Employment Services Blog
The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
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.
What’s your Hook?
Employers can see hundreds of applications for any one position they have posted on their website. Therefore, it’s critical and essential to stand out from the crowd by ensuring that you’re using a cover letter targeted towards the specific needs of the employer to increase the chances of being called for an interview.
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.