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?
The Job Market is Still a Buyer’s Market
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
What Job Seekers in the U.S. Can Learn From Job Seekers in China
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
Getting a Job with a Criminal Record
It's hard enough these days to find a job, but for those with a criminal record it can be even worse. An estimated 65 million Americans face that problem when they're looking for a job. New laws prevent blanket discrimination against this, but if you're dealing with that problem, there are some things you can do to help prepare yourself as much as possible. While serving … [Read more...] about Getting a Job with a Criminal Record