Tuesday, February 12, 2013

How is job hunting like fishing?

How are job hunting and fishing alike? Lets take a look....

While fishing, an expereinced fisherman knows exactly what bait to bring with him because he knows which bait will catch the fish he wants fish. An inexperienced fisherman brings more than one kind of bait, randomly chooses which bait to use, then crosses his fingers and hopes for a bite. The experienced fisherman knows how to prepare his fish for consumption also. The inexperienced fisherman catches the fish, and gets so excited that he forgets he still has to figure out how to prepare and cook it, or he will go hungry that night.

The same goes for job hunting. While job hunting, the experienced job hunter knows what information to put in his/her cover letter and resume. The inexperienced job hunter just throws all the experience they can think of on their resume, crosses their fingers, and hopes they get an interview at all. Once the interview comes, the experienced job hunter knows exactly how to prepare for his interview, so he can effortlessly impress the potential employer. If the interview comes for the inexperienced job hunter, they will get so excited that they forget that they still have to figure out how to prepare for their interview, so they arrive at their interview unprepared and obviously nervous with no skills to help them in the situation.

Now what are the chances you are an experienced job hunter? Well consider this... most people spend the majority of their lives working in a job that they would like to keep because it provides them with a life style right? So it would be reasonable to say that most people try not to spend a lot of time gaining expereinces in job hunting correct?

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Don't let social media profiles hinder your hirability

Employers sometimes check social media to find out who you are before they spend their valuable time on you. Before you submit your resume to any potential employers make sure your social media sites are set to private. Don't publicly post anything you wouldn't want a potential employer to see. If you cannot set your social media profiles to private consider deactivating your accounts until you attain employment.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Interview Your Interviewer

Come with questions
Most people are so desperate to get a pay check they don't stop to think about the kind of company they want to work for. Before your interview take a moment to make a list of things you expect from the company that hires you. Ask yourself what this potential employer has to offer you besides just a pay check.  Research employee satisfaction ratings, if possible, and health/retirement/employee morale benefits the potential employer has to offer. Formulate a list of questions based on what you didn't find answers to during your research. Bring your list of questions to your interview. If your interviewer does not offer you the opportunity to ask questions request the opportunity before the interview is over..... This is your only chance to interview your potential employer to be sure you can be happy in the position you choose to accept!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Another Funny Employment Ad

Another funny employment advert..... Hiring school bus drivers


Show your knowledge
Spend 5 minutes researching the company you are applying with before the interview. Try to relate what you learn about the company when answering questions. When discussing your career accomplishments and goals try to match them to what the company is looking for.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Can You Guess the Company?

Can you guess which company used this as an advertisment in order to attract potential employees to apply for jobs?