It happens every year: around the 4th of July,
job searching across the board slows down dramatically as companies deal with
rolling summer vacations. Unlike December when very few positions are being
posted, the summer slump does not impact the amount of jobs. Instead, the
slow-down hits the recruitment process itself within the companies.
As a well-connected career coaching service, we often build relationships with key recruiters in the Denver area and across the United States. To help our clients – the job seekers – find the right recruiters for their situation, we have our ongoing Recruiter Spotlight series to answer the most common questions that job hunters ask.
In this week’s Recruiter Spotlight, Rhonda Lord ...
While other hockey fans are preparing for the playoffs, Avalanche fans are just relieved to see their season end. With a final standing of 22-56-4 for the 2016-17 season, their record was one of the worst in NHL history since the salary cap was put in place. Yet even within this poor performance, there are a lot of lessons for job seekers.
Celebrate every victory
For me, this was the first year that I bought a partial season ticket plan. Over the ...
Job searching can be lonely business, with very little feedback built into the process. Most of the time, companies don’t even acknowledge receiving your application, let alone letting you know when you won’t be considered for the job. With all of this radio silence, how can you tell if your job search strategies are really working or not?
Fortunately, there are some key metrics and signs to consider to gauge your effectiveness.
The job seeker steps up to the plate. You can feel the determination coming off of him like waves spreading across the field. The HR manager pitches the job, a hard fast ball that flies past the job seeker, who just misses it. Setting up for the second pitch now, a deceiving curve ball. The job seeker swings hard and fans it, catching nothing but air. It’s all riding on this final pitch. Another fast ball, but all he does ...
Spring may not “officially” be in season quite yet, but that all changes this upcoming weekend. Soon there will be fluffy bunnies, robins, flowers in bloom and leaves on the trees that spent their winter dormant waiting for this moment.
We humans have a tendency to “hibernate” in the winter seasons, preferring to stay indoors where it is nice and toasty, binge watching Netflix and feasting during the holiday seasons. There is nothing inherently wrong with that, but our homes tend ...
Scammers are preying on desperate job seekers. Are you conducting a safe job search?
One of my Denver clients recently called me with an unfortunate but common problem:
“I just got called by the police – they discovered an identity theft ring which had stolen my information from an online job application,” he said, totally despondent and heartbroken. “I guess I’m lucky because the cops caught them, but I still have to deal with cleaning up the mess they made…”