Back to school time for parents and children means getting back on a schedule, planning out activities, and setting aside specific time for homework (ugh…). The same process applies to individuals seeking employment. Now is a great time to get back to the pursuit of finding your next job opportunity. The following are a few tips to help with the transition. Continue reading “Back to the Pursuit!”
Pre-Employment Testing – Do they work or not?
More companies today are requiring applicants to complete a pre-employment screening test during the application process than ever before. Pre-Employment tests are written, oral or any other kinds of tests administered as a means of determining the suitability or desirability of a job applicant. Many applicants feel that they are highly qualified for the position, but after completing the pre-employment test, they start to doubt if their application will even be considered. Sometimes, the questions asked or the task to complete does not seem relevant to the position applied for, so applicants get discouraged. Are these tests really accurate in measuring if an applicant is a good fit for the position? Continue reading “Pre-Employment Testing – Do they work or not?”
A Quick Guide to a Great Cover Letter
Based on research from respected sources, job candidates have an average of six to nine seconds to catch the attention of hiring managers and recruiters. Your cover letter is the first impression they will have of you, as well as the (sometimes) hundreds of other job candidates that are interested in the position, so it is important that you market yourself differently than everyone else, you are (of course) the best candidate for the job. Continue reading “Marketing Yourself”
Trick or Treat? Distinguishing One from the Other
During Halloween, children knock on doors and wait for someone to answer them so that “Trick or Treat” can be shouted and candy given/received. Kids dress in costume and visit neighbors’ homes, and although they scream trick or treat, no one expects to get tricked. Really, all we want is the treat. Continue reading “Trick or Treat? Distinguishing One from the Other”