Posts Tagged ‘job search advice’

Not too long ago, we wrote about beginner networking skills. Just to refresh your memory (and, personally, mine needs refreshing about every five minutes), networking is all about building relationships and is a two-way street. With that in mind, how do we build our networking skills? Well, like anything else that’s a life skill, we […]

We’re hearing from a number of December graduates, and we welcome you to the working world! As many colleges and universities have limited capacity for preparing their graduates for job search, we’re always happy to give advice for how to conduct an effective search. Here’s the best of what we know. Be clear what kind […]

Why should I even include a cover letter? Several reasons. While your resume should include all the facts about your training and experience, the cover letter is where you can let your personality shine through. The cover letter is also where you can include things that should not be included in your resume like a […]

May 19, 2017

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Tags: job hunting, job search advice, resumes

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Categories: Best Practices

We’re introducing a new series here at LandaJob called Best Practices. We’ll start today with resumes; future blogs will look at cover letters, portfolios and LinkedIn practices. If you have something else you’d like us to take a look at in this series, please let us know! So…resumes. The things that make a resume effective […]

We have previously talked about interviewing effectively from the hiring manager’s perspective. Now we want to take a look at effective interviewing tips for job candidates. This is so important. I hate to bring up such an outdated saying, but like they say, “you only get one chance to make a first impression.” Well it’s […]

We are basking in the glow of the Kansas City Royals World Series win and finally looked at the calendar — egads! It’s dangerously close to Thanksgiving. And you know what that means … Christmas will undoubtedly follow, and quickly. But back to that win — I mean, really! Better writers than I (Joe Posnanski, […]

In the days before big data and company-supplied laptops, employers used to get wind of an employee’s job search through accidental missteps, like an overheard phone call or a resume carelessly left at the photocopy machine. But these days you leave a trail through every visit to Facebook or LinkedIn, as well as your publicly-posted […]

This is a common question for us to hear, especially from job seekers. It’s a logical one, of course, especially if you’ve spent years being involved in professional associations, getting to know colleagues in your industry, and accumulating all sorts of acquaintances. Especially when you’re feeling urgent (“I NEED a job!”), it’s a normal instinct […]

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