Posted on September 24, 2015 by The Job Shop
Author: Lisa Esposito
Source: Huffington Post
Chances are, someone at your workplace has depression. It could be a co-worker; it could be you. Not just a case of the blues, not deadline burnout, but chronic, clinical depression that requires ongoing treatment. According to Mental Health America, one in 20 workers is experiencing depression at any given time. And you don’t just snap out of it with a little willpower. It’s a process that starts by getting the help you need. Here’s how people manage at work while dealing head-on with depression.
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Posted on July 8, 2015 by The Job Shop
Author: Don Goodman
Many of the job hunters I work with tell me their accomplishments aren’t really quantifiable. They just aren’t in jobs where they can say, “Saved the company $4 million a year… ” If you have those numbers at your fingertips, by all means use them. If you’re like most of us, you need other ways to quantify your accomplishments on a resume.
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Posted on June 24, 2015 by The Job Shop
Author: Brian McCallister
Your resume isn’t much different than your social media profile. While it may omit some embarrassing pictures, your resume represents a carefully curated persona. It reduces your complex virtues into shiny marketing collateral.
But the problem with resumes isn’t that we brand and sell ourselves — it’s that the experiences we tout on our resumes often don’t reflect what we want to do with our lives. They represent a bunch of things we thought we should do.
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Posted on June 4, 2015 by The Job Shop
Author: Sophie Deering
Source: Undercover Recruiter
Many recruiters find LinkedIn invaluable. According to data collected in 2013, 89% of recruiters have used the professional network to fill a position. One of the things that recruiters look at on LinkedIn is the recommendations section of a prospective job candidate. Unlike the one-click skills endorsements on LinkedIn, a recommendation is a written statement of recommendation from a connection. From a recruiter’s point of view, this written statement could provide valuable insight on a job candidate’s abilities. However, not all recommendations are created equal.
As the saying goes, you can’t trust everything you read on the internet and for this reason, most recruiters understand that they can’t trust all LinkedIn recommendations. They realize that some recommendations are written by “helpful” friends and family and are likely to do a little investigation into where the recommendation has come from and how legitimate it really is.
Most recruiters can spot a fake recommendation pretty easily. Sometimes they may ask a job candidate about the suspicious recommendations during the interview, while other times they may just pass over that candidate. So creating fakes really aren’t worth the time or effort at the end of the day.
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Posted on February 19, 2015 by The Job Shop
Competition for entry-level positions is fierce for anyone graduating from college these days. Need a leg up on your competition? Avoid making these 23 common mistakes, and you decrease your chances of getting passed over for one of your classmates.
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Posted on September 11, 2009 by The Job Shop
The Job Shop was happy to take part in the Career Mentorship Symposium held at Golden Gate University. The goal of the symposium was to give job seekers more face time with a recruiter and to really understand what they are doing right and wrong. Below, please find some of the topics that were discussed:
- Attention to detail
- What are some of the most egregious resume faux paus, i.e. “references available upon request”
- Using social networking
- How to prepare for an interview?
- How to research employers?
- What impresses/annoys hiring managers?
- How to handle following up before/after interview?
- What are the differences with dealing with recruiters vs. in-house hiring managers?
- How do you adopt the attitude of providing something to the employer as opposed to the employer providing something to the applicant?
- How do you dress for an interview?
- Does a firm handshake, etc. really matter?
Please contact The Job Shop at 415.227.8610 for more information about upcoming events.
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