The unemployed or anyone new in Canada or USA seeking a position go through the same steps. They dust off their resume, or write their first one. They look around for job ads through popular websites, such as Craigslist, FreshGigs, Monster or LinkedIn and start applying for jobs. They dutifully write a cover letter pertaining to each different position and bite their nails as they wait for a response. If they are lucky, in a short time, they get a phone call requesting an interview. But what if those phone calls never happen? What could be happening to prevent someone from being called in?
The obvious answer is that there are spelling or grammatical errors in your resume.
In some cases, such as a job in sales or public relations,
– English-skills are very important.
– The second thing could be a lack of experience pertaining to the position you have applied for, especially having Canadian and USA experience.
– The third thing could be a red flag has shown up when the company typed your name in a search engine. And this is an area that is easy to focus on through digital tools that can help protect your reputation and allow you to put your “best foot forward”.
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According to a new Gallup study based on about 30,000 interviews conducted every month between 2008 and 2012, American nation is currently in its happiest mood. The Gallup and Healthways began examining emotional state in January 2008, and the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index shows that Americans’ emotional health index score is now 79.9. The previous high was 79.8, which was reached in March 2008 and May 2010.
Participants of the study were asked to answer a group of special questions considering their emotions over the previous day, such as whether they experienced worry, enjoyment or stress, if they felt sad or happy, whether they learned something interesting, and if they smiled or laughed. After that the scientists compared with September 2011, and the results showed that Americans have higher scores in all of these categories.
According to researchers, improvements in emotional health occur at the same time as Americans views improve on their standards of living, as well as economic confidence.
About a week ago our ‘Head Yasnian’ Steffen Ruehl was featured in a Q&A on one of the top US business publications, BNET.com.
It was a tough (but fair) interview by Erik Sherman, and I think Steffen did well. 😉 If you’re interested in the interview then you can find it here.