Starting a job search involves many decisions. Deciding what font to use on your resume, deciding which photo to use on LinkedIn, deciding who to reach out to, etc. All of these decisions can play out in different ways, and they may be good or bad. Thankfully there are plenty of mentors and career experts to help you avoid those pitfalls. Today we have some great advice on decisions to be made on resumes, in interviews, and at your job. Read on to find out what they are!
One of the first choices you have to make on your resume is the font you are going to use. For the sake of consistency, it’s smart to stick with only one or two fonts. Which one is the question! Thankfully in this article the experts have been consulted, and the votes are in. Before you guess it, no, Times New Roman didn’t make the cut. If you’re just starting to update your resume, it may be time to change fonts as well, so makes sure you click through for recommendations.
If you’ve gone online to download a starter resume template, you’ve probably seen quite a few that include a spot for a photo. Since photos are front and center on LinkedIn, many job seekers assume their smiling face belongs on their resume as well. This may not be a wise assumption however. Including your photo on your resume makes it much more likely that the hiring manager may subconsciously discriminate against you. If you need more reasons to be convinced, check out the full article.
Is there someone in your office who just won’t get off of your case? Dealing with a jerk at work is an extremely common problem, based on the study this Wall Street Journal story is citing. 27% of the respondents disclosed that they have been bullied themselves at work, while 21% stated that they have witnessed it happen before. Find out how to deal with these situations, by reading this article, which has some great psychology backed suggestions.
Immediately following your interview, there are a few things you should do. Right after you leave, all of the information is fresh on your mind. It’s a great opportunity to take some notes on what happened. We won’t spoil what exactly you should be writing down, so you’ll have to click the link for that! The best part about this list is it also starts off by suggesting you get a snack, and that a suggestion I think most everyone can get behind!
Looking at the unemployment problem on it’s face, the solution may seem simple. with 6.2 million openings, and 7 million unemployed, there should only be 800,000 unemployed right? Wrong, unfortunately. The discrepancy between unemployed and job openings is a unique and complex problem. Also, it seems more challenging than ever to find qualified candidates. Multiple factors come into play: location, certifications, education, salary and more all influence if an unemployed worker could fill a potential opening. If you’re looking for more insight into the job market, this article is the place to find it.
It’s great to be employed. Having a place to go to work and receive a steady paycheck is fantastic. However, it is possible to get too comfortable in a role. At what point do you outgrow a position? It can be hard to determine. Thankfully, Liz Ryan from Forbes has put together a quick checklist to help you determine if you’ve overstayed your welcome. Staying too long in a job can hurt both you and your employer, and realizing that it’s time to go can be a valuable wake up call.
Does it feel like it takes forever for you to receive a job offer, let alone schedule an interview? Now Glassdoor has gone through and quantified that timeframe. Based on data from 25 countries, they’ve developed a list that compares time to hire across the globe. India had the shortest hiring duration at 16.1 days, whereas Brazil had the longest, with a frustrating 39.6 days. Wondering where the United States stands? Click the link to find out!
Finally, we’ve reached the end! We’re all out of links for this week. We hope you found some useful advice for any job search decisions you may have to make! Check back next week for a new set of links.