Posts Categorized: Career and Job Search Tips

Using Social Networking to Help Your Job Search

Are you new to the world of social networking?  Looking for fresh ways to enhance your career prospects?  If so, use these quick tips to turn a social networking profile into a powerful career-building tool. Find the right site for your career interests.  Begin by browsing the different “networks” provided by major sites like LinkedIn and… Read More »

Secrets to Successful Self-Promotion

To get ahead in  this world, you have to “put your best foot forward.”  But, there’s a fine line between respectable self-promotion and shameless bragging.  So how do you use self-promotion to advance your career, without coming across as a show-off?  Use these quick tips to tactfully toot your own horn: Realize that context is everything. … Read More »

Ways To Eliminate Negative Thinking

“Here we go again…” “Why does everyone else seem to have all the luck?” “What else could possibly go wrong today?” Admit it.  At one point or another, you’ve had thoughts like these.  I know I have.  But while it’s perfectly normal to occasionally fall prey to negative thoughts – especially after losing a job… Read More »

Make the Most of Every Assignment

Flexibility.  Extra income.  Work experience.  An avenue to direct employment.  The reasons people choose temporary work are as diverse as the assignments they select. But whether you are looking to earn some extra cash, or are seeking full-time employment, here are several things you can do to make the most of temporary assignments:  Dress the part.  You will fit in,… Read More »

Six Steps to Ensure You Always Have a Job

Ever notice how certain people always seem to have great jobs?  You know – the ones who are always working on a consistent basis, even in shaky industries and during uncertain times.  So, what are their secrets to success? According to Deborah Brown-Volkman, President of Surpass Your Dreams, Inc., these people make their own luck.  Rather than being reactive,… Read More »

Turning the Tables: Questions Candidates Should Ask a Staffing Service

How many years of experience do you have?  What kind of work are you looking for?  How many hours per week are you available? As a candidate registering for employment with a staffing service, you expect to answer questions like these during the interview process.  But did you know that you should also come prepared… Read More »

Smart Tips to Nail Your Next Interview

Congratulations – you’ve been invited in for an interview with a great employer.  This assignment really has potential, and you want to nail the interview.  Now what?  Review this list of tips to make sure you have all your bases covered: Revisit your resume.  Make sure you know dates of employment, responsibilities, professional accomplishments, etc.… Read More »

Finding a Job During a Recession – Tips for New Jersey Job Seekers

Let’s face it, looking for a job during a recession can be a bit draining. But the reality is, there are a lot of greats jobs available throughout New Jersey. Here are five quick, easy, and really useful ideas to help you stay afloat and find the job you want: Put your best foot forward. When it comes to… Read More »