Dashing Through The Winter Job Search [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 12 2013

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean your job search has to stop. Too many job seekers take the winter off to make eggnog and cookies, missing out on great job opportunities. Continuing a job search during the winter months can help you beat your competition, snag a seasonal job, or even find the perfect contact to take your job hunt to the next level.

The infographic below — compiled by CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution — shows job hunters why winter just might be the perfect season to turbocharge your search. Some takeaways to note:

  • 39% of retail and 18% of IT companies are hiring this winter
  • 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking
  • 46% of successful job seekers applied directly to the employer
  • 54% of job seekers use social media to network

Check  out the full infographic below for more tips on how to heat up your job search while the weather cools.

What do you think? How will you jumpstart your winter job search? Share in the comments!

Dashing Through the Winter Job Search [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Succeeding in the Job Search Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

16 04 2013

At some point or another, most of us will go through the long-winded process that is the job search. It’s a tough business to be in, especially if you’re not getting the results you want. However, when you’ve done your research and have the proper information on your side, the outcome of your job search will likely come out in your favor.

This infographic, compiled by Interview Success Formula, a program that helps job seekers to deliver powerful interview answers, illustrates how job seekers can navigate through the job search today and how to do well in the process. Some takeaways to note include:

  • 80 percent of available jobs are never advertised (here are some networking tips)
  • 20 percent of job applicants get interviews (here are some interview tips)
  • The average length of an interview is approximately 40 minutes
  • The most important characteristics in a job applicant are multitasking, initiative, and creative thinking

Check out the full infographic below and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

What do you think? What are some other ways to succeed in the job search?

Please note: The publishing of this infographic is not an endorsement. It’s simply a way to pay it forward, sharing relevant job search information across the world in an effort to help people like you succeed in your endeavors.  By the way, if you’re an Enactus USA (formerly SIFE) student or alumni, check out the Enactus USA Career Marketplace here.  Over 450 jobs with 72 companies now posted! 

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Job Interviewing 101: How to Succeed in Different Situations [INFOGRAPHIC]

26 03 2013

By Heather R. Huhman, Founder & President, ComeRecommended

Did you know the average employer may receive upwards of 100 applications per job opening? In addition, even if an applicant does land an interview, it can be difficult to navigate through the process since every interviewer is different. So, how can job seekers ensure they are reading each situation correctly?

This infographic, compiled by Interview Success Formula, a program that helps job seekers to deliver powerful interview answers, illustrates how job seekers can read the most common types of interviewers and how to succeed in the process. Some takeaways to note include:

  • The average duration of an interview is 40 minutes
  • 60% of managers conduct video interviews
  • 34% of U.S. workers say they have a younger boss
  • 17% didn’t believe the employer was knowledgeable

Check out the full infographic below and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

What do you think?  What are some other ways job seekers can succeed in job interviews?

About the authorHeather R. Huhman is the founder and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. You can connect with Heather and Come Recommended on Twitter and Facebook.





Get Out of Your Chair – It’s KILLING You!

29 11 2012

A while back, I wrote a post titled Take a Vacation! that discussed why it’s good to get away from it all.  “All” includes electronics (having a panic attack yet?) and believe it or not, can have rejuvenating qualities that increase productivity, innovative thinking, and your overall happiness factor.  

But, what if you don’t take a break?  Could it actually be killing you?  Check out this great INFOGRAPHIC below from Kayla Evans.  You might be surprised at some of the findings!  Read the full article here. 

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