The job search has changed so much in the last five years or so: social media, personal branding, and the influence of LinkedIn, for example. Throughout all those changes, though, employers and candidates seem to be chasing the same goal: introducing a good employee to a good company.
And yet there are some ways, it seems, that job seekers and employers will never agree…
Great cover letter? Check. Perfect resume? Professionally approved! That’s all well and good and while it may have landed you an interview, it won’t get you hired.
Research shows that a majority of employers are looking for a “cultural fit” over hard skills. Universum, the employer branding firm that surveys over 400,000 students and professionals worldwide on career-related issues, pulled their data and compiled the top five personality traits employers look for in job candidates.
There are hundreds of questions interviewers can ask potential employees … but there’s one question that you could be answering in a way that is costing you the job and you don’t even know it! So what is this one question?
As an internship veteran, a product of DC Metropolitan area public schools and universities, a blogger for The Washington Post, and an integral part of sharing the benefits of internships around the nation with students through relationships with YouTern, and the U.S. Department of Energy… I Semaj Rashad, declare my independence from the precarious ideals and oppressing presence of Ross Perlin and his “Intern Nation”. Much buzz around his book, “Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy,” has led me to respond. Instead of a direct offense to his literary work, I will