Looking for a job? At RealStreet, we understand the challenges of a job search. In fact, the process often feels like a full-time job in itself! In hopes of helping job seekers through this process, we post news articles to our company blog. While the news covers a variety of topics – from job search suggestions, to hiring hiring advice, to career development tips and more – at least one article (usually more) is dedicated to job seekers each month. As 2015 comes to a close, join us in recapping the three career resources our readers found most valuable this year.
Volunteer work offers many benefits, including the ability to give back to your community while boosting your resume. This type of experience is beneficial to every job seeker— especially if you’re a recent graduate or a career changer. In May, we wrote a blog post explaining why you should consider donating your time a cause close to your heart and offered tips on incorporating this activity into your resume.
Job interviews are stressful in their own right, but waiting to hear back from the company afterwards can be even more trying. While you might want to check in with the hiring manager every hour to see if a decision has been made, your tenacity might have have a negative effect. In July, we offered advice to help you navigate a post-interview follow-up in a professional manner.
Your resume introduces you to the hiring manager and helps them decide if they would like to interview you for the position. The document is the first chance you have to sell yourself, so it has to be outstanding. If your main points are hidden in a mess of flowery text and clichéd catchphrases, no one will be able to see what you have to offer. In July, we shared some of the worst possible phrases to put on your resume. Choose your wording carefully to minimize the risk of immediate elimination.
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