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Follow Up On Your Resume

Posted on October 01, 2014 at 2:31 PM
Tags: job search, interviewing, resumes

It’s great to find a job posting that’s the perfect fit for your skills and interests. So you apply, and wait for a response that may or may not come. Most job seekers don’t get a response from a submitted resume. But we think you can improve your chances of getting that job interview by following four rules set out by Don Goodman. 



Dos and Don’ts for Job Fairs

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Tags: job fair, interviewing, networking, job search

You need to go to job fairs with the right attitude, right materials and professional image to be successful. Sure, you hope to go in, get interviewed on site and land a job. And that’s great if it happens, but if not, don’t be discouraged. The focus of job fairs is to come away with job leads. Getting at least a few good job leads is time well spent.



Know Proper Email Etiquette for Job Search

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Tags: interviewing, networking, job search

Emailing has become the standard way in which people communicate with one another. According to Taylor Wright in 5 Email Etiquette Tips for Job Seekers , most recruiters prefer sending and receiving emails because it’s easier to keep a record of contacts. Recruiters could get hundreds of emails every day, and small mistakes can instantly remove you from the list of job candidates.



Get Creative with Business Cards

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing, networking

Having a business card is perfect for networking at informal parties, meetings and chance encounters, anytime when the person you meet doesn’t wish to have a copy of your resume but is interested in helping you with your job search.  

But once you’ve put the content together, you’ll want your business card to stand out. That’s where getting creative with business cards can help.



Interview Tips for Former Offenders

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing

If you’re like many job seekers, job interviews can get you nervous. You want to make your best impression and give the right answers to land a job. For people with less than perfect job histories or former offenders the prospect of a job interview can be more daunting. How should you answer questions about your spotty work record?  How do you handle questions that hone in on your past criminal activity?

You can overcome these obstacles by practicing answers to difficult questions and paying attention to your body language.



Interview Tips for Older Workers

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing

Over 45 is far from over the hill. Still, some employers may quietly view older workers as technologically challenged, skeptical of the unknown and expensive. Of course, all of these attributes can be seen in younger workers as well, but they seem to be applied more often to workers beyond even 40 years old. The best approach to finding a job at any age is to face it head on and make changes as needed. 

Mark Your Calendar for Get Jobs Job Fair - March 27

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 9:51 AM
Tags: jobs, interviewing, job fair, job search

Polish your resume, put your best foot forward and join us at the Get Jobs Job Fair on Thursday, March 27, one of the largest events of its kind in the Twin Cities. Get the chance to meet with at least 100 employers who are expected to participate. And that connection can lead to your next new job. 



Recruiting Expert Shares Top Candidate Lies

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM
Tags: job search, interviewing

Some interview questions can be very difficult to answer because they may touch on past work difficulties or personally delicate or embarrassing matters. Maybe you've been fired, have long gaps in your work history or been in prison. How should you address these negatives? 



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