Some of the most common questions I hear from job seekers have to do with if/when/how to follow-up. Whether you’ve met a new contact, submitted a resume or gone in for interviews, appropriate follow-up is critical. Use your specific situation to determine how to best follow-up. Here are the basic guidelines as a start: Read More
“We will notify you of our decision as soon as possible.” These are the words that leave many job seekers wondering “Well, when is soon as possible”, as well as feelings of nervousness, anxiety, excitement, and joy. So what do you do when your left waiting? Read More
You aced the interview! You walk out feeling proud and relieved. It didn’t just go well, it went great! Before you pop a champagne cork, here are five things you must do: Read More
E-mail is probably the most common form of communication in the modern job search. You might use e-mail for networking, submitting resumes, following up, and more. Since e-mails are so important in so many stages of your job search, you want to avoid e-mail miscommunication. Here are some tips for ensuring that your e-mails are clear and effective. Read More
Communication can make or break a job search. With so many emails being exchanged during a job search, we rarely take a step back to think about the effectiveness of our email communications. Given the importance of clear and effective communication, it’s well worth every job seeker’s effort to think about their email usage and debug any glitches in this common form of communication. Read More
Virtually every job search involves rejection. It’s typical to apply and interview for many jobs before finding a great match and getting hired. While it’s not fun to be turned down, it is an opportunity to grow.
It’s ideal if you can get direct feedback about why you were not selected. Here are some people you should ask: Read More