I’m pretty happy with my job search so far except that I don’t have a job yet. But I’ve been looking for three months and I’ve had six interviews, which is better than a lot of people I know. I got laid off in January.
I jumped right into my job search and I made a Target Employer List.
It can be a hard thing to recover after not getting the job, especially after all of that time and effort you put into your research, application, interview, and follow up.
The good news is that, even if you didn’t get the job, you can still come out on top
Although you will have been contacted by recruiters from time to time, you may or may not have been interested in what they had on offer. Most people should have realised by now that recruiters are not only useful when you are changing jobs but also when you are perfectly happy within your position.
You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career.
Almost three quarters of employers say they have spotted a lie on a job applicant’s CV with prospective employees most likely to make the facts around their skills or responsibilities more attractive.
New research from jobs website CareerBuilder found 71% of recruitment managers have noticed the untruths.
There’s plenty advice out there to rehearse what you’re going to say in a job interview: research questions the interviewer might ask, practice your answers, come up with salient questions of your own…
But what about rehearsing what you’re not going to say?
Here's an email I get at least once each week:
Do you set New Year’s resolutions? This is a powerful time of year to think about the changes you want to create in your life. It’s also a powerful time of year to revisit, revise, or redesign your career vision.
1. Remember names. Be disciplined about this, because it goes a long way during the first few weeks of a new job. Write names down on your phone or, easier, create mnemonic devices. Never underestimate the power of a mnemonic device!
Are you about to start a job search or are you in the midst of looking for a new job? Are you thinking about waiting to start or putting your job search on hold? If so, think again.