So you’re about to launch a job search – but you’re not sure where to begin?
Should you blast out dozens of applications online? Or network your way to career glory?
Should you enlist the help of a headhunter? Or cut out the middleman and go straight to recruiters via LinkedIn?
While these questions have often seemed unanswerable, new data shines a light on how companies actually hire. Lever, a recruiting platform used by top companies from Netflix to Lyft, has just released an analysis of over one million applications across thousands of companies. And so now, for the first time, we can answer those questions with confidence – and you can launch your job search with equal conviction.
As a headhunter helping countless professionals, from CEO to analyst levels, make and negotiate their next position, here are the most common career mistakes I’ve seen candidates fall victim to:
You’re a few months to a year into what you thought would be your dream job. You left a perfectly good job in order to take this one because you thought it would be a better opportunity.
But now that some time has passed, it’s clear you were dead wrong. Not only is this not the job of your dreams, it isn’t even close to as good as the job you had before.
The thought of returning to your old job has crossed your mind more than once, but you don’t know how to go about approaching your old company about the possibility of getting rehired.
Here what to do—in this order.
If you’ve ever had a boss who was truly inept–not the kind of inept where you hang up on people because you don’t understand how the office phones work, but truly unable to do their job–you know what a frustrating experience it is.
If you’re like most people in that situation, you ended up spending much of your day covering the boss’s tracks, doing the things they couldn’t, fixing their mistakes (and sometimes covering up for them). And you probably went through a lot of resentment and anger–perfectly understandable for someone who’s trying to do their own job and their boss’s, while the boss draws a big paycheck and keeps going.
Regardless of who that employee was, I think I can probably describe him or her. That’s because the most valued employees have a lot in common, regardless of their jobs or the companies they work for.
Here are 20 of the key things they do almost every day.
Following the launch of Google For Jobs last month, many questions have been raised by employers about how to use the feature correctly.
A Google employee has published a thread in the Webmaster Central Help Forum with answers to the most frequently asked questions.
If you need help with…… whatever, here is your resource!
Being a college student (or alum) and never stepping foot in the career services office is like having a gym membership and doing sit-ups in your room. There are many ways career services can help you in your job hunt, so why go it alone?
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explains that elite colleges admit people who are smart and talented in the first place — they don’t make you that way.