A lot of people are thinking about changing careers. It started (I think) with the so-called ‘Great Resignation’. And it’s continued with the slowing of the economy, as people see their peers moving from one job to another, or leaving their field entirely. But when is it too late to make this kind of change? Read More
There is no such thing as a hidden job market. There, I said it.
I’m subscribed to an email newsletter, and the last one I got had two articles that caught my eye. One promised to ‘dispel modern job search myths’. Another offered the chance to learn how to ‘hack the hidden job market’.
Oh … the irony. The hidden job market is a myth. Read More
It all started mid-2022 with ‘quiet quitting‘. Naturally, that was followed very quickly by ‘quiet firing‘. Hot on the heels of that trend, some say, will be ‘quiet hiring‘. A few HR experts disagree, however. They say that the real blowout HR trend in 2023 is something else: quiet interviewing. Read More
Body language is an important consideration in a job interview. Yours, primarily, but also that of your interviewers. I’d like to share with you a few of the main things you should focus on. These are all elements of body language that can influence decisions about candidates. Decisions that – in some cases – can make a difference between going on to additional interviews (and a possible hire) … or not. Read More
The majority of interviews are one-one-one, with one candidate sitting across a desk from one recruiter who’s interviewing people for a position. At some point in your career, though, you may find yourself in a panel interview – looking across a table at two or more interviewers. The experience can be a bit unnerving if you’ve never been in that situation before. Read More
If there are two questions I can almost guarantee you’ll be asked in every interview, it’s the ones asking you to describe your greatest strengths and weaknesses. If you’re actively interviewing, you shouldn’t even have to think about your answers; they should roll off the tongue as readily as your own name. That said, there are ways to answer these questions that are better than others. Read More
Even a monkey knows that it’s only fair to offer equal pay for equal work. How come some employers can’t figure it out?
There are some interesting shifts happening right now in the way people are paid for the work they do. I’m not sure where it will leave everyone when it all comes out in the wash. In the meantime, it’s creating confusing and conflicting situations for employees and employers alike, and creating a logistical nightmare for HR professionals. Read More
A growing number of employers are acting as though the pandemic is well and truly in the rear view mirror (the question of whether that’s true from a public health standpoint is one that I won’t get into here). More and more employees are being asked to return to their physical offices, and there are some interesting views emerging. Read More