Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
Ditch the Acronyms!
When you’re texting and messaging your contacts on social media sites it may be common practice to use short forms but these abbreviations in your resumes and cover letters can be part of why you’re not getting a message or invitation for an interview.
6 New or Different Employer Expectations During COVID-19
COVID-19 is causing massive changes to the job market and how employers make decisions on choosing a candidate. Here are 6 changes to Employer Expectations.
Put your Template in the Trash
Employers often scan your resume and decide in under a minute whether you are a good fit. This could be before and/or after an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) has reviewed your resume in comparison to their needs. If you use a template, there could be reasons why your application isn’t being well reviewed by an ATS or the visual eyes of an employer.
But I’ve been out of work too long for anyone to hire me
There are a number of reasons that people may have taken some time away from traditional working roles, which may include the end of life care for an aging family member or friend, childcare, personal mental health journeys, or traveling after receiving a severance in the end of a long-term position. Just as the list may be endless, here are four tips that we can offer to help you get back into the working world.
Keeping Up with Video Conferencing Options
The past year has seen a huge shift in recruiting and hiring processes for companies. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that face-to-face interviews, orientations, and even training sessions are being moved into the virtual space.
Preparing for Video Calls
When setting up a video call with an employer, it is essential to take some time to ensure you have an appropriate space set up in which to do so. Being mindful of how your space is set up can go a long way in making a strong impression on an employer.
Don’t Know What Kind of Job You Want? We Can Help!
If you think that you need to come into our services with all the answers, you haven’t started asking the right questions. We aren’t just here to place you in a job that we have a connection to – we are here to help you from start to finish.
Practicing Self-Care at Work
Starting a new job or managing the stress of a challenging/constantly busy position can take its toll on you. It’s important to take some time to look for ways to manage your mood and balance your health so that you can continue to have the concentration and personality to effectively perform in your job.
Take Care of Yourself
A lot of us want our job search to be a quick sprint: send out a few resumes, quickly get calls for an interview and then accept an offer. Sometimes people can be lucky to finish one job and start a new one in the same week; but others may experience more of a marathon in their job search.
Cooking up Confidence at The Raw Carrot
Finding a fulfilling job is never an easy task, and when you have a disability, it can be even harder. Living with anxiety and depression since he was a teenager, Luke struggled to build up his resume and confidence as a young adult.