All in Job Search
In marketing, we talk about the “value proposition” and what do you bring, what do you stand for? Very few people, I think, do the hard work of figuring that out for themselves. When you have that value proposition and you know exactly what it is, everything you do becomes a lot easier.
Questions for this addition of Ask The Career Coach.
1) How do I deal with the shame of being fired from my job because of performance?
2) You are late for your job interview: What excuse do you give?
3) How do I avoid being rejected for a job due to being overqualified?
2) What interview questions are job candidates consistently least prepared to answer?
3) What should you say to an interviewer if your are late?
I highly advise you to have your own support network while going through a job search. These people (and yes, it may not be the same person for all needs) can listen to your frustrations, act as guides when you need advice as well as your emotional support through this grueling process.
With 30-40 openings, the in-house recruiter may have anywhere from 300 on the low side to many thousands of candidates in the pipeline. To speed up the process so as to be able to interact with new applicants in a more timely manner, many companies are using technology at the first point of contact.
Five tips to get your LinkedIn profile noticed by recruiters and hiring managers.
Facebook offers a lot of opportunities for the job seeker. Just because it is not a professional social network like LinkedIn, do not overlook it as one tool in your job search toolbox.
Under the right circumstances, working remotely can be a great option for both the employee and the employer. Some employers (and bosses) are more supportive of this than others.
I answer three questions that are important for job seekers:
1) What to do when you are "overqualified" for a job
2) Mistakes made by recent college graduates in their job search
3) Why do companies not provide feedback?
In this addition of Ask The Career Coach:
1) When asked “What qualities/skills do you bring to the table that is different than the other applicants of this position?” What is the employer trying to determine? Or what is the underlying question here?
2) How does a thank you letter assist a candidate in landing employment post interview?
3) Why didn't the recruiter get back to me after the interview? The interview was great, and she said she will get back to me the afternoon or the day after. It's already been the second day, should I send her an email or would tomorrow be better?
In 2017, The Gallup Organization found that 85% of employees worldwide were not engaged in their jobs. In the US, that number was slightly better with 70% of employees not feeling engaged at work. Why is this happening? It happens, I believe, because very few of us are strategic about our careers. But you can be if you get honest with yourself.