Posts Tagged: find a job in Portland

When it Comes to a Resume/Cover Letter, Neatness Counts

In looking for a job, it is, or should be, pretty common knowledge that the resume and cover letter are very important. They are in effect an advertisement for your skills, knowledge, experience, and performance capabilities. Naturally, you know you should spend a good deal of time figuring out exactly what you want put into… Read More »

Honesty and Your Resume

If you’ve been out of work for a significant length of time, you may feel desperate enough to fudge, if not outright lie, on your resume in the form of your current employment status and/or your skills/educational background. It’s dangerous to lie on a resume. The Internet has made it very easy for potential employers… Read More »

Long-term Unemployment and Finding Work

If you’ve been out of a job for more than six months that makes you part of the group called the long-term unemployed. It’s not a very comfortable position. Although you feel you have the skills and experience to benefit employers they, on the other hand, are focusing on the time you have been away… Read More »

Dealing with Rejection During the Job Search

If you looked in the dictionary for a definition of the term “job hunt,” would you see the word “rejection”? No. But maybe you should. A job hunt guarantees you’ll be “rejected.” You’ll hear “no” countless times, from receptionists, HR professionals, hiring managers, even potential colleagues. Understand this fact and you’re well on your way… Read More »

Staying Positive During a Job Search

If you are looking for a job right now, you should expect it to take longer than in the past. One major reason for this is the recession. While the employment picture has begun to improve, it is still very high. There are more people chasing fewer jobs. Technology is also making it harder as… Read More »

Looking for Work While Working

You may think you’re at a disadvantage if you’re looking for work while still at your current job. After all, most of your time is spent at work and you won’t be as available for interviews during normal business working hours as someone who is unemployed. But it definitely is better to look for another… Read More »

Getting Right to the Point

Have you ever sat through a business presentation and, after it was over, were not sure what the point of it was? This has become a more common problem in business generally, according to business consultant Ron Ashkenas. The amount of information people have to deal with has exploded, while the amount of time available… Read More »

The Importance of Finding the Right Fit in Your Job Search

Career specialists generally counsel job hunters that finding the right fit with a company is important. You do not just want to grab a job simply because it is available, without first doing some research on the company, and how it conforms to your work style and ambitions. A poor fit between a company and… Read More »