5 tips to finding a job in the new year

Happy New Year! Now is the perfect time to refresh your job search and hit the ground running. Finding a new job probably made its way on to your list of resolutions anyway. Check out these tips to make sure this is the year you get hired. Reflect. No matter how successful your job search was last year, think about what worked and what didn't. Try to find any lessons you can apply to the […]

5 tips to find seasonal employment

Every year Snagajob surveys employers hiring for the season to find out what you need to know to get hired fast. In fact, 90% of employers will be hiring for the holidays AND 86% of them hope to keep some employees on after the season ends! Happy dance. Here are 5 tips to find your holiday job. 1) Start your search today I know what you're thinking, "KIM! It's still warm outside. Why would I […]

Video series: What does customer service mean to you?

"What does customer service mean to you?" It's one of the common job interview questions that stumps a lot of job seekers, but it shouldn't. Be honest. Don't say what you think the interviewer wants to hear – really put yourself in the customer's shoes. What's an example of excellent customer service you've received before? Think back on what made that experience memorable and what exactly the worker did to help. Your answer should also […]

10 Reasons why you didn’t get the job

So you're getting interviews, but you're still having a hard time landing a job. Frustrating, I know. You could be guilty of one of these common job interview mistakes and not even realize it. Don't let one of these slip-ups ruin your chance of finding your next job. 1) No interview prep There is nothing worse than not properly preparing for your interview. Run through your mental job interview checklist. Also, make sure you bring a […]

10 obvious signs of job interview anxiety

You’re nervous. I mean, who wouldn't be? You have to figure out what to wear, run through your job interview checklist and be ready to answer the most common interview questions. It's completely normal to have job interview anxiety, especially if you're shy, but you may not want the employer to know that. These are the top ten signs of interview nerves. 1) Sweat   2)Playing with hair   3) Bad handshake   4) Adjusting […]

Dos and don’ts of social media

Most people think social media has absolutely nothing to do with their job search. That's definitely not the case. Over 50 percent of employers check out an applicant's social media profiles before hiring them. If they saw yours, would you still get the job? Check out the job search dos and don'ts of social media: DO Show your personality. Whether you're a fashionista, foodie or just want to show off your adorable puppy, share the […]

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 […]

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. […]

4 holiday job search tips

With the holidays quickly approaching, the best gift you can give to yourself is jingle bell rocking your job search. Buying presents and visiting family isn't cheap. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to get hired for the holidays. Check out these four holiday job search tips: 1) Beat the holiday rush. A lot of people think it's too early to apply for holiday jobs, but employers are trying to prepare […]

Dos and don’ts of finding a back to school job

Class is back in session! In between syllabus day and planning your back to school outfits, finding that perfect student job might be on your list of to-do’s. To make sure you're in the running, check out these dos and don'ts of finding a back to school job. DO Start now. You know when the school bus is driving away and you see someone running to catch it? If you wait too long to apply, […]