Are there reasons that you are not getting hired?

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Sometimes when I run across a really great article, I don’t say much. I don’t have to say much. The author is being thorough and descriptive.

So today I am sharing a great article. If you have been job seeking for a time and you are starting to feel discouraged, then it certainly won’t hurt to review how you are going about your job search.

Click on the link below so that you can analyze why you aren’t getting a job offer. There are 10 reasons that could possibly be your problem. The joy of it is, you can fix any problem once you realize what it is.

http://www.inc.com/jayson-demers/10-reasons-you-re-not-getting-hired.html?utm_content=buffer441e3

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Using LinkedIn Paid Off – Find out how

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A LinkedIn Success Story….just one of many.

The following post is the story of a young man who learned how to use LinkedIn (professional social media tool) and that knowledge paid off. So, yes, this is another plug for learning how to use LinkedIn and creating a profile for yourself.

Are you ready to create a profile? If so come to Western Technical College’s LinkedIn Workshop on Friday, March 20th from 1-4 pm….we will be in B108 (Business Education Building-Room 108). We are prepared to take your professional photo and either help you get your profile started or help you to develop what you have already started. Remember: Adding your professional photo makes your profile 7 times more likely to be found in searches, so it is well worth taking the time to get a nice photo taken!

Now click below and read Carlos Gil’s story.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hired-from-laid-off-linkedin-carlos-gil

New information on Resumes

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The link I am going to share with you today was shared with me by my supervisor. When one works in the Career Services department for a college, one likes to stay up to date on things. After all, we are sharing/teaching information that can change lives.

You will notice that Social Media Resumes are the number one type of resume mentioned. Career Services staff have been encouraging all Western students to create a LinkedIn profile for over a year now. If you haven’t done it yet, you are getting behind the times!

Both my supervisor and I were intrigued by the promotion of “video resumes,” which you will see when you read through this infographic.

Are you familiar with infographics? Infographics are relatively new to me too. Is this the first infographic that you have seen? Click on the link below and take a look at: “How to Keep Up with Changing Resume Trends.”

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/keep-up-resume-trends/

What to avoid during an interview

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This posting is going to be short and quick. This is the busiest time in the year for us in Career Services.

A reminder: As a Western Technical College student you qualify for our services for life! Whenever you feel the need to talk about your job search or have your resume looked at again, please do come in. We are a walk in center. Monday through Thursdays 8 am to 4 pm and Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm. Once you have earned your degree, there is absolutely no reason why you should not land a job in your field. If you are not getting interviews, please come in! I can guarantee that you can learn something more about doing an effective job search!

I found another good article for you to read. This one is about what NOT to do in a job interview. Some of these you have heard before I am sure, but there were a few that had not occurred to me! Definitely a fun article to read. Don’t miss it.

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/etiquette-tips/fl/15-things-not-to-do-at-a-job-interview.htm