Searching for a job and watching the door close in your face time after time can be frustrating. You worked for hours on your resume and thought you aced the interview, but still no job. Don’t give up. Of course, sometimes everything was right, but there were multiple people in your position, and the company could only choose one. On the flip side, there could be some reasons why and a way to improve your chances. Read about the most common reasons candidates don’t make the cut.
Have you ever considered becoming a recruiter? People often think recruiters carelessly place candidates in temporary positions. Maybe you’ve heard the rumor that recruiters are impersonal, hard to reach and only in it for the paycheck. In our experience, nothing could be further from the truth. Maybe some recruiters are afraid to roll up their sleeves and get a little dirty, but not at Workbox.
The first step in a job search may be to determine if you have the experience and skills for the position(s) you are seeking, but it is not the only step. Regardless of the industry or the position, employers are looking for more than ability; they want workers who exhibit the following traits.
Beginning a new job search can feel overwhelming. While there are plenty of resources online to help you along the way, where do you start? We’ve composed a list of some of the best free tools that will help you land that next job, the no-nonsense way.
Creating a resume can be a daunting task. What jobs should you include? What rules should you be following? Should everything fit on one page, or two?
You’ve done the hard part of applying, interviewing, and enduring the endless waiting – you finally have the job. Beginning a new job is certainly exciting, but being the “new employee” on the floor is not always easy. It means a new onslaught of “firsts” is coming your way: a new environment, new skills to learn, new hours, new procedures, and new management. Making it through the first week may seem like an uphill climb, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. Check out Workbox’s Staffing handy survival guide to help you make your first week on the job a breeze.
You just got off the phone with the hiring manager of a job you applied for, and he/she wants to see you for an interview. Congratulations! Making it to the interview stage is something to celebrate, but still far from landing the job. Before you let the real celebration begin, you need to prove you are as good as you sound on paper. When you walk into that room, you want to make the best impression you can from the moment the hiring manager sees you.
Creating a resume and keeping it updated can make the difference when applying for a position. If you are looking for a job, set aside some time for this vital task.
When most people think about spring cleaning, they picture cleaning out closets, putting up winter blankets and clothes while bringing out spring wardrobes, or reinvigorating their gardens through pruning and adding new plants. Believe it or not, this should apply to parts of your professional life as well. Specifically, you should commit to spring cleaning for your resume. This is necessary if you’re considering a new position, but it can be just as important to be ready for the worst case scenario, like needing to find a new job.