With the job market extremely tight, even the small stuff counts, especially when you’re on a job interview. That’s why it’s so important not to say or do the wrong things, since that first impression could end up being the last one.
It’s overwhelming, discouraging, frustrating and exacerbating – the quantity of blogs and articles telling you how to job search. By focusing on the latest ‘trends’ and progressive strategies, self-anointed experts continue to use their megaphones to sell their own ideas.
The following list of 10 trends is designed to help you separate the wheat from the chaff, identifying those activities or rules of thumb you should consider for a successful job search. If you are in an active job hunt, or you are simply testing the waters (which in today’s economic climate, you probably ought to always be doing), then consider these top career initiatives of value:
De Nederlandse arbeidsmarkt is het zorgenkindje van het kabinet Rutte / Ascher. De werkloosheid loopt hard op naar nieuwe records, het aantal banen zakt de komende 2 jaar met 100.000, maar ook de freelance-tarieven gaan hard omlaag.
As the title of the infographic below tells you, job hopping damages employment prospects more than age or unemployment. Wow! I would love to hear what my recruiter pals think of that. Do tell in the comments below.
I honestly do not agree with this. What about those who seem like they job hop because they have only been getting contract gigs? Can that easily be defined as being inconsistent? In today’s market, not exactly. Gen Y came out of school as there was still a recession. Those who got a job within a couple to a few months of graduating were lucky; they were in the right time and place. And out of those Gen Y who stay loyal to a company is because their manager and/or employer as a whole has not chased him/her away; they know how to retain their employees and how to keep a low turnover rate. Look at companies such as SAS, employees are so happy there that they don’t want to leave. In my general opinion, Gen Y’s aren’t looking to just buckle down anywhere they land. They grew up with new technology and have seen it progress; they want to see a challenge and be challenged. Overall Gen Y’s want to be able to start something for themselves and build upon that (i.e. find a company that can take them in as a junior and develop their skills and help develop their career as a whole). What this whole thing fails to look at is, the big picture; why there are those who are unemployed for more an a year. There are a lot of post-secondary graduates out there who are seeking jobs but never get the opportunity. Why? Even so-called “entry level” roles require some sort of experience. If I am not correct, a position requiring 2 to 3 years of experience is not exactly “entry level”. As being a Millennial myself, I know how difficult it was to find my first paying job when I finished school. It literally took me 1 year since I graduated and another 5 month unpaid internship. Having studied Human Resources and have had experience providing assistance with orientation sessions, I understand that time is cost and cost is money and all that jazz but whatever happened to giving new graduates the time of day to actually gain experience without sacrificing the pay? Employers need to keep in mind that today’s economy is terrible and face it, most students have racked up a hefty student loan.
You can't turn back the clock, but you can show hiring managers your passion and record of results.
If you're older than 50 years old, it often seems the deck is stacked against you.
People are angry about the treatment of workers over 50 years old because most of us know we must work well into our 60s before we can retire. But recent research indicates few of us actually want to work well into our 60s — and that tendency may help explain, if not excuse, employers’ prejudices.
The absolutes of job search are puzzling; as in most things in life, there are few black and white rules. While you want to follow some rules of thumb, you also should climb outside of your (or others’) boxes from time to time to really take charge of your career versus following the pack.
The following list of 10 trends not to follow is Part 2 of a two-part series designed to help you winnow out trends that are either outdated or misguided.
1. Don’t be creative in your resume. Don’t let fear that your resume will be rejected because of a little orange or blue punctuating the content or because a brilliant sales graph pops from the profile summary. Instead, illustrate your value with a marketing menu of sizzle. Social media has created a flatter, more level communication playing field and an explosion of technology innovation has opened up opportunity for more appealing career story telling.
Practice makes perfect, particularly when it comes to the job interview. Nobody wants their responses to sound canned during an interview, but they also don’t want to fumble over questions, which is why career experts say it’s important to rehearse ahead of time. That doesn’t mean you have to memorize your answers to every imaginable interview question, but you do want to be able to talk about your skills and work experience without tripping up.
Regardless of your field, your position, or whether you are self-employed or not, your network is perhaps your most important professional resource. While your education and experience are essential building blocks, your network is most often what will get your foot in the door with any professional opportunity you desire.
You may be thinking in a traditional business sense about ways to get out there and meet new people, such as joining your professional association, serving on a board and maximizing LinkedIn and other social media sites. However, it is also important to develop your relationship skills and cleanse your karma! After nearly 20 years of counseling professionals, I recommend the following:
Payrolling verliest mogelijk haar toegevoegde waarde voor bedrijven. Wanneer geeft de politiek eindelijk duidelijkheid over dit onderwerp?
De payrollconstructie levert dan ook vooral voordelen voor de werkgevers en nadelen voor de werknemers op. Waarbij als grootste nadeel toch wel de geringe mate van ontslagbescherming geldt. Ook het UWV biedt de payrollmedewerker onvoldoende ontslagbescherming.
In de politiek was het besef dat de payrollmedewerker weinig tot geen ontslagbescherming geniet, al langer bekend. Dat leidde ook herhaaldelijk tot kamervragen (ondanks dat de overheid een van de grootste gebruikers van payrolling is).
Onlangs zijn ook de kantonrechters overstag gegaan. In meerdere zaken (o.a. in Rotterdam en Almelo) heeft de kantonrechter bepaald dat de inlener de feitelijke werkgever van de payrollmedewerker is. En dat daardoor bijvoorbeeld afgespiegeld moet worden binnen de inlener, danwel dat de ontbindingsverzoeken van het payrollbedrijf niet ontvankelijk zijn verklaard omdat het payrollbedrijf niet de werkgever van de werknemer is.
We haven't talked about social media for a while. In the meantime, instant messaging and streaming video have become part of our daily lives. Twitter, Facebook? We run into them in the news or for the news every day.
No matter how well you interview, more and more hiring organizations will ask you to participate in a real-world project before they extend an offer. They want to test your ability to do the job, whether you’re redesigning a social media campaign, documenting a tricky bit of software, or editing a keynote presentation.
risis hier, bezuinigingen daar. Je kunt geen krant openslaan of de televisie aanzetten zonder dat de gevolgen van de crisis je om de oren vliegen. Overal worden mensen ontslagen. De kranten, radiostations en nieuwszenders hebben het vaak over mensen die na 25 jaar werk de laan uit worden gestuurd of over mensen die aan de onderkant van de samenleving staan. Dat is natuurlijk verschrikkelijk, echt, ik voel met iedereen mee. Toch is er één belangrijke groep die we vaak over het hoofd zien. Zij zijn tussen de 22 en 28 jaar oud, hebben een waardevol diploma op zak en horen de eerste stappen op de arbeidsmarkt te betreden. Alleen lukt dat vaak niet. Deze groep heeft werk dat ver beneden hun niveau ligt, is werkeloos of heeft een onzeker contract.
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