Student-athletes at the end of their college career may feel a sense of déjà vu as they prepare to enter the workforce. The process of finding a job will seem familiar to what they experienced when choosing a college. Both are highly competitive. Just as student-athletes are competing against hundreds of candidates for a...
Useful Advice for those re-entering the workforce after a long absenceReturning to the world of work after a long absence can be a very daunting prospect. Like any major life change it is surrounded by uncertainty, excitement, and often, a number of concerns. It can be hard to know where to start or what to...
Do you owe it to a future employer to follow through on taking a position if you are having second thoughts? Is backing out a career killer?Everyone second-guesses a decision at some point. While some things like choosing a bad restaurant or getting stuck in traffic have very minor consequences on your life, other...
Everyone looks at the world through different filters based on their upbringing, environment, experience and attitude. The victim mentality is one of those unfortunate lenses that even experienced professionals sometimes play into when searching for a job. When you’re on a job hunt, don’t chase your tail by giving in to victim mentalities. Outside circumstances...Read more
I recently came across an article from Talent Desk on Jobs for ISFJs. As an ISFJ, I am considered “The Defender” of the Myers-Briggs Personality Types. I have always felt that this type describes me very well; I am analytical, a little bit of a perfectionist, empathetic, and loyal to a fault - all...Read more
You’ve invested a lot of time in your job search – researching job openings, identifying companies, perfecting your resume, and sharpening your interview skills. Now, you’re ready to take the first big step. You’ve found a perfect role just opened at your dream company. Meticulously, you complete the online application, attach your cover letter and resume and send everything off! Now what? You should proactively...Read more
If you ever advise friends or family members on their job search, are you sure that your advice is up to date? Job searching has changed significantly in the last 10 years, and a lot of traditional advice no longer matches up with how successful job searches work today. In fact, most job...Read more
As important as it is for a company to avoid making a “bad hire“, it is equally as important for the candidate to find a role that suits their skill-set, values and work style. Whereas a bad hire can have financial implications for a business and other disruptions to the running of the business; a...Read more
You’re casually or seriously browsing through open positions matching your skillsets on job sites and suddenly your previous employer pops up on the screen. Or, maybe someone sent you the opening and you’re really interested in the role. If you want to explore the opportunity but are hesitant about the next steps, here are a...Read more
Are you the perfect job applicant? When recruiting, there are certain traits employers look for in the ideal job seeker. While we are not born with every desired trait, it is imperative we gain these attributes as we continue in our career and subsequently during our next job search. You should remember that no job applicant is...Read more