Remember, your best bet is to keep it simple. Avoid fancy shenanigans in case your resume hits a snag in an automated applicant tracking systems (that darn ATS). Each of these have free and paid versions.
Resume Tip Tuesday: 3 Awesome Free Resume Builders (Careerbliss)
Sometimes, it’s impossible to get to the library and work on your resume. We use Resume Writing and Cover Letter writing software to help people work on their resumes, without any need for resume expertise. We can also look over your resume and let you know what parts work and what doesn’t. If you need to work on your resume but you don’t have time to come to the library, here are three Resume Building websites that can help you make the best resume possible. While the Career Center does not sponsor or make judgement on which one is the best, the sites are provided to let the community know that they exist. Check them out, and tell us what you think!
A veces, es imposible llegar a la biblioteca y trabajar en su hoja de vida. Utilizamos programas de hoja de vida e cartas de presentación para ayudar a la gente en sus hojas de vida, sin necesidad de conocer como hacerlo. También podemos revisar su hoja de vida y decirle qué partes funcionan y lo que no. Si usted necesita hacer su hoja de vida, pero no tiene tiempo para venir a la biblioteca, aquí hay tres sitios web para ayudarle construir la mejor hoja de vida posible. Aunque el centro de la carrera no patrocina ni hacer juicio sobre cuál es el mejor, se proporcionan los sitios para que la comunidad sepa que existen. Échales un vistazo y dinos lo que piensas!
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Most employers will ask you to provide personal and/or professional references. Your resume and your answers during the interview showed you have the necessary skills to get the job done. Now they want to know what your former co-workers think about you… a picture of you, from outside perspectives:
10 Guidelines for Awesome Job Search References (The Savvy Intern)
Every employer asks for references, so a smart strategy can cover any question marks and reinforce your position for working. Because of the state of the economy, gone are the days where you get three references and send them off. Now, employers want to cover all their bases before they can offer you the position. For the employer, it makes sense: with a glut of qualified candidates, they want to be absolutely positive that they are not overlooking another (better) candidate. For the employee to-be, this means trying to cover as much of your references and experiences as possible, without having to let an employer guess about your work ethic and history. The article will give you a thought-out strategy to providing references, and what you should communicate to your references.
Cada empleador pide referencias, por lo que una estrategia inteligente puede cubrir los signos de interrogación y reforzar su posición de trabajo. Debido a la situación de la economía, se han ido los días en que usted consigue tres referencias y lo envia. Ahora, los empresarios quieren cubrir todas sus bases antes de que te puede ofrecer la posición. Para el empleador, tiene sentido: con un exceso de candidatos calificados, quieren estar absolutamente seguro de que no están pasando por otro candidato (mejor). Para el empleado a-ser, esto significa tratar de cubrir la mayor parte de sus referencias y experiencias de lo posible, sin tener que dejar que un empleador adivinar acerca de su ética de trabajo y la historia. El artículo le dará una estrategia pensada para proporcionar referencias, y lo que se debe comunicar a sus referencias.
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these interview mistakes certainly aren’t the most common ones around but they are definitely the most ridiculous and memorable.
5 Ridiculous Things Not to do in an Interview (Doostang.com)
These tips should go without saying, but bear reiterating: Don’t Be Rude to the interviewer, Don’t wear inappropriate clothing (Click here to get tips on How to Dress for an Interview), Don’t bring your criminal record with you, don’t get too comfortable with the interviewer, and don’t go to your interview if you are noticeably sick. Also, don’t talk badly about your previous employment. Stay positive!
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Because of the popularity of prior posts regarding Civil Service Positions, The Brentwood CDC has created a handy primer on applying to Suffolk County Civil Service Positions.
Step 1: The Current Openings for Civil Service Positions are found on the Suffolk County Government web site, which is http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov.
Step 2: Hover your mouse over the Government Tab, which will open up a new frame. There’s no need to click on the tab, it should open automatically.
If you see this frame, click on “Civil Service” (It’s been highlighted for your convenience.)
Step 3: Now that you’ve clicked on the Civil Service Link, you should be on the Civil Service Page. You would also be able to reach this link by typing in http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/civilservice.aspx.
Step 4: Once you’ve reached this page, click on the Green Button Titled “Current List of Exams”. This will give you a listing of all the open Suffolk County Government Civil Service Positions.
Tip: It’s always good to check back regularly, as postings are added every few weeks.
Tip: Check the FAQ’s section on the Civil Service page because it contains important information on what an Open-Competitve Exam is, a Promotional Exam, how long lists are open, and how to subscribe to Automatic County Examination Announcements.
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WASHINGTON — An April 30 webinar will provide tips and tools to help college seniors and young workers learn to budget for today’s needs and tomorrow’s goals. “Start Early to Take Charge of Your Financial Future” will be held from 3-4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 30. Participants will receive practical guidance and resources to assist with budgeting, managing debt from student loans and credit cards, saving and investing for short and long-term goals, making the most of employer-sponsored retirement and health benefits, and other aspects of personal finance management.
“For those just starting their careers, there are a lot of demands on their income and retirement seems far away,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Phyllis C. Borzi. “However, by starting early and taking advantage of employer-sponsored benefits, young workers can take charge of their finances and begin to build retirement savings at a time in their lives when it will have the greatest impact.”
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration will co-host the webinar with the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards as part of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s Starting Early Campaign.
Members of the public can register at http://s.dol.gov/ZJ.
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“Why do you want to work here?”
6 Tough Interview Questions Revealed by Employers – Careerbliss.com
Careerbliss.com came out with a post today listing 6 Tough Interview Questions Revealed by employees, and how to prepare for them. Questions such as the one listed above, as well as salary, relationships with co-workers and your learning curve are all covered in this post. They not only answer why a hiring manager would ask these questions and what type of answer they want, but how you could mentally prepare to answer these difficult questions. Make sure to keep these questions in mind before your next interview!
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