No one said it would be easy to find the hiring manager. Fix it Friday is about helping job seekers do it better. Why is finding the hiring manager so important, yet so difficult?
It’s that time of year again. The once vibrant leaves turn shades of brown and fall silently to forest floor and the morning air takes on a crisp chill that makes you shudder in anticipation. The year is coming to an end. But more importantly, a new year is about to begin. It’s that time of year when you begin to take stock of your career goals and evaluate your progress. It’s also time to look at the 2020 job market. So let’s get things started by asking, “Where will the jobs be next year?”
You don’t have to wait until you apply to research company culture. You can begin evaluating company culture as you research target companies to help you identify those that interest you. Armed with basic research, you will find it easier to ask specific questions about the components of culture during the job interview.
These days, it’s too easy to get lost in the crowd of job seekers. You apply and hear nothing. Today, successful job applications for most jobs require 2 elements:
1. You must be qualified for the job (meet at least 50% of the requirements).
2. You must have a solid online reputation that an employer can easily find via Google.
View your job search as a sales job — you are “selling” your work as an employee, and the employer is “buying” your work based on your “features” (skills, knowledge, experience, and accomplishments).
Check out these 10 ways to differentiate yourself from other job seekers:
Every time you apply for a job, a background check is a real possibility. Yet, many job seekers forget about their importance and what they might reveal. Go into the process unprepared, and the worst kind of surprise can mean you miss a chance at the job of your dreams. So you must know not only the basics of background checks, you must also be aware of the kind of information they can turn up. Understanding Background Checks In a perfect world, you take everyone at their word. You trust a person to present themselves honestly. In the real world,