Every year, hiring managers and HR professionals read thousands of resumes. They know what to look for in a good way. And they sure know how to find the red flags that indicate a less-than-desirable candidate. Should they miss a red flag, now worries; they have an entire job interview to uncover what you are trying to hide.
Here’s a look at six of those red flags hiring managers can’t, or won’t, ignore.
It’s July and you’re all set to graduate this summer and enter the working world. But, although your resume may show you’ve been a star performer academically, when it comes to work experience, it’s looking decidedly thin on the ground. Before you start your job search, here are five ways to make an “experience-lite” resume feel more heavyweight.
As you prepare for a job interview, many things go through your mind. Most of them involve what to say and questions you’ll face. It’s also important to prepare all the tangible items you’ll need to bring with you. These are also an important part of your preparation.
Here are eight items to bring to every job interview:
In this tight economy, many young workers passively accept that any raises coming their way will likely be at the end of the year during review time. Others, fearing that even asking will put them on the firing line, will go as far as to find another job and use that as a way to ask for more money from their current employer.
But instead of passively accepting a fate or spending all that effort to get a counter offer, employees can get a raise. And all it requires is going above and beyond in their current position…
Only 13 percent of employers say they do an excellent job developing leaders at all levels.
As a millennial, this leadership development issue presents you with an opportunity. According to Psychology Today, more than 40 percent of millennials expect to be in a management position within two years of landing a job. It’s time to show your boss how you can be a leader and create positive change in the workplace.
Here are some ways to acquire leadership characteristics and become the positive change your boss has been seeking:
So when preparing for an upcoming interview, you need to make sure all of your bases are covered. Not only should you prepare your accomplishment stories for common interview questions, but also think of the best ways to let your personality shine through in a way that shows the interviewer you a good fit, for them and the company.
This happens so infrequently, you will catch the interviewer off guard. This day, you will have outsmarted them. Here are some tips to help you do that… and get the job…