Today w’re diving into how to structure gaps of unemployment within your resume and how to address it during an interview. But before we even get started, lets’ address a couple of things. If you've been actively in the job market for more than a month, you really want to 10x your efforts. The longer you're out of the job market, the harder it is to find a job. If you're at that six weeks mark, four weeks mark, or more, I would advise that you make sure that you're networking. Connect with individuals and companies on all social media platforms, not just LinkedIn, but also Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Make your presence known. If you've been in the job market for more than six weeks, it is time to 10x your efforts going into next week to make sure that you are stacking the deck in your favor, and that you're being aggressive and being very intentional with your job search. Alright, so let's talk about gaps of unemployment!
As you all know, there's a lot of talk about how many jobs that are well on their way to be eliminated due to artificial intelligence. There's no secret that millions of jobs are going to be eliminated due to robotics entering the workplace to increase efficiency and accuracy. Advancements in technology are not necessarily a bad thing, but it's something that you should be aware of, especially if your job can be automated.
How do we analyze if your job is at risk of being outsourced or replaced by artificial intelligence? You can ask yourself a series of questions.
Believe it or not, but the color of your interview attire can have an impact on how you are perceived during your interview.
Today we're going to talk about colors. What color suit or outfit you wear to your job interview? It's a really, really important question that is often overlooked. Color can dramatically affect the first five seconds on your interviewer so it's important to take some time to put some effort into it. For example, if you wear a red tie, you run the risk of being seen as overly assertive, dominant, and possibly a little bit arrogant. If you wear yellow or orange, you maybe seem off the wall, and you may not even be taken seriously. But for some professions though the rules can bend and switch depending on the the position you are interviewing for or the company culture. Red may be useful: for example, sales companies are often interested in overly confident candidates so if you're sporting a suit and you slip on on a red tie, that would be great for somebody who's interviewing for a sales position.
Number one: Have different versions of your resume ready to go.
This will require you taking some time to think about what are the top five positions that you wanna go for. Make sure that you're clear on the titles and then customize each resume specific to that position. Remember, A.I. is huge right now and so there's a lot of screening of resumes for very specific key words, so make sure that the key words that are related to the job that you want to go for can be found in your resume.
The sudden notice of your last day at your job can be tough, no matter how many inspiration stories you hear.
You are not alone, the past has shown that even trailblazers have been fired from their positions before finding success in their chosen field.
Steve Jobs was just 30 years old, wildly successful, fabulously wealthy and a global celebrity. And then it all came crashing down when he was forced out of his own billion-dollar company he had sacrificed everything to build. Anna Wintour was fired from her first job as a junior fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar. She made waves for her innovative shoots, but editor Tony Mazalla thought they were a little too edgy and she got canned after a mere nine months. Walt Disney had a similar story, being fired from the Kansas City star for “lack of imagination and no good ideas.”
The cliché question arises in almost every interview:
Describe your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The question in straight forward but seems like a trick question but if you establish an appropriate context, then you can give an honest and well thought answer. Answering this way will showcase your professionalism & awareness. A hiring manager or recruiter ask these types of questions to qualify or disqualify you as the type of person who would excel in this specific position.
Working with a recruiter may seem intimidating but recruiters truly want the best for both the candidates and the company they are recruiting for. Their goal is set up a great pairing that is set for success through the application, interview process, all the way to your first day and beyond. Even though a recruiter is doing their best for you, there are some things that recruiters can’t share.
Salary caps, candidate competition, internal HR tactics — let’s call them trade secrets. They are the confidential information that, unfortunately, recruiters cannot hand out.
Omer Molad, CEO/Founder of Vervoe, gives a few secrets out.
It's a frightening thought and position to be in when you find yourself unemployed. It's a place we hope we never find ourselves in, but we can all suddenly find ourselves in this predicament at any point in our lives. Regardless of our unemployment length, it can cause great damage to our finances and our mental health. We've outlined some steps you can take to limit the damage and impact of unemployment. These steps can also help you in the long run with your credit.
It's been known for years that the gap between job openings in healthcare and the amount of people joining the workforce is opening wider and wider. There is a massive shortage of nurses in the workforce, with too many nurses leaving their careers prematurely.
Nurses exiting the workforce outnumber the amount of nurses entering the profession, and at the same time, many current nurses are inching closer and closer to retirement.
Patients' lives and health greatly depend on turning this around.
A great reference will be your biggest cheerleader and your #1 fan! A well picked reference can single handedly convince the hiring manager that you are perfect for the role with their raving recommendation. On the flip side, a reference that has been placed on your resume in an careless manner can cost you the job you're chasing after.