More Great Sites!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 4, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

Below are listed some of the best places to put your resume, look at job openings and more….

  • CareerBuilder-powers career sites for more than 9,000 Web sites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals like MSN and AOL.
  • CareerSite-job listing service.
  • Employment Guide-it’s an easy to use, all-purpose site.
  • Indeed-job listing aggregator, search engine for jobs, find jobs posted on thousands of company sites and boards.
  • Job Central National Labor Exchange-service of DirectEmployers Association, a nonprofit of leading U.S. corporations in alliance with NASWA. Listings from all 50 state employment services and employer listings.

Job Search Tips

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 16, 2012 in , , | No Comments


 

Job search expert Michael Farr gives great tips to help you succeed.

One of the leading experts is Michael Farr when it comes to information on writing resumes, cover letters, and interviewing. With 25 years of experience, he has several common sense, easy to follow how-to books to guide any job seeker to a successful outcome. Most libraries carry his books, so if money is tight, you don’t have to spend a dime preparing yourself for the workforce. Below, I’ve picked a few of his tips from The Resume and Cover Letter Book (Fifth Edition, 2011) to pass along to you:

Resume Mistakes Will Cost You

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 22, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

How many of these mistakes have you made on your resume?

As you know, the job market is tight, that’s why your resume must be perfect. Take a look at the suggestions below and check your resume for any of these errors:

  1. No Duties-Don’t write about your duties. Instead, show how your skills have helped you accomplish something measurable. Think of the person reading your resume–what would impress them about what you’ve done?
  2. Current Only-Stick to recent accomplishments and responsibilities. The most recent position should have the most bullet points, past jobs very few.

Don’t Give Up!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Oct 27, 2011 in , , | No Comments

You’ve perfected a resume, polished interviewing skills, can rattle off a great elevator pitch…and still no job.

Time to take a moment to get inspired–go back to the basics. It can be easy to miss a few simple things that could make all the difference between unemployment and finding a job. Below are some reminders, be sure you check to see if you’ve missed anything essential in boosting your chances of landing a job.

Holiday Networking

The unemployed often stop job hunting during the holidays–big mistake–there will be great networking opportunities in the next couple of months. Each holiday party is just one more chance to meet people who could help you find the position you’ve been waiting for.

Put it on Your Resume!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Oct 3, 2011 in , , | No Comments

You’ve spent hours volunteering, so don’t forget to utilize it.

Ann Belser, Scripps Howard, reports that Nicole Williams, author of Girl on Top and spokeswoman for LinkedIn, states job seekers should include any volunteer experience on their resume and online profiles. “The majority of people volunteer and nobody’s putting it on their resume,” Ms. Williams said. The reason? Job seekers feel it nixes the altruistic nature of their volunteer stint.

But, when you volunteer, it speaks volumes about you! Giving of your time and talents is admirable–and necessary–in this job market. Ms. Belser cites that working for a cause helps to build skill-sets and provides a new network of people who could help in your job search.

Creating Your First Resume

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Dec 14, 2010 in , , | No Comments

There is no better time to start building your resume than NOW! But writing your first resume can be tough; trying to focus on your educational and extracurricular activities and less on your lack of work experience.

To get started, I would highly suggest getting a pen and paper and writing a draft/list that you can use as a blue print for your resume. In the draft list all of your educational experience (years, degrees, honors, etc.), extracurricular and volunteer experience (years, description, position), and any work experience, including any internships (years, description, position). Once you have all of this information, you can easily put it into a resume format.

Writing Resumes and Cover Letters

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Nov 18, 2010 in , , | 6 Comments

The Art of Crafting a Resume

Writing a resume can easily be described as crafting a tool used to market yourself. It is much more than a list of education, work experience, and volunteer endeavors, it is a way to convey your value to a potential employer–both present and future. Taking the time to craft a winning resume will be well worth the effort, since this is the first introduction of who you are and what capabilities you possess, to those that do the hiring.