#FindBetter Wednesdays: Your Advice for Career Success

At Monster.com, we’re on a mission to find the nation’s best bits of career advice. Everyone, no matter what job they do or where they are in their career, has a story to share about how to succeed. In an effort to “pay it forward” and help others, we’ve been encouraging people all over the world to share their tips with us on our Facebook page or using #FindBetter on Twitter.

Here are some of the best #FindBetter tips contributed through our social channels over the past week:

What’s the most important thing to do while in an interview?

Popular responses included:

  • Always be positive.
  • Make your interviewer laugh. They are as nervous as you most of the time.
  • Eye contact.
  • Be enthusiastic.
  • Don’t be nervous.
  • Never answer with what you think they want to hear. Always be honest.
  • Never pick up your cell phone.

What are your tips on creating an eye-catching resume?

Popular responses included:

  • Using a graphic design that catches the eye.
  • Add Testimonials from customers.
  • Understand the job requirements, and then in the first two sentences tell your prospective employer what you can do for them. Following that, give details that support that thought.
  • Always provide a subject line. As a company that has multiple positions open at once, a resume via email with no subject line makes it hard for us to guess what you are applying for.

From Twitter:

  • @9livesforwomen Best career advice, @keppie_careers, from my mother: “never doubt yrself when others believe in you”
  • @FearAJ first impressions are so important. At interview even before it starts in reception/waiting room stay professional
  • @J_Rae3 If you aren’t getting treated the way you deserve, why stick around?
  • @stevehemsley Network, network & network. Most obvious routes to better career are not always most effective.
  • @LaFeeTee Start looking for your next career challenge once you get comfortable. Don’t get complacent

We’d love to hear your story too! Share with on Facebook or use #FindBetter on Twitter!

Check out more about Monster’s mission to help people #Find Better by visiting: http://findbetter.monster.com

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