Even a fox can get a job guarding a henhouse if he has good enough references.
Internet job boards fill 25% of jobs, recruiters fill 16%, and referrals fill 27% of jobs according to one survey. So where do you want to concentrate your job hunting time?
But there are so many jobs on Indeed, [...]
Good manners soothe people in a potentially bad situation. In a positive situation good manners make everyone involved even more pleased. Manners are society’s way of helping people cope with each other.
Here are some situations and how to deal with them:
I really want this job: At the end of the interview say, “This [...]
“My last employer lied to me. He looked me straight in the eye and lied to me twice in the employment interview. Then he spent the next year undermining me. He made it impossible to reach the pay level he promised me.”
When he told me that, I understood. I’m an agency recruiter. I could [...]
I know it is not Hallowe’en. Humor me.
Tips for job seekers and Halloween trick or treaters are just about the same. Think about how each of these directly applies to looking for a job.
If you are scared, get your dad (a coach) to help on a few doors. Dress for success. Look the [...]
I lived a couple of summers on a dairy and hog farm. There were only two things to do with manure, put it on the fields or in the creek. Yes, once it went into the creek. The manure that went on the fields helped grow more corn and alfalfa. The manure that went [...]
Lee’s boss yelled at him, changed project specs constantly, did not give him a raise in 3 years of outstanding service, was occasionally late with paychecks, and was basically the boss from …. you know where.
I found out about the 3 years of no raises in our first interview. When I asked why, [...]
Jack’s temporary assignment at the salt mine was coming to a close after a great 9 month term. He was only scheduled for 3 months, but he had done so well it was extended several times. He was getting antsy. Two days before his scheduled last day, he stalked into his bosses office, threw [...]
You need to make your skills official. You need to get someone to put their stamp of approval on them.
A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender, therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber stamps. [...]