Job Stuff 22

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.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3054489/hit-the-ground-running/10-habits-to-adopt-now-to-be-better-at-your-job-in-2016?utm_content=buffer944ba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Ten reasons why your interview went wrong?

10 Reasons Why Your Job 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?
http://www.businessinsider.com/where-do-you-see-yourself-in-5-years-interview-question-2016-1?amp;

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.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/why-do-want-to-work-here-the-questions-that-are-slowly-poisoning-your-company-and-creating-the-zombies-that-inabit-your-cubicles/

Yes companies should stop doing these things.  They won’t though, because they think that they work out for them.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/job-interview-4-practices-should-eliminated-darius-harris-ms-cprw?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment

Of course they are lying to you. the system encourages deception and discourages honesty.

What are the 7 Big Lies That Interviewers Tell Job Candidates? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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.

http://mashable.com/2016/01/26/build-confidence-interview/#Y6Taoa3EiK59

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?
http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/top-hard-skills-that-will-get-you-hired-fast/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=linkedin

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?”

10 Good Ways to ‘Tell Me About Yourself’

It’s best to get a job with an employer moving forward.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/choose-employer-who-marching-forward-harrison-barnes-6100287869463572480?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment

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.

http://www.businessinsider.com/highest-paying-jobs-in-america-for-2016-2016-1?amp;

Some of us can come up with new jokes.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/old-always-evolving-paul-vogelzang?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment

Some of these questions aren’t bad.

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

This is same thing that many of us have seen for some time.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-companies-arent-getting-employees-need-charles-clarke?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment

http://on.wsj.com/1nPyLbU

Avoid being a pizza box.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/02/02/are-you-suffering-from-pizza-box-branding/#4fe03af42e23

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.

http://www.tloma.com/tloma-today/details/tloma-today—february-2016?expand=the-most-important-interview-question-to-ask-a-job-candidate—february-2016

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.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/avoidable-interview-mistakes-hiring-managers-martin-yate-cpc?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment

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?

http://www.businessinsider.com/one-question-you-should-never-ask-at-the-end-of-a-job-interview-2016-2?amp;

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.

Job Stuff 21.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/job-stuff-21/

Job Stuff 20.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/job-stuff-20/

Job Stuff 19.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/job-stuff-19/

Job Stuff 18.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/job-stuff-18/

Job Stuff 17.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/job-stuff-17/

Job Stuff 16.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/job-stuff-16/

Job Stuff 15.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/job-stuff-15/

Job Stuff 14.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/job-search-14/

Job Stuff 13.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/job-stuff-13/

Job Stuff 12.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/job-stuff-12/

Job Stuff 11.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/job-stuff-11/

Job Stuff 10.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/job-stuff-10/

Job Stuff 9.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/job-stuff-9/

Job Stuff 8.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/job-stuff-8/

Job Stuff 7:
https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/job-stuff-7/

Job Stuff 6:
https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/job-stuff-6/

Job Stuff 5:

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/job-stuff-5-2/

Job Stuff 4:

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/job-stuff-4/

Job Stuff 3:

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/job-stuff-3/

Job Stuff 2:
https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/job-stuff-2/

Job Stuff 1:
https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/job-stuff/

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