Fresh out of college, my son landed the job of his dreams. He put in tireless work during high school and college pursuing his passion. He was lucky enough to find a company in the financial industry that was willing to hire and train him right out of college. I remember it like yesterday (on his first day) when he called me. He was frantic.Read More
So you hate your job. What do you do to survive this conundrum? The first thing I recommend you do is change your attitude. You may not want to hear that, you may want to hear all the reasons you should just quit, or you might be looking some sympathy for suffering on a daily basis. You’re not going to get it right now, but you will get some advice on how to turn it around mentally.
Sadly too many employers don’t recognize the demands on working mothers. Mothers are expected to leave their personal life at home and be on auto pilot at work. It’s tough to find, but there are employers who are progressive when it comes to working moms. It’s scary that it has come to a point where even asking a prospective employee if they are married or have a family is illegal in most states, and most moms cringe if they are asked. There are a few things you should be looking for when considering a career if you have a family.
The introvert relies mostly on themselves staying in an environment that rids themselves of any anxiety or negative thoughts so that they can welcome any ideas that may flow to them without forcing anything. The extrovert on the other hand uses other individuals to bounce their ideas off until a line of thought sticks and then they go in that direction. Both methods are proven to be valuable ways of producing creative results. Neither way is right or wrong and it’s important to know that 50% of the world is made up of introverts, Warren Buffett being one of them.
If you’re actively job hunting at the time you’re reading this, you’re likely to run into at least one behavioral assessment during the interview process before landing your dream job. But what can an online test completed in 20 minutes tell employers about you? Learn what to expect in this interesting guest post from Stephanie McGuinn.Read More
We talked with a long-time recruiter and a VP of hiring, both from a fast-growing startup company that has plans to hire over 50 people in the next year. As part of their hiring process, a phone interview is required right off the bat. According to them and other companies, less than 20% of candidates make it past the initial phone screen stage. We have some valuable insights that should help you beat those odds.Read More
If you’re an employer or a recruiter, the last thing you want to do is waste your time and money posting jobs that will yield you a bunch of low-quality candidates. The best job posting sites will allow you to target specifically what you’re looking for, quickly screen candidates, and not get overloaded with low-quality applicants or spam. To find the best job sites, we interviewed employers and recruiters all with 5-10 years or more of experience in the industry, to get their feedback. After that, we tested every site ourselves to get a true feel for the experience.
Today I have a big announcement. As I indicated in my open this will be my last podcast for CareerCloud -- i have sold the site and its assets to a new owner who will be taking over and building on what I started nearly 5 years ago.After more than 100 episodes this will be my last official podcast.Read More
There are a lot of ways to get your resume in front of the right people, and your best chance for success is to do everything you can to get yourself out there. One of the easiest actions you can take is to post your resume on several job sites to increase your chances of finding your next opportunity. It’s free on most sites so it’s worth taking advantage of. You could be found by your future employer, or even a recruiter could take an interest in your background and then do the work for you.Read More
In any career, success depends on a combination of both hard and soft skills. Hard, or technical skills, are important for obvious reasons: You wouldn’t hire an accountant who has never seen a spreadsheet before, for instance. Soft skills, though, are more intangible. There’s no objective measurement for them, and it can be challenging to determine which are most important in any given situation.Read More
We like to believe that it’s an absolute impossibility to condense all of our great knowledge, skills and abilities. We think that if we condense, we’re omitting. If we remove, it’ll be lost.
What if I told you that there’s a way to include every single detail, task and accomplishment? What if I said that decades of experience can in fact be delivered effectively in a one page resume? Well I have GREAT news for you today because it absolutely can! Let’s walk through how.
My guest today is author and career coach Stephanie Brown. Her new book is called Fired: why losing your job is the best thing that can happen to you. Stephanie held senior roles at Nike before leaving to take a chance on a job at a smaller company, who subsequently fired her. Knowing that amazing jobs at companies like Nike are not advertised on the internet,she spent seven months hustling and sniffing out the best jobs in the city with her own unique networking strategy! She approached me about sharing this advice and experience with the CareerCloud audience.Read More
Crafting a resume is one of the keys to getting the job of your dream. However, unfortunately, not all people realize how a good resume should look like. What if you worked for one company for a long time without leaving it and got promoted within your department? What is the best way to list these promotions and your changed position on your resume?Read More
Everyone makes mistakes - even recruiters. Experience is not a safeguard since long-time recruiters may be complacent about the way they do things and fail to look for different methods of getting the most out of an interview. Before we begin, let's point out that there are two types of recruiters. The first is the salaried employee who works within the company. The second type of recruiter is the freelance headhunter who works to match job seekers with companies that are hiring.Read More
Being indispensable to your boss does not only mean that you will feel exhilarated, but provides you with security, too. In today's competitive world, people want to feel indispensable and not fear that they will lose the jobs. Bosses and managers value such employees, but it all starts with making a good name for oneself. We all know this, but still wonder 'How can I become indispensable without being exhausted?'Read More
Many people find themselves working in the same job for several years at a pay rate that does not reflect what they truly think their work is worth. While there's nothing wrong with waiting a while for your employer to give you a raise, at some point it may be necessary for you to directly ask for one. If you find yourself in the position of needing to negotiate a salary raise, here are the steps you should take to ensure the process goes smoothly and creates as little tension as possible with your employer.Read More
When deciding where to look for your next job, there are a lot of factors to think about. Choosing the kind of company that you want to work for is a big one. Should you go for a large corporation and be a tiny cog in a big machine? Or should you go for a small company and potentially be a big fish trapped in a small pond? These pros and cons should help you out.Read More
During the first few years of being a new mum, all of your time is taken up looking after your little one. As they grow up, though, and especially after they start going to school, you might find yourself at something of a loose end. This can be a difficult period, perhaps the first in your life when it feels as if you have nothing to do, and is a difficult time for many parents. Fear not, though. Nowadays, there are plenty of jobs you can do from home. In fact, even many people who are not parents now prefer the comfort of working online, because it gives them a great deal of control over when and how much they work.Read More
B. S. Incorporated is a new book by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss, recommended for fans of The Office and Office Space. Funny, insightful, and heartfelt, B.S., Incorporated is a feel-good story about people finding themselves and coming into their own while simultaneously skewering every aspect of life in Corporate America. It’s a book that anyone in the business world will get a huge kick out of… After all, every job contains a certain amount of B.S. Read an excerpt from the book.Read More
Unlike LinkedIn, Facebook is not classified as a “professional social network.” For the most part, it’s a freely social place—a spot online where you can stay in touch with friends, family members, significant others, and other personal connections through multiple channels. However, just because Facebook favors the personal rather than the professional doesn’t mean that it has no impact on your reputation. Many employers will search for employees and potential hires on Facebook, and some Facebook pages or posts can appear on a simple Google search of your name.Read More