Do you ever feel guilty when you try to take some time away from your job search? Or feel guilty spending too much time on it? Staying focused enough to get everything accomplished isn’t easy. Operating in “cycles” is the key to staying focused. Elite athletes understand this by balancing intense training sessions with maintaining rest periods to give their body time to recover and perform at its best when needed.
So you need to know how to balance your job search and your life so you don’t burn out.
Here are some of our tips to focus your job search “cycles”:
We interviewed Jason Raznick, thePresident/Founder/CEO of Benzinga.com, a great company hiring now at hiredMYway.com. We asked him what he had to say about his company’s culture, jobs at Benzinga, what they’re looking for in potential hires, and his advice for job seekers.
Benzinga is a financial media company based out of Metro Detroit looking to disrupt the status quo in the financial industry and currently serves over 3 million monthly readers in over 125 countries. Benzinga provides timely, actionable ideas that will help users navigate even the most uncertain and volatile markets – in real-time and at an unmatched caliber. The company produces real-time tools and applications to give traders and readers an edge that has traditionally been available only to the privileged elite. From breakouts to unusual volume, from upgrades to downgrades, Benzinga is the leading full-service, one-stop shop for investors of all stripes and styles.
This time of year, you hear a lot of talk about resumes. You also hear people ask a lot of questions. Questions like, which school is the best? Who has the most experience? Who’s going to make it to the Final Four? Of course, I’m talking about hiring! Apparently there’s a basketball tournament going on as well, or so I’ve heard.
Interestingly, there’s a definite connection between the two. Some job seekers have their eyes on the championship. Some are focused on being in the final four of the candidate pool. Others still are happy just to be a part of the “big dance”. Sure, even in hiring there’s upsets, candidates on the bubble, Cinderella stories, and “#1 seeds”. But the real question is, how do you stack up? How far would you make it? What “seed” would you be? If you think you know, then I challenge you to head over to our blog and read these job seeker types before filling out any “brackets”.
“Company culture is the driving force that makes an organization hum… A company is only as good as the people who operate it.”
The evolved human capacity to classify and represent experiences with symbols and to act imaginatively and creatively is defined by culture. Culture defines so many aspects of our lives, how we interact with each other and what we value, and the environments in which we live and work.
Culture is becoming an increasingly important principle at many of the leading companies in America, because the type of culture you have in your organization defines the type of people working within it. It is good corporate culture that attracts the best talent, inspires creative thinking, gives way to disrupters that take leaps and bounds, and brings true innovation.
When applying to jobs, it is important that you look past just the job title, and stop just applying to everything out there. You need to seek out companies that are the best fit for you to be truly successful and passionate in your career. When is the last time you were in an interview and asked how the culture of the company relates to you?
The future is happening now – before you know it your life will probably be run through a cell phone. Clearly we are living the future everyday, and every advance in technology continually reshapes our culture.
So in terms of job searching, are paper resumes going to last much longer, or will they be completely replaced by online profiles and video resumes as we change with the times?
Think about what a video resume does: it sells you and sells you again, and never stops working on your behalf. You can perfect your message, perfect your brand, and really showcase why you are the best talent available. You no longer need to be a film major to make a video resume. So what are the defining elements of a good video resume that will land you your next job?
Here are the 5 key elements your video resume should have:
2. Brief History
3. Job Experience
4. Job Applying For
To learn more about how to make a great video resume, click here to check out our blog.