Finding a suitable job posting online is tough. Getting called to come in for an interview is even tougher. You sift through the daily job ads, searching for jobs you should apply for. When you finally find a job, you feel pressured to apply quickly so you don’t miss out on the opportunity. You attach your standard resume, hit send, and wait… and wait… and wait. This can be frustrating and discouraging, but what can you do about it?
So, that went well. You did your homework, researched the company, practiced answering typical questions, and dressed to impress. You aced that interview! Now the waiting game begins. You can’t take it.
You’re just itching to follow up with a phone call or an email, but how soon is too soon? When is the right time for a post-interview follow up?
In an increasingly stressed-out world, the phrase “work-life balance” resonates with us all.
No matter how many hours we work each week, it always seems like there’s a little too much time spent in the office (or on the phone) and not enough time spent with family, friends, hobbies or leisure time…
During your job search, chances are that one in-demand soft skill comes up more than any other: communication. What many people fail to realize, however, is that communication is a two-way street.
Being able to present yourself and your ideas effectively is certainly important, but you can’t forget the other side of the equation… listening skills.
When you are in a job search, your emails usually ask the recipient to take some sort of action: look at your qualifications for a job, request an informational meeting, follow-up on an interview or application. In all these instances, you are “selling” your email recipient on the benefits of taking the action. Here are seven best practices gleaned from sales and marketing professionals that will increase the likelihood that your emails are attention getting emails that demand a response.
In a startup gig, we have to wear many hats… and we must be good at many things. So we asked the members of the Young Entrepreneurial Council (YEC) for their input this question:
What is one the tech skill anyone interested in working for a startup should learn?