You’ve landed what you thought was the job of your dreams. Each stage of the interview went smoothly – you sold them on your skills and expertise, and your prospective boss sold you on the position and benefits of joining the company. The hiring manager seemed excited about extending an offer. And then, with offer in
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By Irene H If you’re a job seeker over 50 you may be struggling to find work. OK, let’s be completely honest here. Even though we have legislation which states employers shouldn’t discriminate against older job candidates, is this always the case? Sadly, in reality older job candidates are just not taken seriously enough.
Are you having difficulty with your job search? Say, a lack of networking contacts? Or trouble answering interview questions? Well, you’ve got company. Difficulties with the job search process are as common as mosquitoes in July. But … have you ever written your challenges down on a piece of paper? I’ll bet you haven’t. Because, when you write challenges down,
What do employers look for in potential employees? That was the question that was posted recently on a career discussion forum online. Naturally, for each different position, the answers to that question were different. However, there are some common skills that employers look for in all employees, whether the employee happens to be a network engineer
It’s happened to each of us. You are cruising along through your interview. You feel confident in your answers and developed a great connection with the interviewer. And then it happens! You are asked that one question you really do not know the best way to answer. It is the one that you now agonize over for days and
Building and managing effective teams is a critical skill that contributes to a leader’s success. Nowadays, working in a global workforce, teams take on a variety forms, sizes, and locations. Some are located under one roof. However, it is becoming more commonplace for team members to be located on different floors, buildings, states, time zones,
Here is a sad truth: some people never really leave high school. Even as adults you will still find them hanging out and spreading the latest gossip with their friends. The problem is that no matter how they go about it, a workplace gossip is absolutely killing their own career. It is one thing to
As a human resources consultant, I have conducted many employee surveys over the years to ascertain what employees like about their workplaces and what they think needs to be changed. In many cases, one of the key recommendations from employees to make the workplace better is “provide better communication.” What do employees want to
Sometimes it’s an easy choice to leave a company. However, one of the most important choices that you can make in your career is to leave your current employer in the right way. Like any other relationship, there are faults and virtues with every company. At the end of a relationship, people tend to focus
What you may have been taught in school no longer applies to the job searching skills needed in today’s competitive job marketplace. The rules have changed from resume creation through the interview process. Don’t be caught with an “objective statement” on your resume, or asking the interviewer questions you should have researched on your own.