Let everyone know what you’re up to
It actually doesn’t matter if you use Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter; what’s important is that you make it known to your followers, friends, and relatives that you are searching for a job and what position you are looking for. This will not instantly result to you getting a job, of course, and your contacts may also not know of any job openings at the moment. Nevertheless, you would want them to know that you are searching for a job, just in case a job opening shows up.
Don’t hesitate to network using Facebook
We all use Facebook mainly for fun, but it doesn’t mean we cannot use it for anything else. You cannot just ignore your potential to network there especially if you already have more than a hundred friends. Compared to LinkedIn, Facebook can actually be more useful for searching for a … Read the rest
Emphasize your achievements
The fact that you are still a student does not mean that employers are interested only in your education and any relevant experience. You have to show them that you are a capable performer who will help their company achieve ever better results. For this, you need to place a special achievement section at the top of your internship resume.
You need to mention all of the achievements which you have got so far including academic and work-related. Achievements which students can enter include top places in challenges, competitions and academic Olympiads, top performance in classes which are relevant to the respective internship, successful participation in projects and clubs which are relevant to the position and achievements on previously held jobs such as cutting the use of paper in an office by 25%.
Highlight all relevant skills and experience
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Filling sales assistant jobs is very vital and important. The right people must be chosen carefully and must have the right knowledge and skills to complete the task well. Their tasks vary from one company to another, but the goals are very common and similar across different companies and industries. One part of their tasks is to be the arm of the sales department by entertaining customers who enter the shop and assisting them in the purchasing of the product or service they are interested in. They also have to perform several administrative roles, which may include taking care of records and reporting to appointed people. Reporting may cover sales outcomes, earnings and the barriers to effective sales, if any.
Sales assistant jobs in companies other than retail stores may also have tasks that could include making arrangements for meetings with potential clients, creating sales leads with prospective clients and … Read the rest
Depending on the job, two benchmarks that employers use for selecting candidates are education level and experience level. However, a job seeker that knows they can perform the duties of a job that they do not have experience in, can present themselves in a way that will make them a desirable candidate to a prospective employer.
Before a job seekers starts out in the search of employment, as they update their resume, they need to make a list of all their experience and skills as well as past employment. It is important to be honest and embellish the resume and be prepared that if you are a recent graduate or have not been working in some time, you may have to start in an entry level position. Keep in mind that with an entry level job the only direction to go is up and let that be your motivation.
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Wanting to stay active in something you’ve created or spent the better part of your life doing is understandable. But that mean s having in place an up-to-date strategy for that inevitable day. It’s about reinvention, planning for that significant change in lifestyle. It’s about reinventing and planning for the next stage of your life, one that can be just as exciting and invigorating as your current role. And it doesn’t mean having to retire.
As boomers dominated the workplace and its’ rules, roles and expectations, so will they dominate the rules, roles and expectations of the next stage of their life. Retiring from the full time workplace, whether as an employee or an owner, means changing the way retirement is viewed and experienced.
- Research has shown that the key problem encountered by those who retire is ‘boredom’.
- When they retire, they will spend time and money.
- Retirement is a
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Take Notes When Your Senior is Giving Instructions
This simple job will help your relationship with your senior start well. You will receive an assignment on the first day and it is fundamental you understand the task and take notes as the senior gives you your assignment. If you’re unclear about any of these instructions, do not hesitate to ask. Seniors become frustrated when interns or staffers act like they understand the concept when they do not in reality.
Be Happy About Every Task
As an intern, you could not always enjoy the project you are doing, yet it’s best not to make this dissatisfaction known. Be happy about every project your receive. While a job may appear worthless, it goes far in assisting the group to complete the assignment and keeps everyone’s levels of stress low.
Ask Good Questions
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Create A Little Mystique
Answering the phone the very first ring will set your employer to thinking you’re easily available and can leave them thinking you’re not worthy. If you want to create a little hype then you’ll want them to know you’re wanted. This is best done by also making sure you’re not available for the first appointment for an interview. Let them know you have others interested in meeting with you so they see how desirable you are.
The interview is your best chance at getting another interview or even getting hired. In order to get the best out of your phone interview utilize your most critical tool; our voice. Speak clearly, do not mumble and most certainly do not multi task while having your phone interview.
Develop A Rapport
First impressions matter so make sure you answer the phone friendly and professional. Also be prepared … Read the rest
I’ve only recently learned of Temple Grandin from hearing her being interviewed recently on NPR. That piece made me stop and ask out loud, “Who is that?” She clearly has a message and delivery style that is out of the mainstream. However beyond her unique and unconventional look and enunciation is a powerful exposition about individualism and the priority we should all place on honoring people’s differences when assisting in career decision making.
Temple Grandin has become a renowned spokesperson for the humane treatment of animals and also for encouraging tolerance and civil behavior directed toward individuals impacted by autism-a reality she has lived with for 65 years. Her advice for the mainstream of society goes far beyond telling us to be respectful and kind to people who act, speak, and think differently from the norm. Dr. Grandin is putting us on notice that the talent diversity necessary to fuel … Read the rest