 


Employing these methods can help make a resume light on practical work experience impressive to employers. When simply earning a degree is not enough to land your dream job, constructing an articulate resume highlighting your skills in the most efficient manner possible can make all the difference on today's job market.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

7 Tips That Will Help You in Your Next Job Interview



Whether you are being interviewed for a new job, there can be quite a lot on the line. However, we have all watched interviews on television where the interviewee looks painfully awkward or flustered, and of course, that is something that you want to avoid when you are trying to get a job! Take a moment to consider these interview tips to make sure that you look natural and at your best. 

Fold Your Hands

One way that we can tell that people are nervous is by looking to see what they do with their hands. People who are very good with public speaking tend to gesture with their hands and to punctuate their sentences with hand gestures. If you are not feeling very confident, this can look a great deal more awkward if you try it! On the other hand, you do not want to make fists, either, which is something that many people do when they are nervous. Instead, fold your hands on your knee or on your lap. This prevents you from gesturing too much or tensing up.

Slow Down

When you are excited about speaking to an interviewer, it is very easy to rush things and to allow your words to fall all over each other. This will lead to you looking very rushed and very amateurish. Instead, make sure that you take a breath before you start talking and speak a little slowly. When we talk with our friends and our families, we talk fairly quickly because they know our speech rhythms. When you are speaking in public, you always need to slow it down a little to make sure that you can be understood. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Get your dream job - Tips


Job hunting is not only a difficult quest but a stressful task as well. Every job interview is just like sitting on a hot seat, one mistake and you’re out seeking for another evaluation appointment.

Lucky are the job hunters nowadays that there are online job search and recruitment websites that can help you score the career you dream about unlike during the old days wherein you need to hop from one company to another to look for available job vacancies that fit your qualifications.

However, though online job searching is available that can make your quest a whole lot easier, it will not ensure that you can be employed once you click on the apply button for the job opening. You need to prepare yourself before going to an interview. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Job Hunting Tips

Unemployment is a worldwide problem, so it is not only us Filipinos who are in dire need of jobs to augment our family financial needs.  Fresh graduates’ increases by the year, having job placements are really a battle. 

Have you also experienced to walk-in to apply for a job? The long wait in just submitting a resume will consume most of your time, only to find out that you will be re-scheduled for an interview.  

The World Wide Web offers vast sites of job market; however we have to be aware that not all of them are legitimate. Some of them are operating fly- by- night, asking for fees among applicants then will disappear when you asks for a follow-up.

If you are a job seeker, make sure that you make a good resume’, complete with important details, short content yet striking. The picture attached should also look professional; never crop a picture from your collection. We have to see to it that we can pace the tight competition in the job market. 

Online reputable finance recruitment companies are not shady. They give complete details about their company, location, services and featured associates. We need to browse on the site rigidly to make sure its authenticity.

Never be overwhelmed with high salary offers, compensation will depend on the position you are applying for.  Depending on our work experience and expertise, we can bargain for a higher remuneration level. Online recruitment and placement agencies gauge skills and look for characteristics not found in the resume. Bear in mind that communication skill, attitude, professionalism, motivation and flexibility counts a lot during an interview. Also, wear the proper business attire, never over-do a make-up for personality counts a lot too!

Lastly, before signing into a contract, you may ask for other benefits like holiday pay, service bonus, etc. that you may compensate when hired. Never forget to pray to ask for wisdom for accomplishment of endeavors. Good luck!