Among the choices below, what does Job seekers consider as “important” in their job search?
By Alyse Kalish You’ve studied every possible interview question there is out there. You’ve researched the company backwards and forwards. You’ve been awaiting and preparing for this moment for what feels like years, and now it’s practically here. Except, you’re an anxious wreck. Maybe it’s a few hours away, maybe it’s only minutes, but regardless, you want to do something to get yourself back in cool and collected mode before it happens. Good thing you’re reading this, because we have 12 things you can try right now to calm all thos
By Lily Herman Cover letters: They strike fear in the hearts of millions, and just uttering the phrase is enough to make a grown man cry. Who the heck writes a good cover letter anyway? Lucky for you, we searched the web far and wide to bring you the best examples of totally awesome, out of this world cover letters that people have actually written. After all, how can you become a cover letter ninja without seeing some examples beforehand? Ever wanted to see a cover letter makeover? Alison Green did a little before-and-after action to show just how awesome your cover letter can
Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to take 10 minutes to learn a new skill. We live in a busy, fast-paced world and sometimes it can be hard to make time to continue educating ourselves. However, it’s important that we continually grow and learn new skill sets. That’s what’s going to keep us relevant, confident, and fresh (all of which are essential to personal and professional success). Learn a new skill today. It doesn’t matter what it is, why you want to learn it, or how you choose to learn it. Set aside 10 minutes today and try something new.
By Stacey Lastoe If you’ve been applying to opening after opening and not getting any bites (read: interviews or offers), it could be because referred candidates are snagging the roles first. While you’ve no doubt heard that it’s all about who you know when you’re looking for a job, that’s more true than ever. A recent Jobvite article shared data showing that referred applicants are 15 times more likely to be hired than applicants who apply via a job board. Crazy, right? Well here’s another fun fact from their 2015 Recruiter Nation survey: Nearl
Photo of person in airport courtesy of Shutterstock. By Megan Lee 李梅花 When you first saw the posting for that position abroad, it sounded like your dream job—literally. A graphic design gig in a resort town on some isolated coast for an up-and-coming travel company? A role as an account manager for the biggest firm in Madrid? A consulting job in western Wales? Heck yeah! Consider the bags packed, the airplane ticket bought, and bilingual dictionaries doggie-eared. Starry-eyed and full of enthusiasm, you arrived ready to tackle the experience. But soon, things change
By The Daily Muse Editor Our mission here at The Muse is simple: to help you find your dream job. So, there’s nothing we love more than hearing about it when you do! Today, we chatted with Kate Faltin, who graduated college and moved cities before attempting to job search. Despite these new (but exciting) challenges in her way, she was able to land her dream job at ScaleFactor working in accounting. Read below to learn more about her story, then check out ScaleFactor’s offices and see how you can land a great new gig of your own. Tell us about yourself!
By Kyle Lee Dear Kyle, I’m stuck in what I would say is a “rut.” I’ve been employed at my current position for a little over eight years and am sort of stuck. There’s no chance of advancement. I’m bored and know that I have many transferable skills (in pharmaceutical sales); however, because I don’t have direct experience in the area I want to take my career, I can’t even get an interview. I’ve been sending out my resume for over a year now. I had it professionally assessed by someone experienced in this line of work, so I know
By Nina Semczuk After plenty of sleepless nights, you just put in your two weeks’ notice. First things first: Pat yourself on the back for making a hard decision. It’s never easy to leave a job unless you absolutely, 100% hate everything and everyone involved. Now’s the time to let out a sigh of relief and coast for the next 10 days. Not so fast. While it’s definitely a time to enjoy a little less stress as you wrap up and hand off ongoing projects, you don’t want to let everything slide. For one, you’ll most definitely run into your co-workers
By Sara McCord Photo of person interviewing courtesy of Westend61/Getty Images. The hiring manager asks how you’d approach a stressful situation. And your first thought is: You mean—like this job interview? Clearly, you know that’s not the best way to start your answer. So, you go with the next thing you think of. And while it sounds good in your head, well-meaning replies can actually raise red flags for interviewers. Here are three common answers that make you look bad—plus better options. 1. You Say: “I Just Put My Head Down and
By Nathan Tanner Despite the many benefits of reading actual books, I’ll admit that for a period I read very little, always using lack of time as an excuse. Sound familiar? But three years ago, I decided to make this a priority, and I’m proud to say that I’ve read at least one book a month since setting that goal. I’ve found it’s not only given me a competitive advantage in my career, but I’m also learning a lot more than ever before. As I look to the year ahead, here are the eight books I recommend you pick up. 1. Tools of Titans: Th