Why A Thank-You Email Can Secure The Job

You just rocked an interview for a fantastic new job and you’re on cloud nine—congratulations! Now is, unfortunately, not the time to celebrate and mentally spend your first paycheck. If you want to secure the job, the next step is to write a thoughtful thank-you email.  If it comes down to you and one other candidate, you always want to be the one who… Read More »

5 Ways to Improve Your Daily Work Routine

Do you often feel like there are not enough hours in the workday to get your tasks done? While you can’t add more time to the day, you can improve your work routine to maximize the time you do have. Optimize Your To-Do List Each morning, make a list of the tasks you must complete… Read More »

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning: Update Your References

  When an interviewer asks for your references, you’re most likely on the shortlist for the position. Your references can make or break whether or not you receive the offer. When is the last time you thought about whom you have on your reference list? When you start your career, your references may be teachers,… Read More »

A Successful Mindset Helps You Prepare Better for a Job Hunt

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While the prospect of finding a new job can be a stressful one, preparing yourself mentally can help you land the right role faster. More often times than not, changing your mindset can help you gain confidence and clarity before embarking on a job search. Managing your attitude and emotions through the long—and often tedious—job… Read More »

How to Respond to a Recruiter

Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years

When a recruiter reaches out to you, it means they’re considering you as a potential fit for a client’s open job position. Although this is a good reason to feel flattered, there’s a right and wrong way to respond if you want to be considered over other applicants. Keep in mind that responding to a… Read More »

How to Get the Job with a Great First Impression

  First impressions matter, and you don’t get a do-over. In fact, 33% of employers decide within 90 seconds of interviewing an applicant whether they will hire them, and a whopping 55% of first impressions center on how a person dresses, acts, and walks in to the room. Here are some quick tips on how… Read More »

The Reserves Network’s Best Blog Posts of 2017!

  It’s the time of year when everyone rolls out their “best of” lists for 2017. Here at The Reserves Network, we’re no different. While it’s hard to pick favorites, as there were so many great blogs this year, we were able to settle on five choice posts that covered improving the manager-employee relationship, what… Read More »

How to Demonstrate Your Industry Knowledge During a Job Interview

Part of nailing a job interview is doing as much research as you can about the company you’re applying to. This helps you find answers to questions you might have about working there and makes it easier to build rapport with the hiring manager. Prepping for a successful interview takes more than just looking at… Read More »

How to Tackle Your Job Search When You’re an Introvert

  Introverts may have a harder time acing interviews when talking with strangers is outside their comfort zone. A great interview is vital to getting hired — failing to overcome shyness or a reluctance to sell yourself hurts your chances. Follow these guidelines to improve the likelihood on landing the job.   Go to an… Read More »