It’s easy for teen students to overlook the potential professional value within their current experience. Oftentimes, they don’t realize the foundational professional skills they are building and showcasing in class projects, extra curricular activities and clubs, volunteer work, and even in entry level minimum wage jobs. The resources and tools from resumebuilder.com aim to help high schoolers create resumes that can frame their current life experiences in a way that highlights them as well rounded, quality individuals for their college and scholarship applications. You can learn more about it here:
Lizbeth Romero has created a tool for job seekers to help them organize their job search. It is a six-week program focused on helping job seekers get into interviews. You can learn more here: https://www.jibberjobber.com/hope
they called it, internally, Project Hope. As a job seeker she had lost hope. She was in a dark place. The discouragement was heavy. In Project Hope (aka, the Job Search Program) she tap into the brilliance of Mark LeBlanc’s decades of study and systems to help small businesses get more clients. With his permission she adapted some of his systems and teachings for job seekers. she created a six-week program that walks you through simple but important tasks to work on every day for 6 weeks. The program is simple, and forgiving, but there is work to do.
If you know someone who is in a job search, please share this with them. Proper actions can overpower despair. Results can bring someone out of hopelessness. Traction can lead them to their next role. The “introductory” price right now is $197. The feedback has been very favorable. And getting a “thank you” from people who have used this program and landed a job has been so rewarding. Here’s the link to share:https://www.jibberjobber.com/hope
LinkedIn requests: A guide for knowing which connections to accept and which to ignore — Quartz at Work
LinkedIn can be a cesspool of facades and self-important descriptions. But it’s also a goldmine for professional opportunities. It can help connect you to reputable experts in any number of fields, and can keep you hopeful about job prospects.
But sometimes it’s annoying, and even stressful, to figure out whose LinkedIn connections to accept and whose to ignore. I’ve taken to ignoring some requests for weeks, then engaging in some twisted Rorschach test as I analyze each person—a sales rep, my former classmate, that dude I dated 10 years ago—via completely arbitrary standards.
What should be a very simple decision quickly becomes an energy suck. Yes, you worked together, but you couldn’t stand him—rude to decline? She went to your university but you’ve never met her—worth the connection? He wants to work for you, but you’re not hiring—keep him around? He was a really good kisser—but wtf, this is LinkedIn?
While seminars, conferences and online content are helpful, the best strategy to fast-track your career is to put yourself in professional situations where you are the least qualified in the room.
This strategy takes guts. It can be uncomfortable and requires a release of ego, but if you want to catapult your success, you need to be willing to take some risks.
Do you want to know how that applicant you just interviewed will actually perform on the job? Check out her Facebook profile.
So you landed the job – now what? Many employers require that new employees go through an orientation process to assimilate into the workplace and become familiar with what’s expected of them, now that they’re hired. Here’s more on what you need to know about new job orientations, as well as how to prepare.
So you’re about to launch a job search – but you’re not sure where to begin?
Should you blast out dozens of applications online? Or network your way to career glory?
Should you enlist the help of a headhunter? Or cut out the middleman and go straight to recruiters via LinkedIn?
While these questions have often seemed unanswerable, new data shines a light on how companies actually hire. Lever, a recruiting platform used by top companies from Netflix to Lyft, has just released an analysis of over one million applications across thousands of companies. And so now, for the first time, we can answer those questions with confidence – and you can launch your job search with equal conviction.
As a headhunter helping countless professionals, from CEO to analyst levels, make and negotiate their next position, here are the most common career mistakes I’ve seen candidates fall victim to:
You’re a few months to a year into what you thought would be your dream job. You left a perfectly good job in order to take this one because you thought it would be a better opportunity.
But now that some time has passed, it’s clear you were dead wrong. Not only is this not the job of your dreams, it isn’t even close to as good as the job you had before.
The thought of returning to your old job has crossed your mind more than once, but you don’t know how to go about approaching your old company about the possibility of getting rehired.
Here what to do—in this order.
If you’ve ever had a boss who was truly inept–not the kind of inept where you hang up on people because you don’t understand how the office phones work, but truly unable to do their job–you know what a frustrating experience it is.
If you’re like most people in that situation, you ended up spending much of your day covering the boss’s tracks, doing the things they couldn’t, fixing their mistakes (and sometimes covering up for them). And you probably went through a lot of resentment and anger–perfectly understandable for someone who’s trying to do their own job and their boss’s, while the boss draws a big paycheck and keeps going.
Regardless of who that employee was, I think I can probably describe him or her. That’s because the most valued employees have a lot in common, regardless of their jobs or the companies they work for.
Here are 20 of the key things they do almost every day.