Posts tagged with 'jobseekers'
Job Openings Hit a Two-Year HighRead the rest of this entry »
After a year of layoffs, furloughs, and record unemployment due to COVID-19, the U.S. saw a record number of job opportunities open in February 2021, according to the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).
JOLTS reported that the number of available positions increased to 7.37 million in February, the highest number the Labor Department has seen since in two years.
With expanding access to vaccinations, employers are …
How to Find and Own Your StrengthsRead the rest of this entry »
When you’re at the start of your career or considering a career change, the task of "selling yourself" on a resume, cover letter, or in an interview can often feel overwhelming to some. How do you make yourself stand out?
With some self-reflection, you can discover your top strengths that will help you feel more confident in your job search and point you in the right direction for the best-suited …
Advice for the International HR Job SeekerRead the rest of this entry »
Human resources professionals looking to go international should set their sights horizontally, says HR career columnist Martin Yate.
In his column for the Society for Human Resources Management, he recently addressed a question about job-searching internationally. It will take time and hard work, he counseled, but said that with the right focus it’s achievable.
His advice for job hunting internationally is much like what it would be for looking domestically. …
Here’s How to Land That First Clinical Research JobRead the rest of this entry »
Starting a career in clinical research is challenging. Armed with a relevant college degree, an internship or two and even with a certificate in clinical management, landing an entry-level job isn’t easy.
Says Kunal Sampat, MNA, ACRP-CP and host of the Clinical Trial Podcast, “Employers want applicants to have relevant CRA experience.”
That’s the old chicken and egg dilemma: How do you get the experience without having a job and …
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.