It’s New Year’s Resolution season, and chances are you’ve got a few goals in mind. “Lose weight” and “get in shape” get the most airtime, but this is also a great time to set resolutions related to your career. In this blog post, Monster contributor Daniel Bortz shares 10 career resolutions that you can absolutely keep.
It might be hard to imagine when you’re in the end-of-semester crunch or wrapping up end-of-year projects before schools close and a lot of companies slow down for the last week of December, but sometimes we don’t know what to do with ourselves when we have downtime over the holidays. If a new job is on your wish list for the year ahead, this can actually be a great time for a job search.
Last week we talked about gratitude and “thank you” notes you should write to people who’ve been helpful to you in your academic and professional life. What about when it comes to expressing thanks after a job interview, though? Turns out there are some mistakes that can cost you the job. Are you making any of these?
This article by Monster contributor Daniel Bortz explains.
When you’re out there looking for a job, a recruiter can be a valuable tool in connecting you to the right position at a company where you’ll be a great fit. Sometimes they can seem intimidating, but their goal is to make a good match in which both parties will benefit. Because they generally work with potential hires all the way through the initial screening to interview to on-boarding, and they have some valuable secrets they can’t (but would love to) share with you.
Have you ever pulled an all-night in order to meet a deadline? Have you ever said you’ll catch up on the weekend and then binge-sleep Saturday and Sunday, only to feel off when you have to jump back into the work week? Most adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at our peak, but many of us skimp, justifying that sacrificing shut-eye is helping us get ahead in our career.
Not all jobs are the same, so why should your resume format be the same for every one? Should you use a chronological format? Functional? Combination? No idea what those are? Don’t panic!
With graduation coming up, there’s a lot to think about as you wrap up the semester and plan for the weeks, months, and years ahead. Whether you’re new to the job hunt or have been in the workforce for a long time, your next moves are going to matter. Especially if you’re just getting started in your career, it can be very intimidating to think about.
Whether you’re new to the job search or a seasoned pro, making sure your social media profiles are up to date and suitable for recruiters is key. You’ve likely heard that LinkedIn is an important one to maintain, but as this article by Stephanie Vozza
Even though classes and assignments demand a lot of time, many college students seek out part-time work. For some, it’s a necessity in order to pay their bills or purchase books and other school supplies, while for others, it’s more about gaining work experience.
Either way, there are many benefits to having a part-time job while in school. Sure, you’ll make money, but it can also teach you valuable life skills, and it’s also been shown to be associated with better grade.
There are many different types of career advice out there, but chances are you haven’t thought about how your astrological sign could factor in to your career. Want to know what the planets say for your job search or your new position?
In their column for Monster the Astro Twins share your career horoscope for this month. You can read your career horoscope here.