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Newly Hired? How to Impress Your Employer

You have worked hard to prepare for your job hunt- from writing a good resume and good cover letter, to practicing the interviews and now that you are hired, does this mean you can take it easy from here on? If you want to keep the job or to get a good recommendation, then you are for your next challenge- giving an impressive job performance.

The Probationary Period

New hires go though the probationary phase which can last from two to three months. During this period, you need to show the boss that hiring you was not a mistake. This is your chance to prove that you deserve to stay with the company.Read More »Newly Hired? How to Impress Your Employer

Use Your Student Job Experience to Enhance Your Resume

If you are a college student, taking in part time jobs during school breaks is another great way to prepare yourself for the future. Yes, those hourly work you do working in your local deli, boutique or department store can enhance your resume. But how? By using effective job descriptions and including the right details.

In this article, let’s discuss some examples and tips on how to make your part-time job experiences an essential part of your resume:
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Top 5 Part Time Jobs For Teens

Teenagers have a wide variety of opportunities waiting for them in the job market. Yes, even during recession, these top part time 5 jobs are always available especially for young people who want to make a living on their own.

Retail Store Attendant. Boutiques and department stores are often on the look-out for additional workers such as store attendant, clerk, crew or window display artists.  Take a stroll around your community and see for possible openings. Some local shops do not advertise their job vacancies in newspapers or online. Don’t be afraid to walk in and ask if they are hiring or if they will be hiring in the coming months.Read More »Top 5 Part Time Jobs For Teens

Successful Job Interview – The First Few Minutes Count

If you have been called in for a job interview, remember that the first few minutes is important. You want to stand out from other applicants and you can do that by making a positive impression right away. Below are practical tips on how to make that first 5 minutes work to your advantage:

Dress professionally but don’t overdress. You don’t want the hiring personnel to feel that you have topped him/her. Choose simple, decent and appropriate attire. A coat and tie is fine only if you are applying for a managerial position.Read More »Successful Job Interview – The First Few Minutes Count

Stable Job Markets Despite Recession

There is no doubt that recession is here to stay a bit longer. Nevertheless, there are specific industries that are seemed to be just slightly affected by recession. Below are recession-proof careers that you may consider when looking for a job:

Teachers. Do you have a passion for teaching? A career in education is a promising one. Depending on your expertise, you can teach children, high school, college, or even post-graduate students. Even with the struggling economy, people will still need education to survive.Read More »Stable Job Markets Despite Recession

How to Survive Group Job Interviews

There are companies that hold panel interviews to screen applicants. Usually, a group job interview follows after the initial and the second one-on-one interviews. The good news is that if you have been scheduled for a panel interview, you are one step closer to getting hired.

However, facing a group of interviewers can add up to the pressure. What can you do to lessen the anxiety and to ensure that you will make a good impression? Below are practical tips:Read More »How to Survive Group Job Interviews

Tips on Writing a Cover Letter that Stands Out

The cover letter accompanies the resume and it is the very first thing that a potential employer will see when he/she opens your application envelope. Obviously, how your cover letter is presented plays a big role in getting a schedule for an interview.

Why Write a Cover Letter

Is it really necessary to include a cover letter? The answer is, yes. According Human Resources specialists, the cover letter is the document that persuades a prospective employer to check the applicant’s resume and consider the applicant for a job interview.  Read More »Tips on Writing a Cover Letter that Stands Out

Your Guide to Writing a Good Resume

When applying for a job, it is very important to be well-prepared. You want to impress a potential employer in every possible way – from your cover letter, your resume, to your job interview and even after you’re hired with the company. In this article, let’s discuss some tips on how you can prepare a good resume.

What is the Right Resume Format?

There are different ways or styles to present a resume. Some jobs call for the traditional format particularly executive and managerial positions.  Meanwhile, jobs in the creative field such as designs or advertising may be more lenient, less formal and more artistic. If you’re not sure which is more appropriate, you can go with the professional or contemporary style resume.Read More »Your Guide to Writing a Good Resume

How to Write a Cover Letter that Will Get You Noticed

Resumes must always be accompanied with a cover letter. Some may think that a resume alone is sufficient but your cover letter gives you the opportunity to make a good impression, move a potential employer to seriously consider your application and schedule you for a job interview. Below are some tips on how to write a cover letter that will surely get you noticed.

Catch their attention from the beginning.
There’s nothing more to grab a potential employer’s attention than significant achievements that can benefit their company. What do you think is your best asset that makes you the perfect candidate for the job?Read More »How to Write a Cover Letter that Will Get You Noticed

Tips for Getting a Part-Time Job This Season Break

Summer vacation is also the perfect time to find part time work especially for students in high school and college.What are the summer jobs that are in store for you?  Where can you find them part time work and how can you increase your chance of getting hired?

Summer Job Options for Teens

The great news is that unlike permanent positions in corporate companies, part time jobs are abundant. You can check restaurants, fast food chains, malls, boutiques and smaller establishments in your community for possible openings. If there are hotels and resorts, golf clubs and recreation parks in your locality, they often hire additional workers during peak seasons.Read More »Tips for Getting a Part-Time Job This Season Break