Sunday, January 9, 2011

Do your Homework to Find a Job

Just like in grade school, do your homework!

I've interviewed a lot of people over the years and still astonished about the lack of "homework" done by candidates. It seems like half the people I've interviewed have no idea what the company does, how it earns money, or what actually happens at the facility they are trying to get a job at.

It seems like the only thing they know is the job title, and have never read or understood the requirements of the position.

Especially in a tough economy like right now you need to make it clear that you are serious about the job and know what the employer is looking for. You need to stand out and make your self at the top of the list. A great way you can do this is to research the company, know the divisions, and ask a decent question or two to show that you are on top of things. Ask how the department interacts with other departments (name them specifically) or how they currently accomplish tasks. You can then follow up on these things by showing your expertise and contributing how you would improve the processes if they hired you.

You need to have questions ready when you go in, and there is really no excuse these days since there is so much information on the web. And if you can't find anything about the company you are working for the natural question would be regarding their web presence.

So do your homework and think up a series of questions! You will be remembered for it and it's a great way to show off your enthusiasm and knowledge, even if you just gained that knowledge.

A quick tip from The Jobvertise Team

Friday, October 15, 2010

Featured Resume helps you Find a Job

As you probably know by now posting your resume on Jobvertise is incredibly easy and free. This puts your resume in our database which is available to 100,000's of requiters and employers.

However we do offer an add on service for a nominal fee which gives your resume much more visibility in the search results. Featured resumes keep your listing higher up in the search order in the special featured section. This means on relevant searches employers will see it on the top of the first page, instead of it dropping down in the search order buried in the results. Also, featured resumes are listed in bold to make them stand out in the search results.

Listing you resume on Jobvertise completely free is a great option. But if you need that extra edge Ffeatured resumes are only $9.95 for one month or $19.95 for 3 months. Feature your resume today!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Free resume posting on

For all of Jobvertise the basic services are free. This includes free resume posting in our database, which is quickly approaching 1 million resumes!

You an easily post your resume at

You will be prompted for standard resume information and selecting target categories, etc. We have taken great pains to simplify submitting your resume so you can do this quickly and easily in less than 5 minutes.

Compared to other job sites which requires multiple carpal tunnel inducing sessions to complete your resume posting Jobvertise is a snap. If you already have your resume in Word format simply upload it and confirm and your done.

Sometimes simpler is better, and that is the approach we've taken for the much of the Jobvertise site including resume posting.

A quick note regarding posting your resume - you can always disable your resume from employer searches at any time, but still store your resume in our database for future use by un-checking the 'resume is searchable' option.

Good luck with your job search!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jobvertise reduces ads

Recently we have made a conscious effort to give users of Jobvertise a better experience by removing ads, increasing contact information and better communication.

Our CEO has written a letter which gives a little insight on how our company is run.

You may notice on individual job pages we have reduced the ads displayed by 80%. Our business model does work around advertising, but we have found that smaller, more targeted ads give good results and generic run of site ads just are not worth the trade off as far as cluttering the web site and giving you a good user experience.

Additionally we have provided contact information for our company at the bottom of each job detail page so you can easily contact us at any time.

All of these changes to Jobvertise should benefit you the jobseeker. We hope you enjoy the changes to the Jobvetise web site.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Better search results by reducing spam

When it comes to spamming our database we take this issue very seriously. Spam reduces the overall experience for everyone so we have come up with a proprietary solution to take care of this spam problem.

The idea is that this will increase the job quality on our site, saving you time and headaches paring down irrelevant and numerous postings. A lot of web sites that offer free services eventually have spamming problems, and although this is probably an ongoing battle we feel our job database as improved tremendously.

If you have any questions/comments please respond to this post or send us feedback through our Jobvertise contact form

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Basic job interview tips

It is common to feel overwhelmed and stressed when trying to find a new job. If you have been in your previous or current job a long time it's easy to forget the simple things you need to do when interviewing. You need to put your stresses and feelings to the side and put on your best face.

Here's a few basic tips for interviewing. These tips don't have anything to do with your knowledge of the job, etc, just how you present yourself:

  • Make a good first impression - walk in with reason, shake hands, look the interviewer in the eye and using his/her name say it's great to meet you and be considered for the job.
  • Sit up straight (like your mom used to tell you)
  • Smile. Acting grumpy and depressed won't help your chances.
  • Be confident. There is a reason why you are there, so show it.
  • Make eye contact. Looking everywhere but the interviewer won't help you chances.
  • At the end of the interview shake hands, thank the inverviewer for his/her time using his/her name

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