You have to pay attention to the signs and signals you’ll receive on your job search.
If you are paying close attention, you’ll begin to form an impression of each employer you deal with. One job is not just like any job. Some jobs will lift your heart every day and stimulate your brain. Others will crush your spirit.
Of course, we are all unique individuals and everyone comes with a different combination of skills, experience and qualities. In reality, there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect candidate’ because every employer is after something different. However, there’s no harm in becoming the exception…
The biggest mistake people make on LinkedIn when it comes to standing out is not optimizing their profiles with the right keywords.
No Keywords = No Profile Views
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At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can wind up as obvious no-nos with hindsight.
You must know where the line is and be careful not to cross it, because once you share something, there is no going back.
If a recruiter calls you on the phone, you can ask them what the job pays in your first phone call. There’s no reason to waste your time or theirs if your salary target and the employer’s hiring pay range are not well-matched.
If you’re dealing with the employer directly and your first interview is an interview with an HR person, there’s not much point in asking what the job pays. Until they call you for a second interview the information isn’t especially useful to you, except as market research — but the HR person is unlikely to tell you the pay range in any case at that stage.
The first thing to keep in mind any time you’re writing to thank an interviewer for taking time to chat with you is that many other people are doing the same. You want to stand out, but for the right reasons. Hiring managers and recruiters are always looking for reasons to push one candidate toward the front of the pack and disqualify others—that’s their job.
“The Heart” versus “The Head” continues to be one of the great debates in the world of leaders and leadership development. So much has been written on the topic, but mostly from the perspective of choosing one side over the other.
What if it wasn’t an “either or” or “better or worse” scenario and it was simply about understanding the uniqueness of each behavior.
As a job seeker, it can be difficult to find your own footing in your personal job search. Oftentimes, turning to a recruiter can be beneficial in honing in on the right job opportunities, brushing up your interviewing skills and resume feel, and taking some of the hard work off of your plate while searching for your next gig.
A former client “Catherine” approached me with an unusual career situation. Her problem? She was stressed out and didn’t know what to do because she had two job offers, but couldn’t decide which to take. Neither was her dream job, but both paid more than she currently made, and one could lead to a human resources manager position – her career goal.
Consider how things could work out better if you have a weekly plan for your life before you wake up on Monday morning. And don’t just plan your work-related items, plan everything else too. Figure out what needs to be done and prioritize those items.