Are you a serial job searcher who always keeps your options open? Or, do you only hit the job sites when you need a job, like, right now? Maybe you feel trapped in a job that’s sucking the life right out of you, and you cruise job sites as therapy after particularly bad days. At any given point in your working life, you may fall into one of these categories. Whatever your mindset, CorridorCareers.com has the search strategy for you. The “Pick a Job, Any Job” Candidate – Unemployed and desperate? On your last week of unemployment insurance?
So you did it. You survived all of those tiring all-nighters, grueling end-of-term finals and (somewhat) balanced keg stands and you're ready for next phase of your life. Graduating from college is a huge feat that calls for celebration. But when the party is over, , it’s time to find a job and knowing how and where to find your first job can be tricky without proper guidance. According to a recent Accenture College Graduate Employment Survey, only 46 percent of 2013 graduates were able to get a full time job within a year of graduating.
So you want to network. Or at least you’ve heard that you should. You've planned on wearing your best shoes, brushing your teeth twice and talking about yourself at several strangers for a few hours until someone hands you a job. Easy, right? Not quite. The best way to have a successful, fulfilling experience at a networking event is by remembering that the goal is for everyone to make connections, not for everyone to offer you a job. Networking is about connecting with other people about shared passions and interests.
Other than the warm feeling of charity, volunteering can yield many benefits that can give you a leg up when searching for a job. According to a LinkedIn survey, one in five hiring managers said they have hired someone because of their charitable work. Volunteer opportunitiescan open doors to new connections and skills while also giving you a fresh perspective. Below are some of the benefits of volunteer work for your job search. Expand Your Network One of the benefits of volunteering is the chance to make friends and grow your personal and professional networks.