What kind of design should you use for best results? Thank you to Elaine Griffin of Elaine Griffin Designs for sponsoring the 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest. Jacob Share: Why did you become a designer? Elaine Griffin: I decided to become a designer when I was a small business owner designing my own site. I was designing and sewing children’s clothing, and had no money to invest in hiring a professional to create an e-commerce website. So, I learned on my own and I loved it. Designing websites serves a dual purpose for me. I get to fulfill my need to be creative, and I can also provide small businesses with affordable websites to get their businesses rolling.
Just because it can be awkward doesn't mean it has to be. This is a guest post by Jamie Scuka. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. You know the feeling when you get off the phone after setting a date and time, you are feeling great, yet really nervous? Kind of sounds like a first date right? Or, is it a first interview? You have finally done it, made a step in the right direction after being attracted to an opportunity that you feel is perfect for you (at least at this stage in the game). Good for you! How exciting! Or is it? A first date and a first interview are pretty much one in the same. Nobody really likes interviews; not only candidates, but especially hiring managers. It always seems like pulling teeth to get an interview confirmed on their end, and it’s because it's the last thing they want to do even though they have a defined need. And as far as first dates are concerned, many of us have that one story about the blind date gone wrong, or the nightmare first date that you could never forget. They both can be very awkward for all involved, but if you approach a job interview like a first date from both sides then you will have a better handle of the interview, and the familiar flow will make it seem like second nature (even if it still is awkward).
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Sometimes, those bad things actually happen. This is a guest post by Katherine Burik. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Walking through the park one evening when from behind the bushes a hand reaches out and grabs your sweetie... With a blood curdling scream, she is GONE!!! Scary… Makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up a little doesn’t it? Why is something scary anyway? Much of it is in our heads. It can be paralyzing to ruminate on the bad things that can happen. But bad things really can happen when disruptive, unexpected situations get out of control. Job interviews can be scary too for the same reasons. Surprisingly, interviewing is about the same level of scary for candidates and for the company. Each party imagines all sorts of bad outcomes. Sometimes, those bad things actually happen.
Are resume buzzwords an HR buzz kill? This is a guest post by Tabitha Flack. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. As a recruiter, I can tell you that buzzwords are funnily enough a bit of a buzzword at the moment in the employment sector, and have been for some time. It is all about throwing back all-important indicators to hiring managers and HR teams showing that you know what you are talking about. And to an extent I would agree with this argument, but not wholeheartedly: * If you are formatting your CV and want to make the "argument of you" compelling to your potential employer and easily navigable for an HR team member, then this is certainly the best way to go about it. * If you want to make yourself sound flashy by calling yourself a Ninja, Guru, Superstar, or Demi-God, they probably won't be so interested.