Probably the greatest frustration for job seekers is not hearing back from employers when they apply, email their resumes, send cover letters, leave voicemail messages and EVEN after interviewing. I totally get it, and your frustration is justified. However…your frustration is not serving you, and most employers are unlikely to change their current practices (at least, not any time soon). So, what can YOU do to avoid the employer’s black hole?
80% of job offers originate with some sort of connection to the employer. It could be a currernt employee or someone who has worked there in the past. These people are connected to other people at other workplaces, in the community and to their own circles of friends and family. And some of them are connected to you. Read More
This is an excellent article for hiring managers, recruiters and the long term unemployed. If you have been out of work for a while, you definitely need a story to tell interviewers about how you have used your time during this period. It doesn’t matter whether you have used it to gain new skills, dabble in self-employment, volunteer your strengths and passions, or catch up on projects around the house. What matters is that you are positive about your life in general and that you have used your time “productively.” Read More