Posts tagged with 'jobseekers'
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...