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
Questions to exploreFind the answers to these common questions to give yourself an advantage when starting work placements or internships:
- What is the story of this organisation?
- What are its stated values?
- What is the name of the person who owns or runs the organisation?
- What services...
The question "What are your salary requirements?" can strike fear into the eager hearts of job seekers. Here, a reader asks for advice on how to respond:Read more
When you are applying for a job and an interviewer asks for your salary requirements, how should you respond, especially if you do not have a current salary?Our answer:...
Inspirational TED Talk from Scott Dinsmore on finding work you love. https://youtu.be/jpe-LKn-4gM...Read more
Last week, I discussed the different types of management roles. This week, we will explore how to get experience for to transition into those roles. When transitioning into a new role (or any role for that matter), you must demonstrate some sort of experience or knowledge that is related to that role in order...Read more