If you’re doing it right, job hunting is hard work. From researching companies, networking with contacts, searching for opportunities, sending professional resumes, and interviewing, the process can be exhausting, especially if you’ve been out of the job market for a long time. After a few months, you may be tempted to take the first job position offered. While you may be willing to accept lower pay, fewer benefits, and a difficult work schedule, some opportunities can waste valuable time and leave you demoralized. Before you take the job, consider the following seven red flags…
Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” So then why does it seem as though our most intelligent and skilled workers are incapable of explaining their methods? These people have proven they know what they’re doing, they clearly understand their tasks, so why can’t they help the rest of us understand them?
As an expert, how do you increase your ability to share your wealth of knowledge?
By breaking into the mind of a teacher.
Often a college degree is seen as a one-way ticket to a great job and while that’s not necessarily true, the countless people without degrees will tell you not having a degree does make it much harder to get their ideal job.
If getting a degree isn’t an option… How do you market yourself?
Welcome back, Graduates! As I’m sure you’ve noticed, interviews can be difficult. You’re anxious, jittery, and have to prove that you’re the right person for the job. Focusing on the way you communicate is paramount to landing that job. Communicating effectively requires many things, including…
The transition from college to the workforce is a hectic one. As a result, it is natural to cling to what we know; for the millennials, that’s the internet! Online job search tools, email, LinkedIn… They’re all valuable, but they’re easy. Anyone our age can do it. Employers are looking for people who don’t take the easy route—they want people who are different, who stand out, and who don’t abandon the traditional way of doing things, but enhance them to create something new.
As “graduation season” begins, so does the wealth of career advice. This advice seems to come from every direction: those who are older and wiser, and those who have no business offering advice. One of the most discouraging pieces I have heard lately is to “prepare to be broke.” While that does sound terrifying, there is a nugget of wisdom embedded in there….