New advice centers around sending your resume by email to the recruiting sections of large firms, which means your resume gets as far as their trash folder. Another option is to send your resume by old-fashioned post because staff don’t get much mail anymore and open it expecting something exciting.
Professionals are now charging people $1000s of dollars to get your social (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) profile set up so people come stampeding to your door begging you to work for their company. This works if you have an acronym heavy resume for the hot career of the week, but let’s be honest: this is for a very few number of people.
So, should you spend money to have an expert look at your resume/profile, or are there cheaper and more effective sources of information?
Your first question is probably: “There are people that’ll look at my resume?” Yes, that’s right, … Read the rest
Being a truly multicultural state, and being one of the biggest centers of games and movie production in the world, California attracts intelligent and creative people from all walks of life. Naturally, California law jobs come in all sizes and shapes. From jobs in the entertainment industry to oil and gas, there’s never a dearth of work for those who are willing to find a career.
A quick search for California legal jobs on any day will show you a huge number of job opportunities in the corporate world and in law firms.
A typical search results page on legal jobs in California would read somewhat like the following: Contracts Manager needed; Looking for Campus Counsel; Associate Litigation Attorney; Need Attorney Mediator at Family Court; Position open for Assistant Counsel; Looking for Commercial and Product Counsel… and so on.
Many big law firms like Latham & Watkins and Gibson, Dunn … Read the rest
Let me make this crystal clear. An ideal candidate that desires a career as a Physical Education Teacher might typically have a college degree in that field, however the employment is normally at Geno’s Landscaping Service and the teaching internships might be at a local high school because the administrators in college teaching programs know that practical experience is essential for new college graduates to be successful in a career search. Even though the candidate that worked at Geno’s Landscaping Service demonstrates a strong work ethic by starting as a landscape laborer and being promoted into management, ideally employers will still prefer employment in a more relevant field.
Now let’s compare a similar candidate with the same degree, college major and teaching internships, who also has a goal of becoming a Physical Education Teacher. Due to advance planning, he has employment as a Physical Fitness Instructor at a local YMCA/gym, … Read the rest
A Loan Officer’s Work Environment
As an officer, you’ll work primarily indoors at a bank or other lending institution. You will most likely have your own office where you can meet with prospective customers or those who have a loan with your bank. Most work a standard workweek, although some may be required to work on Saturday (most banks are closed on Sunday). While most of these jobs do work directly with the public, some mortgage broker jobs and high-level loan officer positions do not. These positions usually deal with the very large loans. Officers spend a lot of time using computers, so some computer skills are required.
These job duties mainly include working with customers to determine what type of loans they qualify for. They will interview the customer, evaluate the information given, and decide if the customer qualifies for a loan or not. In some cases, … Read the rest
This does not mean wear a suit and tie, but also don’t dress down to the point of absurdity. If you live in a cold climate and start during the winter months, layer up. Wear as many layers as you are comfortable in and can still move freely. You will be moving if on a walking route so you may get too warm. You can always take a layer off in this case, but play it safe as cold will sap your energy. The heaters in the LLVs (Long Life Vehicles) are not the greatest and generally you will have a window open to deliver the mail, so even mounted routes (driving routes) need to layer up. In warmer clients be sure to wear loose fitting clothing and consider an undershirt as you will be sweating.
A hat is also highly recommended, whether you go with a stocking … Read the rest