Are you tired of hearing the same bad news — that you didn’t get the job? By now, many of us may have given up on finding a new job or training for the future. While many industries have crashed and burned, the truth is, the outlook is bright in many areas.
If you had one hour to land a job interview, what would you do to secure an interview? To help you land a job interview, we asked business leaders and HR experts this question for their best tips. From doing your research to leveraging your network, there are several tips that may help you secure an interview.
You might wonder if it’s appropriate to contact the hiring manager after you applied for a job, and in most cases it could benefit you to send a message over LinkedIn expressing interest about the position. However, there are several things to consider before pressing send.
We all want to advance in our careers. The challenges brought on by the pandemic have made professional growth more difficult than ever. With many businesses downsizing or sadly, closing their doors, there are fewer opportunities to move up when companies are simply trying to hang on and ride out the storm until the waters calm. However, there could be opportunity within that hurricane.
Once upon a time in a land far, far away, searching for a new job followed a strict and specific set of rules. One rule that seemed to be written in stone was that significant employment gaps — say six months or longer — were a red flag for recruiters. As with so many other things in our society, COVID-19 has changed that perception.
What is this, day four million of the pandemic? By now, most of us have settled into that new routine of working. The technical issues have been largely solved. We are fluent in Zoom and various work-flow software. Now what? How do we maintain our team spirit?
Like you, I’m getting a bit tired of the over-used phrase, “Welcome to the new normal”. However, just because “we’re all in this together,” it doesn’t mean we can’t “pivot” from the norm and “think outside the box” when it comes to making work fun again.
In a word, yes. More than ever before, employers are likely to search your name on Google as well as take a look at your social media pages to get a sense of your online presence and professionalism. Whether it’s Facebook, LinkedIn or a host of other sites, employers will often view your information and base their hiring decision, at least in part, on what they see.
When this whole work-from-home business began (what seems like years ago), many of us greeted it with a collective “ugh”. The disruption of our daily routine was fraught with physical and emotional challenges. However, after a period of adjustments, the silver lining of this change of work venue has been the elimination of our daily commute.
With our ever-increasing usage of technology, our “spaces” now expand into the digital sphere. That's why we are focusing on the environment behind the phone or computer screen. A decluttered work email inbox or personal phone photo collection can contribute to improved mental health and productivity.