Posted on March 6, 2018 at 12:49:11 AM
Looking for a job is hard right out of college, young and fresh, but looking for a job over the age of 40 can be an even harder challenge in many situations. It can certainly be done, and great men and women over the age of 40 are continually hired! Embrace your maturity First, you have matured and are seasoned in life whether having been in or out of the workforce– unless you have been a stay at home mom or unemployed your entire adult life, you have mastered getting up, arriving at work on time and completing responsibilities in the workplace. That is a valuable asset as a potential employee so let it shine through. You know how to take care of responsibilities and have for years worked hard and been successful in your career. It’s time to showcase that when looking for a new job and over the age of 40! But watch yourself- it’s easy to boast about your previous years of experience and expertise. Too much of that attitude can be a turnoff to an employer as well. Step up your appearance Second, take some time to consider updating your wardrobe. No matter if you have been out of the workforce...
Posted on February 14, 2018 at 12:29:41 AM
It’s a long process to apply for positions, interview and receive a job offer. Often times it is not until the third or forth interview that an offer is made for a position. As great and thrilling as an offer can be, sometimes it has to be turned down. It can be quiet uncomfortable having to turn an offer down and in moments feel like you are letting other people down or have wasted their time interviewing, etc. To avoid the awkwardness it’s always best to be as transparent as possible. State what you would need to accept the position and if those needs cannot be met, thank them for their time and continue applying elsewhere. We’ve outlined a few reasons you might just need to turn down an offer: Finances. Employment is for compensations. You work to earn money or goods that are the tools needed to live a sustainable life. It is best to create a budget and know what your bottom line of compensation is to take a job. Flexibility. Is having a flexible schedule a deal breaker for you? If your kids get sick and need to be picked up from school, can your work schedule accommodate that? If not, this job...
Posted on December 14, 2017 at 03:53:15 PM
Have you ever applied for a position and wondered why you never heard a word from the company or recruiter? It’s easy to submit a resume and just wait. For most jobs, hundreds of resumes flood in and are stacked in a pile to be scanned over and sorted through. Getting your resume noticed in a digital world with so many formats, text, etc. is no easy task. Alter your Resume Each time to apply for a position; alter your resume slightly to fit the style of job you are applying for. Submitting the same resume to every position could cause you to miss out on an interview, simply because you could have tailored and highlighted points that are significant to this or that job opening. Understand the position you are applying for and create an identity that explains your experience and skills as related to that positions needs. Keep it Clean You might love colored text and fancy fonts, but for a resume submission, keep it clean. If you choose to use colors (other than black or blue) or fancy fonts avoid anything distracting like purples, pinks and cursive fonts. Likewise with colors and fonts, choose a format that displays your work...
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