Gilbert Gazette | Nonprofit Resume Writers - Part 4

17
Feb

Never Give Up Your Job Search!

{Click here to read the original article on Careerocketeer.}

Quite a while ago, I wrote a piece titled…

I can’t get a job because…

In it, I made the case that people aren’t truly affected in their job search by various forms of discrimination as commonly as they may think they are. Read more

10
Feb

I’ve Been Successful… Why Can’t I Land a Job?

{Click here to read the original article on The Wise Job Search.}

People that have been highly successful in their careers often have a difficult time landing a new position. They’ve achieved great things, they’ve been elevated to roles of great responsibility, everyone that knows them assumes they will be snatched up quickly, yet months go by and still no offers seem to be materializing. Read more

3
Feb

10 Facebook and Twitter Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Job

{Click here to read the original article on Real Simple.}

Protect Your Reputation

You probably know all the ways social media can help you professionally. You can demonstrate your expertise on a topic using Twitter, network your way to a new job using LinkedIn, and keep old connections fresh on Facebook.

But social media can also have a darker side. Read more

27
Jan

Employers Care About More Than Competence

{Click here to read the original article on The Wise Job Search.}

There have been multiple articles written in recent years about how younger job seekers too often act very poorly in the networking, interviewing, and hiring process.

There are ample stories of…

  • Taking phone calls during an interview
  • Speaking far too casually with the interviewer
  • Texting during a meeting
  • Read more

20
Jan

How To Handle Bad Interviewers

{Click here to read the original article on The Nonprofit Times.}

Sometimes a job interview gone wrong is not your fault. Despite all of your hours of preparation, one thing you likely did not count on was meeting with an interviewer who is woefully unprepared for the task.

Luckily, there are ways to prepare for an inexperienced — or just plain bad — hiring manager. Read more

13
Jan

How to Prepare for a Phone Interview

{Click here to read the original article on Real Simple.}

As a stellar would-be employee, you want to sail through the interview process. But before you think that all you need is a knockout résumé and a killer outfit, think again. Nowadays, there’s a step before the in-person interview: the phone interview. Read more

23
Dec

25 Things You Can Do For Your Job Search Today!

{Click here to read the original article on Careerocketeer.}

One of the challenges that keeps many job seekers from accomplishing much for their job search from day to day is that they don’t know what to do next!

They may have a networking meeting, interview, or a few calls planned for the day, however, when that’s done, they are often at a loss as to what they could do next. Read more

16
Dec

The 11 Biggest Mistakes Older Job Hunters Make

{Click here to read the original article on Forbes.com.}

Guess what? Older workers get jobs. It might take a little more time for a myriad of reasons from your salary demands to your own lack of imagination about the kind of work you’re applying for, but employers really aren’t out to shun workers over 50.

They do want grown-ups in the shop. We tend to be loyal, even-keeled, reliable. We bring intangibles to the workplace from experience to a vast network of connections. These are not something the whippersnapper cohort can even dream to do at this stage in their lives. Read more

9
Dec

6 Tips for Common Resume Problems

{Click here to read the original article on Real Simple.}

When job hunting, your résumé has a way of highlighting little career imperfections in black and white.

Maybe you’ve job-hopped, had a long gap between gigs, or earned a degree that requires explaining (hello, art history majors!).

Is there a way to smooth over these résumé imperfections—without being dishonest? You betcha. Read more

2
Dec

Resume Tips

Some characteristics a resume should demonstrate:

  • Easy to read fonts. (Not “Old English”, for example)
  • If referring to a specific job opening, please refer to it in your cover letter.
  • Be specific when listing your expertise. What specific software, operating systems, CAD programs, application versions, etc.
  • A cover letter is not a requirement, but it can help a recruiter “read between the lines”.
  • If you update our database with a new resume, please indicate that it is an updated resume.
  • It is a good idea to update a resume when you have received additional education, certifications or recent employment.

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