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

How Social Media Can Affect Your Career

10 Career Mistakes to Avoid on Social Media

10 Career Mistakes to Avoid on Social Media

More and more employers are searching for potential job candidates on social media. I have written hundreds of articles on interview questions and many ask behavioral or situational questions to find out what you are really like. From political interests, to who your friends are, social media is one more step an employer can take to find out everything and anything about you. Below are the top ten mistakes that you never want to make on your social networks. 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.

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Finding a Job Using Yelp

How to Find and Land a Job Using Yelp

How to Find and Land a Job Using Yelp

We all hear about how LinkedIn or Facebook can help you land the job, but what about using Yelp? Yelp can be a great tool to help you find work, research the company, and prep you for the interview.

For those of you who don’t know, Yelp is a social networking site designed to review local businesses in your area. For example, suppose you want to go out for dinner, and you want to know what people are saying about that new restaurant down the street. Users can log in, and post reviews of the restaurant for all to see. Based on the reviews posted by others, you can decide if you want to go there or not. Any company can be reviewed by former customers on Yelp.

Step 1 Find Work in Your Area

I myself live in a big city and commuting is one if my biggest issues. Yelp will show you all the businesses in a given area. With Yelp, you can build a list of companies you want to apply to that are close to where you live.  You can do this using Yelp’s “Nearby” feature on your smartphone. Continue reading