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:
- If you’re receiving unemployment benefits then you may be aware that the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is set to expire at the end of 2013. However, Democrats in the House and Senate have announced legislation to renew the EUC program for 2014.
- Its holiday time, but that doesn’t mean your job search should be put on hold. Although it is busy time of year for some managers, you have to realize that they are already planning their hiring budget for 2014. It’s import to connect with them now to get your foot in the door early in 2014.
Step 2: The Interview and Waiting:
- A big part of preparing for an interview is researching the company. This is important for many reasons, including being able to determine if it is a good fit for you and also giving you a background to discuss and ask questions during the interview. This podcast will give you an idea of what you should be researching and where to look.
- One of the hardest things to explain during an interview may be termination from a prior job. This doesn’t have to derail your interview though or ruin your chances at a great company.
Step 3: The Workplace:
- Even if you love your job, there are going to be times when things aren’t perfect. Whether dealing with an awful boss, improving your conversation skills, or having a day where nothing seems to go right there are ways to survive.
- At some point in your career there is a chance that you will have to break bad news to your boss. However, this could be seen as a career positive career changer if you approach it in a prepared and resourceful manner.
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