You studied what you love, right? And you want to find a job doing what you studied. You want to find a job that can utilize your talents and interests; one where you won’t be bored, underutilized or blown off. But there is just one problem: there are no jobs in your field. Everybody is telling you to find a temporary position; something you can do until you find your elusive perfect job. No. You don’t want to do that. You don’t want to be stuck as a peon for the rest of your life. But you don’t want to starve either.
How can you find your perfect job? How can you resist the temptation to just find something, anything that pays? Here’s how.
During a recent business trip, I passed five states and multiple cities between New York City and Washington, D.C. within a matter of 4 hours on Amtrak. As my company breaks into new markets, I too have expanded my recruitment portfolio along the eastern seaboard as well as into the Midwest. When recruiting from a national pool of candidates, it is the HR professional’s responsibility to serve as the liaison between the candidate and company as well as be a representative of the state or city.
I meet a lot of nice people. When I’m interviewing candidates for an entry- or mid-level position, a majority of the applicants would likely do a good job. The opportunity to interview me is a chance for you to demonstrate that you care about more than just the position. Any little bit of extra effort you exert may sway my decision your way.
Having a break in your career can be more frustrating than ever and can move you outside the active job market. Depending on how long you have been unemployed, you may already have have gone through the mental trauma of being ignored – not receiving any interview calls or responses to your job applications. Now the question is, what can you do to make this situation better or what steps can you take to position yourself in a winning spot?
You have a job, so you’re not really worried about your “digital footprint.”
You received so many invitations to join LinkedIn, you finally got yourself a profile. Now, if you could only remember your password. People keep talking about social networking and personal branding, but you are too busy to keep up with all of that; you’re working. Don’t be complacent. A job today is no guarantee of a job tomorrow.
When you went to work this morning, you had a job. When you came home, you didn’t. Whatever the reason is, you’re back in the job market again. The job may be gone, but you’ve still got your skills and will be a valuable employee to an appreciative employer. Here are a few tips to get you back in the game.
As the former Manager of Staffing for a Fortune 500 company and a career coach, I have counseled thousands of people about how to ace a job interview. Here’s my advice for preparing for the interview and for responding to typical interview questions.