Have you/will you deliberately seek employers whose corporate responsibility behaviour reflects your own values?
By Aja Frost I think most of us would agree the initial part of networking—meeting people—isn’t the hardest part. (And if that sentence just floored you, check out this and this on making the process much easier.) However, maintaining those connections is much more difficult. After all, if you don’t have an immediate reason to stay in contact with a person—you just think he or she would be “good to keep in touch with,” it’s hard to justify sending an email. Well, until now. After dealing with this issue one too many times, I created fiv
By The Daily Muse Editor Our mission here at The Muse is simple: to help you find your dream job. So, there’s nothing we love more than hearing about it when you do! Today, we chatted with Emily Smith, a Business Development Representative at Bizzabo. Because she defined what she wanted in a job from the get-go, she found a perfect fit at a company where everyone works together, respects others to speak their mind, and still makes time to have a good laugh. Read below to learn more about her story, then check out Bizzabo’s offices and see how you can land a great new g
After weeks of going back and forth with an amazing company about a job that would be absolutely PERFECT for you, they tell you the position has been filled. Wait, WHAT? Excuse me? What was all of that talk about how “you’ve really impressed us,” “you’d be a great asset to our company,” and “we think you’d be an ideal fit”? Where they all lies? Filthy, stinkin’, rotten LIES? Being rejected totally sucks. You went all in for this job only to leave with nothing. You felt lead on and used. And worst of all, you didn’t feel g
By Jenny Foss I watched a family member get the clamps put on her this year by her boss, who very clearly, wanted to show her the door. But, instead of managing it humanely (or sanely), this manager did what plenty of not-so-stellar companies do: They turn up the burner under the person’s rear end with the hopes she’ll just up and quit. It was so obvious what was happening that it would’ve been comedic—had it not been happening to one of my dear ones. I watched it all unfold from the sidelines—which was just heartbreaking to see—especially since I
With the majority of hires made internally, sometimes the best tactic is simply to get your CV in front of the right person It’s often difficult to find the right person to speak to about a job. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Natalie Severt Career expert at CV writing service Uptowork Wednesday 21 December 2016 07.00 GMTLast modified on Friday 23 December 2016 11.00 GMT View more sharing options Shares 207 Comments 48 There are times when a job hunt calls for unconventional meas
By Sara McCord It’s one of the most frustrating job search scenarios. You’re applying for the right roles and you have the right qualifications. You know this to be true because you’re landing one interview after the next. And yet, you’re not getting offers. You keep hearing that, while you were a finalist, they went with someone who “was a better fit.” (Or maybe you don’t hear anything back at all.) The good news is: the fact that you’re stalling out at the interview stage means you simply need to change up how you handle that on
Photo of person on tablet courtesy of Portra Images/Getty Images. By Richard Moy Not too long ago, I interviewed at a company that I was really excited about working at—because at the time, I was noticing signs around my current office that I might be unemployed very soon. And as a result, I wanted to hear the words “you’re hired” so badly that I ended up pestering the hiring manager about next steps for the better part of a week. Several “just following up” emails later, I didn’t get it—and I can’t help but think that my persiste
Habits. The biggest difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people challenge themselves to make simple habit changes (and actually follow through). (Having trouble following through on your goals? Watch this free 20-minute webinar for quick habit hacks for 2017.) At the beginning of every year, all of us think, “This is going to be MY year. I’m going to set goals for myself and get what I want — finally.” But how many of us ACTUALLY follow through with those goals? If you have some career goals for 2017, you n
Photo of person on phone courtesy of Hero Images/Getty Images. By Richard Moy Congratulations! The hiring manager asked for a short list of references. And now, your only job is to sit back and wait for those people to give you glowing reviews about how you’ll fix all of the company’s problems. Time to celebrate your inevitable job offer, right? For a long time, I thought that was how it always went down after a final interview. But then, I got an unsettling email about one of my references that shook my entire world and kept me on pins and needles for days.
s_bukley / Shutterstock.com Networking is still the best way to wiggle your way into a life-changing opportunity. Are you networking as much as you should? And, more importantly, are you doing it right? In order to be an effective networker, you need to build valuable relationships – not only with people in YOUR industry, but also with people in a variety of different industries. Why is super-connecting important? Because, by setting your connections up with other connections, you will build your reputation as a helpful contact who’s focused on giving, not just taking.