You’ve invested a lot of time in your job search – researching job openings, identifying companies, perfecting your resume, and sharpening your interview skills. Now, you’re ready to take the first big step. You’ve found a perfect role just opened at your dream company. Meticulously, you complete the online application, attach your cover letter and resume and send everything off! Now what? You should proactively...Read more
If you ever advise friends or family members on their job search, are you sure that your advice is up to date? Job searching has changed significantly in the last 10 years, and a lot of traditional advice no longer matches up with how successful job searches work today. In fact, most job...Read more
As important as it is for a company to avoid making a “bad hire“, it is equally as important for the candidate to find a role that suits their skill-set, values and work style. Whereas a bad hire can have financial implications for a business and other disruptions to the running of the business; a...Read more
Are you the perfect job applicant? When recruiting, there are certain traits employers look for in the ideal job seeker. While we are not born with every desired trait, it is imperative we gain these attributes as we continue in our career and subsequently during our next job search. You should remember that no job applicant is...Read more
If you are currently seeking employment and you have done the following, you may feel like you’re doing everything right: You’ve updated your resume and LinkedIn profile. You are regularly sending in applications online. You are attending networking events. You’re expanding your network through LinkedIn. All of these are perfect, and things you need to be...Read more
Q&A with EK Careers: What's the best way to apply for a job?
This week I had a client contact me this week with a question I get asked often. I decided it was prime-time to share the question and answer with all my readers. Chances are you've wondered about this yourself.
Hi Erica,I wanted to ask you...Read more
[audio mp3="http://ekcareers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/092115_110630.mp3"][/audio] Guests: Kevin Grubb and Hannah Morgan In the old days, looking for a job meant polishing your resume and drafting an attention-getting cover letter. Now, with the increasing use of social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and even Twitter, job hunters have lots of new tools to use. Building a personal brand, calling on your social...Read more
No matter how you feel about your job, there comes a time when you need to move on. So why is extending those what’s-out-there feelers so hard to do? “Even when you’re unhappy and know it’s time to leave, the familiarity comfort zone beckons you to stay,” said Vicki Salemi, career expert for Monster. It’s...Read more
The 30-Second ReviewMost of us have searched for jobs online. That’s where the postings are, right? Yes, but that’s not where the hiring is done. According to the experts we talked to, the best job sites will have fresh, frequent, and relevant unique posts, as well as a scraping algorithm that helps aggregate posts...
The average job search is a peculiar paradox. There may be 2,278 available positions for your chosen field, but as you scroll through pages and pages of listings, you're lucky if two stand out. Perhaps you're a recent college graduate searching for the needle in the haystack of three- to five-year experience jobs. Just as frustrating,...Read more