Weekly Job Byte

The 7 Best Pieces of Job Search Advice of 2016
(So far!)
Your aunt gives you her suggestions about resume objectives. You’re getting contradictory job hunt advice from two newsletter subscriptions. Here, we’ll cut through the clutter and give you the seven best pieces of job search advice we’ve seen so far this year.

1.  More applications don’t signal a greater likelihood you’ll get the job.
A great piece of job search advice: more is not usually better. You might think that if you fill out dozens of applications, you’re more likely to get the job. But with somewhere around 250 applicants for each open position, the person who demonstrates that she’s the best suited for the job will get it.

Only apply for jobs you think your qualifications fit; remember, today’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS) will automatically reject resumes that don’t match relevant qualifications. Resume tailoring is probably the top advice to come out of 2016. Read More.

How to answer, “Tell Me About Yourself”

When we meet new people in our careers, we often get asked, “Tell me about yourself.” While it sounds like a simple question, you may find yourself feeling stressed and thinking things like:

What do they want me to say?

What can I say to impress this person? Read More.

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How to make a GREAT first impression

The saying “You only have one chance to make a first impression” holds true in many situations, from job interviews to sales calls. How can you make sure that you start off on the right foot in any of these scenarios? What should you actually say? And what’s the best way to follow up?

What the Experts Say
First impressions matter so much because they happen fast, and they are stubborn, says Whitney Johnson, the author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work. “We make judgments [about other people] in a nanosecond.” And once that impression is formed, it’s “very, very hard to change it.”  Read More.

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