Tell potential employers what you want by updating your bio on your Jobcase profile.
Your bio should include 2 things:
• The work or types of jobs you want
• Why employers will want to hire you
I find myself in the same position as many other hard-working professionals throughout the country who have recently been laid-off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But the show must go on! If anyone has any opportunities that align with my background in either the Philadelphia or New York area, please feel free to reach out to me. I am ready to embark on my next endeavor!
To all of my friends/connections that are finding themselves in the same boat- I would love to help each other out in any way that we can, whether it be by introducing you to any connections that I may have, or just simply brainstorming ways to find new opportunities. I look forward to hearing from you! #connections #helpingeachother #opportunity #newopportunities #hiring #advice #jobcasedailychallenge #customerservice #hiringevent
I have always been concerned about stepping out of my comfort zone and finally doing something I love however, you have to start somewhere....how can I convince companies to hire me? They always say someone will take chance on you and that waiting is the hardest part. Working from home has been my dream and now I'm stepping up and applying for the jobs that i already have some experience in plus Ioved doing it. #interview #workfromhome #connections
If you attended a job fair or had an interview within the last 1-3 days it's time to follow up!
Doing so lets the employer know you are serious, reminds them of who you are (they met a lot of people), your qualifications, and keeps the hiring process moving along.
So let’s take a look at how following up works:
Send your follow-up at least 1-3 business days after the event.
Don't just reach out to anyone, makes sure it's the right person! Whether you jotted down the employer’s email address in a notebook, found it on the website, or have a business card it's important to directly contact the person you spoke to or the hiring manager. By sending it to an individual (and make sure to address it to them) you will avoid your follow-up being lost in the shuffle.
You can follow up with a call, email, or thank you card. Email is typically suggested as it’s instant and will give you the proper amount of time to gather your thoughts. However, there is also something wonderfully personal about receiving a handwritten note if you can send it quickly and have one on hand!
Make sure it’s personal. Remember that employers have likely met and spoken to MANY candidates so it’s unlikely they will automatically remember you right off the bat. If you had a good conversation during the interview, make note of something you discussed and mention it in your follow-up.
Perhaps you both went to a certain college or own black labs. It’s all about forging #connections! Be sure to explain how excited you would be to work for them. Mention the main reasons why you would be the right person for the job by emphasizing your strengths and capabilities while demonstrating that you are a great fit. Keep it short and straight to the point.
A follow-up is a great way to include those final things you may have neglected to mention at the job fair so make sure not to forget to take the time to do so.
Do you usually follow-up after an interview or job fair?
Meeting new people at a hiring event or interview can be AWKWARD and uncomfortable, but it doesn't need to be!
Instead of just staying silent during your next job fair or interview during your first encounter SPEAK UP and let your voice be heard.
By building a rapport with the employers before getting into the nitty-gritty details of the job it can give you a major competitive edge over other candidates!
Plus it will feel more like a friendly conversation which can certainly help calm those nerves and build greater #connections. You can also use this information later on when following up.
Try these conversation starters out during your next job fair, interview or networking event!
It's a pleasure to meet you. How was your weekend (or how has your week been)? This demonstrates to the interviewer that you're confident, proactive, and friendly. Make sure to smile!
What was the most pleasantly surprising thing about working at (Company name) you learned once you were on the job? It's a good idea to keep the conversation focused on the employer and their positive experiences with working at the company.
What's the most memorable thing that has happened to you since joining the company? This will show you are a positive person and care about others as well as help you feel out what the culture is like.
I read a really great article this morning on the way over here today. Discuss it a little if it connects to the company and if the employer seems interested, continue, if not gracefully move on.
What's one of the most interesting projects or opportunities that you've worked on? Employers will LOVE the chance to reflect and respond on what it is they’ve worked on or are currently working on. This will also provide further insight into what they are doing now in the company, as well as give them a chance to talk about their own accomplishments. You can chime in and make that connection as well if something they say resonates!
What is it about (company name) that you love the most? This will tell you what the employer cares about but also what makes the company special.
Remember to keep bringing it back to the interviewer/company and your interest in it!
You've got this!!
Create long-term relationships with mutual benefits! Here are some reasons why cultivating #connections and networking should be an essential aspect if you truly want to build your career:
When you stand out in both your expertise and the services you offer, it creates room for partnership which in turn builds a career.
When people start noticing you, it opens the door for newer opportunities.
Even the simplest interaction with one person can transform a year-long research work and result in a breakthrough.
The contacts you keep are largely attributed to your growth. They largely influence growth in your status and pave the way for better opportunities in your career.
While networking and making connections is extremely important for accelerating your #jobsearch, it's just as important when you are not looking for a new gig! Networking with others is an important part during every step of your career journey. You'll never know who you will meet along the way!
When's the last time you rekindled an old connection and extended a friendly "hello"?
As we know and have learned, connections are VERY important to your career and/or job search.
According to CNBC, 80% of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections. With 35% of those surveyed revealing that a casual conversation has led to a new opportunity.
Read more about the importance of staying connected.
However, COVID and socially distancing has made building/maintaining connections a bit tough.
Check out these 3 things in this video that you can do to maintain your connections!
Connecting with new friends and bringing old connections back to life is important to our personal and professional life! Not only do #connections bring us happiness and self-appreciation they can really accelerate your job search!
Invite your personal contacts to Jobcase today and connect today!