Have you gone in for multiple job interviews, only to find out that you don't get a job? If so, consider reconnecting with HR, or the specific hiring manager you spoke with. The fact that you were interviewed more than once suggests you were a finalist for the vacancy and deemed to be a strong match. Just because you don't get a job, that doesn't mean you didn't make a good impression on the company.
That's right. Job seekers often don't realize how close many hiring decisions are. In truth though, just as gold and silver Olympic medalists often have race times or skating scores that barely differ, the margin between finalists who get a job and don't get a job is often very slim. Both undoubtedly had relevant work experience and strong candidate skills or they wouldn't have been invited to interview once, let alone to come back for a second job interview. The final hiring decision may have come down to "chemistry" – the manager may simply have felt one candidate was a better fit with existing staff, or their own management style. Differing salary requirements can also be a deciding factor in whether candidates get a job or don't get a job.Read More
Whatever the judges on American Idol may say, all people are created equal in terms of talent. That's right, every single one of us is a person of talent. We may celebrate the sounds of Taylor Hicks or Kelly Clarkson, but that doesn't mean they're talented and everyone else isn't. How can that be? Because talent isn't limited to the exceptional feats of exceptional people.Read More
A lot of people are angry and frustrated with their careers these days. They played the game and obeyed the rules, but still got blindsided by external circumstances that have battered their security and self-respect. They expected their career to be able to accommodate the situation, but it let them down.Read More
Still in the same job you had when the recession began? Figure you dodged the "job loss" bullet for this recession? You may have. With the pace of job cuts slowing dramatically in recent months, you may indeed be among the lucky millions who survive this recession with their jobs intact.
Despite that, recruiting and outplacement executives say it's unwise for people with jobs to relax and become complacent. Uncertainties in the economy remain, they say, with more job cuts in 2010 still very possible. After all, even when the U.S. economy is growing, employers often cut employees to achieve specific strategic or financial goals. They may even cut jobs in certain departments and divisions at the same time they're adding employees in others.Read More