Biggest Interview Mistakes Recent College Grads Make

Posted by Michelle Hawley

02:52 PM

Recent grads, get ahead of the curve by avoiding these interview mistakes. [TWEET]

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You have the education and that very important piece of paper.  Now are you ready to put that knowledge into action and find a job in your field?  If you are new to the professional world of job seeking it can be a daunting task to create the resume, ace the interview, and get the job.  Whether you’ve had your fair share of experience interviewing while in college or you are entirely new to the process, it can be easy to slip up and make a mistake.  These are mistakes that you should avoid at all costs during an interview.

Topics: Interview

Get Our Free Resume Review in 35 Seconds or Less

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

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Our very popular Resume Reviewer launched three months ago. Tens of thousands have used it. On average, 87% say it's useful. 

And 86% said they'd recommend it to their friends. 

If you'd like to get your resume reviewed in 35 seconds or less, for free, visit our Resume Reviewer here.

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Resume

Ways to Use Social Media to Find a Job

Posted by Michelle Hawley

04:31 PM

Utilize your social media accounts to help you in your job search. [TWEET]

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It’s always a good idea to utilize a variety of resources when it comes to searching for a job—you can never have too many options.  Typically, you should be searching on job boards, checking in with your network for new opportunities, and searching out job listings on company websites.  But did you know that you can also use social media to find a job?  Social media websites are something that we typically use weekly for pleasure or connecting with friends and family.  Now you can utilize these websites to aid in the job search as well.

Topics: Job Search Process

6 Apps to Use During Your Job Search

Posted by Michelle Hawley

04:50 PM

Get back up to speed on your job search by trying out these useful apps. [TWEET]

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There are a variety of different ways to search for jobs in this day and age.  There is always the age old option of looking through the classifieds of your local newspaper.  Many people choose to wade through all of the posts made on Craigslist.  There are typically job listings on each specific company website, as well.  But with new technology comes new ways to search for jobs.  There are many apps that are now available to help you along in your job search.  Here are just a few that you should consider looking into.

Topics: Job Search Process

Strategies to Kickstart Your Job Search in 2016

Posted by Michelle Hawley

02:20 PM

The new year is the perfect time to jump-start your job search. [TWEET]

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A new year means it’s time to try out some new strategies for kickstarting your job search.  Whether you already have a job but are unhappy in your position, you’ve been unemployed and are searching for a way to pay the bills, or you are fresh out of school and are ready to begin your professional career, these tips can help you to get your foot in the door and start out the new year with interviews and job offers.

Topics: Job Search Process

These Companies Are Hiring, Can You Help?

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

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We're starting 2016 with more employers than ever before using the system here at Ladders, and that's great news for you. 

In just the past three years, we've tripled the number of HR people, recruiters, and hiring managers using Ladders each month to find their next great hire. 

And that means we've got lots of employers with a need to fill their 2016 jobs today. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Common Mistakes Made at Job Interviews

Posted by Michelle Hawley

03:34 PM

Get through your interview without the fear of making an avoidable mistake. [TWEET]

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Preparing for that upcoming interview can be difficult.  You should be doing research about both the company you are interviewing for and the position you want.  You want to be knowledgeable, if possible, about the person that will be conducting your interview.  You’ve probably gone over common interview questions and how you will answer them when the time comes. However, there is no way to be fully prepared.  It’s okay to make mistakes at a job interview—it happens to everyone.  But learning about the most common mistakes that are made, can help you avoid these blunders during your own interview.

Topics: Interview

Tips for Adding Visuals to Your Resume

Posted by Michelle Hawley

05:11 PM

Help your resume stand out from the crowd by adding unique visuals.  [TWEET]

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Before deciding to add visuals to your resume in any way, you should first consider if it is appropriate for the job you are applying for.  This specific way of spicing up a resume is geared toward more creative jobs, where working with visuals is important for day-to-day functions.  A great example of an industry where visuals would be rewarded would be graphic design.  Typically, creative fields are just more receptive to candidates who can think outside the box.  More traditional industries, however, are going to give more pushback toward using visuals in any form.  If you are searching for a career in this type of industry, using visuals could actually harm your chances of securing an interview or position. 

If you’ve come to the conclusion that using visuals on your resume would enhance your job prospects, follow these tips to get the most out of your resume.

Topics: Resume

How to Stand Out During a Job Interview

Posted by Michelle Hawley

03:05 PM

Helpful tips on how to stand out from other candidates during a job interview. [TWEET]

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You’ve gotten the interview—that’s half the battle.  Now, it’s time to ace the interview and get an offer.  That might be a little more difficult.  With the job market today, there could be dozens of others that are vying for the same job as you.  Because of this acing the interview is crucial, but not enough.  You need to find new ways to stand out from the rest of the interviewees, and do something that makes the interviewer remember you from the sea of faces.

Topics: Interview

10 Things You Should Never Include in your Resume

Posted by Michelle Hawley

02:51 PM

Learn what to avoid including in your resume for job search success. [TWEET]

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Preparing a resume can be difficult to do.  Even if you consult the internet, there is so much information that it can be hard to take it all in.  While you may have already read up on what you should include in your resume and how to word it just so, have you taken the time to learn about what you should not put in your resume?  These simple do-nots can make the difference between getting the interview or getting your resume thrown into the trash.

Topics: Resume