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3 factors to consider when applying for hourly jobs

There are very few resources dedicated to helping hourly workers advance their careers. That's why LinkedIn teamed up with Snagajob — the largest marketplace for hourly work — to surface insights that help take the guesswork out of hourly workers' job searches. In Part I of our research series we highlighted the basic demographics of hourly workers. In this post, we'll help hourly workers decide which industries they should work in and how they can […]



The Home Depot's hiring process

Planning on applying to The Home Depot? Not sure what to expect? Here are some simple tips to help you put your best foot forward: 1) The application Applicants typically apply online, in-person or through a university, and the hiring process usually takes two or more weeks. Interviews can be over the phone or on-site. Throughout the process, maintain contact with the interviewers through emails and phone calls--show them that you are passionate and willing […]



Top seven follow-up emails after a job interview

The job market is fraught with competition and landing a coveted job can sometimes be difficult. Creating an impressive resume to grab the attention of your prospective employer is just the beginning. However, with a lot of formalities and procedures underway, it might take some time for the “you’re hired” letter to find its way into your hands. But this does not mean you can just sit back after an interview and wait for the organization to reach […]



What your resume should look like in 2017

  Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Lisa Smith. Lisa is a designer by profession and writer by choice, she writes on a variety of topics. When she’s not writing, she also volunteers at few animal rescue centers. Your resume speaks volumes about you to your prospective employer. So, if you are hoping for an interview, it is extremely important that your resume be an impressive one. An unimpressive resume will be rejected outright and might […]



Cat’s secret to landing interviews

When’s the last time you tried something new? How about in your job search? Most job seekers think basic is better, but that’s far from the truth. Personality and thinking outside the box can turn looking for a job into getting hired. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! A Snagajob member, Cat, put her own spin on our advice for following up over the phone and it paid off big time. Check out her […]



How to turn around a failing job search

Author’s note: Andrew Fennell is an experienced recruiter and founder of London CV writing service StandOut CV. Job hunting can be a frustrating and stressful experience, especially when you are not seeing the results you want. Applying for tons of jobs online and hearing nothing back is enough to break even the most confident of job hunters' spirits. So how do you turn your fortunes around when you're stuck in a job search rut? By […]



6 Tips to avoid online job scams

It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between a real job posting online and a scam posting. After all, scammers tend to advertise job openings in the same places legitimate employers do – online, newspapers, etc. But, if you're careful with your job search and watch out for these red flags, you can easily start to spot the real from the fake. At Snagajob, we screen each posting that comes through to catch […]



How to stand out before the interview

With online applications and resumes, standing out can seem nearly impossible. Employers want to see personality and you want to show yours off, but how? Check out these three tips on how to stand out before the interview to actually get an interview: 1) Follow up Whether it's in person, by email or over the phone, show that you mean business. Following up will let you know the status of your application, and also give you […]



5 forgotten job hunting tips

You might think you need that one golden nugget of advice to find a job fast. The truth is sometimes all you have to do is get back to the basics. Stick to these five simple, but often forgotten job hunting tips. 1) Find out where to start your search. You might be saying it's obvious that you just start applying. But that can be a mistake – take a second and think first. What […]



Job tip: How to stand out

Personality can help a lot when you’re looking for a job. The tough part is how to get it across to employers so you can actually get that interview. We’ve come up with a way to show who you really are – Visuality. So you're probably thinking what the heck is Visuality? It might sound weird, but it's actually really simple. It's a visual personality quiz to help employers get to know you before the interview. […]