Archive for the ‘Referrals/Testimonials’ Category

CV Basics For Teachers

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

CV Basics For TeachersAs a teacher you may be on top of the national curriculum however that doesn’t mean your CV is at the top of its game. Selling yourself can be quite the task on a piece of A4 paper and not everyone is a natural, no matter how good they are in the classroom.

CVs are not about your whole life, but they must provide enough detail to ensure people know you’re not hiding anything. Filling in the necessary and creating enough interest to get an interview and a job is the name of the game.

(more…)

Why It’s So Important To Get A Background Check On Potential Candidates

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Why It's So Important To Get A Background Check On Potential CandidatesThere are many factors to consider when choosing a potential candidate for a job role and a great many ways that we will generally filter candidates down to find the one that best fits the bill. Generally when we do this though, we will focus on the things that they tell us and on the information presented to us in personal statements and CVs. In other words, we will make our decision based on factors like their personality and their employment history and we will take these matters at face value when given the information.

Unfortunately though, this isn’t always enough and sometimes judging candidates at face value alone can get a company into trouble.

Sometimes employees have things to hide and whether they’re being purposefully dishonest or they just neglect to provide the full details, this can end up causing all manner of problems for the employers. (more…)

Helpful Tips You Can Do to Help Stay in Your Job

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Helpful Tips You Can Do to Help Stay in Your JobAs we all know, we are in deep recession and jobs are trying to cut losses by laying people off. Considering their options, they will usually keep employees that they see are a perfect fit for the company.

Although, there are some companies that start the laying off process by eliminating those at the bottom of the company  first. So what can you do to keep your job? It is all common sense really! Just by following these simple steps, you can increase your chances of not being chosen to be laid off. (more…)

You Have More Friends Than You Think: Expand your networking circle with these tips on making friends.

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Today more than ever, the net rules! Not the Internet. Not by a long shot. I mean your own network. When giving seminars and talks, I like to surprise people with statistics that reveal why sitting behind your monitor actually impedes an effective job search. It’s necessary to some extent, sure. But not the best use of all your time.
You Have More Friends Than You Think: Expand your networking circle with these tips on making friends.
A study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics several years back shows that a whopping 48 percent of job seekers secured employment via referrals from friends or relatives. That’s nearly half! And the most I’ve ever heard the Internet yielding is 10 percent. That’s still nothing compared to the power of referral.

So I ask you: Got referral?

(more…)

Know the Ins-and-Outs of Job References

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Know the Ins-and-Outs of Job References

Steps to follow for your job references

Before providing references and their contact information, be sure to call each person directly to confirm that they will still give you a good reference. Tell them about the job you’re job interviewing for and why you consider yourself to be a good candidate.

That way, your reference can quickly respond to your prospective employer’s request, and provide exactly the right information to help you get the job.

Who should be my references? (more…)

Job Networking Will Pay Off Later

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Networking Will Pay Off Later: Communication, Networking is Important to a Successful Job Search

Communication, Networking is Important to a Successful Job Search

Did you know that historically, between 70% and 80% of new hires are based on a personal connection or a networking referral? This means that job seekers across all industries and functional disciplines should allocate their time and resources to promote existing connections and establish new relationships. This includes relationships with current and former employees not just where they have worked, but where they want to work.

Following our recommended proactive networking strategy puts prospective candidates in touch with appropriate inside leads before positions are advertised to outsiders. This offers a distinct advantage in the modern world of mass resume submissions and voluminous applications for each available opening.

So whenever appropriate, do not forget to plant a “seed” that might land you a job some time later. (more…)

Higher Learning Leads to Higher Earnings, Especially for Men [InfoGraphic]

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Higher Learning Leads to Higher Earnings, Especially for Men [InfoGraphic]

Higher Learning Leads to Higher Earnings, Especially for Men [InfoGraphic] (more…)

How to Develop All Star Job References

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

How to Develop All Star Job References: What’s the best way to develop your job references?

Every job seeker knows that when applying for a new job, great references are almost as important as a stellar resume. It’s generally the first thing a hiring manager will ask for in an interview, so you’ll have to be prepared.

What’s the best way to develop your references? Can you just write down a few names and contact information of people who’ll say you’re a good employee who won’t run off with the office supplies? Not exactly.

How to Develop All-Star References

How to Develop All-Star References

Developing great, usable references does require some work, but it’s not impossible! Here are a few tips to help you create an all-star list of references.

Who Makes the Cut?

When compiling your reference sheet, the first question you should ask yourself is the most logical one: who’s on the list? Your first instinct might be to choose someone in your company with an executive job title or strong name recognition to people outside of the organization. But, the last thing you want is for a recruiter or hiring manager to make a phone call to this higher-up and hear a response like “Joe who?” For this reason, director supervisors and others who have day-to-day knowledge of your work performance make the best references. (more…)

Find Your Dream Job!

With available career coaching, ebooks, advice, and a personal online career space. The next step of your career is just click away.