Posts tagged with 'jobseekers'
Why Is Hiring So Difficult?Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at a historic high, filling jobs shouldn’t be difficult. Yet employers say it’s hard to find qualified people to hire.
The National Federation of Independent Business says a third of its members report having jobs they couldn’t fill. In the organization’s June survey, 84% of business owners hiring or trying to hire workers reported finding “few or no qualified applicants.”
The Federation’s members are small business owners who, …
Why We Make Bad Job DecisionsRead the rest of this entry »
Have you ever been disappointed in a new job? Lots of people are. Multiple surveys tell us that 3-in-10 new hires quit in the first 6 months. An astounding 16% quit in the first week. "Buyer's remorse" leads some to simply not show up for their new job, which has given rise to the growing "ghosting" phenomenon.
Most of us, though, don't ghost and we don't quit. We may …
Employers Hiring STEM Grads For SalesRead the rest of this entry »
A hot new trend for STEM jobseekers is sales.
According to the sales consultancy Miller Heiman Group, employers are increasingly looking to candidates with a STEM background to fill sales and sales-related positions. The largest share of those employers may be manufacturers and sellers of scientific and technical products and services, however other employers are also embracing candidates with no sales experience, but with a technical background.
Writing on TLNT.com …
Improve Your Hireability by Becoming Cross-FunctionalRead the rest of this entry »
To stand out from the crowd and be more appealing to hiring managers, become cross-functional.
What does that mean? It means, says Glassdoor writer Heather Huhman, to have a "jack-of-all-trades quality. Job seekers who are cross-functional take the time to get their feet wet in a variety of skills."
If the old saying, "Jack of all trades, master of none" comes to mind, don't worry, Huhman is not proposing you …
Why You Should Say 'Thank You' For Being RejectedRead the rest of this entry »
You just got the dreaded email saying you didn't get the job. Now what?
Write a thank you letter to the hiring manager who didn't pick you.
That may be the last thing you want to do. But it's also the last thing that manager will expect.
Why would you do such a thing, when your first reaction might be to do just the opposite? First of all, it's classy …
Consensus, Collaboration and Passion May Not Be So ImportantRead the rest of this entry »
What's better than having your team strive for consensus on important issues? Would you believe a good fight?
Pursuing consensus for its own sake is nowhere near as productive as embracing a robust discussion, even to the extent of a heated debate, some new research indicates. Consensus leads to group think. A free-ranging debate, on the other hand, results in a better, more creative and ultimately more effective resolution.
10 Ways to Instantly Kill Your Job ChancesRead the rest of this entry »
How many ways are there to botch an interview? At least 20, reports a CareerBuilder survey of hiring and HR managers. 10 of them will instantly disqualify a person, while the other 10 could cause a prospect to lose out on an offer.
Of the 1,014 respondents, 49% of the hiring managers and HR professionals said they can tell within the first five minutes of an interview if a candidate …
Survey: Job Search Has Become Too ImpersonalRead the rest of this entry »
Today's job search has become more impersonal even though technology has made finding a job easier.
A survey by the American Staffing Association of more than 2,100 U.S. adults conducted online by The Harris Poll found 69% say technology has made job searching impersonal, a feeling perhaps only reinforced by the feeling of 8 in 10 that their resume or job application goes into a "black box."
At the same …
The Best and Worst Places to Find a JobRead the rest of this entry »
If 2018 is your year to make a change, then Arizona might just be your new home. Four of the top five places to find a job are in the Grand Canyon State. All are just outside Phoenix.
Again this year, the financial advice site Wallet Hub analyzed 26 different factors for 182 different cities in the U.S., including the 150 most populated. While job market factors like the number …
Many IT Pros Expect Career Change In 2018Read the rest of this entry »
Like making a resolution to exercise more, it's easy to take a survey saying you plan to find a new job in the next year. Actually do it, well, that's a whole other matter, which is why we don't get too concerned by reports that a third (or more) of the workforce has job hunting plans.
Here's a but, though. A survey from Spiceworks about the 2018 plans of IT …