Application Tips

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 […]



Who to use as a reference

Employers want to know that you’re going to be a hard worker and a great employee. That’s why references are there to vouch for you and put in a good word. It can be tricky to know who to use as a reference, especially if you’re looking for your first job. This cheat sheet breaks down who you should (and shouldn’t) use. Here’s a bit of last minute advice. Before listing someone as a reference, make sure […]



How to answer those assessment questions

Strongly agree, slightly disagree, neutral. What does it all really mean? You might have trouble answering job assessment questions because you aren't sure exactly what employers are looking for. Often times, the instructions state that there is no right or wrong answer, but you wouldn't be taking it if that was the case, right? The truth is job questionnaires are used to see if the employer is a good match for you, just as much […]



15 tips to find a job in 2015

If you’ve been working hard on your resolution list, I’d be willing to bet that finding a new job has a place on it. Use this time to really reevaluate how you’ve been searching, applying and interviewing for jobs. We spent a lot of time in 2014 talking with our employers to see what are some of the biggest mistakes that job seekers make, and what their best advice would be to find a job […]



How Megan used her Snagajob profile to get hired!

You may have noticed a few new changes to the way your Snagajob profile looks lately. Our designers have been busy, busy, busy … meeting with employers and job seekers to see what both are looking for. There’s now the option to add a video to your Snagajob profile. This is a way to get your personality in front of the employer and make an impression to stand out from the rest of the applicants […]



Following up on a job application over the phone

Following up on your job applications can put you a step above your competition. It helps you stand out and lets the employer see just how determined you are, which also shows what a great employee you will make. A quick and easy way to follow up is over the phone. This sounds simple, but there's definitely some key things to keep in mind. 1) Rehearse...out loud. This may seem silly, but practicing out loud will […]



How to use video in your Snagajob profile

You may have noticed that some of the job postings on Snagajob will require you to submit a video answering a short question before you can submit the application. You also have the option to record a video to keep on your Snagajob profile, telling employers why you stand out from other candidates. Employers have told us that they want to get to know you a little better than from simply just submitting an application. Video apply […]



Following up on a job application in person

I know I’ve told you this before. But I’m going to do it again. Following up on your job applications can really make you stand out from the competition. But, there’s definitely a right way and a wrong way to follow up on your job applications. Let’s talk about my favorite way…doing it in person. This is a great way to get your face and name out to an employer and will show them how […]



How to format your resume after you’ve graduated

Congrats on graduating! Pretty exciting stuff. You’re going to get TONS of advice from everyone you know…even those that haven’t graduated yet. You’ll hear, “Savor every moment, life starts to go by so fast,” “Start saving NOW for retirement,” “Stay in touch with all your friends” and the ever-so popular, “Find a job.” That’s a pretty vague piece of advice. If only it was as easy as: One of the first things you need to […]



How long to keep your student email address

Derek reached out to us on our Facebook page with this great question: “I just graduated from college and am looking for a job. Should I keep my student email address? Or, should I create a different one?” Great question, Derek! It’s great that you’re thinking about this and I know we say this a lot, but your email address is important. It’s one of the first impressions you’ll give to employers. We suggest creating […]