Something I don’t see often but do remember coming across when I was hiring were resume submissions that had fake email addresses and phone numbers on them. The problem with this is that when you want to interview them, you cannot reach them and they lose out on possibly being hired. The Applicants either mistyped
You’ve ended up with a job interview, congratulations, you now have a chance to charm a prospective employer face-to-face. Job interview is the most essential task within the employment seeking course of action. Employment interviewing by no means appears to get any simpler – even if you go on much more job interviews than you
People in America love to eat out, which brings a terrific outlook to the growth of culinary jobs in the future. Mark your calendar, this coming July is National Culinary Arts Month and we thought it may be useful to check out the hiring demand for food preparation and culinary jobs. Culinary careers are all
Despite the large number of people that have been laid-off in the last 6 months or so there are companies that are still concerned about employee commitment. Not all employers think they have a captive group because of the economy. Talented people still leave jobs and find new ones. And in many cases companies are
Finding a job is no day at the beach. It’s even tougher when you’re faced with difficult or embarrassing career quandaries. We asked five job seekers to share their job-related questions. Then we asked seasoned career coaches, Michael Cushman and Ayn Fox, to weigh in with some expert advice.
If you’re looking for a job, you have likely seen plenty of articles explaining exactly how to favorably impress the right people. However, it’s apparent that there are many unique characters who are job hunting but do not really want to get hired. If this sounds like you, look no further for useful ways to
Abstract This series of three case studies describes a program of applied research on writing evaluation conducted in a large utility company. Two of the studies employed represented workers as subjects while the third utilized management employees. Reliability of ratings was examined several ways, including generalizability analysis, coefficient alpha, and Pearson r. Validity of writing
Raymond Nidds, a highly-experienced employee in his 50’s, learned that his supervisor said he intended to get rid of all the “old timers” because they would not “kiss my ass.” Some months later, Nidds was laid off, and most of his duties were assigned to 25-year-old Greg Cardenas, a former “helper” employed by the company
We take our employees to lunch for their reviews — do we have to pay them, too? When an employee is taken to lunch, and given their scheduled review, is this considered their lunch break (unpaid) or should they receive an additional break that day and be paid for the time during the review?
For members of the jobless tribe, good impressions are becoming tougher to make during interviews. My advice isn’t the kind found in the slew of available career guides. Mine is an anthropological perspective. The subject of my study is that daunting hump in the interview process: the Untrained Interviewer.
Since markets turned shaky, a new round of jawflapping about the unseemliness of executive compensation practices has gathered steam. One business magazine that shall remain nameless even called it “The Great CEO Pay Heist.” Of particular fanfare was Apple’s bestowal on Steve Jobs of a stock-option package valued at $548 million. Something clearly has come
If you haven’t had a promising interview in the past six months, you should consider the possibility that you aren’t a top candidate. In this job market, it isn’t good to be anything but a top candidate. Hiring managers who have openings are besieged with resumes, many from outstanding candidates. So if you aren’t outstanding,
Switching from a military to a civilian career is a big step. It also can be extremely difficult. Military officers may be highly qualified for many business positions. However, their backgrounds are so different from those of typical executives that employers often can’t tell if — and where — they’d fit. To start with, military
One reason many people find it difficult to change careers is they think they have to do it in one big leap. Another is simple inertia — it’s easier to stay with the familiar pain of doing what they don’t like than brave the unknown. But you don’t have to change careers in one fell