The latest in job search strategies, resume tips, and more! Written by Lutherwood staff.
- Struggling for the Wordle?
When you’re applying for work, you may not be fortunate to have six chances to get your wording right that you do in the recently popular Wordle game. And the words that you’re trying to use on your resume and cover letter may be more than five letters long.Read More
- The “How and Why” of Following Up on your Applications
You found a brilliant posting online. You researched the company, took time to work with your Employment Advisor to develop a cover letter, and feel confident about your resume. You applied to the appropriate channels recorded the information in your job search tracker – now you have to sit back and wait for the employer to give you a call – right?Read More
- Is a Contract a Good Choice?
While many job seekers would prefer permanent employment, sometimes contract or temporary employment can be a good first step. Depending on your career circumstances and where you are at financially, here are some ideas to ponder.Read More
- Spotting Red Flags in Your Job Search
It’s important to develop a critical eye when job searching, to avoid being fooled by untrustworthy or illegitimate employment opportunities. Employment “scams” are becoming more sophisticated and tougher to spot but recognizing these red flags can help you protect yourself when job searching.Read More
- New year…. New Salary?
To start this new year off, the general minimum wage is increasing to $15/hour from $14.35/hour . This is exciting as we begin moving closer to a better living wage and many who are earning minimum wage will be benefitting from this increase. However, if your goal this year is to further increase your income, consider these options.Read More
- Following up on Applications
As employers shifted to virtual operations through the pandemic, their preference has been for people to apply for jobs online. However, this has diminished the personal touch that can go along with following up on applications.Read More
- Will Indeed Find Me a Job?
Indeed is one of the most popular online job boards. It has a strong reputation of being a “go to” resource for job seekers to find work, so naturally employers have followed.Read More
- How To Know When a Job is a Good Fit
Searching for a job, applying, interviewing, and then finally landing an offer can be an exciting time, but how can you tell if the job is going to be a good fit for you?Read More
- What Employers Need Right Now – Part 1
During the pandemic, many companies adopted a remote work model. While some businesses are now returning to on-site work, many are choosing a hybrid model, combining work from home with in-office days. The last year and a half has shown that skills required before the pandemic are not necessarily those that are in the forefront now. Technical skills and soft/human skills are critical in today’s labour market.Read More
- 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!Read More