Men vs. Women – the most shocking job search difference

Don't meet ALL of a job's criteria? Apply anyway! Did you know that men apply for a job when they meet 60% of qualifications, but women only apply when they meet 100% of them? Crazy, right?! (Source: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg) This should be a huge wake up call! Ladies, now's the time to start your job search with greater confidence and fearlessness. You got this! Men, encourage your sisters and friends to finally […]

Why I'm thankful for all my job rejections

This is a guest post from Vannie Shu. Vannie leads consumer product marketing and content marketing at Snagajob. She loves learning new things and chasing new experiences. She hates taking no for an answer, and can be relentlessly persistent. I've been rejected a lot. It hurts at first, but I'm proud of these scars now. Rejection is something I've learned to be thankful for. My career has taken a lot of twists and turns, but I couldn't […]

How to turn your seasonal job into a full-time job

A seasonal job isn't just about earning extra money. It's your opportunity to get your foot in the door at a company that you want to work for. When we surveyed employers, 93% said they want to keep their seasonal workers on after the holidays! So, here are a few tips on how to turn your seasonal job into a full-time position. First, you need to be honest with your prospective employer. During your interview […]

Most applicants are doing THIS to impress employers. Are you?

The preparation that goes into applying for jobs is exhausting, but necessary to boost your confidence and help you stand out from the crowd. After all the energy you've put into prepping your application you're ready to just sit back, relax and wait to hear back. But don't make this mistake... it’s totally the wrong move! Believe it or not, interviews don't really start and end at the formal interview. The interview period really starts once […]

Save the date! 2017 holiday hiring fairs

Believe it or not, employers are already hiring for the holidays! These companies have announced their plans to hire thousands of seasonal employees in 2017. Attend a national hiring fair for your chance to snag an interview and land your seasonal job before the holiday season officially starts. JCPenney When: October 17, 2 pm – 8 pm Where: All JCPenney store locations How it works: JCPenney is staffing up and hiring 40,000 seasonal employees for […]

Roll Call: Top 10 jobs for college students

Ever wonder what part-time job is right for you? Well, we’ve done our homework and found the 10 most popular jobs for college students. Take a look and see which job best fits your personality.   10. Delivery Driver Everybody loves pizza! Take a break from the dining hall and make some dough as a Delivery Driver. Fun fact: The average Delivery Driver earns $11.43 per hour plus tips. 9. Dishwasher Ditch your roommate’s dishes and get paid […]

"Are you hiring?" How to walk in & ask with confidence

If you really want a job sometimes you just gotta go get it. These days most businesses only accept online applications. But if you want to stand out, walking into your favorite boutique or restaurant can be a your opportunity to leave a lasting impression and land the job. Before you walk in, use these three expert tips to get prepared and wow the hiring manager. Come ready: Visiting the business in person is your opportunity to […]

How to turn NO into YES

Rejection. You'll face it at some point during your job search and that's okay. We've all been there. Just remember that if you want the job bad enough you never have to take no for an answer. Now, I'm not talking about stalking the hiring manager or badgering them to the point of a restraining order (totally not cool). I'm talking about being persistent. Sometimes you have to chase the job down if you really […]

Get hired with no work experience (seriously!)

So you’re browsing the job listings on Snagajob and you spot the perfect part-time job. Just as you’re about to apply you see the words "1 to 2 years of experience required." Talk about a buzzkill. We've all been there, it's kind of like seeing an outfit that you've had your eye on for a while and realizing you can't quite afford it. Job seekers ask us all the time, "how do I get any […]

How to make connections and get hired

Are you looking to make connections? Don't know where to start? We're here to help! When searching for a new job, the people you encounter along the way can be very important. It may be uncomfortable at first, but a great way to network is to meet new people. Here are a few tips that can set you on the road to success: 1) Take advantage of every opportunity Whether it's someone at a gas station […]