Welcome to our candidate focused weekly review blog. We hope that you will find links to blogs and articles here that will assist in your job search, resume prep, interviews, and everyday until retirement! If at any time you have specific questions, just let us know in the comments area.
Step 1: The Job Search:
- On January 15th the Senate voted down legislation to extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation. A motion to reconsider was approved and another vote is expected later this week or around the State of the Union address on the 28th.
- Many companies don’t just sit around waiting for candidates to apply for positions, they actively pursue them. So make sure you’re attracting hiring managers.
- Have you created a 2014 job search plan? You need to have a plan; otherwise you really don’t know where you’re going to end up.
Step 2: The Interview and Waiting:
- It can be frustrating to hear a the hiring manager tell you your overqualified for a job. If this happens to you then it may be time to re-evaluate what your objectives are and go about your job search differently.
- More and more recruiters and hiring managers are conducting interviews via video. Even though this type of interview will be from the comfort of your home, there will need to be more preparation ahead of time.
- Interviews themselves can give people anxiety, but there are some questions that are over the top nerve-racking. You know the ones that you draw a blank on and feel stuck with no real answer.
Step 3: The Workplace:
- When the time come whether you love your job or can’t wait to leave, it’s important to resign without burning bridges. It can be difficult to leave without causing issues or future problems so be sure to approach this subject carefully.
- Mistakes are bound to happen at work. Whether something small or a major issue the way you react could be more important than the mistake. Remember you don’t want to be too hot or too cold.
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