You have a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so your time spent on social media is at full capacity. However full your schedule may be, you should make time for LinkedIn. Although it might not be as fun, maintaining a LinkedIn profile is crucial for young graduates.
A resume is often your first impression to a potential employer, so it is important to spend time perfecting it. That means that you want to be sure to avoid any obvious errors because that can be enough to disqualify your resume during a recruiter’s six-second scan. Here are five of the most common resume killers to avoid!
Some people love networking; it’s a great opportunity to meet all sorts of people and pick their brains about different companies or industries. Other people hate it; it may feel awkward introducing yourself to people and asking them to help you advance (or start) your career. Whether you fall into one of those groups, or somewhere in between, the reality is that networking is essential to any career and it is something you must grow comfortable doing well.
You certainly don’t have to be best friends with every single one of your coworkers, but considering that you will spend nearly 40 hours each week working and interacting with them, it doesn’t hurt to get along. There will doubtlessly be occasions of disagreement or conflict, but how you handle it will play a large role in your workplace environment.
The last step of the job offer process will typically involve the employer offering you a compensation package. If this is your first job, it can be confusing or even overwhelming to try and figure out what it all means. To help you better understand it, we’ve broken down what compensation packages commonly include and shared some advice from our hiring experts on how to decide what offer is best for you.
While social media has led to a whole new host of communication options, email still reigns supreme in the business world. For those looking to land a job, that means that email is a great way to contact recruiters and hiring managers. But before you hit “send” on that email to a potential employer, make sure you’re doing it right to optimize your chances of a positive response.
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