Looking for a new job can feel like a full time job in itself. Like any job, you can only commit so much time to the grind before you start feeling burnt out. Job searches are full of time-wasting activities that can bring you down, so here are three of the biggest to avoid — and what you should do instead:
As you progress through your career, your interests and goals will likely change. Maybe the long hours and traveling you relished early in your career are now taking their toll. Perhaps you feel as if the skills you’ve developed would be better utilized elsewhere. With new opportunities appearing every day, you may be interested in trying something new and transitioning to a new field. But how do you go about finding something in a field that may be foreign to you? Here are four tips that will help things go smoothly:
As you prepare for your job interview, it’s important to remember that you are being observed from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave the building. This isn’t meant to scare you, just remind you that your words and actions matter. Hiring Managers are looking for the right skills and the right culture fit, so small things might mean the difference between getting the job and going back to the drawing board. So what are the types of things that may turn off your Hiring Manager during an otherwise strong interview? Here are four red flags to avoid:
Within the first 90 seconds of meeting a candidate, 33% of Hiring Managers reported that they have already determined whether or not they’d hire someone. First impressions matter and a large part of making a good first impression is in the way you dress. Tech industries and startups have a reputation for being cool and casual working environments, so you may wonder whether you should dress up—or actually dress down—for your interview? Before you start picking your wardrobe, here are three things to keep in mind:
Congratulations: you’ve completed your job interview. So … what now? Here are four things you can do to help you not only secure the job, but also keep your job search on the right path:
This is the year!
The year you find that dream job, and the year you stop putting off your search. No more hating your commute, or spending your Sunday night dreading the next morning. This year is all about making a change!
Santa Claus: giver of gifts, eater of cookies. Once a year he travels the world at roughly 5.1 million mph and delivers gifts to children across the planet. While he probably isn’t thinking about looking for a new job anytime soon (you try finding a job where you get to work from home 363 days a year), his actions can give you some nice tips for your own job search. So while sugar plums are dancing in your head, consider these four lessons Santa can teach you about finding your next job:
Coffee. Nectar of the gods. Fixer of the morning. If you’re a coffee person, the day doesn’t begin until you’ve had a cup (or three). Of course, coffee affects different people in different ways, so while you may be an avid coffee drinker, having excess caffeine running through your system isn’t always helpful in everything you do. Take interviews for example. Should you really be drinking something that, studies have shown, triggers anxiety? While it truly does come down to personal preference (you know what you can handle), here are some tips on making sure that your coffee (or green tea) doesn’t get in the way of a great interview.
When Hiring Managers receive hundreds of applications for a job, they aren’t initially spending much time combing through resumes to look for the most qualified candidates. Instead, they’re going to spend their time (typically about six seconds per resume, according to a CareerBuilder study) looking for red flags that will eliminate candidates from consideration. Which red flags are they looking for, and how can you make sure that you keep your resume out of the shredder? Let’s examine three of the most common offenders:
Want to know the key to getting your next job? It’s probably something that you learned in kindergarten? No, not how to draw a cat (though that is pretty cool), its two simple words that you probably hated hearing: