As young careerists are navigating their way into the workforce, it seems many – perhaps just happy to have a job or internship – are prone to ignoring some very scary red flags served up by monster-like employers.
The fact is that as we progress through the hiring process, recruiters and hiring managers are prone to saying what we want to hear in candy-coated tones…
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After earning her degree, one of my daughters is facing that challenging post-college period when the summer partying is over, her friends are scattered up and down the country and the cold reality of ‘what’s next?’ takes center stage.
Sound familiar? If the answer to that question is yes, what practical actions can you take? What mindset would serve you best as you begin the job search in earnest?
Yet another resume submitted by another early careerist – and another rejection followed by another disappointment.
And despite what you might think – that this was all cause because of typos or resume formatting issues, a lack of internships or a poor GPA – that rejection was caused by something far more important…
If you want to write the best resume you can, one of the most consistent pieces of advice you’ll get is to frame your experience in the form of accomplishments, rather than responsibilities. This method is effective because it shows hiring managers the specific things you did, rather than a list of things that anyone else would have done in the same roles. It takes more work, but the payoff is a resume that makes it clear you’re a catch.
Smart-minded companies will prevent the Peter Principle from happening by finding ways to litmus-test people who are top at their jobs to see if they can equally perform well in management roles or by being promoted.
But what happens if YOU are the problem? How do you avoid becoming the Peter Principle Problem? Here are some tips to make sure you are part of the solution…