Category: Job Search
LinkedIn recently implemented a new feature called Open Candidates, which discreetly signals to hiring managers and recruiters that you are interested in finding a new job. The beauty of this concept is that it can help you find new opportunities without raising any red flags at your current place of employment; the feature allows you … Read More »
Henry’s generic response to this article:
This is a good article with lots of great ideas about writing cover letters that make a difference.
My guilty secret, it has been many years since I have read a cover letter. This does not negate the value of great cover letters, but their value is dependant on the type … Read More »
“Why did you leave your last job?”
This may be one of the most common questions asked by a potential employer, and the interviewee’s pitfall if not carefully answered. No matter what your reasons were for leaving, keeping the tone positive and professional is integral to leaving the right impression with a potential employer.
Here’s how to answer:
Focus on the … Read More »
Comment on article:
This is an interesting article on how age affects the type of positions that people are commonly hired into. It only discusses a short list of jobs, probably the most numerically common. The writer does not mention less common jobs where the average candidate is over the age of 50; such as, CEO, … Read More »
Summer often brings a tide of events to the workplace, including social gatherings, vacations, performance reviews, and sometimes a transition in employee allocation. For employers, the need for a new hire during the summertime is a challenge that affects the whole team and one which must be evaluated from many angles.
The Challenges of Summer Hiring
During summertime, most employed … Read More »