This is more or less a newsletter for job seekers like myself. I try to find good job search strategies, bad job search strategies, pure BS and job related articles every week. So far I’ve never run short. Please pass this around. I’m not doing this for any reason other than the desire to help and communicate with other job seekers. If you have any good links or stories, especially stories please comment. If you want the story private, just put that in the comment and I will trash it and not let it post.
10 things to make work better. With nice Japanese lady uncluttering the desk.
Ten reasons why your interview went wrong?
Look, I’ve been in a lot of interviews and every single one has been a two sided issue. And failure works both ways.
Where do you see yourself in five years? In the gig economy?
Here’s the reality. Chances are that the candidate hadn’t even heard of the place that you’ve invested a good chunk of your life in two days ago. Add to that there’s a very good chance that a week or so he won’t even remember you if the interview goes sour. so asking for a five year plan that involves you and your company is just stupid.
Of course the question is one of those questions that just create cubicle zombies.
Yes companies should stop doing these things. They won’t though, because they think that they work out for them.
Of course they are lying to you. the system encourages deception and discourages honesty.
The amazing thing is that they tell the same lies over and over and expect that they are believed. Here’s a clue, people. You’re not kidding anybody.
This is tricky.
Especially the rejection. the problem is that rejection compounds and wears you out after you get enough of it. Especially when it’s wrapped in the lies that they tell as above.
Top skills that can get you hired?
What’s interesting is that all these things can had with self training as long as you have the aptitude and attitude.
How to answer the question; “tell us about yourself?”
It’s best to get a job with an employer moving forward.
In my experience that’s harder than it looks. Most businesses try at least to keep a semblance of moving forward. And the appearance of moving forward may just be the result of floundering around. The important part of moving forward is knowing what you wan to achieve and where you want to go.
FYI, the highest paying jobs.
Some of us can come up with new jokes.
Some of these questions aren’t bad.
This is same thing that many of us have seen for some time.
Avoid being a pizza box.
Walking the walk and differentiate yourself from the talkers of the talk.
THIS is the most important question you can ask? I don’t think so.
What you may be earning now or what they paid you at your last job only needs to be known by your current or former employer. Yet companies and recruiters are fixated on this question and using it to put job seekers in boxes.
Mistakes Hiring managers make.
Biggest one is running scared. If your sacred to hire good people you will never get good people.
The one question you should never ask?
Actually You’ll know the answer anyway. If there’s enthusiasm there, you’ll know. And if there isn’t nothing you do or say will change anything.
The Job Stuff Series.
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