As another year comes to an end, it’s always interesting to reflect on the content that resonated most with our readers. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of The Reserves Network’s top blogs from the past year.
We hope you’ll enjoy revisiting these top-performing articles with us, from helpful tips and industry insights to thought-provoking discussions.
#1 – 4 Reasons Recent Grads Can Be Your Best Hires
Written for employers, this blog discusses how recent college graduates can be valuable additions to a company because they bring fresh ideas, a willingness to learn and adapt, and the opportunity for the company to shape their skills and confidence early in their career. The blog also suggests that recent graduates may be more open to learning and adapting to a company’s culture, and may have had relevant internships or work experience. Additionally, hiring a recent graduate can help a company stay innovative and open to new perspectives. Read it here.
#2 – 4 Basic Tech Skills Everyone Needs to Know
There are four basic tech skills that are useful to have when seeking a job: email proficiency, knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, familiarity with social media platforms, and comfort with operating a smartphone. This blog, written for candidates, suggests that these skills are increasingly important for most lines of work as technology becomes more prevalent in the workplace, and advises job seekers to highlight their knowledge of these technologies in their applications. Read it here.
#3 – How to Attract Recent College Graduates
This blog advises employers on how to attract and hire recent college graduates. It suggests that inclusivity and transparency in job descriptions, as well as a focus on skills rather than experience, can make positions more appealing to new graduates. The blog also recommends using online job boards and social media to advertise open positions and suggests that understanding the values and priorities of younger workers, such as a desire for work-life balance, can help in the hiring process. Read it here.
#4 – What to Do When you Get Rejected From a Job
What should a candidate do if they get rejected from a job? This blog covers asking for feedback to learn what went wrong and how to improve for future applications, developing a personal development plan based on skills and qualifications, and staying positive and resilient. The blog also recommends focusing on strengths and achievements to boost confidence and suggests that a resilient outlook can help open more doors in the job search process. Read it here.
#5 – 3 Ways to Separate Yourself from Other Job Applicants
Job searching can be tough, with lots of competition for a few positions. To make yourself stand out, you can come prepared with specific questions for the interviewer, references to your skills and experiences that make you a good fit for the job, and research on the company and position. You can also prepare for the interview by researching the company’s culture and mission statement, practicing answers to common questions, and following up with the hiring manager to show your interest. Read it here.
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