Posts tagged with 'jobseekers'
The Holidays Are a Great Time For a Job SearchRead the rest of this entry »
If you're on the hunt for a new job, resist the temptation to slack off during the holidays.
It's true that in some industries, hiring does slow down this time of year. Ironically, though, in many companies there's a scramble to make a hire before the clock strikes midnight January 1. And for others -- tech startups, hospitals and clinics, accounting firms to name just a few -- hiring ...
Should You Include a Cover Letter?Read the rest of this entry »
Looking for a job is a job. How many times have you heard that? It's certainly true, but it's even more challenging a job when the advice you get on how best to do the job of looking for a job keeps changing.
Take the question of cover letters. Plenty of career coaches swear by them. Now we hear that recruiters and hiring managers are, if not swearing ...
Great Interview, Then Nothing. What Happened?Every jobseeker has experienced the black hole, the silence that follows after you submit an application. It's annoying. It's frustrating. It's rude.Read the rest of this entry »
But there's something worse, and that is post-interview silence. It happens more often than you suspect. And it happens even when the interview goes so well the hiring manager leads you to believe an offer is only days away.
You walk out of the ...
What Are Your Odds of Landing an Interview? A New Report Has the AnswersLanding a new job is never easy. The competition for the most desirable positions at the most respected companies can be intense. Google, for one, gets 2 million applications a year.Read the rest of this entry »
Now comes a report that provides some perspective on this competition. According to the report described in an article on the Society for Human Resource Management website, technology, media, education and e-commerce positions are the most competitive. Some companies ...
What It Takes to Be A NASA Flight ControllerBeing an astronaut is undoubtedly one of the most exciting jobs in the world. It is, literally, out of this world, which explains why NASA last year received 18,300 applications for 14 openings. That's better odds than winning a PowerBall draw, but a 1 in 1,300 chance of getting picked might not seem like it.Read the rest of this entry »
Instead, you might consider the "astronaut adjacent" job of NASA flight controller ...
What You Think About Recruiters Is Probably WrongAfter three decades as a recruiter, Paul Gumbinner has seen and heard it all. He places advertising professionals and writes the View From Madison Avenue about his experiences as both a recruiter, and as an advertising executive.Read the rest of this entry »
Though he regularly deals with very senior level people, Gumbinner says even they don't understand how to work with a recruiter. So he penned "Ten Misconceptions About Working With Recruiters." It's ...
The Best and Worst Cities For Jobs In 2017The worst city for job hunting in 2017 is Detroit. WalletHub, a financial services site, ranked it at the bottom of its annual list of the best -- and the worst -- cities for jobs.Read the rest of this entry »
If Detroit coming in last was no surprise, Scottsdale, AZ coming in first might be. The tony Phoenix suburb is better known as a winter playground for well-heeled snowbirds. Replete with up-scale restaurants and spas, Scottsdale is ...
2017 Is Going to Be the Year of the JobseekerFor any job seeker who's fallen victim to recruiting's black hole -- submitting a resume only to hear nothing -- it may be hard to believe that a quarter of all employers get few or no applicants.Read the rest of this entry »
That's one finding in a massive global survey of some 42,000 employers. Couple that with a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that job openings reached an all-time ...
We're Planning to Get Fit and Job Hunt In 2017Losing weight and its companion, getting fit and healthy, are the two most common resolutions people make. They are, also, among the most common resolutions that get broken.Read the rest of this entry »
In fact, according to Statistic Brain, fewer than two-thirds of us who make any resolution at all keep them past the first month. Six months after New Year's Day, only 46% of the resolution makers have kept them.
It's easier ...
What Looking For a Job In 2017 Will Be LikeWill you be looking for a job in 2017?Read the rest of this entry »
Even if the thought never crossed your mind, you'll want to take a look at this article from Career Sherpa. In it, 31 recruiting experts and career coaches offer their take on what the job market will be like next year.
Far from the usual predictions about a tight labor supply giving candidates the upper hand (true enough for some ...