Thursday, May 26, 2016

Virtual Jobs - Amazon

Having been an entrepreneur for over 10 years, I can appreciate and sympathize with those that work in companies that have small infrastructures.  For those working or have worked in these companies, when the computer breaks or there is an IT issue YOU have to work hard to get it resolved. Software, hardware, databases and documented processes all can be difficult to navigate if standards have not been put in place. Escalation can trying especially if you are working remotely.  Working at larger companies does have it's advantages.  

What are your work values?  Are they stability, well defined advancement paths, support?  If so, your chances are high in finding what you need in a large well-established company. Of course there are the exceptions.  Do your research and check out websites like Glassdoor and CareerBliss for company reviews as part of your personalized job search research plan.

One large company that has a decent amount of virtual jobs is Amazon.  The employee reviews look decent and we know that the infrastructure is in place.

Amazon Jobs - Virtual  


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Five Ways to Land A Job

Five Ways to Land A Job

This Blog post is targeted to the seasoned professional who has some work experience.  It could be many volunteer jobs or has a combination of volunteer and paid work experience.  Your volunteer work is valuable especially if it is applicable and should be presented in a self-promoting light on your resume, interview, networking sessions, etc.   

Here are some interesting ways to land a job if you are a seasoned professional. 

1.  Help Recruiters Find You – Use keywords on Resume and Social Media Profiles  - Use Wordle.net to identify the keywords in a job listing and make sure they show up in the right context in your resume and cover letter/email. 

2.  Network – Talk To Friends, Family, Church, Social Clubs – Strengthen your Networking Skills.  Many of the jobs available are acquired through networking methods.   Check out this Video on Networking https://youtu.be/R71wV7G99G4

3.   Visit A Trade Show or Job Fair – 10times.com.  Check with your CPA but your fee to attend could be written off as a professional development tax expense

4.  Find An Apprenticeship – MyNextMove - http://www.mynextmove.org/find/apprenticeship


5. Setup Job Alerts on 2-3 of these top job sites– http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mkl45hifd/1-linkedin-com/#gallerycontent.  Use these job alerts to stay abreast of opportunities at target companies.  Leverage your network for introductions and referrals.  

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