“You should treat your job search like a job.” Chances are, you have heard that cliché before. But what does it mean? Most people assume that it relates to the number of hours they spend on their job search. They mentally commit 40 hours or more a week to their job search, but struggle with how to fill those days.
How many times have people let their career just “happen,” instead of planning on where they want to go? It is easy to become complacent, letting those dream jobs stay exactly that – dreams. The difference between a dreamer and a doer are not necessarily the goals, but the decision on which path to follow.
I have realized that I only follow one positive source a day… but I will happily follow all the negative stuff in my feed. I don’t think that’s the way to build a positive outlook… Time to get out of the problem!
While it’s probably not a good idea to let your first thought to these dumb questions fly, you can gain some perverse satisfaction from what you wish you could say… and the smart answer that you probably should use.
Everyone knows some job interview questions just beg for a snarky answer. Wouldn’t you love to once, just once, really say what’s on your mind? Enjoy these forays into the dark side – followed by some suggestions for how to really answer the question if you actually want to get the job.
Smart managers want to hire someone who is passionate about what they do. When all things are equal between candidates – skills, experience and education – the hiring manager will take the person who is excited to do the job. They have even been known to choose the passionate candidate over the more qualified ones.
While job seekers may not necessarily need to be an expert author, taking time to expand one’s vocabulary is a great skill – plus it can be fun!
It’s time to adapt your resume, LinkedIn profile, networking and job search strategies to compete in the COVID-19 job market