Be sure you understand what comes with the job being offered. What are the duties, salary, hours, and more. Find out what you should be asking employers! Click here for a PDF download to learn about email etiquette.
According to a 2012 survey by Accountemps, “Eighty-seven percent of managers interviewed for the survey said email is an appropriate way to express thanks after meeting with a hiring manager, and 81 percent cited phone calls as OK.” The thank-you letter may actually get you the job. You cannot afford to think of this as simply an optional exercise. It …
Cold calling is more effective than just sending or emailing a resume because it allows you to create a personal relationship and have a specific contact person for follow up. Click here for a PDF download to learn about email etiquette.
Communicating via email has become the norm in the job search and application process. Most organizations prefer to send out job postings and receive applications via email in order to maintain a digital trail of related activity. Take the time to think through the content of your emails. Click here for a PDF download to learn about email etiquette.
Most employers accept online applications and resumés and many require you to apply online. Your online applications will be most effective when you understand an employer’s requirements, and format your information to conform to them. Click here for a PDF download to learn about online applications.
While screening resumes, employers ultimately look for work experience, skills and abilities that match the requirements of the position they need to fill, but they also pay attention to more subtle cues. Click here for a PDF download to learn about what you need to look out for when submitting a resume.
Find your Transferable Skills Everything you learn and every skill you have is part of your personal tool kit. You carry these “tools” with you as you move through school and into the job market. When you develop a skill or gain experience in one place and put what you’ve learned to use someplace else, you’re using transferable skills. Look …