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Job Hunting Services Boulder CO

Organizations that provide job hunting services include staffing agencies, career centers, temp agencies, career counselors, recruiters, networking organizations, and other professional organizations. Read on to learn more about job hunting and to find job hunting services in Boulder, CO.

Lafayette Economic Development
(303) 665-5506
1290 S. Public Rd.
Lafayette , CO
 
Westaff
(303) 772-2403
700 Ken Pratt Blvd.
Longmont , CO
 
Adams County Economic Development, Inc.
(303) 450-5106
12050 Pecos St. Ste. 200
Westminster , CO
 
Staffmark, LLC
(303) 255-0245
1235 W. 124th Ave., Suite 102
Westminster , CO
 
Express Personnel Services
(303) 421-2800
7705-K Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada , CO
 
Broomfield Economic Development Corporation
(303) 469-7645
2655 W. Midway Blvd. Suite 370
Broomfield , CO
 
Volk and Bell Benefits, LLC
(303) 776-3105
2040 Terry St.
Longmont , CO
 
Westminster Economic Development
(303) 430-2400
4800 W. 92 Ave.
Westminster , CO
 
Aegis Staffing Services
(303) 657-0400
8690 Wolff Court, Suite 110
Westminster , CO
 
Federal Heights Economic Development
(303) 412-3535
2380 W. 90 Ave.
Federal Heights , CO
 

5 Interviewing Tips To Get That Job

By Marie Roker

Anyone who is a jobseeker knows that looking for a new job or career is a job in itself. Once you have completed the laborious task of writing your resume and submitting it to various companies, you now have to pass the screen test to get the job. Interviews are the gateway to landing your ideal job. These five tips will help you get own your way to making that job yours.

Tip 1: Be Confident

Your first impression is your only impression.

Nothing is worse than a limp handshake, slumped shoulders, poor eye contact or poor communication skills. A potential employer can tell immediately if you are the man or woman for this job by your body language. Although aggressiveness is a turn-off, being passive gives the indication that you are not sure of yourself or your qualifications. Keep eye contact when answering questions or when the interviewer is speaking directly to you. Smile occasionally to show your interest and enthusiasm. Keeping a steady gaze on the interviewer can be disturbing to an interviewer. Look away occasionally. Lean forward to show that you are interested in what the interviewer is saying. Speak in a concise and clear voice. If you have problems annunciating certain words, don't try to use them on an interview. If this is difficult for you, practice with a mirror and pay attention to your facial expressions. Other interview killers: Slouching in a chair, Crossing your arms, Playing with your hair or jewelry, Leaning back in chair

Tip 2: Act As If

You are what you believe.

Act as if you had the job. What would you do if you had this position? How would you act? How would a person in this position act and speak? What are your responsibilities in this position? What is a typical day like for you in this job? Change your attitude towards yourself and your strengths. If you start thinking that you won't get the job, you will do small unnoticeable things to sabotage your chances. Great free resource: www.confidenceworld.com.

Tip 3: Know The Company

Know the business.

I once sat on a couple of interviews where the interviewees did not do any research on the company. This sends a message that you are looking for any job, not this specific job. Once you're interview is scheduled, get on the net and start finding out everything you can about the company. A good place to start is www.hoovers.com, which gives you industry information, top competitors, names of CEO, etc. If you'd like to know what current or former employees have to say about the company, try www.wetfeet.com. Beware of disgruntled postings. Call the company headquarters and ask for the marketing department to get specific information. Weave your research into the interview by stating. I read an article in the Wall Street Journal, which mentioned that your company is thinking about XYZ. This lets the interviewer know that you have taken the time to know more about the company. You can ask questions about something you read, ...

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Writing A Resume for Yourself!

Writing A Resume for Yourself!
By Dr. Judi Craig

What, you say? For myself? Why would I want a resume for myself?

Today the generic resume is passé. When you do send a resume you want it to be targeted toward a specific job position. Even the items on the resume will differ according to the type of job you are seeking. You may want to apply for several different types of positions for which you feel qualified and will need to generate a different resume for each.

The reason you want to create a resume for yourself is so you have your entire work history and accomplishments handy, including dates. This document is for your eyes only, but will serve several purposes:

· You will force yourself to think about activities and work you've done that you might not have thought about in many years; · You'll have everything handy so that you can pick and choose appropriate entries as you create your specific resume for a specific job; · You'll have a great document to review before you go to an interview-a confidence booster as well as a tool to keep your work history fresh in your mind.

First, write down your job objectives including your industry, the kind of company you want to work for, your anticipated title, scope of responsibilities, salary range and geographic location. You need to be clear about just what it is that you want. Not to mention the fact that companies now want to hire people that know exactly what they want, not those who approach potential employers with the "I can do lots of different jobs, what's available?" attitude.

Then list your work history including companies, positions, supervisors, job responsibilities (including number and titles of people supervised and any quantification of areas of responsibility) and reasons for leaving.

Now make a list of your accomplishments for each job position you held. These would include specific estimates related to sales, effect on the company's bottom line and/or cost savings given in numbers, percentages or dollars. Aim for a minimum of three accomplishments per job.

Be sure you make a distinction between experience and accomplishments. The statement that you were a student teacher for two years lists experience; to say that you were a student teacher who taught 435 students over a two-year time period is an accomplishment. Likewise, saying you created a marketing plan tells something about your experience; saying you created a marketing plan that resulted in a 23% increase in product sales lists an accomplishment.

What if you worked your way through college as a waiter in a restaurant? What accomplishments could you list for that job? Perhaps you were voted "best server" of the month, averaged the highest tips per quarter or had 14 letters written to the management by happy customers whom you served in a two-year time period. Maybe you were the one waiter that never received any customer complaints. These are all accomplishments.

Although quantifying a...

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Your Resume: Friend or Foe

If you are frustrated with the results your resume is producing, it may be time to take a closer look at it, the strategies you've used, content included, format, and the overall messages you are conveying to your audience. The resume may contain many faux pas that could negatively impact your quest for interviews.

I've reviewed over 20,000 resumes in the last 11 years as a Certified Professional Resume Writer. A quick review of a job seeker's resume tells me instantly the reasons the resume is not working. Let's examine five major mistakes; hopefully you will glean great tips to turn your resume into a real winner that has the "wow" factor needed to make Mr. Employer say, "This is one of the best resumes I've ever seen. This is the first person I'm going to call!"

1. Resume Looks Like It Was Written in 1970s.

This is a major crime committed by most people who write their own resume or have their friends or family members write their resume. A few examples that fall into this category include, using pronouns "I, me and my", incorporating an objective, writing the word "RESUME" at the top of the document, or wasting an entire page to announce this is a resume along with your name and address. Personal information such as "married, 4 children, weigh 175, play golf" are resume sins. Does it begin with an "objective"? Nothing shouts "old fashioned, 1970s style" quicker than these items.

2. Using a Microsoft template.

These templates don't do any justice to the job seeker who is striving to gain interviews. If you are using this template, consider this how will you showcase your "uniqueness", how will your resume leap out of the stack of 500 sitting on the hiring manager's desk if most resumes are boring templates that all look the same? These templates don't help job seekers write a sophisticated and impressive resume.

3. Failing to Use Strategies And Selling Your Value and Successes.

Do-it-yourself writers usually crank out chronological resumes that list "duties and responsibilities". This is not a strategy and is very boring! They also fail to integrate an impressive summary that underscores their credentials.

Create strategies to ensure your messages are coming through crystal clear. What is it you are trying to accomplish? You are a product on a "shelf", so you must sell the value you bring to the organization. Share your success stories with your audience in quantifiable terms. If you boosted sales from $100,000 to $1 million per year, say so. If you led a turnaround, discuss. If you achieved cost savings, provide evidence. If you don't showcase your successes, everyone will assume you are not an achiever. Hence, no interviews.

4. Shortchanging Yourself.

If you're still hanging on to a 1-page resume, it's time for your resume to move into the "2004" era. One page resumes simply do not work - especially if you have over five years of experience. Many executives still cling to the 1970s style and believe that "shor...

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