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.

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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.

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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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