Serve customers by providing product and service information and resolving product and service problems. Attracts potential customers by answering product and service questions and suggesting information about other products and services.
A manufacturing job involves the creation of new products either from raw materials or by assembling different components through physical, chemical or mechanical means. Manufacturing can exist on a large scale for items such as phones, cars, computers and food and beverages.
As a healthcare support worker, you will be responsible for assisting and caring for patients in a fast-paced and dynamic clinical environment. You will be expected to change dressings, take vital signs, and ensure that each patient has a comfortable and safe area to recover in.
An Administrator provides office support to either an individual or team and is vital for the smooth-running of a business. Their duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and filing.
Information technology employees work in positions using computer-based information systems. They work with both software applications and computer hardware. Entry-level positions require demonstrated computer knowledge and skills. Experience with multiple programming languages and diverse software and hardware is often expected. Certifications are voluntary but attest to knowledge and documented abilities for prospective employers. Information technology career descriptions and titles include computer support specialist, computer and information research scientist, information security analyst, and software developer.
Engineering contains a large number of job opportunities and specialties. We’ve selected a list of specialties that are in high demand for hiring Aerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Computer Engineer, Data Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Software Engineer.
Managers ensure that their assigned department, store, or district is well staffed and provisioned, adheres to quality and service standards, increases revenue and market share, and helps the business accomplish its goals. They hire and train employees, help develop and implement business strategies, and perform a variety of other tasks to ensure the business is thriving.
AVOID EXCESS IN YOUR JOB INTERVIEW APPEARANCE - Anything to an excess (too much jewelry or make-up, t-shirts with inappropriate sayings, clothing that is too tight or worn too low, etc.) distracts mightily from what's important: you, your skills, and your experience;
NETWORING TO THE KEY TO A JOB - Knowledge is power, thus researching prospective employers is essential. Make no mistake; the candidates with the best success in job-hunting are those who have thoroughly researched prospective employers -- both from a standpoint of whether the organization's mission, focus, and culture are a fit, as well as understanding the company -- its strengths and weaknesses, key needs, and competitive information. Job-seekers can use research throughout the job-search, from an initial search for developing a list of prospective employers to target, to uncovering people in those companies to network with, to succeeding in the job interview.
The candidates who can persuasively respond to the why do you want to work here and what do you know about our company questions and who can propose solutions to an underlying problem, demonstrate strategies for increasing revenues, or present ideas for saving the company money is the one who will get the job offer.
RESEARCH EVERY EMPLOYERS FIRST - Use the Web to build your reputation and your network. There's no question that the Internet has to play a key role in your next job-search, but perhaps not the way you thought. The Web's power in assisting your successful job-search is not through your spending countless hours on Monster or other unfocused job boards, but through you using the Web to build your reputation and expand your network. All professionals should have a LinkedIn membership, which allows you to develop a page that can function as your online resume and recommendation page, while also providing you with the venue for finding and networking with others in your field (or from your previous jobs and educational institutions). You might also stay active in a social networking site, such as Facebook, but keep your profile clean.
The best strategy for those with even just a bit of Web savvy is to buy your name (or some variation of it) as a domain name and develop a small Website that showcases your talents, skills, education, and accomplishments. You could publish anything from your resume to a full online portfolio of your work.
TIP # 1 Customize cover letters and resumes to each opportunity. In applying for a position with an organization, submit a customized resume and cover letter that each are tailored to the specific job requirements, utilizing the same keywords the employer uses to describe the opening. Even better, use some of the same words to describe yourself as the employer uses to describe the organization.
TIP # 2 Format Your Resume Wisely "Do the Hiring Managers" Work for Them No matter how well written, your resume won't get a thorough reading the first time through. Generally a resume gets scanned for 25 seconds. Scanning is more difficult if it is hard to read, poorly organized or exceeds ONE page. Use a logical format and wide margins, clean type and clear headings. Selectively apply bold and italic typeface that help guide the reader's eye. Use bullets to call attention to important points (i.e. accomplishments).
Get the job offer in writing.
Once both parties have confirmed an offer verbally, ask for a copy in writing. You should follow up the conversation with a thank you letter outlining your understanding of the terms of the offer, your enthusiasm about starting with the company, and your appreciation for their decision to hire you. Finally, report your offer to the Career Center to let them know you have accepted employment.
Probably the biggest mistake you can make is simply deciding to settle and accept whatever offer you receive. Research shows that younger job-seekers and female job-seekers often make this mistake – either from not completely understanding the negotiation process or from a dislike or discomfort with the idea of negotiating. Settling for a lower salary than you are worth has some major negative financial consequences – you'll earn less, receive smaller raises (because most raises are based as a percentage of your salary), and have a smaller pension (since pension contributions are usually a percentage of your salary). But settling for an offer that you feel in your heart is too low will not only set you back financially, but also eat at you until you finally begin to seriously dislike your job and/or employer. Of course, in certain professions (like sales), it is expected you'll negotiate your salary.
Neglecting to negotiate things beyond base pay.
Base salary is just one of the negotiation points. There are many more items to consider when negotiating your initial employment package, such as variable pay, performance expectations, benefits, perquisites, schedule for salary increase, and minimum severance. Once the salary negotiation is complete, moving on to the other components of total pay can be rewarding.
Focus salary discussions on the market data for the new job (rather than your current pay at your current job).
Your current pay is not really relevant if the market data for the job establishes a reasonable pay of $48,000 and your skills and experience demonstrate you’re a fit for the job. Of course you shouldn’t tell a potential employer that the information is not relevant, but you can lead them to that conclusion by focusing on the much more relevant market data and value of the job in question and your value as an employee with a set of skills that qualify you for that job.
Become an "intrepreneur" – view your job as a long term consulting assignment, not a permanent gig.
Years ago, Fast Company magazine had a cover story called "Me, Inc.", which revolutionized its readers' thinking about their careers. The article said that because organizations no longer guarantee lifetime employment, it's important think of yourself as a contractor with a portfolio instead of a loyal employee. As a contractor, your focus should be doing excellent work, learning as much as possible from each position, and being ready to hop to a new job should the desire or need arise.
Fake it until you make it.
I'm not suggesting you lie on your resume or present yourself as someone you're not. "Faking it" refers instead to those occasional lapses of self confidence we experience when faced with a challenging project. Self doubt can grow in you like a cancer: "Can I really pull this off?" "Am I good enough to do this job?" If you find yourself suffering from a crisis of confidence, remember that positive behavior can easily overtake negativity and pull you out of your rut. And your behavior is what others see, not what you're feeling on the inside. Have to give a presentation and scared that you don't know what you're doing? Use your nerves an extra source of energy so you seem even more engaging. Fear and stress can be your allies if you channel them effectively.
Play to your strengths.
Second, find your strengths. It is easier and a lot more fun to play to your strengths than to compensate for weaknesses. A great resource for identifying your strengths is Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath where you buy the book and then take an on-line assessment which generates a report of your top 5 strengths. Then see how you can start playing to YOUR strengths!
Figure out how much money you need to make.
For anyone entering the job market or thinking about a career switch, take a long hard look at your finances. Do a budget. Decide on what kind of lifestyle is really important to you. Then think about how much money you need to make to support yourself in that lifestyle.