Job interviews sometimes feel like essay tests. You’re not sure if you’re explaining yourself well or just spouting random nonsense.
If you’re looking for a new job it’s easy to confuse a recruiter with a headhunter or even a hiring manager. All these terms may seem interchangeable because they all refer to someone who can help you get a job. But each of these positions has different responsibilities, and those differences affect how you can work with them on your job search.
Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Congratulations, now you’re one of the 450+ million users competing for the attention of recruiters, investors, and entrepreneurs scouting for talent in the social platform.
First impressions count, even online. That’s why your professional bio is one of the most crucial marketing materials you’ll ever write. Whether it’s on Twitter, LinkedIn, your online portfolio or employer’s website, your professional bio is the first thing people will read to understand who you are and what you do. What you highlight in it will affect how readers perceive you—as a job applicant, public speaker, author, entrepreneur, or whatever it is you do.
Are you regularly staying late at the office? You might think it’s the productive, and career-advancing thing to do. But in reality, you don’t have to sacrifice your personal life to be a productive employee.
Gallup’s survey of almost 200,000 U.S. employees found that 51% of them are bored or not engaged. Employees in the hospitality and light manufacturing are most likely to be disengaged, while 71% of government workers surveyed are unhappy with their jobs.
If you’ve been looking for a job recently, you probably already know that phone interviews are becoming increasingly common. What you may not know is how to properly prepare for a phone interview.
Happy New Year! Here’s a sobering statistic for you to start 2018 with: only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs, according to a Gallup survey.
For many applicants, finding a job means submitting a resume to every job advertisement they see. This means online job boards, job fairs, and asking friends and family to pass along suitable opportunities.
The easiest way to get more LinkedIn recommendations is to learn how to write a good LinkedIn recommendation, so you can start writing some for your current boss and co-workers. After they receive your glowing recommendation, they’ll be more inclined to return the favor.
A recommendation letter (or a reference letter) is written by a manager (or coworker) to highlight an employee’s skills and achievements during the time they worked together. It also contains information about the employee’s attitude at work to give a potential employer a glimpse of what it’s like to work with them.
Starting your first day at a new job feels like high school all over again. All eyes are on you while you’re paraded around the office learning people’s names and important locations like the break room. It feels like people are sizing you up based on your choice of clothes, but you smile and try to act confident anyway.
It was 8:30 AM. I’ve only been in the office for 15 minutes, but I’m already dreading the work ahead of me. Another day to grind through of answering 80 to 100 calls about life insurance.
Let’s say you’re attending an event for work.