Montag, 26. Oktober 2015

The advantages of using job search engines

Job seekers often face a tough choice. What is the best and fastest way to find employment? Skim newspaper ads in print or rather online? Visit online job boards or rather company websites? Job search engines make the process easier for you and offer orientation through that maze of opportunities. Here are our top five reasons why you should trust job engines to find your dreamjob!

1. Job search engines always give you the newest results. Their search algorythms keep checking all the indexed sources constantly and automatically, therefore enabling search engines to present you the newest job ads. This way, you can quickly and efficiently send in your application and, thus, never miss out on an opportunity.
2. Job search engines reduce your workload. The one person who truly knows best about what kind of job would suit you best, is you. And with your criteria in mind, you search thousands of job ads. Wouldn’t it be a lot more practical, if there was someone or something that could ease that workload for you? Well, job search engines do just that!
3. Job search engines save your time. Keeping up with all the job boards and company websites take a lot of time and, let’s face it, can get pretty monotonous and tiring. Isn’t it nice, then, that you can outsource this job to the job search engine of your choice as well?
4. Job search engines are convenient. After signing up for the service and filling in your search criteria, you can use the engine‘s e-mail alert. Every morning, you can just sit back and enjoy your cup of coffee or tea while reading the newest and most relevant job ads. And send in your CV if the right opportunity arises!
5. Job search engines are user friendly. Do you also have to remember that many user names and passwords in order to access all your accounts on job boards and company recruiting websites? Switch to a job search engine and you will reduce the amount of user names and passwords to one of each.

Montag, 12. Oktober 2015

Changing your job – How often is often enough?

Working year in and year out for the same company and taking on new and greater responsibility with every promotion – what better way to show resilience, staying power and loyalty? Are employees who quit their jobs, on the other hand, automatically considered to be unreliable? If you are looking at your resume and pondering whether there are too many or too few positions held in there, ponder no further – we have a few things for you to consider!

As so many times in life, one rule applies here as well: please don’t overdo it and change your job every few months. Then again, “overdoing it” may mean different things at different stages of your career. At the beginning – for recruiting specialists, this means the years between your early twenties and early thirties – it is not only acceptable, but also understandable that young employees who just have finished studying, are still looking for the best match between their skills and the job market. They keep their resumes always up to date and ready to be sent out, because the next big career opportunity could wait behind any corner. After that though, you have to be prepare really good arguments for yourself and your desired job change in order to convince recruiters.

As a rule of thumb for the minimal duration of one job, you can count three years. The explanation is very simple: this is the span that bigger projects usually take to be completed. The first year is for getting to know every aspect of the project, the second for carrying it out and a third to leave your permanent mark in the company. After this period and all the results that came with it, you can make a convincing case for why you are ready to take on new responsibilities and broaden your horizons. Of course, this does not mean that, in order to achieve a successful career, you must change jobs very three years. Most of the time, you will end up receiving new career offers from your own company, be it promotions or new areas of responsibility.

Should you be tempted to look for another job simply out of frustration with your current one, we can only advise you to take your time and consider everything carefully, so that you have a clear picture about what is really bothering you. Otherwise, there is a real danger that you will soon be just as frustrated with your new job. Also strongly consider talking to your supervisor and finding a mutually beneficial solution, especially if you have already worked for a few years at your company. A new job in your old company – now that would be an ideal outcome!