Job Seekers

Can You Reapply to a Company that You Quit?

People quit jobs for lots of reasons. Maybe you found another opportunity better suited for you. Or perhaps you didn’t get along with your manager or coworkers. Or you relocated to another city. But what happens if you come across an excellent opportunity with that same company in the future? Can you reapply for a company you gave your notice to in the past? Yes, you can, but you need to know how to navigate [...]

How Can You Cope With Work and Home Stress?

Let’s just address it upfront – things are weird right now. Really Weird. And most of us are just trying to get by and do the best we can. When COVID-19 forced your company to allow work to happen remotely, that didn’t suddenly reduce your stress levels. It added to it. Now, you may be feeling overwhelmed by work and home responsibilities at the same time. We are no longer able to compartmentalize as we did before. How [...]

5 Tips to Make a Great Apprentice

Could an apprenticeship be right for the next stage of your professional development? For many skilled trades, apprenticeships are the best way to gain real experience on the job. If you want to make a fantastic impression, here are a few qualities that employers look for when they’re hiring apprentices for their open positions.   Eagerness to Learn  The single most valuable skill a potential apprentice brings to the table is the eagerness to learn. [...]

5 Job Hacks for Recent College Grads

Graduation is upon us. Even with the complicated situation at the end of the 2020 school year, students will be graduating and looking for work. Especially in uncertain times, having an excellent strategy to find employment after graduation will be essential. So how do you go about finding a job after college? Here are some tips to get you started.     Customize Each Resume  It sounds like a lot of extra work, but It will [...]

Maneuvering Your Job Search Through COVID-19

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs, and millions more still are left uncertain about whether their companies will last through this crisis. While the numbers are [...]

3 Tips to Spring Your Career Into Action

Spring has sprung, so now is a great time to shake off those winter blues and focus on your career. Are you a job seeker feeling a slump? Now is a great time to find your career. There are several steps you can take to spring into action this season. Here are just three job search tips to get you started.     Your Interests and Your Experience  When you’ve been looking for a job for [...]

Proper Ways to Greet An Interviewer

Every part of your job search is a chance to make an impression on a hiring manager. While your resume and cover letter need to stand out from the crowd, you also need to ensure that you’re kept top of mind after an interview. That begins with your greeting. How do you greet an interviewer to show them that you mean business, want the job, and are respectful? Let’s take a closer look.       Body [...]

Managers Share What Makes an Employee Become Irreplaceable in A Job

The goal of any job seeker is to find a job where they are respected, rewarded, and appreciated. Often that comes down to be an irreplaceable member of the team. But what do employers consider irreplaceable? What personal and professional traits do they prefer when making a hiring decision? Here are some things you can keep in mind while you’re looking for your next perfect job offer.       No Drama The single most important thing you can [...]

3 Ways to Convey that You Are A Hard Worker in the Job Interview

Your single job in an interview is to convince the manager that you’re the right person to hire for their job. But how do you convey that you’re a hard worker without drawing from the same over-used well as your competition? Before you simply say you have “good communication skills,” that you’re “a self-starter,” or a “team player who works well with others,” consider more impactful ways to convey your message. Here are 3 things [...]

Want to Make A Good First Impression for the Interview, but Can’t Afford the Attire?

You’ve always been told you need to make a great first impression on a job interview. Most of the time, that suggestion implies you need to wear a suit or other professional clothing. What if you can’t afford the latest high-power fashion? What if your budget doesn’t allow you to get that designer suit that will knock their socks off? You don’t have to break the bank to dress well and make a great impression. [...]