Tag: Job Search


Mar

24

2016
3 Tips for Becoming a Standout Job Candidate

3 Tips for Becoming a Standout Job Candidate

Hundreds of applicants apply to every job vacancy posted on job boards, company web sites, newspaper ads, and any other medium out there. With so many applicants to screen and so little time to do so, recruiters need a very good reason to give your resume the attention it needs. Unfortunately, most job seekers put very little effort into standing out from everyone else and...

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Jan

27

2016
4 Tips for a Successful Job Search

4 Tips for a Successful Job Search

Based on a recent study in the US, the average job search lasts approximately 4 months. That’s quite a long time to be searching for a job, so it’s very important to have a good job search strategy due to the strong competition from other candidates. To conduct an effective job search and decrease the time to employment, follow these tips: Use more than one...

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Nov

21

2015
Should You Search For a Job During the Christmas Holiday?

Should You Search For a Job During the Christmas Holiday?

The Christmas holiday season is usually a hectic time for a lot of companies. Sales people are scrambling to achieve their targets, HR personnel are finalizing their manpower plans and budgets, accountants are closing yearly books, and much more. In brief, one wouldn’t expect companies to make a big effort in their recruitment and the expectation is that most recruitment for the new year will...

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Oct

16

2015
Should You Accept a Counter Offer After You Resign?

Should You Accept a Counter Offer After You Resign?

I was chatting with a friend of mine a few weeks back and he mentioned that he was actively looking for a new job and going through interviews. Yesterday, he gives me a call to notify me that he got a job offer and submitted his resignation. The next day, he received a counter offer from his current employer with a 15% higher salary that...

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Oct

09

2015
The Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

The Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

If you’ve made it to the interview, it means you’re one of a select few with a chance to personally impress and convince the employer to hire you. Given today’s tough and highly competitive job market, opportunities like these are few and far in between. Therefore, it is imperative that you avoid these common job interview mistakes: Showing up late: This one is quite obvious....

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Sep

16

2015
How to Stay Relevant in the Lebanese Job Market

How to Stay Relevant in the Lebanese Job Market

We currently live in a very fast-paced and fiercely competitive job market. With limited jobs and a massive unemployment rate in Lebanon, job seekers need to have an edge in the job market to make their profiles irresistible to employers. Fortunately, Lebanon’s job market is very small, which means that you can get noticed very quickly if you stick to these three tips: Never stop...

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Aug

16

2015
Components of a Professional Resume

Components of a Professional Resume

Although resume formats are unique in certain jobs and industries, the main components that make a solid resume are the same. First and foremost, the resume is meant to market your skills, qualifications, accomplishments, and credentials. It also provides a first impression of your written communication skills. Also, the resume should include relevant information that is not requested on an employment application or in a...

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May

17

2015
Identifying Winning Companies

Identifying Winning Companies

I’m pretty sure that no one likes the whole job search process, whether you are currently employed or not. It’s an inescapable reality that all professionals go through at several points in their careers. Whatever your reason for seeking a new company to work for, it’s safe to say that you want to find an employer that you will want to stick with long term....

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Apr

19

2015
5 Tips to Help You Successfully Change Careers

5 Tips to Help You Successfully Change Careers

Switching to a new job is one thing, but changing careers entirely is a completely different ball game. There are many reasons why people choose to change careers: better paying opportunities, flexible working hours, realizing a dream, and much more. Whatever the reason may be, changing your career should not be treated the same way as changing your job. These 5 tips will help you...

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Mar

02

2015
How to Answer the Salary Question in an Interview

How to Answer the Salary Question in an Interview

At some point during the recruitment process, you will be asked about your current and/or expected salaries. Some companies require salary disclosure during the application process, while others only discuss this question with the top candidates for the job. This needs to be approached differently depending on who is asking the question. If you are working with a recruitment agency and your recruiter asks you...

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