Our gift to you this holiday season: 12 days of videos packed with job search tips!
DAY 1 – WORKING WITH A RECRUITER
Ever wonder what a recruiter can bring to your job search? Learn more about the benefits of working with a recruiter and how they can support your search.
More tips: Get started on your job search by applying for jobs on our job board.
DAY 2 – RESUME FORMATTING
Building a resume is a key part of your job search! In this video we share a few quick tips on formatting your resume.
More tips: Check out our Resume Formatting Basics & Template
DAY 3 – MAKING YOUR RESUME STAND OUT
Ensuring that your resume is formatted properly and looks good is important, but the content of your resume is what will really make it stand out. In this video, learn more about making your resume sizzle!
More tips: Watch our webinar on How to Make Your Resume Sizzle
DAY 4 – YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
In today’s digital world, recruiters and employers are more likely than ever to review your online presence. Here are some tips to maximize the positive effects of your social media presence on your job search, and mitigate any negative ones.
More tips: Watch our webinar on How to Optimize Your LinkedIn, read 10 Quick Steps to Get Started with LinkedIn and Using LinkedIn to Stay Connected to the Job Market, and check out How Your Social Media Profile Can Impact Your Job Search
DAY 5 – JOB & CULTURE FIT
People are usually looking for jobs that aren’t just the right match for their skillset, experience and education, but are also the right fit for your working style, values and goals. Learn more in this video about how we assess candidates for fit!
More tips: Learn more about our Workstyle & Performance Profile
DAY 6 – ELEVATOR PITCHES
An elevator pitch or elevator speech is a concise and impactful description of who you are and what you offer. Learn more about how to incorporate this into your job search:
More tips: Read more about creating your own elevator pitch
DAY 7 – PREPARING FOR JOB INTERVIEWS
It’s important to prepare before any job interview! Here are some quick tips to get you started:
More tips: Read more about interview preparation
DAY 8 – VIDEO INTERVIEWS
Job interviews over video platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or Skype have become a very common part of job hunting. In many ways you should treat these just like any face-to-face interview, but here are some specific tips to help you become a video interview pro!
More tips: Read more about video interviews
DAY 9 – BEHAVIOURAL INTERVIEWS
Behavioural interviewing is based on the idea that past behaviours are the best predictors of future behaviours, and are often phrased as, “Tell me about a time when…” Here are some tips on how to ace behavioural interviews!
More tips: Watch our webinar on How to Ace Behavioural Interviews
DAY 10 – QUESTIONS TO ASK AN INTERVIEWER
At the end of most job interviews, you have the opportunity to ask questions. Asking questions shows the interviewer that you’re genuinely interested, that you’ve done your research and that you’ve been engaged and listening during the interview. Learn more about the types of questions you should be prepared to ask!
More tips: Read more about questions to ask an interviewer
DAY 11 – SALARY NEGOTIATIONS
Once you’ve made it through the interview process and an employer is ready to hire you, your final step is to negotiate salary, benefits and other forms of compensation. Learn more about how to navigate this process!
More tips: Watch our webinar on Salary Negotiations
DAY 12 – RELAX AND CELEBRATE
Job hunting can be a massive undertaking; it takes time and patience and mental and emotional energy. Make sure you take some breaks to relax and de-stress, so that you’re making clear-headed decisions and put your best foot forward when meeting with potential employers. The end of the year is a wonderful time to reflect, celebrate your past successes, and think about what
you want for yourself and your career in the coming year.
Featuring: Georgia Harper
Music: “Christmas Rap” and “Deck The Halls A” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution.