I remember as a teenager I couldn't wait to get to work and start making my own money. Since I couldn\'t get a regular job until I turned 16, I was willing to mow grass, babysit, and sell whatever products I could door to door. Along with earning my own money came a certain amount of freedom. I could spend or save as much as I made. Most of the time I spent it. But boy, was it … [Read more...] about Teen Summer Jobs
Out in the dating world it's a common complaint. "Why didn't he or she call back?" But the same thing happens in the job market, as job seekers are left wondering "Why didn't HR call me back?". The interview went well, you think they liked you, but then you never hear from them again. It's hard not to take it personally. This problem has always existed, but it's even worse … [Read more...] about Why Didn’t HR Call Me Back?
A buyer's market is when supply exceeds demand. This means that purchasers have an advantage over sellers and can negotiate lower prices. We usually hear this term applied to the housing market when the buyers have the advantage over sellers in the market and have their pick of choices at lower prices. Like the housing market, the term buyer's market can also apply to the job … [Read more...] about The Job Market is Still a Buyer’s Market
Don\'t be the first to name a price - This is simple negotiating 101. If you name a price too high you may not get the interview. If you name a price too low, they will negotiate from there and try to get it even lower. I know, it\'s kind of a damned if you do and damned if you don\'t situation. Let them start the negotiation. Start at the bottom - Yes, I know you just spent a … [Read more...] about What Job Seekers in the U.S. Can Learn From Job Seekers in China
As someone who has started several start up companies, I prefer hiring innovative employees. Why? For one thing they tend to be self starters. I'm able to give them the overall big picture and they get it quickly. I don't have to hand hold them. I can also trust that they will make the right decisions on their own if I'm not around to discuss it with them. Another thing is … [Read more...] about Are You an Innovative Employee?