|Original articles from Dana Leavy.|
|Can Good Etiquette Trump Good Experience?|
Here's the challenge: Job seekers need to come up with creative and innovative ways to stand out from the competition, while at the same time adhering the tried and true "rules" of self-promotion and personal branding in today's job market. And with the wealth of technology and networking resources at our fingertips, we've set a modern standard of generating immediate results that doesn't necessarily translate well to the job search environment.
|Networking Outside the Box: 4 Ways to Stand Out to Employers|
The question on the mind of every job seeker I meet is consistently, "How do I stand out and get noticed in this job market?" For a lucky few, the traditional resume-cover letter combo can sometimes get the job done, making it to top of the application pile and wooing the attention of hiring managers. But for the majority, it's a struggle of understanding the strategy behind self-promotional marketing, making sure you have the best tools for the job, and of course, a little bit of luck.
|Why Haven't I Heard Back From HR?|
I hear it time and time again, from candidates, clients, and friends out in the trenches of the job-seeking world: "Why haven't I heard anything back from HR yet?"
In an age of modern technology and social media, we have this compulsion, this rooted unrealistic expectation that the information we seek be made available to us immediately. And often it is. But when it comes to HR and hiring, it’s a whole different ballgame.
|The Lure of 'Creative' Jobs and How to Land One|
While there's certainly an attractive draw to the projected industry growth, the continuing demand for niche skills, and the potential job security that comes along with many jobs within the creative industry, job seekers and career changers are often drawn to another aspect: the "creative" label itself.
|Tell HR What they Really Want to Hear |
Based on a recent study by Under30CEO.com, the average Gen Y professional will change careers up to four times before they hit 30. Professionals of all experience levels and industries are taking a hard look at their skills, experience, and knowledge and looking to new avenues to which those assets can be applied.