Tag Archives: job search

What NOT to Do on Jobs on Facebook

Facebook is a great way to stay in contact with friends and family, but the social media site is also a useful tool for your job search. And we don’t just mean networking; Jobs on Facebook is here, and it just might change the job search game.

So, what exactly is Jobs on Facebook? As noted by the website itself, Jobs on Facebook allows employers to “reach qualified candidates where they’re already spending their time—on Facebook. Job postings appear on and link to your Facebook business Page. Potential employees have the chance to learn more about your business and the job opportunity before applying, ensuring you get informed job applicants.”

So, Jobs on Facebook is another job search website you can visit to find interesting positions to apply for. However, there are a few easy-to-make mistakes unique to the platform you should avoid.

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The Myth of the “Perfect Fit” Job

When you’re job searching, you might find a job that seems perfect for you. The description is exactly what you’re looking for, the experience requested lines up with your own, and the company has a great reputation. But after an interview, you never hear back. What happened?

When it comes to the job search, there is no such thing as a “perfect fit.” This applies to job seekers just as much as it does to employers. You might think you fit 100% of the qualifications, when in reality you actually fit 80%, and another applicant fits 90%.

But on the employer side, they aren’t necessarily always looking for a 100% match. If you’re limiting your job search only to jobs you think you’re perfect for, you might be missing out on great jobs that would accept someone who matches 70% or less of the qualifications. Still confused? Here’s a bit more to why a “perfect fit” doesn’t really exist.

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Unique Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Alright, so you have the resume basics down. You used descriptive words, formatted everything beautifully, added certifications relevant to the job you want, and avoided the typical resume pitfalls.

And you got interviews because of it. But you still want to take your resume one step further. Here’s what you can do to really put your resume over the top.

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Finding a Job in the Second Half of 2020

Since many areas are still experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases, businesses are predicting lower than average hiring in the latter part of this year. However, they are still optimistic that hiring will continue.

According to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, 35% of decision makers say their company will increase employees. A total of 42% of hiring decision-makers predict there will be no change in their business, while 16% anticipate a decrease in employee count.

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Have You Ever Deleted/Censored Social Media Posts While Job Searching or Working for a Company?

It might seem harmless to tweet about the awesome party you went to last night, but it could also cost you a job. The fact is, employers check social media before bringing applicants in for an interview. According to CareerBuilder, 70% of employers use social media as a screening tool.

Knowing this, it’s not surprising that job seekers sometimes delete a post or two when they’re sending out job applications. If you’ve ever deleted social media posts while job searching or working for a company, let us know by voting in our poll and tell us why!

 

If the Job Search Were a Movie Casting

Get cast in the job of a lifetime

Every year, actors flock to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams. They want to star in hit TV shows and blockbuster films, or at least book enough work to handle basic life expenses. Only a small percentage will accomplish that—those who work hard, have a plan, and stick it out. Others may get burnt out and give up.

Sound like your job search? Competitive jobs go to those who work the hardest and have the best connections. Here are a few ways to master your job search and get cast in the job you’ve always wanted.

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What Staffing Companies Can Do for You During the Pandemic

Why you should sign up to prepare for getting back to work.

Due to COVID-19, many workers are currently unemployed. According to Forbes, due to the $600 weekly federal unemployment payment added on top of local state benefits, some workers are taking in more money through unemployment benefits than they made when they were working.

Understandably, that makes job searching a secondary concern. You’re dealing with the stress of the pandemic while you’re stuck at home. When you add the job search on top of that, it can be stressful.

Luckily, signing up with a staffing company like Express Employment Professionals is easy. Plus, it will put you in a great place when you’re ready to get back to work. Here are a few reasons to apply.

  1. They know when companies are hiring.

No matter where you watch your shows, every commercial is going to tell you how we’re in “uncertain times.” It’s hard to know when it’s safe to go out or when companies are going to start hiring. But staffing companies are going to be some of the first to know when it’s time to get back to work. They have existing relationships with companies all over the country and pay close attention to CDC safety guidelines.

  1. The expanded benefits are temporary.

Eventually, the expanded unemployment benefits are going to run out. It’s a great safety net for now, but you’ll want to have a job lined up when they end. By getting set up with a company like Express, local recruiters will keep you posted on hot jobs that match your skillset and get you noticed by companies that are hiring.

  1. You’ll get ahead of the competition.

Once the expanded benefits end, there’s going to be a flood of people trying to get back to work. You don’t want to start your job search when everybody else is. If you sign with a staffing company now, you’ll have an advocate actively promoting you to companies before that back-to-work rush begins.

Looking to jumpstart your job search? Call Express!

Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S. and Canada with more than 830 local offices. If you want to up your job search game, contact your local Express office, download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.