2017 BEST CAREER APPS & WEBSITES TO LAND YOUR NEXT JOB

Serious about landing your dream job this year? Or at least landing a more fulfilling and higher paying job than the one you're in now? In this article, Sherri Thomas focuses on where to find your dream job. As you probably know, it can be daunting navigating through a bazillion websites, job boards, and niche communities touting the latest and greatest job openings. After conducting loads of online research and capturing lessons learned and best practices from her clients, Ms. Thomas has created a list of her favorite and most effective career apps and websites to help you find your dream job. Where can you find your dream job? 1. Glassdoor - In Ms. Thomas' opinion, Glassdoor is the best pl

TOP 10 JOBS WITH THE FASTEST GROWING PAYCHECKS

When evaluating salaries, you may find yourself drawn toward whichever number is the highest. While this is important, it's also worth keeping in mind that base salary is just one factor to consider. Just as critical is earnings potential, or whether or not you can expect your pay to increase. After all, when you put in a few years at the same position, you deserve to be rewarded for your experience. When it comes to salary growth, however, not all jobs are created equal. Based on Glassdoor Economic Research data from their January Local Pay Report, the following are 10 positions with the fastest-growing paychecks. 1. Physical Therapist / Year-over-Year Salary Growth: 9.7% / Median Salary: $

RESUME WRITING TIPS THAT GET RESULTS

Unfortunately, a call-back doesn't happen with every job application you submit. What is the key to getting that all-important response from prospective employers? A Strong Resume is EVERYTHING and must contain information, facts, and accomplishments that meet the employer's needs and demonstrate how you can make contributions and be an asset to their team. The following are suggestions to help increase the odds: Provide examples of skills and accomplishments, not just job duties. It's not as simple as providing past responsibilities you have had. Employers want to know your skills, the results you produced, and how they can apply to the position they are hiring for. Ensure your resume effe

BODY LANGUAGE DURING AN INTERVIEW

Body language can definitely send a positive (or negative) message, so don't let this be the reason you don't get the job. Here are several tips to make sure you make the very best impression: Eye Contact - Maintain good eye contact. Do not let your eyes wander. This will make it appear like you are not engaged or bored with the conversation. Good Posture - The best way to sit during an interview is neutral - sit tall and keep your spine straight. Don't lean, slouch, or lean forward, as you will give the appearance of being lazy. Don't Cross Your Arms - This give the impression that you are on the defense. Try to Calm Your Nerves - Interviews can rattle the nerves, but don't let this come th

TURN A TEMPORARY POSITION INTO A JOB OFFER

In today's competitive job market, a temporary position can be a great opportunity to get your foot in the door for consideration of a permanent full-time position. The following are tips to help turn that position into something long term. Go Above and Beyond - You must prove to your supervisor, the hiring manager, and even your coworkers that you are an asset to the team. Build relationships, volunteer for extra work when you can, and make sure you are doing the best job possible. Basically, make yourself indispensable. Showcase Your Talents - Are you an Excel wizard or great at leading group brainstorm sessions? Make sure your talents are on display. Even if your skills don't directly re

"Thank You" For The Interview

Sending a "Thank You" is a great way to stand out after an interview and can position you as the ideal candidate for the job long after you have left the interview. I highly suggest this be done after every interview (unless you absolutely are not interested in the position). Use E-mail - Snail mail represents the ultimate formality and personalization when it comes to important matters, but due to the increased pace of the interview and hiring process, email has now become the accepted standard. Be Timely - Timing is everything in the interview game; there's no better way to let the hiring manager know of your appreciation for the interview and your interest in the position than a thoughtul

4 COMMON RESUME MISTAKES

Over years of writing resumes I have seen a number of mistakes, the following are at the top of the list: Grammar and Punctuation Errors - Too many people rely on spellcheck to detect spelling and punctuation errors. Although a great tool, spellcheckers are not as capable as a thorough human eye. For example, "there," "their," and "they're" are all spelled correctly, however, if you use the incorrect version for your particular sentence, spellcheck will not catch this and your resume is left with an error that leaves the potential employer questioning your ability to pay attention to details. Also, make sure to pay attention to apostrophes and ensure that they are in the correct place (and t

NETWORKING YOUR WAY TO EMPLOYMENT

Finding a job can be a difficult task, and the way to do this has changed significantly over the years. Many of us are used to searching for a position in the newspaper, online, or using employment agencies - these are ways of the past! The best way to find out about job openings is by way of networking and word of mouth. The following are top tips to help you network your way to employment. Why Network? Most jobs are not ever posted, but instead filled via referral. To make sure that you're contacted by the hiring manager, you must make a connection. Failure to do so will ensure that you do not come to mind when there is a position available. What To Do? Make a list of people (your network)

MAKE SURE YOUR LINKED-IN PROFILE GETS THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES

Creating a captivating LinkedIn Profile is a vital part of your career search. LinkedIn has more that 475 million users (2 people join every second) world-wide. A powerful LinkedIn Profile can serve as an effective partner to your resume, when done properly. Take note of the following tips: Professional Photo Headshot - This photo must solidify your professional brand and say "I am a career-minded professional looking to make strong connections with prospective employers and like-minded individuals." If you have not done so already, hire a session with a corporate headshot photographer. This is the first exposure many will have to you professionally, and first impressions matter. Determine t

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