Article – “How to Search for a Job at Different Ages for Best Results”

young_and_old250Learn how to best job search at your age.  Job search can favor the younger, but don’t discount the experience and skill sets that any one can bring to an interview.  Networking, reaching out to mentors is vital at any age.  Knowing your strengths and playing them up is also important.  Learn more advice according to Economic Times contributors.

Read full article here.

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Infographic: A Cheat Sheet To 222 Action Verbs That Will Power Up Your Résumé

2When writing your resume and cover letter, it is important to include action verbs, verbs that catch the attention of the reader and give an impression of a productive potential employee.  Choosing the right action verb is not always easy.  Some can be found in the job description, which is also a great way to show potential hiring managers your attention to detail.  Below is a cheat sheet of action verbs for specific careers that will “power up your resume”.

Read full article here: http://designtaxi.com/news/388656/Infographic-A-Cheat-Sheet-To-222-Action-Verbs-That-Will-Power-Up-Your-R-sum/

Article – “Why It’s Stupid To Stop Your Job Search For The Summer”

typing on laptop on the grassJob searching in the summer can be less than ideal.  It can be hard to keep motivated, especially with nice weather and social events dragging your attention away from the computer.  Often times we tell ourselves that the good jobs aren’t posted during the summer, that businesses aren’t really hiring during the summer, that everyone is away on vacation themselves.  Read about three reasons you should not stop you job search during the summer.

  • Life doesn’t stop.
  • Summer is a great time to get on the radar.
  • Long recruitment periods are your friend.

Read full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jmaureenhenderson/2016/06/07/why-its-stupid-to-stop-your-job-search-for-the-summer/#476db285770f

Wow! What a Resume!

“This Woman’s Innovative ‘Resumé’ Thoroughly Impressed Airbnb’s CEO”

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“[Nina] Mufleh knew that employers can just find most of a candidate’s relevant info that they would normally put on their paper resumé on their LinkedIn profile, so she created a website that looks a lot like Airbnb’s homepage to serve as a presentation of her ideas. Through the website’s dozen slides, she conveys what she knows of the travel industry, what she can bring to Airbnb, and she proposes a new possible avenue Airbnb could further develop their business.”

See her innovative resume and read more here: http://nextshark.com/nina-mufleh-airbnb-resume-brian-chesky/

August 26, 2014: “Tips & Tools for Today’s Job Seeker” Panel Discussion at St. Mary’s Parish, Plainfield, IL

St. Mary's Immaculate ParishEmployment Ministry
Preparing Job Seekers for Success

St Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 South Rt. 59, Plainfield, IL 60544

Tips & Tools for Today’s Job Seeker – Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Learn the secrets of fellow job seekers, both current and recently landed. Our experienced panel and coaches will discuss what works, their strategies and tools, LinkedIn tips, and job club experiences.

We meet Tuesday, August 26th in the St. Mary Immaculate Parish Faith Sharing Room, 15629 South Rt. 59 in Plainfield at 6:30 pm.

Our panel is ready to answer your questions including:

  • How to maximize your “time investment” at area Job Club meetings
  • How to select and approach target companies
  • How to tailor your pitch for each prospective employer
  • How to set yourself apart from competing applicants

If you have a specific question that you’d like our panel to address, please email it to EmploymentMinistry@smip.org by August 20th.

We help job seekers succeed. There is no cost to attend and everyone is welcome. Our members represent all ages, work backgrounds and future goals. Dress is casual. For more information, email EmploymentMinistry@smip.org or call 815-557-4904.