Cut the Clutter: How to Stay Organized and Focused While Searching for a Job
When you're unemployed, you can't afford to make the job-search process more difficult by being disorganized or unfocused.
Teleconferencing technology has been around for years, but this alternative to in-person meetings continues to grow in popularity as the workforce becomes more geographically dispersed and companies recognize the significant dollar and productivity savings that can be achieved using this approach instead of investing in plane tickets.
There's no two ways about it: Dealing with a job loss is a formidable challenge. The following are steps you can take to recover from the shock and launch a successful job search.
Your early days at a new job can be exhilarating, but they can also be overwhelming. Trying to keep track of countless new people, policies and priorities is a mentally taxing proposition. Here are some tips to help you get off on the right foot.
Common Resume Errors to Avoid
Creating a compelling resume takes time and care. Far too often, hurried job seekers hurt themselves by making costly -- but easily avoidable -- missteps.
How to Weather a Workplace Transition
The economic downturn forced organizations of all sizes to reexamine their operations. Business priorities and goals shifted -- and continue to shift -- at many companies, sometimes dramatically. Consequently, managers need employees who are highly adaptable.
The Great Recession put pressure not only on top management at companies struggling to survive but also on employees further down the line. These are the people businesses depended on -- and still depend on -- to take up the slack and keep the organization on track.
As social media site Twitter has gained in popularity, it has become a great resource for building professional visibility and credibility.
“There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” You’re not unusual if you frequently find yourself having this thought or vocalizing it.
How to Stand Out In a Group Interview
Upon learning that they’ve landed a job interview, most people envision — and prepare for — a one-on-one meeting with a hiring manager. While this traditional interview format remains the most common, be aware that there are other types of interviews you might encounter.
Given the plethora of applications that employers are receiving today, many hiring managers are using phone interviews to narrow the pool of candidates. Since your chances of scoring an in-person interview can be based on how well you perform on a preliminary phone screening, it pays to know a little about them in case you’re called.
While job creation has remained sluggish in the aftermath of the Great Recession, there are some bright spots in the employment world. The temporary staffing industry is one of them.
Negotiation Tips for Recent Graduates
Even in today’s challenging economy, there may be room to do some negotiating on a job offer. But discussing compensation with a hiring manager can be tricky. If you’re a recent graduate who’s never negotiated with an employer before, it can help to know the places others before you have tripped up.
Profile Power: The Importance of Having a Professional Bio
Networking sites have put a spotlight on the value of a well-written profile. In the past, professional biographies were typically only needed by executives or conference speakers. But today, job seekers and professionals at all levels post them on LinkedIn and Facebook as a vehicle for self-promotion.
The Job Search: Salary Negotiation Know-How
How to Follow Up on Your Resume
There's no question the job market is highly competitive right now. Not only are many people looking for positions, but hiring managers commonly say the application materials they receive come from unqualified individuals.
Overcoming Mistakes Made During the Recession
The recession has put managers to the test in ways they likely had not experienced in the past. Often, choices were made to reduce costs that weren’t planned out as strategically as they would have been in other times, and companies already are beginning to regret some decisions that were made too quickly.
Spring Cleaning: Time to Get Your Career Back on Track
Even professionals who have kept their jobs during the economic downturn may not be satisfied with where they are in their careers. With companies commonly taking a wait-and-see approach in recent months and more professionals opting to stay in their current positions rather than retiring or seeking other opportunities, it's not surprising that many people have encountered career inertia.
How Cross Training Can Benefit Your Accounting Team
Many accounting departments are operating with leaner teams today, a shift that has placed greater emphasis on each professional's role. If a key player leaves the organization or is out for an extended period, often there aren't staff members able to jump in and help.
The Skills You'll Need in the Year Ahead
A look at Robert Half's 2010 Salary Guide.
New Surveys Offer Key Job-Hunting and Resume Insights
Many professionals overestimate how ready they would be to launch an employment search if they lost their jobs tomorrow, according to a recent survey by Robert Half International.
How to Stay Motivated on the Job Hunt
It’s not unusual today for an employment search to take much longer than expected. When this happens, enthusiasm can begin to wane.
How to Stay Mentally Engaged During an Extended Job Search
When you’re in the midst of a lengthy job search, staying productive and mentally stimulated over the long haul is the name of the game.
Message Mishaps: Avoiding Embarrassing E-mail Errors at Work
Accidents happen. Particularly when e-mailing.If you’ve ever hit “send” only to realize moments later that you made a terrible mistake, you’re in good company.
The road to a successful career is frequently paved with disappointments, delays and detours. Whether it’s a job loss, a missed promotion or a poor performance review, everyone faces setbacks during the course of his or her professional life.
If you're attempting to relaunch your accounting and finance career after an extended absence, it's likely you're finding today's job market especially challenging.
"Finding a job is a job" is an old saying that's never been more accurate than it is today. If you are in the midst of what has become, by previous standards, an extended employment search, you've likely experienced moments of frustration and dismay.
Tackling Tough Interview Questions
A job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you’re unprepared for questions designed to test your critical-thinking and communication skills.
Job-Hunting Tactics for the Overqualified
There are certain labels in life that seem completely unfair and counterintuitive. One such term is “overqualified.”
What to do if you are offered more money to stay at your current company.
Strategies for Overcoming Job-Search Frustration
Current economic conditions mean that, now more than ever, the job-hunting process requires perseverance and a positive outlook.
How to Recession-Proof Your Resume
With more accounting and finance job candidates vying for fewer and fewer open positions, it’s critical that your resume packs a punch.
The Layoff Survivor's Action Plan
Layoffs don’t just impact the people who’ve been let go; those who’ve kept their jobs are also affected. If the recession has forced your company to eliminate positions, you’re likely shouldering more work and worrying that you’ll be the next one to receive a pink slip.
Recession Recommendations: Tactics for Keeping Your Job in Tough Times
During an economic downturn, it’s all the more important for accounting and finance professionals to take steps to increase their value and visibility at work.
How to Build and Nurture Your Network
The Well-Rounded Networker
What You Need to Succeed: Report Highlights Today's Top Skills and Credentials
Workplace Pals: The Benefits and Potential Pitfalls of Having Friends at Work
Who Has "The EDGE"? Job Market Survey of Employers and Employees Released
Robert Half Salary Guide Predicts Continued Competition for Top Accounting Professionals in 2009
Off to a Good Start: Making an Early Mark at Your New Job
Job Interviews: Leave Goofy at the Door
Your Post-Graduation Action Plan
Job Interview Do's and Don'ts
Landing Your First Job
Confidence Key to Standing Out in the Workplace
The Benefit of Taking Calculated Risks
Fair Weather Ahead for Accounting and Finance Professionals
Good News for Graduates: Hiring Outlook Remains Strong in 2008
It's a Small World After All: Global Employment Trends All Point in Same Direction
Finance Professionals Still on Employers' Most Wanted List
Survey: Strong Compensation Required to Attract and Retain Top Talent
Analytical Skills Key for Future Accountants
New Skills for a Brave New World of Finance
Mind Your Manners and Your Career
Sizing Up Your Resume
Reduce Job Search Stress by Working With a Recruiter
Top Five Mistakes When Starting a New Job
Responding to Common Interview Questions Effectively
Gain an Edge in Your Job Search by Following Up on Resumes
Factors to Consider in Evaluating a Job Offer
Ill-Advised Interview Tactics
Your First Day on a New Job
Salary Trends in Accounting and Finance
The Value of Job Tenure
Demand for Accounting and Finance Professionals Remains Strong
Good News for Job Seekers: You've Got Leverage
Dressing for Success
Negotiating Salary and Benefits: Proven Tactics
Four (Other) Things to Look For in Your First Job
Negotiating Perks: Can I Get an Order of Fries With That, Too?
How to Negotiate a Competitive Starting Compensation Package
The Art of Following up With Hiring Managers
Working With a Multigenerational Workforce
Watch for Corporate Culture Cues
How to Interact With Diverse Colleagues
Looking for a New Job but Lack Experience? Try an Internship
Go Clubbing: Join Professional Organizations Early in Your Career
Watch for Corporate Culture Cues
How to Interact With Diverse Colleagues
Standing Out in Your Company
From College to Job: Small Fish in a Big Pond?
Graduating This Summer? Then What?