Now that you’ve perfected your resume, it’s time to begin your job search. One of the best ways to find the ideal position is by conducting research on prospective employers BEFORE submitting your application.Doing research on employers gives you an opportunity to be better prepared, not only for the job search, but for the interview and (hopefully!) job offer as well.
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Organizational politics, according to Reference.com, “is the process of using an informal network to gain power and accomplish tasks to meet a person's wants or needs. Organizational politics may be a positive practice when the greater good of the company is affected. However, it can also be negative when people promote self-interests.”
We have all been affected by organizational politics in the workplace. While they can sometimes make work life challenging, using these informal networks can be very beneficial to you and your team.
Here are some positive ways to make organizational politics work for you.
We all know that there is a superabundance of career and job search information on the internet. It can be overwhelming. That’s why Trident’s Center for Career Planning and Workforce Strategies has narrowed down the career/job search website list to three top websites.
Congratulations! You’ve interviewed for a great position, impressed the employer with your experience and knowledge, and now you are the primary candidate! The offer is on its way. Are you ready to negotiate?It is important to maintain soft control upon receiving an offer. It’s good to be happy and excited about the opportunity, but don’t rush into a “yes” answer. Be completely sure you are not leaving something on the table.
A compensation package is a combination of salary, benefits, and perks. All of this is negotiable.
Here are the 5 components of the negotiation process and some tips for each one:
Most of you are already familiar with Trident’s Center for Career Planning and Workforce Strategies. While the Center does not place students in jobs and cannot guarantee any particular employment, the Center offers many services to our students and alumni, such as job search resources, career advancement and development support, employment information and connection, etc.
We are proud to announce the launch of Trident’s New Virtual Career Center offering all these services and more in an online, virtual format you can use any time of the day or night.
Here are 4 of the best features of our New Virtual Career Center that will help you with your job search and your career development:
Whether you are seeking a job or you already have a job, good communication helps you to build strong relationships. Professional and effective communication opens doors to opportunities, including promotions.
With today’s technology, there are many ways to communicate. Here are some methods and how to use them most effectively.
- Do respond to texts from a recruiter or an employer, using professional language, and correct punctuation and grammar.
- Don’t initiate a communication via text to a recruiter or an employer.
Talking about yourself should be the easiest thing for you to do. Who knows you better than you? However, responding to this question during a job interview can be stressful and uncomfortable. Here are some ideas on how to craft an impactful and memorable response.
- Be sure you know who you are. Assess yourself and create a consistent message regarding your background and experience. Then, tweak your message for each individual situation.
You’ve worked hard to achieve your degree and are excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. You’ve sent your resume to several well-known companies. And, thankfully, you have received an invitation to interview for a position that sounds perfect for you. What should you do? How should you prepare?
An important thing to remember is the hiring manager has already determined that you have the qualifications to do the job based on your resume. The purpose of the interview is to determine if you have the right attitude, demeanor, and communication skills to do the job.
When it comes to your career, social media can be a major asset – or a major hindrance. If leveraged correctly, you can use your LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook profiles to highlight your assets as a job candidate.
During the Career Center’s April webinar, “Social Media for the Job Search,” we highlighted some of the most important things you should – and shouldn’t - be doing with your social profiles on these three networks.
In November, Trident's Career Advising & Development Center presented their third webinar on LinkedIn. My goal was to make this session a little different by giving Trident students an opportunity to interact much more closely so they could get updates and suggestions on their LinkedIn profiles in real time.
Here is the first part of the key takeaways from that webinar, "LinkedIn or Left Out 3: Profile Review & Workshop":