When it comes to finding and ACCEPTING a job offer we all have our lists. Yes, I’m talking about your Job Deal Breakers. We all have them whether we really ever sit down and list them out or not. So when you're wondering if you should be happy where you are or start thinking about greener pastures, consider your Job Deal Breakers.
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When your job world has gone stone cold silent and you are ready to sign it off, there are a few more things you can do to stir the proverbial job pot before throwing in the towel!
When you think about preparing for your job search you might spend all of your time preparing a killer resume and think that is all you need. Unfortunately, a resume is only one tool in helping you present yourself to a prospective employer or a recruiter. Your job search begins with your ability to research, goal-set and prepare yourself – three ways to plug and play to you’re your career forward and find your dream job.
Before you start patting yourself on the back for an interview well done, here’s a few common mistakes that people make that really have an impact on how well the other side of the desk perceives you.
It’s not hard to know the difference when you are happy, challenged, stressed or even when it’s time to ask yourself, “Should I stay or should I go?” Knowing when it’s time to leave the party is as important as knowing when to fight for what you want.
Time spent in quiet contemplation sets the necessary foundation to help focus you more than list building and speed-interviewing can any day. When you feel the need to plan ahead, think about slowing down and taking a career sabbatical.
When you think you’ve done enough job hunting for yourself and you are not sure what you can share, think of those who are still struggling and have not been as successful as you and next time you hear of a job you are not interested in or perhaps is just not right for you, remember you can easily just, pass it on.
When all of your search efforts have gone by the way side, do you ever feel like holding up a sign across your chest with the words emblazoned in big red letters, “Try Me!” But when you think about it, what harm would there really be if you let them try you for free?
We all like to plan and plan and well, plan what our lives will be like in the future but what you need to remember when you come down to earth, is applying those dreams in the here and now.
Most people think an understated approach to your job search is both respected and desired but, making the most of who you are and what you did on paper is as important as your in-person interview. So when you have the chance to sing your praises, make sure to belt-it-out!
You may have a job to go to every morning, a paycheck you collect twice a week and health insurance-but, are you happy? You may think, “What do I have to complain about, I should count myself as one of the lucky ones.” True, but are you happy? If you are still pondering this question, welcome to the world of the “under-employed.”
Like zombies looking for their next meal, your career can start to resemble the survival of the last few humans looking to escape the clutches of a hungry mob. Which begs the question, does your career deserve a proper burial or perhaps a resurrection? It’s no time to give up even when you’ve lost all hope?
The concept of “work” is a bi-product of the Industrial Revolution where you needed to produce in order to survive. But today, work has taken on a whole new meaning or has it? Have we just bought into the notion that we are living in a material world and it’s the only thing we need to focus on in order to move through this lifetime?
Your career can start to resemble the dating field, a little uncertain, a little frustrating and sometimes, full of surprises. Not knowing what you are looking for in your next career move is okay. No one said you have to get it right out of the gate. Interviewing until you know what is right for you can resemble dating, but at least at the end of the process you won’t need to worry about who is going to pick up the tab.
You just don’t stumble into your career these days, you need to claim it, seize it and by all means retain it if you want to get ahead. Staking your career claim is like venturing into uncharted terrain looking for the last piece of unclaimed land like the Land Rush of the 1800’s.
What’s on your holiday wish list this year? Are you still looking for the right relationship, enough money in the bank, the perfect job or maybe a raise? Are you grateful for what you have or are you still searching for a reason to get up in the morning? Have you been deservedly naughty or particularly nice and just waiting for a bounty of beautiful gifts to descend upon you? Whatever your lot in life you are in a unique position to hit the reset button and start over as the New Year approaches.
During this holiday season and sometimes throughout the year, we need to be reminded that it’s ok to give, share and spread the wealth especially in a crowded job market.
It’s not about what you do that defines who you are as a person although I think our society and how we are programmed culturally often portrays a different image. And so it might seem that the “larger than life” your response is to the question “What you do for a living” may further the perception that you are as big as your title and your paycheck.
Trying to stay focused on your original plan, you continue to go out of your way to make it work even when nothing is coming together for you. Do you dare ask yourself, “Is it time to initiate a Plan B?”
Ring Ring, no answer. Ping, Ping no reply. Does this sound like a tune you’ve heard over and over again? It’s called “the silent treatment” and if you’ve ever heard the sounds of crickets when you try to reach out to a recruiter for a job you’ve been dying to interview for, you are probably not alone. The silent treatment doesn’t mean that a recruiter does not want you. It just means that given the amount of people banging down their door, you are let’s just say, not necessarily a priority.