Many job seekers spend hours working on a resume, and only minutes revising their standard “To Whom It May Concern” cover letter.
Today's interviews are often competency-based, "behavioral" interviews. Employers want to know how you have behaved in specific situations so that they can evaluate not only how well you could do the job, but how you would fit into the work team and corporate culture.
Jack spent seven months finding a new job, only to lose it two months later. Jack had a history of not making it through the probationary period, and attributed it to "bad bosses" and "unreasonable expectations."
Each child has a unique design of gifts and interests which God has given him or her intentionally: "For [you] are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God has prepared in advance for you to do" (Eph. 2:10).
Do you have business savvy, great writing or computer skills, or some other valuable commodity businesses will pay you to provide?
Are you worn out by bumper-to-bumper traffic? Tired of juggling childcare arrangements? Feel trapped on the treadmill of your daily grind?
Do you dream about working from home? No commute, no dress code, no boss telling you what to do? Self-employment in some type of home-based business can be a good fit for certain people.
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"Most of us are looking for a calling, not a job," says Nora Watson in her interview for Studs Terkel's classic book Working. "Most of us...have jobs that are too small for our spirit. Jobs are not big enough for people."
Overscheduled. Overworked. Overcommitted. Overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Many of us find ourselves running from one activity to another, feeling stressed and at the mercy of a schedule of our own making. Busyness can make us feel like we are doing something, but we may be hard pressed to explain exactly what it is we are doing that really matters.
Are you tired of someone else having control of your employment and financial future? If so, you are not alone!
Have you ever been asked, "Give me an example of..." or "Tell me about a time when...."? These are examples of typical questions in a behavioral interview.
When your name is mentioned at work, what comes to people's minds? In this challenging job market and time of corporate downsizing, the employees who are seen as an asset to the company are the most likely to keep their jobs.
Decision-making can be difficult. There is often a lot at stake. Our decisions have the power to change our lives for the better-or for the worse. Making a decision inescapably means taking a risk. We may fear not succeeding, experiencing disapproval from family or friends, or being ultimately disappointed by our choice.
During an interview, many job applicants get caught unprepared when asked salary questions. Poor answers to money questions can cost the applicant the job, or if hired, can result in being paid thousands of dollars less than the employer would have been willing to pay.
Are you thinking about making a career change? Too often, thinking about it is as far as many people go. If you're in a career that you don't like, you probably daydream about doing something different that you would really enjoy.
In this economy, thinking about your "dream job" may sound like a waste of time. "Forget about a dream job," you might think, "I just need a paycheck!"
Job burnout is usually caused by prolonged periods of stress and frustration. In today's workplace, there is no shortage of either of those elements. The threat of layoffs creates anxiety; so employees work harder and longer hours to demonstrate their value.
Are you thinking about going back to school? If so, you are not alone.
Create a job search plan for the hidden job market. Once you have identified your job target(s), create a list of employers in your preferred geographic area who hire for that target, research those employers, and develop strategies for identifying and pursuing positions within those companies.
Who do you turn to for career advice? A recent survey found that the typical "go-to" people in our lives—trusted friends, family members, spouses, professional colleagues—often give us bad career advice.
Employer optimism is rising. CareerBuilder and USA TODAY's most recent nationwide survey of more than 2,700 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries found that an increased number of employers project they will hire more workers in the next three months.
No young person ever says, "I want to be stuck in a career rut when I grow up," yet that is exactly where many working adults find themselves. How about you? Is it getting harder to make yourself get out of bed in the morning? Do you feel like you are just playing a role as you go through your workday? Do you wish you were excited about your work instead of struggling to endure it? You don't have to stay stuck, however. Let's look at three common career ruts and how to climb out of them.
Do you want to make a career change, but feel trapped by your financial situation? Many people are certain they can't afford to transition into a new job or career, but there are "do-able" strategies that can make it financially feasible.
If a prospective employer researches your name online, what will come up? If you are a job seeker, your online image can make or break your job search. A fast-growing trend for employers is screening job applicants online using search engines and social-networking web sites.