When I worked as a recruiter, I often interviewed people who went into certain careers “because mom and dad told them to.” Or, society led them to believe a job made good money.
Because of these pressures, they took out a ton of loans to go into fields they didn’t like to begin with. Think they regretted either of those decisions?
I recently came to a huge realization about my finances. Although I run my own business and am more than OK financially, I still treated money as if I was a scared 22 year old who couldn’t find a job.
Instead of spending money to make my life easier, I found myself really uncomfortable when facing situations like these. And I’m hardly the only one with this mindset.
LinkedIn is a great resource that puts job candidates and recruiters in front of each other. That is why it’s no surprise that recruiters are using LinkedIn more than ever to fill positions.
The only problem with this? Most people don’t know how to use LinkedIn effectively in order to get noticed.
Have you ever found that perfect job, only to apply for it online and then hear crickets? Your cover letter was great, your résumé was flawless, and your qualifications were excellent … so, why didn’t they response?
The answer? Your résumé may have gotten lost in the company’s applicant tracking system (ATS)—meaning the recruiter or hiring manager never even saw it. Luckily, by learning what an ATS is and how they work, you can ensure your résumé gets seen.
There’s one thing in the working world that can make both new grads and seasoned professionals feel lost, uncomfortable, and scared: realizing you don’t like what you do.
But here’s the good news: You are not alone. And even better? It only takes four steps to improve your situation.
Consider this situation: You’ve been through three rounds of interviews for a company, and they seem solid with awesome growth potential.
The hiring manager finally calls you, but instead of the full-time job offer you hoped for, they ask you to join them as an assignment contractor, unpaid intern, or part-time employee—with no benefits.
You’re irked and realize you may have missed some red flags along the way. How do you identify these during the interview process, and more importantly, how do you politely bow out when you spot them?
We recently posted How To Answer These 6 Tough Job Interview Questions, and many of you asked for specific examples for your reference. We are delivering!
Below, you’ll find some scripts and templates you can use when answering these tough job interview questions. Naturally, your response should vary based on your experience and the job. However, these should point you in the right direction.
If you’re struggling to find a job, this headline may make you think: “I wish I had any offers to turn down.”
Well, when you get that offer—and you will!—it, unfortunately, may not be one you want. And that can make what’s supposed to be a happy experience hard to swallow.
Often, people take those frustrations out on the prospective employer. They’re rude to them, don’t return calls, or generally forget that companies in the same industry may talk—about you. To avoid burning any bridges, here’s how to decline a job offer respectfully.
There will probably be at least a few times in your career when you’ll find yourself job hunting while you’re already employed. This is totally normal, and everyone should always keep an eye out for good opportunities. However, you can bet your current employer won’t be too happy if they find out that you’re job hunting. Follow these steps to keep your search effective and discreet.
Let’s say you finally landed a new job after a long search and interview process—congrats! Let’s also say that after a few weeks this new job turns into a nightmare (hey, it happens!). Should you ditch it and look for another one?