A. Figuring out what jobs I am qualified for
B. Writing a resume
C. Crafting a cover letter
D. The actual interview
E. Other (please explain)
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This can be a tough #interview question to answer! Obviously, there are tons of great (and not so great) reasons for leaving a job, but even if you feel you have a valid reason, there’s a chance your potential employer might not.
Check out our article The best 10 reasons for leaving a job to learn more!
Have you realized that you may be a bit overqualified at your current job? Here are some tips to help you through.
Ask for more responsibilities
There's nothing worse than feeling bored at work. Ask your manager or supervisor for additional duties or responsibilities. You may be surprised with what you are offered to take on! This could help you add some excitement into your days AND give you some resume-boosting experience.
Extend a helping hand to fellow coworkers
If you notice that a coworker is always frazzled and overwhelmed with too many tasks, see if you can help out. You may be able to work on new projects and even learn a new skill or two.
Network, network, network
Never underestimate the power of making connections. Networking with others - those inside your company, clients, friends of friends, etc. - can help you gain insights into other industries and positions that could help you down the line! You never know who you may meet, you could unwittingly make a career-changing connection!
When successfully searching for a job, there's a list of "do's" and "don'ts". Here are the top 3 things you should NEVER do when searching for a job.
Never use a 'one size fits all' resume
Don't use the same resume for every job you are applying for. Instead, customize it for each position by including relevant keywords from the job posting throughout. Customizing your resume will increase your chances of a phone call or an interview!
Never submit a resume/cover letter without proofreading
Always spellcheck! There's no better way to get overlooked by a hiring manager than to send in a resume or cover letter loaded with typos and grammatical errors.
Ask a friend or family member to read your resume — it’s easier for someone else to find errors since they haven’t been staring at the same document for days.
Never forget to follow up
After your interview, always follow up! Set aside a few minutes after your conversation to send a quick thank you email.
Sending a note thanking the interviewer for their time will show that you’re genuinely interested in the position and that you’re a true professional.
What would YOU add to this list?
Oftentimes, potential employers will ask candidates for references who can vouch for their abilities and personality. Having a solid reference (or references) can make a significant impact on an employer's decision to hire you!
If you've been asked to provide references but don't know where to start, I have just the article for you! Here are 5 ways to ask for a job reference!
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While networking and making connections is extremely important for accelerating your #jobsearch, it's just as important when you are not looking for a new gig! Networking with others is an important part during every step of your career journey. You'll never know who you will meet along the way!
When's the last time you rekindled an old connection and extended a friendly "hello"?
Connecting with new friends and bringing old connections back to life is important to our personal and professional life! Not only do #connections bring us happiness and self-appreciation they can really accelerate your job search!
Invite your personal contacts to Jobcase today and connect today!
Take a moment to hear Dr. Palma speak about why making connections matters. She is a strong believer in the power of human #connections, and discusses why communicating and engaging with others is meaningful in the workplace. It's a great talk!
Then, why not connect with others right here on Jobcase? To connect with fellow members, first head to their profile so you can read more about them, if you decide they'd be a good connection click the blue "connect" button near their name!!
It's that simple!
Did you know that 85% of jobs are filled via networking??
Connecting with others and leveraging your network is often the secret ingredient when it comes to finding a job. The Jobcase Community is a network of over 1 million people who could potentially vouch for your abilities and would be willing to connect you with others in their own network.
To connect with others in the Jobcase Community, head to their profile and click "connect" under their bio!