Profiling Success: Walter Hernandez

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Here at The Job Shop we work hard to place you in a great job, and it is always wonderful when we have a success story to share. The Job Shop was started with a unique concept in mind – provide our clients and our candidates with the respect that they deserve. We offer guarantees on every placement that we make, to ensure satisfaction both for our candidates and our clients, and Walter is a great example of how that benefits everyone!

 

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How to Recover From Your Boss Saying “No”

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Author: Richard Moy
Source: The Muse

It’s hard not to get excited when you wake up with an idea that you think your boss will love. Not only will it add one billion dollars to your company’s bottom line and make everyone’s wildest dreams come true, but you’ll probably go on to become a company legend.

But then you present your idea at a departmental meeting and your boss responds with a curt, “I don’t think it’s worth pursuing right now.”

And it’s crushing, right? I know from personal experience that hearing “no” from your boss can be really hard to bounce back from—whether you’re pitching an idea, asking for a raise, or proposing a change to your responsibilities.

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A Resume Template That Actually Lands You Interviews

doggyworkAuthor: Joanna Taborda
Source: The Muse

My first resume was just a half-page long and the only feedback I received was that I should’ve included more work experience. When I got home, I immediately did a Google search because I (admittedly) didn’t know what I was doing.

I went the other way for my next attempt and wrote my life story. It didn’t get me a single reply. I hated that feeling and decided to experiment until I found a resume that would give me results.

So, I started designing different templates. I tried various fonts, added images, and played with all sorts of colors and effects, until I created something I felt really proud of. As an arts major with design experience, I wanted to show off my particular skill set.

I sent out the revamped version, and the very same day I got a call for an interview. Fast-forward one month and I was working at a Ritz-Carlton resort. The first thing my manager said was “We don’t often get resumes like this in the hospitality industry, so I was eager to meet you.”

I’ve used this template with every application since. While I’m still relatively early in my career and I’ve shifted from hospitality to content editing, my resume has helped me get my foot in the door each time. I know that because I always get positive comments about it during interviews.

While I can’t guarantee that you’ll have the same results as me—this formatting might not be appropriate for every industry and role—I can share what I learned when I transformed mine from monotonous to eye-catching.

My First Resume

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My Current Resume

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1. I Settled on One Page

As I mentioned, after my too-short attempt, I overcompensated on the next round and described my life story. Seriously—I included the last play I acted in! While the latter might be pertinent when auditioning for a Broadway show, most times it’s better to leave off irrelevant information that drowns out all of your qualifications.

You should always tailor your resume to the position you’re applying for—and part of that means cutting extraneous information. It’s finding a balance between including relevant experience and removing things that distract from it.

For instance, if you want to be a content manager, you’d include any writing-related tasks you’ve had in your previous positions, plus include work on your personal blog. Doing so could mean getting rid of an earlier, unrelated position.

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4 Pre-Interview Poses to Boost Your Confidence

superman-posesAuthor: Farhan Raja
Source: Undercover Recruiter

Confidence, confidence, confidence!

It’s one of the most widely used words when it comes you job interviews and presentations. When you’re in its bubble, you’re ready to take on the world; your walk has swagger and your smile has charm, it’s a wonderful feeling! However, like any emotional state, it can change within an instant and having a lack of confidence can have a crippling effect on the rest of your mind and body.

If you don’t have confidence, you will likely struggle to express yourself clearly and your body language may give off negative and defensive vibes!

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15 Body Language Secrets of Successful People

body-languageAuthor: Dr. Travis Bradberry
Source: HuffPo

Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it.

If that’s the case, it’s time to start, because you could be sabotaging your career.

TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). These people know the power that unspoken signals have in communication and they monitor their own body language accordingly.

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Nail the Handshake, Land the Job

Unrecognizable businessmen shaking hands.Author: Lily Martis
Source: Monster

The secret to getting a job is in your hands—literally.

Whether you’re going to an interview or attending a networking event, your handshake is one of the most important first impressions you’ll make. A good handshake has the power to both diminish the impact of a negative impression and make a positive interaction even better, according to a Beckman Institute study.

Believe it or not, you can screw this up. From Kanye West to presidential hopefuls, no one is immune to the awkward handshake.

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The Only 3 Employee “Perks” That Matter

perksAuthor: Luke Smith
Source: Brazen

Ditch the bells and whistles. When it comes to employee satisfaction, these are the three things that actually matter.

In today’s competitive job market, many companies are looking beyond salary and benefits to stand out to top candidates. Top-tier companies like Google and Apple have revolutionized the perks that employees enjoy in order to attract and retain their elite workforce — offering employees everything from unlimited time off to free automotive maintenance. One company even offers free scuba lessons!

But what perks really matter to employees?

While your company may not have the means that Google has, you can offer the employee perks that make the most difference in their job satisfaction career growth. Here are a few suggestions:

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