Monday, December 30, 2013

Comparing External and Internal Openings When You Search Jobs Free

When you search jobs free, you probably want to consider all your opportunities. That could mean both external and internal openings. Both paths have their own advantages and disadvantages so take everything into account. It will help you to decide whether to look within your own company or move on to another employer.

External openings provide more options: If you work at a small organization, external openings could be your only realistic chance for advancement. Otherwise, you have to count on getting lucky or possibly waiting for a very long time for something to come along. Even at larger companies, you need to check the track record for promotions from within. Some places may favor internal candidates and others may usually bring in new talent.

Internal openings can be more risky: You usually have more at stake when you apply for a new position with your current employer than if you were contacting a stranger. Consider whether your current supervisor is likely to be supportive of your making a move. Beware of applying for too many positions. It could make you look unfocused. There may also be negative consequences if someone else is hired for a position you sought. Your employer may be concerned that you will be disappointed and that those feelings could affect your performance.

External and internal openings are just as competitive: One myth should be cleared up. Internal candidates do not necessarily have an edge. You still need to prove that you are the best choice. On top of that, an outside candidate is an unknown property while you may have to do considerable damage control if your evaluations have been less than stellar.

Whatever direction you take, contact us for the world’s largest free job and resume database. Post your resume, get fresh job alerts and a personal resume web page all for free.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

3 Uncommon Job Hunting Tips For a Competitive Edge

Even though the economy has just started to slightly improve, the job market is still a competitive arena. Most job hunters understand the importance of proper grammar, reliable references, and the importance of relevant job experiences. However, many people have used these tips to improve their resumes and job hunting skills. These resume honing tips are overused and oversaturated. When you are trying to find a job, there are some uncommon job hunting tips that you can utilize to give yourself a competitive edge, regardless of the job industry.

Use Action Words in Your Resume

Make sure to use strong nouns and verbs in your resume. Many employers will insert resumes into a database. To find potential employees who showcase relevant job skills, they will insert a keyword into the database, allowing them to filter through large numbers of resumes. Recruiting managers are looking for educational progress, company names, trade organizations, names of processes, and hard skills.

To find out what type of keyword – or job skill – that the employer might be looking for, make sure to look at the description in the job posting with a critical eye. Incorporate the verbs and nouns in the job description into your resume. For example, if the description calls for someone who is an expert in "accounting depreciation", then make sure to incorporate these words into your resume.

Showcase Your Loyalty through Social Media

Become the company's greatest fan. A brand loyalists may not be a shortcut to getting hired, but it will show that you are devoted and ardent when it comes to the company's services. Using services like Twitter and other media sites as a platform for thoughtful inquiries will show that you are a loyalist. Being an active participant in an established forum where you can constantly communicate your loyalty to the brand will also notify them of your presence. Companies want employees that are enthusiastic and passionate about the organization's message. A passionate consumer can sometimes translate to a passionate employee.

Emotional Intelligence As a Competitive Interviewing Skill

The battle is only halfway done once you land an interview with the employer. A resume will showcase your expertise, hard skills, leadership, and qualitative and quantitative skills. But charisma, personality, and passion can only be interpreted through a one on one interview. Employers are looking for individuals who have a degree of emotional intelligence. They have to be quick thinkers, problem solvers and have a sense of perspective. During the interview make sure to have a healthy amount of eye contact and do not be afraid to show your personality – in a professional manner, of course. Think of your resume and hard skills as the contents of a present. A strong sense of confidence and self is the final wrapping.

Jobverse has a comprehensive posting board with more than 58,000 job postings per week. You can contact us for the latest job trends. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Why You Should Search for Jobs in December

If you are like many people who have been searching for a job for several months, December is probably the time when you want to relax your job search. You just want to spend time with your family and enjoy the holiday season. Unfortunately, if you take that attitude, you may miss out on great job opportunities. According to a recent article, December is actually a great time to search for jobs .

One reason December is such a great time for a job search is that companies sometimes find they have leftover money which must be used before the end of the year or they lose it. This money often goes towards creating new positions within the company. This means openings may come, and the company will be ready to hire you right away. If you halt your job search during December, you will lose out on this sort of opportunity.

A second reason December is a good time to really work on getting a job is that there are so many people who decide to take it easier in December when it comes to their job search. They just want to spend time with their family and decide to hold off until the next year to really refocus their efforts. This means the completion to get a job in December is a lot less fierce than it will be in other months, particularly in January. With less competition, you have a better chance of getting the job you want.

Finally, December is a common month for vacations. Some companies find they need temporary help while their many of their employees are gone. What begins as a temporary position, though, can lead to a full-time job or at least a continued part-time one even once the regular employees return if you prove your worth to the company. Contact us to get serious about your December job search.

Friday, November 29, 2013

5 Steps to Improve Your Video Interview Skills When You Search Jobs Free

When you search jobs free online, your next employer could be anywhere in the world so you should be prepared for a video interview. Screening through Skype and similar services is growing in popularity largely because of the cost savings compared to long distance travel. In fact, 66.7% of human resource professionals say they very often use video interviews according to a survey by the temporary agency Office Team.

At the same time, meeting through the computer rather than face to face can create technological barriers and make it more difficult to establish rapport. These are 5 suggestions that will help you make a better digital impression:

Stage your area: Create a flattering backdrop with rich wood tone surfaces and natural light. Desk lamps are fine if it is dark in your time zone or you are in a room with no windows.

Dress for the camera: Choose solids rather than prints. Avoid stark whites because they cause too much glare. Even if you do not usually wear makeup, at least dust your face with powder to eliminate shine.

Make eye contact: Your eyes must be aimed at the webcam to give the impression of making eye contact. While it is natural to look at the image of your interviewer on your computer, that will come across as though you are staring at the floor.

Be more expressive: You may need to exaggerate a little to cross the digital divide. Gesture with your hands. Smile broadly. Vary your tone of voice.

Rehearse thoroughly: Practice with a friend to see how you really look on a webcam. Make any necessary adjustment before your actual interview.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Before You Find a Job, Should You Lower Your Standards First?

Taking a job lower than your standards is hard to swallow if you're used to being higher on the corporate ladder. With the current economy the way it is, more entry-level, lower level jobs and part-time jobs are opening up. The question many job seekers are asking themselves is should I take the lower level job just to stay employed.
On the surface it’s something to be embarrassed about. Many things in life drive us to make tough choices, and the lower level job results from one of the situations.
  • Economic conditions
  • Financial situations
  • Career changes
  • Lifestyle changes
A lower level position is good if you know how to use it toward your long-term plans. Evaluate the lower level job position carefully before accepting it. Figure out how the job description will help you achieve your goals. Take those answers and convince the employer of hiring you. Taking a job just to stay employed is not a good idea because it’s not going to take you places; it’s going to keep you where you are.
Before you find a job and accept the lower level position consider the following:
  • Location. Lower jobs are usually accepted because it’s close to where they live. Moving is hard for families and you may not want to leave because of sentimental value.
  • Cost of living. Getting a job in a big city doesn't mean it's the best idea financially. Factor in monthly rent, food, gas, utilities and other expenses to see if the deal is worth it. 
  • Taxes. Everyone pays federal income tax. Most states have state income tax, but the few that doesn’t get their money through taxing other things. States also have county, city, property and grocery tax. Make sure the money can cover all this with some extra remaining.
  • Bonuses. Some companies offer less money but make up for it with bonuses or an incentive. Evaluate bonuses to see if making more money is better than taking less money with a bonus or incentive attached.
  • The company. The company may offer more money, but the atmosphere is not friendly. Working under miserable conditions and begging for a check you're supposed to receive isn't worth it because the pay is better. You'll quit first.
  • Long-term goals. Lower jobs are great if it helps you reach long-term goals. 
It’s a sad reality. Lower level jobs are in abundance. While we are going to strive for the highest achievement curve balls come at us at any moment. Many job seekers must suck up their pride and accept something lower than they're used to. A lower level job isn't the sign of a downward spiral but an alternative way to move a career forward. Look at it as a detour. Detours are an alternate route taken to bring you back to the right track. The lower level job is a detour that is taking your career back on the right track.  Contact us for more information on finding a job.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Helpful Tips to Help You Find a Job

In today's job market it can be difficult to know the best way to go about finding and applying for a job. With so many people in the same position you are you will want to make sure that your application or resume actually gets seen and makes an impact.

When posting your resume on job search sites or when sending it via email try to make sure that the resume fits on one page and that your qualifications and experience are near the top. It is a common belief that employers spend about 2 seconds per resume before moving on to the next one unless something catches their eye. If you have the top of the page filled with information about your various skills and don't have your qualifications listed until the bottom of the page or on a second page your resume is likely to be skipped over.

Make sure you have plenty of copies of your resume on hand and hit the job fair. Online job searches can be fruitful but the competition for each position means that you should take advantage of every possible opportunity to find a job. The more resumes you hand out and the more people you talk to the better your chances of finding employment.

When applying for jobs online or through job search sites you should have a file of documents on your computer for easy access. Your resume, certifications and general application information can become tedious and hard to keep up with when your job search continues for several months. It can also be helpful to create a spreadsheet with the information for companies you have applied to. This will make it easy for you to send follow up emails or even make phone calls to inquire about the position.

We've all heard the saying that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, let employers know you are interested in the positions available and any others that may come available.

Make sure that you are taking steps to improve your resume even while you are trying to find a job. Classes, volunteering and intern positions go a long way toward showing that you are not simply sitting around idle while not working.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Introducing Megan, our new company model

Welcome Megan!
Jobvertise is pleased to announce an agreement has been reached with Megan, our new company model. Megan has been in Maxim magazine, Stuff Magazine, and many others.

In addition to modeling Megan does voice overs and commercials. She currently resides in San Diego and is doing part time modeling while continuing her studies.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Before You Find a Job, Fix Your Digital Life

The cost of hiring and training employees is high enough that employers want to make sure that you're a good fit even before they bring you in for an interview. While they can get a lot of information about your from your resume, cover letter, and job application, they also realize those forms only reveal what you want to show them. If they want to know the real you, they start searching for your online tracks.
So before you begin the job hunt, clean up your digital life by following these guidelines.
  • Check out your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social pages for messages and photos that present you in a less-than-professional light. Delete these postings. Do not simply set them to viewing by friends only because as part of their investigations, potential employers will ask you to friend them.
  • Use Google Search to see if your name is mentioned on any third-party websites. Don't forget to specify the Images, Videos, Blogs, and News options. If you find anything incriminating, politely ask the website owner to take it down. If they refuse to comply, there's not much you can do about it but come up with good explanations of why they exist.
  • Set up Google Alerts to inform you by email every time your name is mentioned on the Internet. You will then always know when something new about you appears.
  • Examine any resumes or job descriptions that you've posted online and make sure that all the details match especially with company names, dates of employment, contact information, job descriptions, and compensation. If potential employers find any discrepancies they may assume that you are either careless with detail or are attempting to deceive.
If you want more information on how to find a job, please contact us.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tips For Older Job Seekers Posting Resumes

You see a job listing and just know you would be a perfect fit. You have the necessary knowledge, skills, experience, drive and ambition. All you need now is an interview, and you'll prove to them that you are the right person for the job. That's the tricky part, getting your resume noticed when there are hundreds of others who post resumes for the same position.

If you are a job seeker who is over 50, you may think that your age itself may automatically screen you out before anyone even considers your qualifications. Unfortunately, this does happen sometimes. Consider that the problem may be with your resume itself. You resume may be following a 30 year old format that doesn't present you as well as it should. Resumes change just like everything else, and it may be time to revise yours. Here are some tips for older job seekers:

You Do Not Need to Date Yourself

You do not need to include every job you've ever had. Either leave older jobs off entirely or don't include the dates. In "Resumes for Dummies,"Joyce Lain Kennedy suggests limiting managerial experience to 15 years, technical experience to 10 years, and high-tech experience to just 5 years. Leave off experience that is outdated, such as software that is no longer being used.

Taylor Your Resume to the Position

Just as a cover letter should not be a form letter but addressed to each specific employer, a resume should highlight the experience and skills that are relevant to a particular position. Use the resume objective statement to show how you world be a good fit for the job focusing on the skills that are listed in the job posting.
A resume need not be only one page. If two pages are needed to include all relevant information in a well formatted manner, it is certainly acceptable.

Take Heart

Thanks to the baby boom generation growing older, the number of persons in the workforce who are over 50 is growing rapidly. This means that stereotypes are being forced to change, and you have certain strengths that younger workers might be lacking:
  • People Experience. You've worn many hats and seen things from both sides. You understand, empathize with and know how to motivate people. You have the ability to convince skeptics and to calm upset customers.
  • Real World Experience. You've witnessed business cycles come and go, and understand their causes and effects. You've seen the results of both good and bad decisions, and this has improved your own decision making skills.
Jobvertise provides career tools and job listings for more than 200,000 employers free of charge. Contact us to post your resume and start searching for your next job.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jobvertise makes resetting your password easier

Good news for all jobseekers trying to reset their password.  Instead of sending a computer generated password we simply provide a link for you to type in a password of your choice.
We have been receiving a lot of e-mails regarding new passwords not working. Even though they were valid, some of the characters were difficult to read or caused confusion such as a lower case "l" and the number "1". Also, once users were able to log in they would normally choose to create a password of their choice anyway so that just created an extra step.
So bypassing the auto generated password we have made it easier for people to reset their password and remember it for the next time.
Happy job hunting,
The Jobvertise Team

How to Search Jobs When Your Partner Relocates

If your partner accepts a job in another city, you could be stuck having to search jobs in an area that you know nothing about. It’s a big challenge, but there are steps that can make it easier.

Get all the assistance you can: Reach out to anyone who can help you. See if anyone in your current network has ties to your new destination. Ask them to consider making introductions for you. Talk with your partner’s employer. They may provide you with access to resources like job coaching or even consider you for an internal opening.

Search online: Of course, you can search for jobs anywhere now thanks to the Internet. In addition to employment websites, start reading local publications. You’ll get an idea of the local culture and business trends. Visit your local library. They may have suggestions for more resources, and many offer free printing and other services for job seekers.

Network locally: Look up the local chapter of your professional association. Attend the next meeting and volunteer on a dynamic committee. Invite your new neighbors over for coffee. Connect with other adults through parent groups. Do volunteer work.

Manage your finances: Cut back on eating out and cable TV. Look for contract work or self-employment opportunities. It will bring in some cash and look good on your resume for filling in the gaps.

Don’t go: Unless you’re eager to make a fresh start and see new sights, it may be worth exploring whether you really have to move. Relocation has been declining for years now that executives and others can do much of their work online from anywhere in the world.

Jobvertise is the world’s largest free job and resume database. Contact us to post your resume free, receive fresh job alerts, and get your free resume web page.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Find a Job in Appliance Repair: Training and Salaries

Home appliance repairers or technicians keep refrigerators, ovens, washers, dryers and other home devices in working order. Many employers train bright applicants who have have less than a high-school education. Others prefer some training courses from vocational school or community colleges.  Continuing education is almost always needed to keep up with fast-changing technology. Your wages naturally depend on whom you work for, where the job is located and how hard you work.
But how does $37,270 a year, or $17.92 an hour sound? That’s what the average appliance repair technician makes, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of the date of this post. It also shows that the top earners can receive over $58,970 yearly, or $28.35 hourly.

As for who to work for, that depends on whether you want to work right away or hold out for better pay.
  • To find the most jobs, look in electronics and appliance stores. They hire over a third of all 34,510 appliance technicians and pay a mean $34,130 yearly, or $16.41 hourly. Close behind are appliance repair shops, averaging an annual $37,510, or $18.04 per hour.
  • For the biggest bucks, work for natural gas distribution companies. They average $64,770 yearly, or $31.14 hourly. Power companies rank second for wages at a mean $49,840 per year, or $23.96 per hour.
If you want to move to where the jobs are, try sunny Texas, with about 10 percent of the jobs and average salaries at $36,410 per year, or $17.50 an hour. New Jersey has the highest pay at a mean $56,540 per year, or $27.18 per hour.

For more information on how to find a job in appliance repair, contact us.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Protect Your Privacy When You Post Resumes Online

You know that the opportunity to post resumes online may help you capture the attention of your next employer, but you may worry about your privacy. There are people who want to profit from your personal information instead of helping you find a job. Thankfully, a little knowledge and caution can help you stay safe while you’re looking for work.

Read the privacy policy: Check out the privacy policy before you post your resume on any website. It should be easy to find and clearly worded. Print out a copy for yourself.

Find out if you can delete your resume: Sites vary according to how long they keep your resume on file. Some will specify the date when it expires such as six months or one year from the date you publish it. Determine whether the site will let you take down your resume whenever you want. That’s especially important if you’re one of those people who don’t want your resume out there once you settle into a job that you hope will last a long time. Keep records of all the sites you use so you know where to go back to update your status.

Guard your personal information: There’s almost no reason to give anyone your Social Security number until the later stages of the hiring process when you may need to undergo a background check. The main exception is government positions.

Decide how to release your contact information: If you’re concerned about giving out your home street address and phone number, consider the alternatives. You could set up a separate cell phone number, email account and post office box just for your job search. This may also come in handy when you do your taxes and are trying to identify your deductible expenses.

Jobvertise is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of our users. Contact us to learn more.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Before You Post Your Resume, Make Sure It's Ship-Shape With These Tips

If you're looking for a job, it's a good idea to find a site where you can post your resume for free. One such site is Jobvertise.

Before you do that, though, take a moment to make sure your resume is in good shape.
A lot of ink gets spilled talking about ways you can add refinement and sophistiation to your resume. Finding ways to make your resume look elegant, professional and modern is a good use of your time, but only if the fundamentals of a great resume are taken care of.

So, let's talk about some of the most vital resume basics. It never hurts to have a refresher.
First, your resume should have absolutely no typos whatsoever. We know that typos happen, but even a small mistake can catch a recruiter's eye and knock you down a peg, perhaps costing you the job. In this economy, that's a risk no one can afford to take.

A good way to ensure that you don't have any typos (besides using spellcheck, of course) is to read your resume from the bottom up. Reading it out-of-order means your mind won't fall into seeing what it wants or expects to see. It's also a good idea to ask a friend to read it over, just in case he or she catches something you don't.

Second, make sure the information on your resume flows in a logical order. A reverse-chronological work history makes sense in many situations, but for some people, it makes more sense to group positions by industry (i.e. "customer service") rather than by the order in which you held them.

Lastly, don't fall into the routine of using the same resume for every single position. A one-size-fits-all resume works in theory, but in practice, it almost always makes sense to tweak a section or two or change a phrase based on the organization to which you're applying.

For more information, you are welcome to contact us

Sunday, September 29, 2013

When You Search Jobs, Employers Look at Your Credit Report

Don't assume that when you search jobs and find a promising listing, a good resume and cover letter is all you need to get an interview. With the cost of training forming a major expense of hiring new employees, many companies investigate other sources of information to find out everything about you.
One of the tools they use is a credit report. It reveals everything about your financial history including your current and previous employers and addresses, your bank accounts, charge cards, mortgages, and what else you owe. The following are just some of the red flags they don't want to see on your report.
  • Foreclosures/bankruptcies. This may show that you can't manage long-term obligations, such as projects or work responsibilities, and cannot deal with problems except by going through last resorts. This is a particular problem if you're looking for a job in the real estate industry.
  • Late payments. This indicates that you have a problem with time management, even though you eventually meet your obligations. It makes employers wonder if your work submissions will similarly be tardy.
  • Too much financial activity. Your reports may show a surge of activity related to opening charge cards as credit card companies close your existing accounts. This shows that you have trouble with budgeting and managing money. You may like to live beyond your means and finance immediate rewards with future profits.
You can at least find out what employers will see in your reports by ordering them from You're entitled to one free report per year from each of the major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. If any of the information is wrong, get it corrected immediately by contacting both the merchant who entered the data and the credit bureau reporting it. If any of the above problems are part of your report, be prepared to come up with good explanations for them during the interview.
For more help with your job hunt, please visit our website.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

When You Respond to Job Listings, Watch Out for These Resume Traps

You have the skills, the experience, and the educational background that makes you perfect for an upcoming job listing. But you may be competing with hundreds or thousands of other applicants for the same position. You want your resume to stand out from the crowd by avoiding these common traps.

Sending the same resume for all jobs. This tells your potential employer that you don't care enough about working there to research specifics about the company. With inexpensive word-processing software readily available, there's no excuse for not tailoring each resume for the job you want.

Being general. Saying that you're a “hard worker,” “good with people,” or “quick learner” reveals nothing about you because they don't provide specific information. Talk about numbers, dates and tasks when describing your accomplishments. Examples include “increased sales by 25 percent over one year,” “added 30 new customers per week through cold calling by telephone” or “completed one-year training program in only six months.”

Not checking for grammar and spelling. A resume that are full of erors says that your careless. Would you want somebody who writes like that working for you? Run your resume through a spelling and grammar checker. And then have someone else look at it. A fresh pair of eyes can spot errors that you've missed several times.

Listing old jobs. You don't have to put down every job you've had since you graduated from high school 25 years ago. Employers are only interested in your current skills and knowledge, and only if this information is relevant to their needs. Stick to the past ten years but prepared to explain jobs previous to that in your interview.

If you want more help in finding jobs with your resume, please contact us.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Where to Find the Best-Paying and Most Office Job Listings

Office and administrative support occupations form the largest employment category in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2012. There are over 21.3 million workers in this category, comprising over 16 percent of the total workforce, with average earnings of $34,410 per year, or $16.54 per hour. Their jobs include office clerks, tellers, secretaries, and word processors.
  • The highest-paying jobs belong to the supervisors responsible for making sure their subordinates finish their tasks on time. They average $52,830 per year, or $25.40 per hour.
  • The most jobs belong to the 2.8 million general office clerks who perform miscellaneous tasks in a business. They make a mean $29,270 yearly, or 14.07 hourly.
The industry offering the most jobs for office workers are banks and credit unions with 1.04 million positions averaging an annual $32,360, or $15.56 per hour. The Postal Service shows the highest pay at $51,570 per year, or $24.79 per hour, for 538,840 employees.

Among states, California, the most populous one, boasts the most office jobs at 2.4 million. Workers here average $38,210 yearly, or $18.37 hourly. The District of Columbia, which the BLS considers a state, has the highest pay at $46,510 per year, or 22.36 per hour, for 82,140 positions.

Topping the opportunity list among metro regions is New York, the most populous urban area, with 929,640 jobs making a mean annual $40,300, or $19.38 hourly. Ranking first for pay is San Francisco, California, averaging $45,540 per year, or $21.89 per hour, for 156,590 workers.

If you want help in finding more of these job listings, please contact us.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Get Your Keywords Ready and Search Jobs Free

When you search jobs free online, you have plenty of competition. Using the right keywords will help your application rise to the top. Learn how to choose the words that will make you stand out and get more interviews.

Understand how application tracking software affects your search. Companies use this kind of software to whittle down the huge volume of resumes they receive. Even smaller businesses are starting to adopt this practice, and the programs are becoming more sophisticated. In addition to looking at job requirements, they may be ranking you according to what school you attended and how long you stayed in your last job.

Find the right keywords for you. There are plenty of resources for discovering the best terminology to use. Study the job description and company website to get an idea of what your potential employer is looking for. Read industry publications and attend association events to stay up to date on the latest jargon. Take a look at your colleague’s resumes to see what they’re saying. If you’re working with a recruiter, ask them for suggestions about what words hiring managers are looking for now.

Incorporate keywords into your application. Use your keywords early and often but not too often. Ten times is typically the maximum to avoid looking overstuffed. Work your keywords into your cover letter as well as your resume. State them in different forms and contexts so you don’t sound repetitive. Even if you didn’t graduate from an Ivy League university, you may be able to legitimately reference a prestigious name if you take online courses there. Keep your formatting simple to avoid confusing the software. Use separate lines to distinguish between your job title and the name of the company.

Jobvertise is the world’s largest free job and resume database. Post your resume and search more than 250,000 jobs worldwide at absolutely no charge. Contact us to learn more.

The Jobvertise Team

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Showing Passion for a Job Will Go a Long Way in Being Hired

The attempts to find a job in a shaky economy can easily be a frustrating process that might reflect in the way you approach looking for employment. Employers can usually scope out in interviews whether a person is really interested in working for the company or just there because they have no choice. And even if that's true for you while looking for a job, what should you do to make looking for a job less of a laborious process and more seeking out something that inspires you?

Gearing Your Resume Toward What You Really Want

You many need to get a job as quickly as possible under certain circumstances. This doesn't mean you shouldn't fix your resume to hone in on skills that are specific to a company. Listing every skill you've ever acquired can hide many of the individual skills that could be used in one particular place you have in mind.

Play up the skills that truly matter and show how you were able to use those skills to do something successful in your previous jobs. Doing this shows real interest in the job you applied for and not just the next one on your checklist.

Show Your Commitment to the Company

All companies want to hire people that will work for the company and not have a self-centered attitude. The purpose of hiring is to hire employees that help solve specific company problems and nothing more. It should never be all about you and always about showing passion toward solving the company problems.

This attitude will easily be discernable in an interview. It helps even more if you cite specific skills that could help the company be more proficient or become more profitable with your abilities.

The Same Attitude Applies to Lesser Jobs

Even if you find closed doors to the jobs you really want, gearing up your application, resume and interview in a way that shows purpose will always help. Employers are sometimes astute to body language and can tell if you're truly interested in the job or applying only because you have to. If it's a survival job, do some online research on what the skills are and promote the skills you've acquired that could connect. During the interview, show how knowledgeable you are about the job so you won't look like a complete neophyte who needs entry-level training.

If you're someone currently looking for a good job, consider showing that passion for employment by using the convenient services of Jobvertise. Job seekers can post their resumes and receive job alerts in the process. As well, employers are given the ability to seek out those resumes based on the skills they want.

Contact us so we can help you set up an employer or job-seeker account. Our basic services are 100% free!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pick These Jobs for the Most Work Opportunities

Two big trends are defining the jobs that will show the most work opportunities from 2010 to 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The first is population growth. More persons mean more potential customers who will require the services of more workers. The second is the aging of the baby-boomers, who form one of the largest segments of the U.S. population. As they become more elderly, they will need more medical treatment and help with activities, providing opportunities for those in the healthcare and helping professions.

Registered Nurses

The profession that will benefit most from these trends belongs to registered nurses, whose numbers are expected to increase by 711,000 to a total 3.5 million. They assist doctors in providing medical care but also have the training to provide some diagnosis and treatment on their own. The job requires one of three types of education: a diploma, associate degree or bachelor’s degree.

Retail Salesperson

Jobs for retail salespersons are expected to increase by 706,000 to a total 4.9 million. These workers sell goods, such as furniture, toys and cars, in retail stores. They help answer customer questions, locate items for purchase, and in some cases, tally the bought goods and accept payment. In general, salespeople do not need training to enter their profession. Most learn on the job although some employers provide formal classes. The job can be a stepping-stone to management or other careers, particularly in retail chains.

Home Health Aides

Home health aides assist the chronically sick, disabled or elderly with such tasks as dressing, housework and doctors’ appointments. Work opportunities will grow by 706,300 to a total 1.7 million. Aides usually work for certified agencies that receive government funding and so must meet standards of competence. No advanced education is necessary because they receive training from their employers. Many can provide basic medical services such as checking vital signs or changing dressings.

For information on finding jobs that have excellent work opportunities, contact us.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Top Three Jobs with the Fastest Growing Work Opportunities

An important factor in choosing a career path is to find one that will need workers after your training period is over. These three jobs offer that advantage, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, because they have the fastest-growing work opportunities. Percentages show the increases from 2010 to 2020.

Personal Care and Home Health Aides
Personal care and home health aides look after individuals who are too sick, disabled or elderly to perform daily tasks on their own, such as bathing, grooming and visiting the doctor. Both positions are trained on the job and require no prerequisites. Home health aides usually work for agencies that receive government funding while personal care aides do not and may work for themselves. The opportunities for both positions are expected to increase by 70 percent because of the country’s growing elderly population.

Biomedical Engineers
Biomedical engineers find practical solutions to problems in biology and medicine. They design, create and test artificial organs, diagnostic tools or medical software. They may also typical train medical personal in the use of biomedical equipment. The positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from an accredited university. Jobs for the field are predicted to grow by 61 percent because aging baby boomers require more medical treatment.

Construction Helpers
Construction helpers assist journey-level trades workers by supplying and moving materials, holding tools, cleaning work areas and performing building jobs that require less skill. No previous training is needed. Helpers typically learn their skills on the job. Two particular types will experience the fastest job growth. Those who help brick, block and stone masons work will see work opportunities increase by 60 percent. Those who help carpenters will show job growth of 55 percent. The increases are due to a growing population that will require structures in which to live, work, study and play.
For more information on other jobs with good opportunities, or to locate such jobs, contact us.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Getting the Most Out of Your Resume

A resume does much more than simply list your employers and responsibilities in chronological order. Realistically, a prospective employer just as easily gets this information through the actual application or an interview. So what, then, does a resume do?

Through choices made of what you include or exclude and how you organize that information, a resume reveals a lot about you as an individual. By implementing a few simple tips, you can put the art and science of resume writing to use in capturing the attention of employers.

  • Keywords are for more than just blogs. In this day and age, just about everything is subject to examination by a computer, including resumes. A company's computers can scan an applicant's resume for the presence of specific keywords, tagging them for further advancement in the hiring process. You can get an idea of potential keywords by examining job descriptions and hiring advertisements. Then, incorporate those words naturally into the body of your resume.

  • Flexibility is vital in a number of career areas, beginning with the format of your resume. For example, if a job seeker has a poor or spotty employment history, then organizing a resume chronologically by employer would probably not be the best choice. Feel free to individualize your format. If you would benefit from organizing your information by specific skills, then do it.  Play on your strengths.

  • Use the flexibility of the English language to your benefit. "Retail cashiers" become "sales associates",  "pumping gas" transforms into "ensuring the safe and profitable transfer of petroleum products to a mobile demographic". This is not time to be shy. It's always important to be honest. However, a resume is where you let your light shine, in the best way that it possibly can.

  • There's an old saying that states that "the devil is in the details". From the perspective of a resume, that principle definitely holds true. Spelling and grammatical errors could easily lead a potential employer to dismiss a given resume all together. Taking time and effort smoothing out the details now will more than pay off in the future. That applies in the other direction as well. Investing a few more dollars in using high quality materials such as a lightly tinted, heavy bond paper and matching envelopes will add a professional and classy touch to your resume and cover letter.

  • Have your goal or objective firmly in mind, and stick with it. Tailoring a resume to the restaurant industry, and then attempting to use it for a corporate executive position would not be the most successful approach. Take the initiative to specify your resume as often as needed in order to speak most effectively to your target audience.
A resume is not strictly about transmitting information. Rather, a resume is a reflection of your individual personality and character. A resume is your opportunity to show why you stand apart for a given job. For more information on how you can put your resume to the best use, please contact us.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Is it Alright to Apply for job listings You're Not Qualified For?

You spot an ad in the paper you're interested in.  You know the extent of your expertise, and you also know that you don't meet every qualification.  You really want to work there, and you feel that you can handle the other aspects of the listing where you don't fit.  The question is: do you apply anyway?  Is it alright to apply for job listings when you're under-qualified?

On one hand applying feels like a waste of time.  On the other hand you may score an interview to prove yourself.  Whatever choice you decide to make, be honest at the beginning.  Be honest in not applying and hope that another job comes your way or apply and state that you don't meet the qualifications in your cover letter.

If you do decide to go for it, honesty is a great trait to have.  It matters a lot in business, since many applicants that get hired in place of you may have lied or exaggerated their skills on their resume/application to get the job.  And that honesty can lead to another job in the same company.  Follow up on your application, make a good impression and make sure they consider you for other openings.  A position can open up with your name on it.  You might get hired for that job instead of your original one just because you were honest and forthright in your cover letter.

Another reason to apply for under-qualifeid jobs is because you can score an interview.  As stated earlier, an interview is the only way to prove you worthy ahead of other candidates.  Depending on what your cover letter says, hiring managers will see your cover letter as honest, energy, passionate, serious about learning and serious about your career.  Prove your smarts and skills with the interview and the job could be yours.

There’s nothing wrong with applying for a job that you’re under-qualified.  The worst thing you can hear is ‘no.’ Although if you don’t want to apply, you won’t have to hear no.  You can wait until you hear ‘yes’ with another job.  Contact us for more information on applying for job listings.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Post Your Resume For Free

With unemployment at 7.6% in the United States as of the end of June, roughly 11.8 million people are without jobs, and many people who are working are searching for better jobs.  If you are looking for work, you are not alone. Finding a job can be difficult, and with much of the job search now being about submitting resumes and applications online, it is important for job seekers to understand the online application process.

Of the 11.8 million people without jobs, 4.3 million, or just over one-third, have been jobless for at least six months. If you are one of these long-term unemployed people, it can get discouraging. It can begin to feel like there are no jobs out there for you and like you will always be without work. Do not get discouraged, though.

When working towards getting a job, a professional resume is essential. There is no one perfect way to create a resume. Each place you apply might focus on different things when it comes to a resume, but there a few things which are important to remember.

First, make sure your resume includes good grammar and proper spelling. It is always a good thing to read it over several times and not to just depend upon your spell checker to correct any errors you might have made. It might also be helpful to have someone else read it over to make sure it flows well. A professional sounding email address can also help you to get the job. Remember your resume is meant to highlight your qualifications.

If you have worked in a variety of places, do not try to include every job you’ve ever had. Focus instead on the ones which fit best with the job you want. For some people, particularly new college graduates, it is important to include and focus upon their academic achievements as we ll on their resumes.

Once you have created a resume, there are many opportunities to apply for jobs and post your resume for free. Through, you can look at jobs, post your resume, submit a cover letter, and apply for work. You also have the option of submitting your work to other job web sites. If you are interested in finding the right job for you, contact us.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Search for Jobs: Should You Take Time Off After College or a Job Termination?

After college graduation or being laid off from a job, you may feel a sense of entitlement to search jobs so a stigma doesn't develop of being lazy. Is it right, though, to take a little time off before you start a job search? After the stress of being let go from a job or long years of college life, some time to reflect might be both a blessing and a detriment to job searching. If you do decide to take a breather, you have to develop some sense of preparation.

How Long Should Your Job Search Break Be?

It's easy to get complacent when you're enjoying the peaceful existence of time away from the pressure of looking for employment. That's especially true if you're out of college and have the financial support of your parents, or if you have money to fall back on after a job termination. This really shouldn't go on past a few weeks, however, because it can potentially put you behind in developing the proper connections.
That's why it's important to network with people in the industry you're interested in while on your break. Let them know that you're taking a quick hiatus, but you're interested in something specific if there's any opportunities available in the immediate term.

Know What It Is You Want While on Your Break

Avoid the mistake of not knowing what you'll look for once you start job searching. You can still think about career options on your break without having to be directly involved with active searching. In fact, going on a quick vacation in a serene place can help you reflect about what career direction you'll go in once you return to civilization.  
Having this in mind is especially important when doing the above networking so specific career development can be brewing while you're resting.

Spruce Up Your Resume Before the Break Occurs

Having your resume ready to go is essential before you head off on a three-week vacation. You don't want to get a call for a job and then have to scramble to put together a revised resume at the last second. This should really be your first step the minute you receive a job termination or receive your college diploma. And remember to allow a couple of weeks if you decide to have someone create a professional resume for you.  

Once you have that resume ready to go, be sure and upload it on Jobvertise. We're the world's largest free resume and job database available where we make finding a job so much easier. While you may want time off, your resume will be visible to countless companies on our site. They may want to interview you right away to make your mini employment vacation even shorter. 
Contact us so we can help you develop a stress-free job search experience.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Best Way to Post Resumes for Free and Find a Job Today

Are you looking for work opportunities but need suggestions on how to post resumes for free? If so, you’ve landed in the right spot. As experienced jobseeker website hosts, we here at Jobvertise happen to know the best way to find a job today. Here are a few of our “post resume free” tips to help you get started:

One of the best things that you can do is to create a resume and title using basic SEO techniques. For starters, be sure to use critical keywords all throughout the resume that apply to your skills. If you are not sure which keywords to use, we’d suggest conducting a bit of research. Doing so will really help you find a job fast.

Once you know which job listings’ keywords resonate with employers, work them into your resume’s text along with strong action words and statements. For example, you may want to include something like “improved sales department’s ROI 95% FY 12” or “closed $5 billion in sales FY 11.” If you can provide tangible proof of your accomplishments (i.e. links to news articles or videos), include them too.

Better yet, consider setting up a personal website that contains more in-depth information about your job skills. Then include a link to that as well. Just make sure that the website displays your job qualifications and personality in the best possible light. Otherwise you may end up limiting the number of work opportunities that come your way.

You’ll also want to remember that the employer may be looking at your posted resume using a mobile device. Thus, avoid using funky font and consider using an uncluttered, indented, block format. Remember, on average, a mobile phone’s screen is a mere 3.3 inches and sports a resolution of 128 x 128 pixels. Of course smartphones, tablets and desktops offer more options where screen size and resolution are concerned.

If you are posting your resume on a free job listings site that offers a premium placement option, consider signing up for it. In our professional experience, employers are more apt to click on featured listings first. This is especially the case when the field in question is already flooded with resumes of qualified job applications.

Would you like more resume posting tips and a chance to search jobs listings for free? Stop by the Jobvertise website. We offer jobseekers a chance to post resumes, create personal websites and interact with prospective employers worldwide.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Work Opportunities? Good News...Yes, They Exist!

NPR reported recently that work opportunities are becoming more plentiful and that job seekers had cause for optimism. The challenge remains in finding the positions and qualifying as a candidate. What are recommendations from industry leaders?

Know your market- what would you be looking for in an employee in your preferred field? Place yourself in the position of a potential employer by researching the company, the community, and even the management. You may need to brush up on certifications or fine-tune your 'pitch' to meet the needs of the organization for which you want to work. Do your homework and apprise yourself of any company-specific information in advance; do not waste your time or that of the organization by applying for positions that you are not qualified for. 
Know your skill set- be confident in your abilities and don't be afraid to list all interests and skills in the process of building your resume. You never know when a potential employer may have the same interests or may not need an appreciation for opera to be a sheet metal worker or vet tech, but if your appreciation of Les Miserables strikes a chord with HR then it could be the difference between 'hired' and 'still searching'.

Know your limits- be prepared to state your salary requirements, benefit preferences, willingness for relocation, etc. as these can influence the decision of the potential employer. Specific family or personal needs should be stated in advance to avoid conflict in the hiring process. Many companies are 'family friendly' and will be willing to develop (or may already have) a telecommuting program, a shared work week plan, or a combination schedule to meet the needs of both yourself and their organization.

How can you reach quality organizations who are ready to hire? Many are finding that a job and resume database is the best way to reach both the regional and international market. Jobvertise can offer:
  • Instant Networking - Send your resume directly to employers and recruiters
  • Targeted Distribution - Choose your job categories and locations and we'll automatically find the best employer matches
  • Cost-effective - You save hundreds of dollars in postage alone
  • Time-effective - We've done the research and have already made the connections to employers and recruiters
  • Fast Results - Your resume distribution can be processed in a matter of minutes
  • Massive Database - Our 200,000+ member database allows us to target your resume to get the best results
  • Jobvertise Quality - We've been in the business over 10 years and have a proven record of quality and service.
  • Guaranteed - No hassle, unconditional 100% money back guarantee
When you are ready to place your resume with a site that can produce results, contact us and energize your job search

Monday, July 8, 2013

How to Find a Job Quickly and Efficiently

After losing a job, it is sometimes difficult to feel motivated to look for new employment. However, it is vital to begin your search immediately and treat looking for a job like having a full-time job. So allow yourself a day or so to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get to work searching for employment.

It can seem somewhat daunting to find a job but with these tools, searching through all of those listings really isn't so bad.

Make sure your resume is up to date and current with all of your employment, education and certifications. Asking a friend or family member to read over your resume before submitting is always a good idea  to eliminate spelling and grammatical errors.

After your resume is updated apply to as many jobs as you can. This can feel like repetitive work but it is part of the process of finding employment. You can also send your resume by fax, e-mail or even drop it off in person to places that you would like to work.

Utilizing professional networking such as LinkedIn is a great way to follow up with employers for jobs you find on our site. It is vital to keep your LinkedIn profile as professional and polished as possible to maximize your results.

If full time work is not available in your field, consider taking on one to two part time jobs. Many people end up finding full time employment by starting out in a part time position by meeting new people and professionally networking.

Contact us to learn more about finding a job quickly and efficiently today.

The Jobvertise Team

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Job Alerts are Mobile Optimized

We have noticed a big trend in the way jobseekers use Jobvertise - more and more people are using their mobile or tablet device to search jobs when they want, wherever they are. And to further this we have now optimized the mobile experience so you can receive friendly job alerts in a simple e-mail format which renders nicely on mobile.

Before it was hard to see and click on the job alert titles to get the full job description. To this end we have created more space between job titles and made it so it is easily scrollable to navigate to the jobs you are interested in.

In fact, all the e-mails from Jobvertise are now mobile friendly. So enjoy your better mobile e-mail experience!

The Jobvertise Team

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Do you have a top ten percent resume?

One metric to determine the effectiveness of your resume is how many people read it. Granted, this is not the end all be all of job hunting success, but if people don't even look at your resume you are stuck in the starting gate.

For posting your resume on Jobvertise, the resume title is extremely important. This is the first thing employers look at to compare you with the rest of the list of search results. If they are interested then they will click on your resume title to see your full resume. But if they skip your resume, then you have no chance at all.

At the end of every week we calculate how many times your resume was viewed, and then we e-mail the candidates within the top 10% of resumes viewed for that week. From there you are able to post your accomplishment to LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. It's a neat way to give you feedback on how your resume is doing compared ot your competition.

You can also upgrade your resume to keep you higher up in the search order and get yourself more views. More information can be found at the Resume Upgrade page. For as little as $4.95 you can gain a huge advantage over your competition and get more resume views.

The Jobvertise Team

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Resume Writing Tip #3 - Customize your resume for every company

Ok, so you have made the decision to post a resume and have created one. But should you use the same resume for every application?

You should spend the extra time and customize your resume for each application. Just like you should customize your cover letter.  These customizations are not re-writing your resume, rather just highlighting and ordering what is important for the people at the company to see.

For example, say you know that company A uses Windows Server and not Linux. You  are competent at both, but your Linux skills are not likely to increase your hiring potential. So you want to demonstrate your Windows knowledge towards the top of the resume, and maybe mention Linux at the bottom just so they know you are well rounded. If you focused on Linux at the top of you resume, your resume might wind up at the top of the garbage can!

Applying for a job is similar to persuasion, and follows many of the same rules. For example, when a child wants a computer, they say "Can I have a computer?". When an employee wants a new computer they might frame it more towards the other person. For example, "A new computer would allow me to work twice as fast and get a lot more done", The same thing apply for getting a job, you need to tell the hiring person not "I want the job", rather the benefits to them if you get the job.

And one way to do this is customize your resume to let them know what you can do for them. Generic resumes are not targeted, and won't grab their attention like one that has been customized. It's not hard, just takes a few more minutes and it gives you the advantage.

The Jobvertise Team