A virtual interview gives you plenty of opportunities to leave a good and a bad impression on your interviewer.
When you have a job offer in your hand after working so hard, it's easy to want to sign right away and get to work - even if the offer isn’t everything you’ve dreamed of.
As the world adapts to our current reality, some traditions have been put on pause. This year, there won’t be any office holiday parties, which can be a real blow to the plans of job-seekers. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be holiday networking. Like many things this year, it’s just going to take a different form.
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.
This holiday season, you may be considering taking some time off from the job search, choosing to deal with your career transition in the new year. And while you should certainly take some time to enjoy the season, abandoning your search entirely might be a mistake.
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 common concerns of people facing career transitions is the fear that they lack the necessary skills for their desired career. Many people tend to think of their abilities as one-sided, only applicable to the type of work they’ve always done. And that makes sense - they’ve never seen their skills applied in any other way.
Receiving a job offer is supposed to be the highest point of your transition - the culmination of all your hard work. And yet, you may find yourself in a position where you have to turn down a role.
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.
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.
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.
The events of the past year have changed everything about the way we work - from how we communicate with each other to the clothes we wear to get things done. So of course, hiring managers have had to change their questions.