Day 1 of 13: Ask your friend and relatives if they could help you get a job interview where they work

This is called networking – people connecting through other people. It’s one of the bet ways to get a job.

Did you know that more than a quarter of all employees got their job because they were recommended by a friend inside the company?

Hiring managers know that good employees recommend friends who are also good workers-and hiring managers want to meet them. Ask your friends and relatives if they could recommend you to their employers!

Ask your friends and relatives if they could help you get a job interview where they work

13 Day of Effective Ways to Get an Interview!

Still can’t get an interview?

We’ve all had that frustration of wondering where our resume and cover letter went after submitting it a week ago. But all we hear is silence from our phones and email and not even a considerate rejection letter.

How many times have you heard or even said “I send out my resume all over and I haven’t heard back from anyone?” It feels like your just shooting them out to space and hoping that your resume is going to land you that one interview. Solely relying on your resume to get you the interview? Well, that in itself is the problem lies.

Yes, your resume and cover letter is to capture hiring managers attention but do you know how many resumes they have to go through a day? On average, there are 100 resumes per job opening and employers have a short turn around time to hire the person that “fits” the best. This is just not on paper folks, it’s also how you conduct yourself during the interview but that is another subject at another time.

This week we are kicking off “13 Days of Effective Ways to Get an Interview.” Its a series of helpful tips and recommendations that you can start utilizing in your job search to improve your strategies. So tune in for the next couple of weeks and find out new ways to get the interview!

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide from Hootsuite

Did you know that 47% of the Workforce is on Twitter and people are networking and finding jobs using this great tool?

Hootsuite created this creative Dr. Seuss inspired guide to help readers like you learn how you should use Twitter and why. Did you know that 47% of the Workforce is on Twitter and people are networking and finding jobs using this great tool?

KRA Job-Readiness Workshops Key to Customer Success

News Source from KRA Corp: http://www.kra.com/company-news/kra-job-readiness-workshops-key-to-customer-success

 

The San Diego Metro Region One-Stop Career Center—an American Job Center of California—is operated by KRA Corporation for the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP).  One of the workshops offered by the Career Center is “Overqualified and Underemployed”, but for Eugene Beronilla, it was more a case of “Overqualified and Unemployed.”  Eugene had a Master’s degree, years of experience…and no job offers from his multiple interviews.

Eugene Beronilla

Facing the fact that his own strategies were ineffectual, Eugene decided to explore the workforce-development services offered by the Career Center.  There, with a Career Agent (CA), he developed an attainable career-pathway plan (CPP), including more workshops—“Finding Hidden Jobs”, “What to Say in a Job Interview”, et al, as well as guidance in resume development, job-search strategies, workforce-skills assessment, and more.

Eugene’s CPP also included job-training—a 1-year Project Management course offered by the University of California San Diego (UCSD).  However, less than 1 month into the course, he received a job offer from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency!

His Career Agent reported, “Eugene is a Program Manager at UCSD, contracted to oversee education, training, and outreach efforts for the San Diego County Immunization Program.  Not  one to ‘rest on his laurels’, he is already taking more skills-building courses—How to be an Effective Leader, Web Development, etc.   We are very happy for Eugene’s current achievements, and very confident of his future success.”

Congratulations Eugene and we wish you the best in your future endeavors!