Posted by Todd on Jan 31, 2011 in Uncategorized
So, you’ve been sending out resume after resume and still aren’t getting any responses. It’s a frustrating experience, and it’s one facing a lot of us job seekers in this tough job market. So, what’s the solution?
Well, while there might not be an absolute solution, here’s a suggestion: review and revise that resume.
Are there spelling errors? That’s a no-no. Any grammatical errors? Another big no-no. Is your phone number and address current? You better take a look at that old resume right away.
In addition to your personal information and basic spelling and grammar, take a good in depth look at the content on your resume. What does it say about you as an employee?
Are there gaps in employment? If so, is there any way you can fill them in? Do you have a friend or relative with a business that you’ve helped out with? Make sure that your resume doesn’t scream LAZY! Employers want self-motivated and meticulous employees.
So take a look at the resume and make sure it puts your best foot forward. Take a day to focus exclusively on the quality of your resume. Remember, in this market, we’re all small fish in a big, big pond. So make that resume a work of art and show employers that you are the right person for the job.
Posted by Todd on Jan 19, 2011 in Uncategorized
If you’re looking for the next step in your career or the first step in a new career, then you’ve arrived at the right place.
Employment Crossroads not only offers you the best advice on the internet on how to accentuate and maximize your work potential at your current or future job, we actually have one of the most extensive job listings on the internet.
Check out the “Jobs” tab and get started on your search. Make sure you know your job market, even if you’ve already got a job. With tens of thousands of layoffs happening every month (perhaps more), you’ve got to be prepared to head back into the job market ASAP!
See what jobs are currently available in your field and area. Use this as an opportunity to see if your job is giving you everything you deserve.
Are you getting paid enough? Is your job stimulating? Is your boss crazy?
Check out the “Jobs” tab above and take a look at what’s out there. It could be the start of a whole new life, or the safety net you need for an uncertain future.
Posted by Todd on Jan 4, 2011 in Uncategorized
During these rough times, it takes a fundamental toughness to make it through. Toughness isn’t referring to brute strength or even intellectual capacity, it’s a form of restraint that will help you win in life.
If you are (1) earning money, (2) building positive relationships, and (3) moving closer to your ideal career than you need to stop right in your tracks.
Now that you’ve stopped, you can stop and figure what it is that is allowing you to achieve all of these things. If you didn’t stop, and you aren’t gaining in these three areas, or other important areas of your life, STOP AND FIX IT!
Be tough! It is not important for you to get overwhelmed by life. Don’t let happenings get you down and don’t stop what you’re doing right.
If you’re unemployed, put all of your efforts towards getting that dream job, though that may be any job at this point.