Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
Getting Noticed by a Hiring Manager
Sometimes it can feel like quite a feat just to get a hiring manager to notice your application. A hiring manager often needs to sort through a huge volume of resumes and cover letters for any given job opening, and it can be easy to get overlooked. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to increase your chances of getting contacted for that job you really want!
I’ll Take ANY Job EXCEPT……
What job do you feel would be a good fit for you? This is a question that we in Employment Services often ask our clients. A common response we hear is “I will take any job.” This leads us to inquire what does “any job” look like to you?
Micro-Credentials – What are They and How Can They Help Me?
A Micro-Credential is a short, concentrated course or certificate that is focused on a particular skill or competency.
Researching your Career Path
You may have done a career assessment to help unpack the types of fields you’d like to explore, but there’s still more work ahead to develop a strong plan that will get you moving forward.
Social Media Brand: What’s your Job Search Label
Web based tools like Google have given employers easily access to a range of results that may help them connect your name to different social media profiles. Therefore, it’s important to look at the security tools or privacy settings on your account to be mindful on what type of image you’re projecting to a prospective employer.
LinkedIn Success Tips
LinkedIn is a social media platform geared towards professional networking and connection. LinkedIn can be a valuable tool in your job search, regardless of the type of work you are looking for. Here are some tips for getting your profile noticed by the right people!
Mental Health and Employment
Workplace stress can come in many forms, whether it is deadlines, production counts, piecework demands or workplace culture. However, if stress becomes too intense or is drawn out over a long period of time, it can seriously impact our overall mental and physical health.
Tips for Working From Home
While there are pros and cons to remote work, here are some ideas to increase your comfort level and productivity within this new reality. These tips can also create good habits for job searching and may even support jumping into a new job that much faster.
10 Ways to Stay Motivated and Healthy During COVID
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions in all areas of our lives. From employment, to school, to community activities, routines have completely changed. Adjusting may require some creativity to stay motivated and healthy.
Top 5 COVID-19 Job Search Tips
This pandemic has likely changed a lot of things in our world, including the processes behind how employers will likely be engaging and continuing to engage in hiring practices.