There are many resources available for job searching, but I have found that the following 10 are consistently recommended by job search experts and human resource professionals which I have either seen speak live or read via Internet research and books. My gratitude goes out to those who fully immerse themselves into the many intricacies of job searching, without them this list would not be possible.
Are you ready to launch your career within the federal government? It might be useful to look at your endeavor as a career management initiative aimed at helping you to get your work history organized. This initiative will involve compiling your work history into one area, so that you may refer to it again if necessary.
Nowadays, employers have several hundreds or thousands of resumes to sort through for one available position. Of course, the appropriate education and experience are important factors to fulfill a job opening; however, other characteristics need to be of the same importance.
My initiation into military life was a whirlwind of quickly deciding to get married and move from one coast to the other having no idea what I was getting myself into. I amnot a military brat. In fact, I grew up with one address until the day I married my husband and we moved 3,000 miles from home. With my Bachelors degree in tote I believed the whole world was at my fingertips. I had every intention of going back for a Masters, but moving, deployments, and babies all changed that.
The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) needs your help securing $50,000 to help provide employment opportunities to Caregivers of War Wounded. MSCCN’s First Step Caregiver Employment Program is part of the Pepsi Refresh project in October. Each month, Pepsi is giving away thousands of dollars to help fund organizations that will have a positive impact in the community.
Over the years, I have experienced many ups and downs in my job searches and while employed, I have witnessed many interesting “teachable moments” when dealing with job applicants. Here are some practical tips from my personal experiences to help you when you apply for a job.
I’ve always considered the “holiday season” to be from mid-November to just after New Year’s Day, but Lisa Miller, Executive Director of Career Connection, writes in last year’s November-December Career Connect newsletter “The holiday season officially starts October 30 to January 15th (approximately 77 days of networking ).”
A resume is a vital tool in the job search process. Creating a resume that clearly describes your skills that match the employer’s needs seems to be a challenge to some. Here are some guidelines that should be considered when creating your resume:
Are college degrees worth it? Add up the cost of your education then total the income generated from your degree to determine if your college degree has paid off. How about a variety of work experiences and assorted training? Do they add to your earning power?