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 Street Smart Job Search\" I\'ve been telling people for years that you can\'t simply hide behind a computer and email out a resume. You must make a human connection. A business research company called Whale Path recently conducted a survey to find out how employees found their employees. I\'m happy to say that my gut instinct was right all along and gives me some proof … [Read more...] about Proof the Offline Job Search Still Works
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
When a baby boomer friend was searching for a job, his elderly dad said \"Look in the newspaper classifieds\". Since I haven\'t picked up a newspaper in quite a while, I\'m not sure they even still have job listings there. With so many people unemployed in all age ranges, it made me curious how different generations conduct job searches. I was surprised to hear that Boomers … [Read more...] about How Different Generations Conduct Job Searches