“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” — Dale Carnegie
“’Know your numbers’ is a fundamental precept of business.” — Bill Gates
“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science" — Albert Einstein
Think about this - during your job search, have you noticed more and more job listings for freelance or contract positions?
“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out” — Ronald Reagan
If you’re a job seeker, you’ve probably heard about “keyword scanner” or “resume scanner” software that is serving as a barrier between you and the interview. These programs are called “Applicant Tracking Systems” or ATS programs, and they’re a crucial part of modern hiring.
If you’re applying for a position with a federal government agency, you’ll probably notice right away that the application process is more stringent and formal than jobs you’ve applied for in the past.
After a strong interview or a promising networking interaction, it’s best to send some form of follow-up as soon as possible. Not only is it polite, but it can also be a huge advantage to your job search.
Starting a new career is an exciting, energizing, and self-affirming experience. But getting to your new career can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when you didn’t leave your last role by choice. You can smooth this transition by being prepared and asking yourself the tough questions at the beginning of your journey.
Understanding your own values is only the first step in the process of making a values-based career transition. It doesn’t do you any good to have a values inventory in hand if you don’t put in the time to make sure your values will be honored by a potential employer.
Recruiters, or “search professionals” can be great allies in your job hunt. After all, it’s their job to find you a job, right? Well, kind of.
As you navigate the seemingly endless process of career transition, there are going to be natural highs and many lows. Finding the perfect job posting and dreaming of what it will be like is an immediate rush - but when you realize that the call isn’t coming, it’s a complete letdown.