TIPS FROM Michael Angelo Bosch AKA THE MESSAGEMAN
It's becoming harder & harder to find and keep a job in today's market and many people particularly our younger folks are NOT trying to contribute to their advancement and it is now time for them to begin a drastic transformation in everything they do and know about themselves in order to survive .
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DID YOU KNOW"
20% of Americans can't read or write well enough to fill out a job application.
And their daily attire speaks volumes especially in the job and business world, Many of your young adults truly believe that if their wearing a nice pair of new jeans a denim shirt with a tie and sneakers that that's OK for an interview" While you may look nice or you feel comfortable in the job market it gives off a lazy some what non educated or not knowledgeable look and PLEASE!! do your hair or get a hair cut groom your facial hair or shave and for God sake prepare a resume and make sure it's updated"
While at an interview make sure you sit at the edge of the seat, don't sit back and relax slouching in your seat, give eye contact and allow the interviewer to speak without cutting him or her off keep your hand out of your pockets and in front of you and when meeting or ready to leave give a good firm confident hand shake .
KEEPIN IT REAL
You do NOT look good at an interview or while out looking for a job with a jersey or T shirt or shirt hanging out of your pants while wrinkled and not ironed and your pants all hanging low off your butt .
Do not bring your loud talking always clowning wild and crazy friends to tag along with you to the interview.
While waiting in the lobby for your appointment DO NOT call or accept a call on your cell talking loud laughing and or using fowl language.
Do not bring food or snacks with you to the interview and begin to eat at the lobby while waiting for your turn.
If you need interview clothes for a job but don't have money there are organizations that may be able to help. CareerGear.org and Wardrobe.org are 2 organizations that can help you get interview suits.
WAYS TO UPDATE & PREPARE YOUR RESUME
Your resume speaks for you" it tells the company who you are your experience your strengths your references and so much more but if you don't want to figure out the exact formatting of your resume and other tedious tasks, Resunate is a service that'll simply take your information and create a resume tailored to the type of job you want. If you've got a LinkedIn profile, you can also use the LinkedIn resume builder to save yourself the hassle of reassembling that information. If you want something a little different, VIsualize.me can create an infographic out of your work experience.
Take advantage of your resources on the internet while utilizing all social networks to promote yourself while at the same time being careful and aware of your postings and image on site.
GOOD LUCK in the job market and with your career and remember FAILURE IS MIND OVER MATTER - IF YOU DON'T MIND FAILING THEN IT WON'T MATTER"
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THINGS NOT TO DO AT A JOB INTERVIEW"
Tell Everyone You're Job Searching
It can be a good idea to tell everyone you know you're job searching - if you're unemployed. If you have a job and you want to keep it, be very careful who you tell that you're job searching. Also, make sure that you're using tools to keep your job search confidential. You don't want your boss to hear you're looking and possible jeopardize the job you currently hold.
Take Advantage of Your Connections
It's appropriate to use your connections to help you get a job. However, it's not appropriate to try to bypass the hiring process in order to try to get hired. Use your connections carefully and make sure they are advocating for your candidacy in a professional manner.
Don't wear jeans or shorts, tank tops, crop tops or anything too low cut (cleavage is not a good thing when you're job searching) or too short. Make sure you're not showing too much skin i.e. your belly should not be showing. Don't wear spike heels, platforms, flip flops, or your favorite pair of old ratty sneakers. It is always important to be neat, tidy, and well-groomed and to present a positive image to the employer. Here's what you should be wearing to apply for a job.
Forget Your Resume
When applying for jobs in-person and when interviewing, bringing extra copies of your resume is a good idea. Also, consider bringing your transcript as well if you're interviewing for an academic-related position.
Keep Your Phone On
Filling out a job application or an interview isn't a place to sneak in a few texts. If your phone is constantly beeping or ringing , it creates a very distracting environment and reflects poorly on you. So, make it a priority to turn your phone on silent and stow it away in your bag or pocket.
Walk in with your Earphones and Your iPod Playing.
Although you might be dying to catch the end of your favorite song, put your iPod away before you walk in to a apply for a job or go on a job interview.
Bring Food or Drink
Plan ahead and grab a coffee or other beverage or a snack before or after your interview, because it isn't professional to eat or drink during your interview. Finish (or throw out) your coffee or food before your interview.
Bring Your Parents or Friends
You should go to apply for jobs and go to job interviews alone, so don't bring your parents, your friends, or your boyfriend or girlfriend. If you're applying for a retail job and you're with friends have them wait outside the store or elsewhere. The only time this would not apply is if you and your friends were applying at a company that was hiring for several positions.
No matter how difficult your job search is, make an effort to greet your interviewer kindly, and be active and engaged during the interview process. Be outgoing and positive, even if you don't feel that way.
Don't Be Upfront About When You're Available
When you know when it's feasible for you to work, be honest with your prospective employer. You don't want to end up taking on more hours than you can handle or commit to a schedule that won't work out, inconveniencing both yourself and your employer.
Ask for Money
I cringe when someone tells me they've asked for a certain salary when they haven't even been interviewed yet. Avoid mentioning compensation until you have a job offer or, at least, until the employer brings it up. Even then, be careful as to how you negotiate salary.
HOW TO DRESS TO AN INTERVIEW
PREPARING YOUR RESUME
Preparing a resume
A resume is a one or two page summary of your skills, accomplishments, experiences, and education designed to capture a prospective employer's interest. The purpose of a resume is to secure an interview. It is the primary tool of your job search and may take several drafts to prepare effectively. This article is designed to assist you by offering suggestions and guidelines for you to use as you construct, write and print your resume.
Building An Effective Resume
Before you can write an effective resume, you must first be able to identify your skills and abilities as well as your special needs relating to the work environment, salary, geographic location, and people environment. This step will help you to develop a career objective. The following exercises will help you identify some things about yourself which you may want to express in your resume.
A. List at least 10 skills which you have developed in each of the following areas: Education/Work/Internships or Volunteer/Extracurricular. Use action words todevelop one-liner summaries.
B. Circle each of the skills noted in part A that you would like to use in your employment. Are there other talents you possess that you would like to use on the job? If so, add them to the list of circled skills. Now rank these skills in order of those you most want to use.
C. Make a list of what you consider to be 5 great accomplishments in your life. What personal qualities helped you reach each goal?
II. Career Exploration
Collecting information regarding the required skills and qualifications of occupations which interest you is an extremely important step. This information will help
you decide if and how these requirements relate to your own skills and needs. Using the books available at your institution's career center or making an appointment
with a counselor can be helpful in identifying and exploring careers and can also help you in developing a career objective.
III. Writing The Resume
As you organize your resume, keep in mind the needs of the employer who will be reading it. Consider what s/he is looking for in a candidate and make it easy for the reader to pick out those skills by selecting appropriate categories, using underlining, boldfacing or capitalizing and presenting relevant experience and skill areas higher on the page. Competencies Sought by Employers illustrates common transferable skills and qualities.
Keep in mind the following suggestions as you begin developing your resume:
1.Sell yourself. Create a good first impression by highlighting skills and abilities appropriate to the position.
2.Use active language. Check out our on-line list of action words to spice up your resume. Articulate marketable skills acquired through your positions. Example: Salesperson, Smith Shoe Store, Portland, Maine. Assisted clients with selection of shoes, developed and promoted special marketing events, trained new employees, monitored cash. Store increased in sales by 7 percent in 6 month period.
3.Be consistent. Choose a pattern of spacing, an order of information presentation or a format of highlighting and be consistent throughout.
4.Present information in reverse chronological order within categories. List education and work experiences starting with the most recent first.
5.Check for grammar. Misspellings and poorly constructed sentences communicate negative impressions about a candidate.
6.Ensure that your resume is neat and visually appealing. Choose high quality paper in white, off-white or other conservative colors. Have the final version professionally reproduced.
Make Your Resume Unique
Feel free to develop your own categories to highlight your special relevant experiences and skills. It is frequently useful to separate your related or professional experiences from your other work experience by creating separate categories for these content areas. In this way, you can call more attention to your relevant skills by putting them in categories closer to the top of the resume so they are read first.
Here Are Some Examples:
Student Teaching Experience
Experience With Children
Community Volunteer Work
Workshops & Conferences Attended
In place of Related Experience you might wish to indicate your field of experience in the category heading.
Examples: Business Experience, Engineering Experience, Human Services Experience, Sales Experience, etc.
Resume Content Areas
The following categories can be used as guideline to assist you in organizing a resume. In constructing a rough draft, do not be concerned with length. Remember, categories may be omitted or added in later revisions. There is no absolute correct way to organize your resume. Creativity is encouraged. The following are descriptions of the basic categories of the standard resume:
Name, Address and Telephone:
Present yourself with the name you use in your personal and business life (nicknames should be avoided). If you have a campus address that does not apply during vacations or after graduation, you should present both a college and permanent address. Use your parents' home address, a post office box, or someone who will know where to contact you at all times. Also, always include phone numbers with area codes. If you have an e-mail address, you might want to include that as well.
Objective or Profile:
The objective is one of the most important parts of a resume and should not be overlooked. It informs potential employers that you are moving in a certain direction, relates your work preference(s), and serves as a focal point from which to review and analyze your resume. It should be brief, clearly stated, and consistent with the accomplishments and demonstrated skills as documented on your resume. If you are considering more than one professional goal, you should consider developing more than one resume, each presenting a different objective.
Position teaching science and/or math at the secondary school level.
Position within a financial institution requiring strong analytical and organizational skills.
The profile is an alternative to an objective statement. It gives you the opportunity to present your strengths at the very beginning of the resume.
Eager to contribute to the growth of a progressive company with quality products or services.
Qualified by business education, customer service and administrative experience.
Professional appearance and advanced interpersonal communication.
Highly motivated, strong work ethic; available as needed for training, travel, overtime, etc.
Financed 80% of college tuition and expenses; additional 20% through scholarships.
In writing the major areas of your resume, it is important to emphasize your abilities and accomplishments more than past duties. You may also want to indicate how well you performed. This will help infuse personal qualities such as character and personality into your resume.
This category is particularly important if you have not had a great deal of work experience. Remember, your most recent educational experience should be listedfirst. Include your degree (A.S., B.S., B.A., etc.), major, institution(s) attended, date of graduation, minors or concentrations, and any special workshops, seminars, related coursework or senior projects. A G.P.A. of higher than a 3.0 (either overall G.P.A. or G.P.A. in major) should also be noted here.
Many students have limited paid work experience, but have been involved in volunteer, internship, practicum or student teaching work experiences. The important point to the employer is what your skills are and what you can do on the job. Be sure to include all significant work experience in reverse chronological order. Note to teacher candidates: be sure to include your student teaching experience on your resume.
You should include: (1) the title of your position, (2) name of organization, (3) location of work (town, state), and (4) dates (ex. Summer 1994; 1994-95 academic year) You should describe your work responsibilities with an emphasis on achievements using action words to communicate your skills. List the most important and related responsibilities first. Identify the most relevant work experiences and describe them fully. Be brief with the irrelevant experiences or omit them. It is sometimes useful to divide your work experience into two categories: Relevant Experience and Other Experience. You may want to add that work was performed to earn a certain percent of college expenses. Example: Earned 75% of college expenses through the following part-time jobs.
This category is useful for displaying information that doesn't fit in any other category. Although Interests, Computer Knowledge, and Activities can be separate categories, especially if they are very strong, they can be listed here as well. Languages spoken, or any extra, relevant bit of information can be placed here as well.
Interests: This is sometimes used to evaluate your suitability to a geographic area or to understand your "personality type". Include this section if you have available space. Include social or civic activities, health and fitness or sports activities, or hobbies which indicate how you spend your leisure time. Computer Knowledge: If using computers is a necessary skill for the job you are seeking, be sure to highlight your knowledge in this section. Example: Software: Lotus, dBASE III, WordPerfect 5.1, Microsoft Word, Excel, SAS, Real World Accounting Hardware: IBM 3090 Mainframe, AT&T 386, IBM PC, Macintosh Activities, Honors, and Leadership are also important categories to include. If the activities involved work responsibility, note it in some detail. The employer is interested in the skills you have developed whether through volunteer or paid experiences. If you were elected to offices or committees, mention it. Recognition and demonstration of leadership roles are valuable.
Be sure to ask individuals if they would be willing to be a reference for you prior to mentioning their names to prospective employers. Names of individuals are not usually listed on the resume (unless there is space available at the end), but you should prepare a typed list of three references to provide at the interview. This list should include name, title, employer, address, business and home telephone number. You may also state at the bottom of your resume "References furnished upon request."
t you and it can make or break you when it comes to getting your foot in the door for an interview. So, here are some tips on improving your resume and making it more appealing to a potential employer.
1) Remove outdated and u
nnecessary punctuation ï¿½ if you have words underlined, remove it! Doing this makes the text harder to read. DO NOT use * or ~ to punctuate lists, use bullet points ï¿½ every recent text editor should have this option. Lastly, unless ï¿½&ï¿½, ï¿½+ï¿½ or any other ï¿½short-cutï¿½ are a part of a companyï¿½s name ï¿½ remove them and write out the word.
2) Remove personal information. Your resume should not contain information regarding your ethnicity, marital status, social security number, religion, etc.
3) Order sections according to your status in life.If youï¿½re a recent graduate with little work experience, list education first. However, if youï¿½ve been in the workforce and have valid experience ï¿½ list that section first. As your career develops, the Work Experience section of your resume should take over a majority of the resume.
4) Put your best GPA forward. Yes, you do have options on how to present your GPA. You have your overall GPA (listed on transcripts) and your ï¿½majorï¿½ GPA which is relevant only to the courses in your area of concentration. List the highest GPA on your resume and be sure to specify if itï¿½s cumulative or just reflects your area concentration to avoid being misleading.
5) When and how to include GPA. Only include your highest GPA if it is a 3.0 or better. If your GPA is below 3.0 it is best to leave it off. And, itï¿½s OK to round up! If youï¿½re GPA is calculated to be 3.45 ï¿½ itï¿½s OK to round up to 3.5!
6) Keep it to ONE page! It sounds nearly impossible but play with the spacing and the margins of the page or even adjust the font size. Itï¿½s still readable at a 10 pt font. If it still doesnï¿½t
fit, youï¿½re including too much!
7) Streamline your work history. A resume should sell your strengths so if there is anything included that doesnï¿½t speak precisely to a strength ï¿½ remove it! And you do not need to list every job youï¿½ve ever worked ï¿½ keep it relevant to the current company where youï¿½re applying ï¿½ doesnï¿½t necessarily have to be the most recent.
8) Remove the references section. You donï¿½t need to state ï¿½references available upon requestï¿½ either ï¿½ this is always assumed by the employer and he/she will ask for them if required.
9) No one cares what clubs you were in. No need to list the various clubs you were in unless you held a leadership position. Joining is easy but holding a position of leadership is something else entirely and shows more range in your character and work ethic.
10) Do NOT list test scores! Remove your SAT, ACT, GRE test scores from your resume. They mean nothing to employer. Theyï¿½re more interested in your real-life experience and work ethic than whether or not you scored about 1200 on your SATï¿½s. Including such scores can seem pretentious; not a good first impression.
POST A COMPLETE USER PROFILE
If you are serious about trying to network with others on a social networking community, then you will need to post a complete profile. You should also make sure that youï¿½ve posted a complete profile that accurately shows your skills so that the clients and employers can find you easily. Employers these days know that freelancers are on these sites so they regularly look for consultants on these sites. you should have a profile which shows off your talents, links to a high quality website / portfolio, you behave professionally, and that's where WE come in, with the necessary information that you provide to us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org like head shot personal video of you or your work previous work done training schools etc: we will create an impressive portfolio featuring you as a freelance professional or artist.
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Do you think like a rich person? Do you know that people who are rich think a lot differently than those who are not? Do you believe that the way that you think can have a drastic impact on your financial situation?
If you are even the least bit curious then maybe you should try thinking like a rich person. There has to be something that sets the rich apart from everyone else, aside from the money. Have you ever considered that it might be how they think?
The Rich Are Always Seeking Out New Sources Of Income
Where do you get your income? Are you always on the lookout for new moneymaking opportunities or do you see your job as the only way to make money? Do you realize that thinking like this might be holding you back?
Maybe you have heard how the rich do not just work to earn their money. Instead, they find ways to make their money work for them. An example of making money work for you is if you owned an apartment building.
Through owning an apartment building, you would be receiving rent from the people living in that apartment building. You would not be working every single day like you would at a typical job. You could just sit back and collect rent from the residents every month. This is an easy example of how people make their money work for them. Real estate ventures, playing the stock market, and writing a book once only to have many different people paying to buy that one work over and over are other examples of this type of passive income.
The Rich Spend Less Than They Make
The rich, or at least the rich who stay that way, spend less than they make. It does not matter how much you make. You just have to spend less than that amount.
You may think of the rich as having fancy cars and expensive homes. Some can afford them and some cannot. Some people look rich because of possessions that won’t hold their value and others are rich because of savings and smart investments.
This is an important distinction. Looking rich and being rich are two different things. Those who truly are rich think about the future, about the long term value of financial moves, and about building an empire. Those who only look rich, or who want to look rich, think about buying impressive cars, massive homes, and building an image.
An empire can sustain you for a lifetime. An image is just an illusion. The rich know the difference.
The Rich Take Risks
The rich realize that opportunities are everywhere. The difference between those who are rich and everyone else is that the rich are always seeking out these opportunities. More than that, these enterprising individuals know to act when they find these golden opportunities.
The rich know that sometimes risks are worth it and sometimes they are not. Calculated risks should be taken if the fallout is acceptable. Smart risks tend to pay off.
It may seem foreign to you to hear that thinking like a rich person can steer your life toward that lifestyle. It shouldn’t. Many rich people did not start off that way. They just found ways to make more money than they spend.