One thing that worries a lot of job seekers when they are re-entering the workforce are gaps in their employment on their resumes. People wonder how can they make up for them and if anyone would want to hire someone who hasn’t worked in a few years? The reality is that gaps don’t have to
Even in a turbulent economy there’s hope for sustained employment in careers that stand the test of time. The downturn means an opportunity for those who want to return to school to increase their skills and earning power — or for those who are training for their first job.
Getting laid off is an embarrassing experience — and not a particularly fun one to relive again and again during interviews. But the way you handle the topic can make or break an opportunity to restart your career and leave the past behind.
You probably work with at least one person who simply gets on your nerves. Although you hate to admit it, interacting with him or her is a struggle, and the person’s actions set you on edge. You dread collaborating with this colleague–and doing so negatively affects your mood and productivity.
Accomplished professionals often don’t consider the federal government as a prospective employer. But they should–half of federal hires in the past several months have been at starting salaries over $100,000, says Seattle career coach Robin Ryan. And by some estimates, the government needs to hire more than 270,000 people just to keep “mission-critical” functions up
Many job seekers are tempted to slow down the search (or pause it altogether) during the winter holiday season. But career experts say that, if you’re looking for a new job, taking a break during the holidays is a mistake–because hiring doesn’t stop.
Whether you’re a recent graduate who recently accepted your first “real” job or a seasoned professional, walking into a new workplace for the first time can be very stressful. Keeping track of new people, processes, policies, and priorities is taxing.
As a group, corporate managers are an isolated bunch. Whereas employees know and support each other, managers tend to keep problems to themselves. If nothing else, the events of Sept. 11 have taught us that isolation doesn’t work. Since then, companies have watched employees pull together and accomplish tasks with new dedication and teamwork. It
Read most advice for over-50 job seekers and you might conclude that the successful job search for these individuals is simply a matter of sprucing up, looking energetic, presenting yourself humbly and, well, waiting for the offers to roll in.
As Christmas approaches, retailers are taking on extra staff for the holiday rush. This provides an opportunity for recruiters, but they should note they may be liable for any discrimination claims brought by temps and there is no limit to the compensation that may be awarded in such cases.
In a past life, I spent more than two years as a headhunter in the technology sector and have nothing but admiration for people who have found success in the world of recruitment. It’s competitive and requires confidence, determination and a positive mindset.
When you’re in the throes of a job search, it is easy to apply for anything you think will accept you, and take any job you’re offered. You may start out with standards, but after weeks or months of applying with no response, it’s easy to let those criteria drop and settle for any job
Maintaining a successful job search can be tough – it is often said that finding a full time job is a full time job in itself. From searching for suitable vacancies to drafting out numerous resumes and sending dozens of emails, there are many steps that need to be completed, which can make keeping