Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Deandre Connell said he was doing homework when a bolt of lightning struck a tree outside the living room window. The current traveled through the ground, blowing him off the couch. (8/19/2014) More >>
Deandre Connell said he was doing homework when a bolt of lightning struck a tree outside the living room window. The current traveled through the ground, blowing him off the couch. (8/19/2014)
On average, there are 118 people who apply to any given job. Recent college grads, especially those with little to no experience, may become easily lost in the mix of job seekers. Here are some simple tips that can help with a more effective job search:
1.Give your job search structure and focus. A job search can often be a job in itself. Dedicate a certain amount of time at the same time every day. Turn off everything else and only focus on your job search during that time. Next, ask yourself two questions – "What do I love?" and "What am I good at?" Tailor both your resume and thoughts to those specific answers, and your job search will become much more successful.
2.Utilize your network of family and friends. We know that 80% of open positions aren't even publicly advertised. Your family and friends may be a great start to help you find those positions. Don't be afraid to let them know you're looking for a job. Send them an email with your resume attached. Tell them exactly what you are looking for and you appreciate any help they can give. You never know when you're name may come up in a conversation!
3. Create a new network. Networking events, volunteer work, charity events and Linkedin are all great ways to increase your network. If you meet someone face to face, be sure to exchange business cards and follow up. If you're not on Linkedin, you should be. 93% of recruiters are on Linkedin trying to find candidates to fill their jobs. Just be sure to list all of your qualifications with skills, tools, and any other keywords that can relate your experience to your desired position.
4. Contact a recruitment/staffing firm. Headhunters, recruiters, staffing companies – whatever you like to call them – all have relationships and connections to employers that most job seekers don't have. Employers work with these companies to help them find the best candidates for certain positions. Many of the unadvertised positions mentioned above go directly to these staffing firms. Contact a specialized recruitment firm specific to your desired field and tell them exactly what you are looking for. Even if they don't have a job for you now, they can reach out to you once something comes up. Best of all, there is no cost to you! They are simply paid by the employer.
5.Be creative! With 118 other candidates applying for each position, a standard resume may not be enough to stand out. Show the employer how much you want to be a part of their team by getting a little creative. Send them a video resume that shows off your personality. Not comfortable on camera? Include a hand-written thank you card with your resume to thank them for their consideration. Sending them a link to your personalized website may be another option. Something besides a resume can demonstrate your eagerness to work for them… and that can go a long way.
Ben Bohland is the Managing Partner of Two Point Recruiting in Toledo, OH. For more information, please visit www.twopointrecruiting.com.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:12:07 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach is listed as the top destination to visit during the fall shoulder season by FlipKey, a vacation rental website. FlipKey, which is owned by TripAdvisor, based theirMore >>
Myrtle Beach is listed as the top destination to visit during the fall shoulder season by FlipKey, a vacation rental website.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:50:29 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Today will be hot and humid...almost dangerously hot. Mostly sunny skies will help temperatures rise quickly. We'll hit highs in the low 90s at the beach and the mid 90s inland,More >>
Today will be hot and humid...almost dangerously hot. Mostly sunny skies will help temperatures rise quickly.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:26:08 GMT
CAROLINA FOREST PANTHERS Class 4A, Region VI 2013 Record: 1-10 2014 Season Opener: August 22nd, vs. Darlington, 7:30 Key Returners: It starts and ends with third year starting quarterback and seniorMore >>
New coach Marc Morris brings a breath of fresh air to the Panthers for 2014. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:05:28 GMT
GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - Georgetown Hospital System and Waccamaw Orthopaedics will offer free sports injury clinics for student athletes this fall, according to a news release issued by GHS. The free clinicsMore >>
Georgetown Hospital System and Waccamaw Orthopaedics will offer free sports injury clinics for student athletes this fall.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:59:35 GMT
FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The West Florence Fire Department will be hold a question and answer session with the candidates, who are running to serve on the West Florence Fire Department Commission. The sessionMore >>
The West Florence Fire Department will be hold a question and answer session with the candidates, who are running to serve on the West Florence Fire Department Commission.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:52:39 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Coastal Carolina students gathered for a picture to support of Ferguson. The Missouri town has been filled with riots and chaos between protestors and police since the deadly shootingMore >>
Coastal Carolina students gathered for a picture to support of Ferguson. The Missouri town has been filled with riots and chaos between protestors and police since the deadly shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.More >>