#30DayJobChallenge

6.16.16
Day 16: Mentor
  Even after graduating school, you never stop learning. In fact, many might argue you learn more on the job than you ever did in the classroom. Regardless to which school of thought you subscribe, you need to constantly be learning new things to stay competitive in the job market. A great way to always stay up-to-date on all the new happenings in your perspective industry is to find a mentor.     This person could be a family member, close family friend or someone you meet a networking function. Don’t reach out to a complete stranger seeking mentorship. Try and find a mutual person that can introduce you to that person instead; it makes the process a lot less awkward. In the meantime, share that prospective mentor’s thoughts and content online. Chances are he or she is a thought leader and shares his or her ideas online. Follow share their ideas. Sooner or later they will notice who is a strong advocate of their ideas and work.     There is no definitive criteria that...
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6.14.16
Day 14: Etiquette
  The manner in which you present yourself speaks volumes about you as a person and future employee. Etiquette encompasses many practices necessary for any jobseeker looking to land a gig. Giving a proper handshake, how to dress for any occasion, and conduct yourself in a professional setting.   Here are a few etiquette tips you can test out at your next networking event.   Always allow the person of higher rank or the event host to initiate a handshake. Do not cross your legs. It may be a force of habit, but some can find it rather distracting. If you’re having a lunch meeting, do not take leftovers home. You are there for business Make sure to always confirm a dress code for any event or interview.     There are so many small tips that it’s hard to possibly cover each point. We found a great overview from LiveCareer.   We will be covering other etiquette topics in the coming days. You’ll soon learn how to dress to impress, write the perfect thank you letter...
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6.03.16
Day 3: Resume
While it showcases your work experience, your resume communicates even more about yourself to a recruiter. It should capture your work experience, education, certifications, and any other relevant items. It’s one of your first impressions made upon a recruiter, so make it a good one!   Free Resume Template  Rather than focus on the content or structure of your resume, we will talk about what minor changes you can make to really allow your resume to stand out. For resume content questions, check out this great article from award winning resume writer, Erin Kennedy of Professional Resume Services, Inc. If you’re still searching for a resume template that will make you stand out, we can help! Download this free resume here.     Make Your Mark To further differentiate yourself from the competition, you could create a marketing headline showcasing basic contact information such as: John Applicant   555.555.5555   japplicant@email.com. You could even tailor a job-specific phrase...
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6.01.16
Day 1: Getting Started
What's the #30DayJobChallenge? If you’re looking for a job, we’re here to help! Take our #30DayJobChallenge to get employed by the end of the month. Whether you’re fresh out of school and looking for your first job or changing career paths, the job hunt is unavoidable. Throughout the entire month of June, we will outline the best methods and strategies for you to find a job by the end of the month! Each day we will be sharing new tips to help you in your hunt. What Will You Learn?  We will start the month off with how to compose the perfect resume and cover letter, then the best way to identify and apply for jobs. We will provide networking strategies for you to get that interview and how to capitalize on that opportunity. In one month, you will have the tools necessary to land your dream job. We hope you accept the #30DayJobChallenge!   Share Your Progress.  Tell us how your #30DayJobChallenge is going on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram. We’d love to hear...
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