The interview process is a major part of any job search. It’s easy to get caught up thinking about what to wear, how to respond to questions, and what kinds of behaviors to avoid when you meet your potential employer face to face. However, before you even get to the in-person interview, you likely will have at least one phone interview with a recruiter, HR manager, or hiring manager—if not all three.
The U.S. News & World Report recently released their annual list of best jobs. The ranking looks at jobs across 15 different categories and factors in things such as salary, room for growth, and work-life balance. This year’s top four winners for Best Job Overall are:
Knowing what type of job you’re looking for is a great first step to a successful job search. So how about when you start digging into the process of sorting through job postings and deciphering which jobs to apply to? It can be overwhelming, especially when job postings aren’t crystal clear in their details about required experience or what the on-the-job responsibilities will be.
Nailing your resume and narrowing down your job search are both important parts of the job hunt, but what about when you find a job posting you want to apply for? Even a stellar prospective employee can be lost in the shuffle if their cover letter isn’t up to par.
This blog post from Career Contessa breaks it down clearly and provides a checklist to help you hit the mark every time.
If you’ve ever looked for a job, you’ve likely dealt with some rejection. At one point or another, most of us have had that experience of feeling like everything was going perfectly fine—your resume was on-point, you had killer references, and you really gelled with the people you interviewed with—but then you found out you didn’t get the position.
After you’ve nailed down what type of job you’re looking for, it’s time to actually start that job search. When you’re looking for a part-time position, it can be overwhelming if you’re trying to find what you’re looking for when you’re looking at listings that also include full-time and temp work. The good news is that getting specific about what you and using the right tools can streamline your search so you can spend more time setting up those interviews.
Getting your work reviewed and making sure your portfolio will shine and speak for itself during a job interview, is not an easy task. That is why Career Services put together The Portfolio Review Day to prepare Digital Media students for a real job interview. Students had to present their portfolios in front of the recruiters and receive feedback. The companies reviewing students’ portfolios were Incision Network and The Creative Group.
Congratulations! You scored the interview and are super-excited to showcase your skills and experience. Sometimes we’re so focused on simply landing the job, we forget to take that thought process a few steps further and imagine how we might actually fit in with a particular company’s office culture.
You’re likely well aware of the fact that potential employers scope out your social media profiles. In fact, over 70 percent of employers check you out when considering whether to hire you!
It may not always seem this way, but there are millions of jobs out there that need to be filled. Conveniently, you need a job! So how do you meet your perfect match?
First, you need to get clear on the types of jobs you’re looking for. Knowing what you want is an important step it’s easy to overlook when first beginning a job search. Talking with a career counselor at your school can be incredibly helpful when figuring out how to refine your search and present yourself.