Saturday, April 21, 2012

Summer jobs outlook

Things are looking up for summer jobs market this summer for teens in particular. Most summer hiring will happen by the end of May. If you're wanting to get a summer job you need to get a move on to have the best opportunities. Any teens will also have to be very aggressive, there is a lot of competition for the positions that are out there. It doesn't matter what job we are talking about.

This also bodes well for adults looking for jobs, especially full time. There will also be an increase the amount of the part time that can turn into full time jobs that are available. All in all, it's looking like this will be the best job market since 2008-2009.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Writing well is important when it comes to resumes, cover letters and anything else when it comes searching for a job. Everything needs to be properly capitalized, needs proper syntax and needs to be readable. Without that you are not showing someone that you can communicate well. In the case of writing when on a job hunt you are communicating that you can fill the need the employer has.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jobs at small firms

Apparently openings at small firms are at their highest level since 2009. This is good news for a job seeker, mostly because that's where the most good will come from search effort. It will still be a difficult job market for a long time to come yet. But, at least the job market continues to improve slowly.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Most HR departments will not spend long looking at your resume. 6 seconds in fact which is not very long. Make sure your resume can be quickly scanned by a person to get the gist of what you're trying to get across. I personally made sure that someone reading my resume would get the complete picture in a 5 second glance. This is not easy to do by any means. It takes a lot of editing and time to be successful. Yet, my resume is still occasionally getting me emails for interviews after two years. If a word does not really need to be there it needs to go, it's as simple as that. Condense your resume as much as is possible and still make sure it's readable.
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Being organized

Probably one of the things that will help the most while hunting for a job is being organized. Something that I seen could help with that, a to-do list. Here's the link:

Tim has been there hunting for a job.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Working Part Time

A few years ago I was unemployed from the call centers that I had been working at for a long time. I was having trouble finding a new position because I was unemployed. I'm one for doing something about it constructive. What I did was start looking for a part time job. I figured that working part time was better than not working at all. Soon I found such a job at a nearby Kmart. While I worked there I continued looking for a job that paid better. Because I was now employed it looked much better on applications and improved my chances considerably. Two months after getting the job at Kmart I found the job I am working at now. I've now been at this job for two years and am working full time. Don't turn down part time positions completely, they can be a considerable asset when hunting for a job. It did come up in the interview also.
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