"Santa and Jess”
This is the "Santa & Me" photo contest winner sent by Barbara from Palm Bay.
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Whether you are a recent graduate or looking for a career change, here are tips to help you:
Be quick: Respond to the job posting as soon as it is posted; to do this you need to be on top of job boards in your field.
Be explicit: Tell the potential employer exactly how you meet the criteria for the job.
Be brief: Hiring managers will be flooded with responses; keep your initial application short and to the point.
Be creative: Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through or to do something very different than a standard cover letter and résumé, as long as it aligns with the industry in which you work.
Be persistent: Follow up early and regularly, but not in an annoying way; you want to keep your name in the hiring manager’s mind and make it clear that you are interested.
Once you get the interview:
Be prepared: Do your homework about the company and the position; know as much as you can before you walk in and be ready to talk about it.
Be direct: Tell them why you are a strong candidate for the job by linking your skills and experience to the skills and experience they are looking for.
Be confident: Give firm handshakes, make eye contact, speak with authority; you are selling yourself here, so you have to believe in yourself.
Be appreciative: Thank them for the opportunity and follow up with a handwritten thank-you card.