Monthly Archives: July 2016
Career employment no longer exists for many of us. You always have the skill set to get the next job but ask yourself in all honesty, if you got fired today, would you be able to find a similar or better job within a short period of time? If the answer is no, you are really unprepared for this current economy. Do you know the new loyalty agreement between employer and employee period? The truth is employer can count on the employee to stay on the job up to 5 years, and the employee can count on the employer to offer the chance for training to help them find their next better job opportunity. Don’t let yourself get caught unprepared for your next voluntary or paid career move.
Over the years, employers have organized all sorts of ways to “weed” out, job applicants in an effort to define as who is best fit for a job. A lot has changed from the days when the interviewers could ask anything they wanted to. With changes in laws regarding discrimination, new ways were developed to make decision on candidates. One of those ways is called Behavioral interviewing and the truth is you may not even know you are in this type of interview.
Like for any interview, you must prepare. You still need to go through the normal preparation such as researching the company, financial information, products, culture, etc. You can get most of this from the company’s web site. Subsequently you have the name of the hiring manger, do an internet search on him/her. Sometimes you can learn a lot about the person you will be interviewing with and possibly companies do the same thing on you too. You may want to do a search on yourself especially if you have a unique name to find out information about you. But if your name is Mary Stewart, you probably do not have anything to worry about.
Finding a good employment in today’s job market can be challenging. It is essential that you stand out from the other job applicants as much as possible. Some companies that offer better amenities for their employees, would increase the competition among the job seekers, thereby, you need to shine to get selected for a job interview. When companies increase competition, would give themselves the ability to recruit from a large pool of job seekers.
In order to be selected, read here for some tips on how to be among selected job candidates.
If you are considering to start your business, especially if it is online, it is a great time to be an entrepreneur. In the last decade, technology has smoothed the playing field and pushed an entrepreneurial revolution. Even if you are not planning to start an online business, consider that the internet can still play a valuable role in your business. Having an online presence eliminates the limitations of physical location and broadens your customer base by, literally, millions. It’s also a great tool for endorsing yourself and letting people, know the nature of your business and services. It is a fantastic time to be an entrepreneur, where you have more access to information that permits you to make a better choices more quickly.