When you are interviewing for a new job, you only have one chance to make a first impression. This first impression can make or break your ability to get the job, so it is essential for you to make the most of this important opportunity. Read on to find out why first impressions are important, as well as what you can do to make a good first impression and maximize your chances of getting the position you want.
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Thanks to the current COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever have been out of work for longer periods of time. There are many reasons for this, including having a compromised immune system and being unable to work in a traditional setting, being laid off due to COVID-19 cuts, or needing to stay home with children when schools shut down. Now that there is a vaccine, things are slowly starting to get back to normal, and people who have had a gap in employment are looking for employment.
In the past, it was hard to find a job after having a gap in employment, but that is less of a problem now. Here is what you need to consider if you have an employment gap.
It is the most wonderful time of the year to dust off your apron and your baking skills. You don’t need to be a contestant on the Great British Bake Off to be able to impress your friends and family with a few delicious holiday treats.
The "Great Resignation" is impacting a lot of sectors, from manufacturing to construction. But as many jobs as there are out there, many of them require very skilled candidates. Let's take a deeper look at why you may need to learn a new skill to be competitive within the market.
Looking for a job? Time to update your socials. Employers today are increasingly tech-savvy and increasingly likely to look you up online. Here's what you need to know.
A lot has been said about diversity and inclusiveness. But it can't be treated as just another box to tick. There are real reasons to value workplace diversity and inclusion — and there's more to support than just being open to it.
Why are Diversity and Inclusiveness Important?
Apart from the obvious social and humanitarian aspects of diversity and inclusion, there are very real business-related reasons to value them. Diversity and inclusiveness fuel innovation. When you welcome everyone to the table, you also welcome all points of view to the table. And these points of view might have radically better and interesting ways of solving problems.
All too often job applicants put so much time and effort into landing their dream interview that they forget to prepare for it properly by arming themselves with the right questions to ask.
Heading into your interview with an arsenal of well-thought-out questions is not only key for getting the job offer but can help you decide if you want to work for the company that is hiring.
“You probably already know that an interview isn’t just a chance for the hiring manager to grill you with interview questions – it’s your opportunity to sniff out whether a job is the right fit for you,” says The Muse.
Employers tasked with recovering from the economic blows of the COVID-19 pandemic are faced with the tightest labor market in memory with a record number of Americans quitting their jobs in August.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary” released on Oct. 12, 2021, showed a record 4.3 million voluntary left their jobs in August, up from 4 million that quit their jobs in July.
Businesses across the United States are not only facing the uncertain economic times of the COVID-19 pandemic but are also challenged by a record-breaking labor shortage.
The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor (BLS) statistics show more available jobs and fewer available employees creating a record 10.9 million job openings in the country in July 2021.
It has been more than a year since many employees around the country started working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and employee engagement remains an issue, especially during virtual meetings.
“With the switch to remote work, video calls have replaced traditional in-person meetings for many professionals, leading to new types of burnout altogether a la Zoom fatigue,” wrote R. Dallon Adams for TechRepublic.
Virtual meetings, touted as a panacea by many during the earlier days of the pandemic, are now part of the “new normal” for many companies, even for employees returning to the office as businesses incorporate social distancing at work in the face of Delta variant surge.