Do you ever wonder if all those resumes you’ve submitted are being held hostage in a virtual prison never to be seen by human eyes? If so, your suspicions are partly right.
Does your boss sneer, scream, or intimidate? If so, you could be working for a career-damaging bully. “When the bullying comes from the boss, the aggression has its strongest negative effects,” says Sandy Hershcovis, a researcher at the University of Manitoba who reviewed 110 studies on workplace aggression.
Do you want your boss to advocate for you when it’s time for management to decide on promotions (and raises)? Do you want your employer to reward your contributions? Take these four steps to prepare for your next performance review–and make a case for your promotion.
Job seekers have long been advised to send targeted resumes and cover letters. By tailoring your application materials and playing up the skills and abilities most relevant to a specific position, you’re likelier to pique the interest of employers. But your customization efforts shouldn’t end there
Looking for a well-paid job in construction or real estate? Most people know that the chances of getting hired or getting a raise in either of those industries are pretty slim these days. In fact, average wages in both real estate and construction are down from where they were even a year ago. But there
The job market has not fully recovered, but there are a few encouraging signs. According to the latest Robert Half Professional Employment Report, a net 6 percent of employers plan to increase hiring activity in the fourth quarter. Further, 86 percent of executives said they are at least somewhat confident in their organizations’ ability to
Disclaimers: Two points need to be made at the outset: 1) Columbus was not the first jurisdiction to implement banding, and 2) what will be presented is not meant as an indication of how it necessarily should be done, but rather to share how we got to where we are today. Demographics: The City of
Social networking sites offer some possibilities for finding candidates, but there are downsides as well.
Are you mentally putting up roadblocks to your search? A top human-resources executive left his employer of 20 years to consult independently, but he didn’t do well, so he began job hunting. I’m a career-management consultant. We met and he became a client after he had been searching for 10 months. He was 50 years
Many people fantasize about changing careers, but few actually follow through. It just seems too daunting. These days, though, a lot of people don’t have much choice. Maybe their industry’s days seem numbered, and they figure they better start planning now. Or maybe they already have been hit by a layoff.
The following sample interview questions and answers are for the types of questions you should expect during an interview for a research associate position
The best approach for a guesstimate or brainteaser question is to think of a funnel. You begin by thinking broadly, then slowly drill down towards the answer. Let’s look at this approach in context. Referring to our sample question, you know that you are looking for how many ping-pong balls fit in a 747 airplane.
Behavioral-based interviewing has been around for 25 years, but just recently the practice has been gaining momentum along with the ever-increasing demand for skilled and competent employees. Recruiting Trends introduced its readers to the idea of behavior-based interviewing and promised to take a second, more in-depth look at the success of the technique.
“Where do you want to work?” This is such a big question, of which the possibilities are seemingly endless for those who are relatively new to the workforce. But in reality, the type of environment you’ll excel in actually has a lot to do with your personality. In other words, you’re not as lost as
Whether you’re casually or doggedly conducting your job search, know that with each resume and job application you submit, your online persona becomes fair game for prospective employers hoping to gain greater insight into who you are and what sort of life you lead. But, what if you haven’t even applied for any jobs? It’s
If a job interview doesn’t cause you even the slightest amount of stress, check your pulse – you might not be human. Job interviews are at the top of the list of stress inducers, and the ups and downs of the interview process can kick your hormones into high gear. The best way to reduce