One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to find a better job. Given the current healthy employment market, 2017 is looking like a great year to turn your career-related resolutions into a reality. Since there is always an uptick in hiring after the holidays, individuals who are prepared will get access to the best career opportunities. Here are some tips on being ready to find the employment you want in the new year.
We all know about the standard resume issues such as spelling and grammar, that are so egregious your resume gets tossed immediately. This is about things you don't even know you are doing, or not doing, that are costing you opportunities.
Branding yourself to recruiters and hiring managers who spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume before deciding if a phone call is worth it is a tough task. Correct formatting, using the right key words and identifying your achievements are among the top dos for resume writing. See the infographic below for helpful tips and tricks to get your resume seen and read instead of landing in the “no” pile!
Your resume generally gets about 30 seconds of attention the first time it’s reviewed. You need to take full advantage of that half minute to ensure you move on in the hiring process. As a recruiter, I review resumes every day. In my experience, here are six serious mistakes that will get yours quickly tossed into the reject pile.
As a software developer, your personal brand is important when looking to move on to your next company. You want hiring managers in the development space to perceive you not only as a competent engineer but also as an innovative thought leader. Making that happen means cultivating a personal brand highlighting your value to potential employers.
Here are the three main areas to focus on when polishing your brand.
If you’ve secured a job interview, odds are your resume shows you have the basic skills to handle the position. But more often than not, people are hired for personality over skill set. As an interviewee, what are those crucial traits and how do you showcase them during your interview? Here are the commonly desired soft skills and proven ways to convey them:
In a tough economy, everyone could use a little boost in their job search. Whether you've been looking for days or months, you should check out these helpful job search tips from three of WinterWyman's many experienced staffers. Heed their advice, and you could find yourself back in the workforce sooner than you think!
As if the job market weren’t tough enough these days, you have an added challenge: gaps in your resume. While those holes in your experience may make your job search trickier, they aren’t insurmountable. Whether you’re currently unemployed or your resume gap is a blast from the past, you’re not destined to remain jobless forever. Here are some ways to impress prospective employers:
What is the first thing a hiring manager sees when looking for a new candidate? A resume. And what is the first thing that can get a candidate thrown out of the pool of potential job seekers? A resume! These 9 tips can help get your resume to the “Yes” pile every time.