A chronological resume, also known as a reverse-chronological resume, is the most popular format among job seekers and recruiters. As the name suggests, this format puts your most recent employment first followed by the one before it until you work your way back to your first job.
You’re in a lobby waiting for your turn to be called for your job interview. There are four other people waiting, but you don’t pay any attention to them because you’re busy rehearsing the interview answers in your head. Then a recruiter calls your name followed by the names of the four people sitting in the lobby and then directs you all to a big conference room. It turns out you’re going to have a group interview, not the one-on-one you expected.
Job interviews are terrifying enough, but having a webcam interview in the middle of your living room adds a whole new layer of awkwardness and complexities to the already tense situation.
Let me guess, you don’t like people criticizing you? It doesn’t matter whether it’s your boss, colleagues, or friends, criticisms hurt. The fact is that other people see your flaws better, so learning how to accept criticism is vital if you want to improve at work.
You may think that the hardest part of resigning is behind you, now that you’ve given your boss the customary two weeks notice most companies require. But it’s not over yet. Someone from human resources may contact you to conduct an exit interview as part of the company’s process for departing employees.
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.