Weekly #AmtrakCareersTIP Recap – June 19, 2014

Amtrak Career Tip

Happy Friday!  Here are our top five career related articles that you may find useful as an Amtrak employee or in your job search with us.

1.  Tips to Get a Response from Someone You Don’t Know via CareerSherpa

One of the things job hunters and career navigators struggle with is how to connect and get a response from a prospective employer or network contact. Do you have a secret formula or tip that you can share? Read More >

2. Big changes on Linkedin Every Job Seeker Should Know About by Chris Russell via the Social Recruiting Blog – CareerCloud

Recently Linkedin announced three important changes to how people will use its site. Both have huge ramifications for job seekers. Read More >

3.  The Biggest Mistake After a Job Rejection by Susan P Joyce Publisher/Editor of Job-Hunt.org via Linkedin

Rats! You’ve received the dreaded “thank you for your interest but…” letter. You really thought you were going to get that job – you liked everyone you met, and the interviews went great! Read More >

4.  5 Ways to Show the Interviewer You’re the Best Hire in the World by Ashley Stahl via The Daily Muse

The only thing more nerve-wracking than a job interview is walking into the waiting room and realizing that you’re in a sea of candidates. You know you’re a stellar hire, but how are you going to outshine the rest of them when it’s your turn to face the interviewer? Read More >

5. So You Want to Be an Engineer? How to Tell if This Is (or Is Not) a Good Idea by Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz via Huffington Post College

Because there is such a hullaballoo around the engineering profession these days, parents, teachers, counselors, business people, and even the government are touting the profession for just about anybody. As a result, more and more students are declaring, “I want to be an engineer!” When I hear those words, I usually say something like, “That’s great! Why do you think you want to do that? Read More >