The outdoor work landscape, unknown to many, has an abundance of well paying, fulfilling and respectable job opportunities, with The Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting the number to grow to 30,813,700 by 2024. The cubicle life, suffice to say, is not for everyone. Choosing the right career is key to work happiness and fulfillment. Some people prefer walking in the woods in hiking boots and athleisure wear, the wind in their hair, over wearing a suit and sitting in an office from 9 to 5, and for these people, there are endless work opportunities out in the wild. … [Read more...] about Careers To Consider If You Are In Love With The Great Outdoors
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We have reached a point in time where professional standards have become very high. This is probably due to the fact that information is always within an arm’s reach – literally. … [Read more...] about Looking For Temp Jobs or Careers in Dallas?
Facing the world as a new graduate can be an extremely frustrating time. Recent figures show there has been a drastic decline in possible job opportunities for new graduates, and the resources obtained from college career services are limited. … [Read more...] about 7 Job Hunting Tips for College Grads
It is the end of the year, and the idea of Christmas, delicious cooked meals, and opening presents is on your mind. One of the last priorities in December is searching for a job. After all, you worked hard all year and needed a break. We highly encourage you to take a few moments of your time to search job search engines for work because the misconception that there is a lack of opportunity now is a false statement. The truth is, the job market in 2018 is expected to be a year that millennials and Generation Z workers can take advantage of some of the perks the older generation experience. Now is the right time to start thinking about where you want to see yourself in your career next year before applying for opportunities next month. … [Read more...] about Top Reasons Why Job Seekers Should Job Hunt in December
Networking events can either be a total waste of time or a goldmine of opportunity. It all depends on your focus while you're there and your follow-up afterwards. If you’re in sales, relevant industry or local networking events may be a great way to start a relationship with potential prospects. It’s hard to make a sale without trust, and it’s hard to gain trust without meeting with prospects in person. If you’re looking to change jobs or transition into a different industry, relevant networking events can be a great way to make valuable contacts that can directly or indirectly help you make your next move, career-wise. Regardless of your goal, it’s important to send a follow-up email after a networking event. But that’s not where your follow up should stop. Here are the best practices for sending a follow-up email after a networking event, and how else to make the best of your new connections! … [Read more...] about Why You Must Send a Follow-Up Email After a Networking Event
These Skype interview tips 2016 will separate you from the pack! You’ve probably had a phone interview, and if you’re gainfully employed, chances are good that you’ve had an in-person interview as well. But a new wave of job interviewing has popped up - the Skype interview. A Skype interview is an awkward cross between a phone interview and an in-person interview. On the bright side, you don’t have to physically go somewhere as long as your house or apartment has wifi. The bad news is that you do actually need to shower and make yourself presentable. The following Skype interview tips will set you up for success in this new type of job interview situation. … [Read more...] about 6 Skype Interview Tips to Get the Job
Everything you need to write a good LinkedIn summary. When most people first get started using LinkedIn, they’re often overwhelmed by the many different sections of their new online profile that must be filled in to be most effective on the platform. Perhaps one of the most important, though often rushed-through pieces, is the summary area on a LinkedIn profile. Whether you’re just trying to update your LinkedIn profile or are starting anew, here are some best practices. … [Read more...] about How to Write a Good LinkedIn Summary
It feels like a kick in the gut: that polite phone call, or carefully worded job rejection e-mail that announces that you didn't get the job, but "wishes you the best of luck in your job search." After days of wondering "did I get the job?" and constantly checking your voicemail, it's natural to feel discouraged after a job rejection e-mail or phone call. Inevitably, you'll start to question yourself. Was there a typo in your cover letter? Did your carefully prepared answers come off as too rehearsed? Should you have went with a traditional pantsuit instead of a trendy blazer? … [Read more...] about Wondering Why You Didn't Get The Job? Here's Your Answer
The best way to learn how to end a cover letter, is to learn how to begin a cover letter effectively. Many people glance over the importance of a cover letter, thinking that an employer will do the same, when this simply isn’t the case. Depending on the type of employer, they may even value the cover letter over the value of the resume. How to begin, and how to close a cover letter are essential aspects of your next application. Let’s think about how… Why is a cover letter so important? A cover letter is important because it is essentially a demonstration of fit, relative to any position. The fact of the matter is that when you see a position you are interested in, you might be thinking to yourself, “of course I can do that!” The same thing can’t be said for an employer when they finally take a look at your application. Your cover letter is an expository document, meant to guide a hiring manager to the most important parts of your resume. Should I create a separate cover letter for … [Read more...] about How to End a Cover Letter – Close It the Right Way!
It's one thing to receive a job application rejection letter because you don't possess the skills and/or experience for the open position. It's quite another thing for a prospective employer to reject your resume because you're overqualified. The job market is full of highly qualified applicants and many of the applicants attempt to secure employment for positions that do not come close to matching their levels of expertise. If you feel overqualified for a job, you need to learn how to adjust your resume to match the level of expertise required for the open position. Education Should Be Elementary You certainly don't want to promote the education section of your resume by writing "I graduated 6th grade," but you do want to minimize educational accomplishments if you feel overqualified for a job and need to adjust your resume. Let's assume you just graduated college and the tight job market has you changing your entry-level employment goal of working as an accountant for a large … [Read more...] about Feel Overqualified for a Job? How to Adjust Your Resume