If you want to get found by recruiters then you need to understand how they think! Bullhorn Reach released their 2013 North American Social Recruiting Activity Report and this information should help you understand how to improve your job search: [Read more...]
With so many people applying for the same job these days, you really have to stand out from the crowd to have a chance of getting that dream job. Understanding how to shine above your competition is essential to getting the job. Having a good resume, cover letter and portfolio, as well as presenting yourself professionally and doing some research on the job offer and company can help incredibly in getting you the job. So, let’s have a look at a number of ways you can achieve this: [Read more...]
This infographic (from Lapham’s Quarterly) is a matrix of the world’s worst jobs in terms of different factors. Which would you not want to do the most?
- In Tokyo, in recent years, subway pushers have to push rush-hour commuters into packed trains.
- In Agra, around 1520, food tasters would eat sample’s of the emperor’s food to test for poison, with guaranteed death if he eats anything tainted.
- In Rome, around 50BC, banquet attendants would clean up guests’ vomit, and hold pots for them to urinate into. [Read more...]
Interviews are a stressful process. Sometimes, this stress can cause you to fall into common traps and even make wacky mistakes during your job search. For instance, just because you were too nervous to eat before the interview doesn’t mean you should empty the interviewer’s candy dish into your pocket. Employers tend not to hire people who steal their candy! This is just one example of some over-the-top ways job seekers have bombed interviews from a recent CareerBuilder survey.
The truth is, mistakes aren’t usually as dramatic as getting on the phone with your current employer to fake an illness while your interviewer looks on in horror. In fact, you’re probably good at the broad outlines of the interview process. You know to be polite, show up on time, and avoid candy theft. It’s the more subtle aspects of the interview process you might be getting wrong.
Interview success is only around the corner…if you know to avoid common mistakes. Prevention is key and knowledge is power. Here are five ways to prevent a job interview from going south and nab your dream job instead: [Read more...]