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
Applying for a new job? Here are 10 things to showcase in your resume, cover letter, social media updates, and interview. Strategically highlight your strengths, and the right employer could find you irresistible!Read more
1. Samples of workIn the old days, the only way you could show off your work was to carry a portfolio into the interview....
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
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most American workers will switch jobs 10 to 15 times between the ages of 18 and 48. And with the unemployment rate at the lowest it has been in years, hiring managers are scrambling to hire the best talent. 2018 may just be your year! In this hot job-seeker...Read more
Job interviews are the worst. Good thing we've got tons of real talk tips.Career Contessa has been writing articles about everything career-related for years now so we figured we'd round up some of the best advice on our favorite topics. 'Cause you know, who wants to go wading through the archives?
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
While technology is an important part of the job search equation, it doesn’t trump thought-work, introspection and proper targeting. Yes, totally ignoring technology can potentially be harmful, in that disregarding its value could equate to missed opportunities. However, overshadowing the process with a hyper-focus on technology’s ability to catapult your results can be equally harmful.Read more