Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
Job Searching from your Home Office
Now that you have the right workplace set up to be productive at home, let’s take it a step further and look at how you can maximize your new space and habits to help you continue your job search.
Working From Home Tips
Although social isolation may initially sound fun for the introverts out there, it can quickly take a toll on both our physical and mental health. Here are a few tips from several sources to help make sure you’re set up for productivity and health in your new work space.
Second Career Series: Researching and Applying for School
The Process for Second Career requires that you research at least one Community College, a Recognized Private College, and a third college of your choice. Second Career can even offer support with living away from home expenses for the duration of your training.
Second Career Series: Know There's a Demand
If you have ever been laid off before, you know that after you Decide on your Job Interests, it’s important to see whether those jobs are in high demand. It's good to make sure the same problem won’t happen again with the new career you’ve chosen.
Second Career Series: Deciding your interests
The first step to take when considering Second Career, is to figure out your interests and what type of school programs or potential careers you may be interested in.
How to Find your Career While Working an Unsatisfying Job
It's a hard thing to realize that you aren’t happy at your job anymore, but how do you search for a new career while working full-time? Here are a few tips from our Employment Advisors for how to job search on the down-low to better your career situation while still being respectful to your current employer.
“Tell Me About Yourself” – How to Answer this Interview Question
“Tell me about yourself” is often one of the most common questions that employers will ask either during an interview, or even in the walk from the lobby to wherever the interview is being held. There’s no exact formula for how to answer this question, but there are a few key pieces that most employers would want you to summarize.
How to Explain Time Off in the Workplace
There are many possible reasons for you to have to take some time away from work, which then leads to a gap in your resume. You could have had an extended illness, a permanent disability that required some time off, you could have needed to take mental health leave, or time off to take care of a sick parent or child.
Practice Makes Perfect – Set Yourself Up for Interview Success
The first step to riding a bike isn’t doing a marathon. You have to first learn with training wheels, gain the skills and confidence to take them off and soon you’ll be able to do it easily on your own. The same goes for job interviews. You may have great communication skills and a very personable demeanor, but practice will always help you perfect the delivery of your message to employers at an interview.
Application Follow-Up 101
There is no magical formula to follow when it comes to application follow-ups. Questions like “how long should I wait before following up?”, “should I email or call?”, “how many times can I follow up before appearing rude or desperate?” and “should my follow up be after the application or after the interview?” don’t have definitive answers that work for every employer.