McDonalds Job Application: 5 Tips to get a Job

McDonalds Job Application

McDonalds Job Application

Applying for jobs at McDonald’s has never been easier.   You no longer have to apply in person as you can do it online.  However, there are a few important tips to remember when applying for a job at McDonald’s.  Follow these tips to put your McDonalds Job Application ahead of the competition.

1# Location

When sending in your McDonalds Job Application try to apply to the closest restaurant from where you live.  Employers will always take into consideration the distance you travel to work.  In fact, a study conducted by the University of Waterloo discovered that people with the longest commutes have the lowest overall satisfaction with life.

Applying to the nearest McDonald’s is important especially if you don’t have a car.  In fact, some of the applications ask up front if you have transportation.  If you don’t have transportation then they may favour someone who lives closer or has transportation of their own. Continue reading

How to Read Employee Reviews of Companies: 5 Tips

Employee Reviews: 5 Tips on How to Read Them

Employee Reviews: 5 Tips on How to Read Them

You get a call from a recruiter, and you are excited about a new job opportunity. You do a quick Google search only to read negative employee reviews. You are now no longer excited about the new job prospect and consider not even handing in your resume. But how much should you read into these employee review sites? Are the reviews written by a bitter employee, or does HR fake reviews to get top talent?

Employee review sites are a good thing and utilizing them is an important step in finding the right job for you. However, one must take the buyer beware mentality and learn these tips on how to navigate them. Continue reading

Keywords for Resume Search Engines

How to use the right keywords for your resume

How to use the right keywords for your resume

When you apply for a job online, there are hundreds of other applicants who are applying for that exact same job.  In fact, ere.net estimates that on average 250 resumes are received for each corporate job opening. As one can imagine it is difficult to sort out the good resumes from the bad. To help this sorting process, HR professionals use software called Applicant Tracking System (ATS).  ATS will search thousands of resumes to filter applicants with the right skill set.

To make sure your resume does not get discarded by ATS you need to make sure you have the right keywords on your resume. By this, I don’t mean keywords like works well under pressure, hard worker, or team player. I mean specific keywords related to your industry. To do this successfully, you should search several jobs in your field and find common keywords.  Finally, update your resume with these common keywords to decrease your odds of being filtered out by the ATS.

Suppose I wanted to become a mobile app developer. I searched for a few jobs online and found a few job postings that had these keywords. Continue reading

Five Habits Successful People Do Every Day

Five Habits Successful People do Everyday

Five Habits Successful People do Everyday

Robert Collier once said, success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. What exactly are the small efforts repeated by successful people? How do I incorporate these habits into my daily life? Below are five habits successful individuals do every day.

1# Get up early

Arriving to work early does more than impress your boss, it will allow you to get your work done without distraction. I remember watching a TED video that asked people where they felt there were most productive. Hardly anybody said the office. But when you arrive at the office early, there will be minimal interruptions. In the morning your mind is fresh and you can focus and complete your daily tasks. Check these successful executives who wake up early if you need proof this habit is effective. Continue reading

Top Entry Level Employers of 2015

Top Entry Level Employers of 2015

Top Entry Level Employers of 2015

Welcome to the Top 100 Entry Level Employers list of 2015.  Although there are many top employment lists, few are available for entry level positions.  Even fewer lists take into consideration what employees say about the company, customers’ opinions on the company, and what investment analysts say about growth.  Taking this into consideration, this ranking has been formulated using 3 factors.  These factors are:

1. Employee Reviews

  • The ratings in this category are based on reviews given by current and former employees on glassdoor.com and indeed.com

2. Analyst Ratings

  • The analyst rankings are based on ratings from Marketwatch.com (buy, sell, or hold).  Many companies on the list are publicly traded.  If analysts like the stock, then odds are that the company is growing (investors love future growth).  If the company is growing, there is potential for career growth.

3. Customer Satisfaction

  • The ranking also takes into consideration customer satisfaction. If a customer is satisfied with the product then odds are you are learning valuable customer service skills.  In this compilation customer satisfaction is measured using Yelp.com. The Yelp score is compiled by taking the largest sample of four major U.S. cities.  The average was calculated and used for all reviews.

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11 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Promoted At Work

11 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting a Promotion at Work

11 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting a Promotion at Work

1. Bad Attitude

  • Lets face it, if you tell one person you are unhappy, than everyone will know. When a promotion is available they will want to promote someone who is upbeat about the future of the company. If you can’t motivate, you can’t lead.

2. You Arrive Late

  • When you arrive late the whole office will see you marching in. You can make the argument that you work late hours, but most people will think you don’t put in a full days effort.

3. Your boss is not leaving

  • Your boss has a good job she knows it. Even if your boss does not enjoy her job, she may not want to leave because she may have to take a pay cut to do so.

4. Surfing the Internet too Much

  • The Internet can be addicting so try and not surf at work. You can always get to work a little early and read the news before your shift.
    Remember your network administrator generates log files so they know what sites you have been on. Your manager can request these log files with a simple email.

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How to use Facebook to Find a Job

How to land that Summer Job using facebook

How to land that Summer Job using facebook

Finding a Job using facebook

Summer is coming up and you need to find a job, and fast. You have applied everywhere with no luck.

You may be surprised to learn that facebook is an excellent tool to help land you a summer job. With unflattering photos and negative comments, you may have posted, most of us think facebook and employment don’t mix.  The reality is facebook is a great tool to find you work.

While Google remains king of search, facebook search is definitely underrated. By using facebook search, you can see if you know anyone who works at a particular company.  You can also search and see if you have any mutual friends who work at that company.  Once you have obtained this information, you can send your connections an email to try and get your application noticed by the hiring manager.

Let’s suppose you want to get a crew job at McDonald’s.  Odds are, it is a manager who will hire you.  Look at the McDonald’s website and research the titles of management positions. Some examples that come up are shift manager, assistant manager, and manager.  Next, go to facebook and type in “Shift Manager at McDonald’s”. Continue reading