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Everyone worries about standing out from the crowd in an interview setting - and it’s suddenly much more difficult when you become a face on a screen.
After a tumultuous 2020, the years following bring renewed hope for many people - and many organizations. As the economy seeks to get “back on track,” the hiring world is moving forward into a future which may feel unfamiliar to many job-seekers.
Searching for work can be exhausting. A lot of physical and emotional energy goes into the process - from sending out resumes to preparing for interviews to working the networking game. Putting in this much effort and not always getting great results can negatively impact a job seeker’s physical and mental health.
In the previous two installments of this series, Know Yourself and Know Your Situation, we built a solid internal foundation to begin your career shift. But having a plan is one thing - enacting it is another.
The words 'recession', 'unemployment', and 'lay-off' have been driven into the minds of anyone with a television set. Unfortunately, this is because these words apply to a significant portion of the population. If you're one of those people who has recently lost a job, you may find yourself going through quite an extraordinary array of emotions.
“If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” — Yogi Berra
Many companies spent 2020 developing a remote work policy on the fly, and most of them are planning on keeping those roles and programs for the long haul.
If you get offered the job, that’s good news, but maybe it’s not exactly perfect. You might be wondering if you could ask for more and what you could negotiate. The short answer is that it’s all negotiable.
For most people, the job search process begins by going to a job board like Indeed, typing in their old job title and their city, and just applying to whatever comes up.
When preparing for an interview, we often forget to think about what we need to know to make a decision if we are offered a job. We get nervous about answering the interviewer's questions correctly. While it is important to prepare answers to prepare for potential behavioral-based interviewing questions, it is just as important to prepare a list of questions you want to ask the potential employer.
It is the classic Catch-22 for almost any job-seeker (from those who are in the beginning stages of their career to those switching industries; from recent college graduates to those who are in their second careers): you can’t get a job without experience and you cannot get the experience without a job. Fortunately, there are those who have navigated themselves out of that labyrinth and were kind enough to share their wisdom over the internet.
One of the most important steps during a career transition is developing a clear and concise professional brand. Many people struggle with this because they aren’t sure how to talk about themselves and they don’t want to feel “fake.”