All of us are always hearing that to get ahead we need to work harder. If we put in more effort we will finally achieve our goals. But did you know that there comes a point when all that hard work stops being helpful? That the most helpful thing you can do is relax?
Check out this article about working less to work better from the Atlantic detailing why we all sometimes need to take a break.
This year’s 2014 World Cup has created over 700,000 permanent and temporary jobs in Brazil. Participants of the country’s Volunteer Programme has also given 18,000 citizens the opportunity to work and assist fans in busy areas during the tournament. These participants will be awarded certificates from the University of Brasilia so they have a chance to improve their resumes, work experience and personal growth.
Great news Class of 2014! Employers plan to hire 7.8 per cent more post-secondary graduates this year than they did in 2013.
“Searching for a job is like a full-time job.”
We’re sure you’ve heard this phrase at some point, especially if you’re on the job hunt. The fact of the matter is, that it is true. Studies show that in order to be employed, one must treat their job search as a full-time job.
Now you might ask: “How do you expect me to sit in front of the computer for eight hours from Monday to Friday and look for jobs?” Here’s a wake up call. Treating your job as a full-time job does not mean sitting at your desk firing away resumes everyday – that’s just a portion of it. Another chunk of your day should be spent either volunteering/interning, attending industry seminars/events, mingling with professionals and making connections.
Last year, 1054 companies were surveyed and 58% said that all of their hiring was internal. This was either through employee referrals or company portals. Either way, making strong relationships with the right people (especially people who are in a position of power) will make a difference in your career path.
Source: U.S. News
Credit: The Wall Street Job Report
Hundreds and thousands of resumes pour in for recruiters and hiring managers to look over everyday. To make their lives easier, computerized systems help them select potential candidates by scanning keywords and other information. This often is a disadvantage to job seekers because resume #312 can be easily lost in the pile. To get around this, the Wall Street Job Report has some tips on How to Get Your Resume Past Computer Screening Tactics.
According to a Bullhorn survey, your age matters when it comes to being considered for a job.
Seventy per cent of recruiters say they prefer to place 30-year-olds into new jobs. They also said there is a demand for people in their 40s than job seekers in their 20s.
However, don’t let this discourage you. There are just as many companies who are looking to hire young, bright individuals like you. Employers want young employees because they have a fresh mind filled with creative ideas!
Our world is moving at a million miles a minute – mobile apps are actually becoming an norm of job applications! More and more companies have begun to design their websites to be cellphone-friendly and encourage their applicants to do it right from their phones! Resume, cover letter and actual application all from the tiny screen of your cell, how weird is that?