Written by Bob Rollins
In my opinion, the job search/hiring process today is badly broken. The problem starts with the job seeker themselves and how they approach their search. We live in such a fast food nation that it has become acceptable for job seekers to resume stuff and apply to every job they can just waiting to see if a company responds. If they do respond, they will interview with them as long as it doesn't interfere with their busy lifestyle and cause them too much effort. If the interview goes well that's great, if not, oh well they have a good job already. If you are a job seeker, stop being lazy, make a decision, and commit to your job search. Start your job search by taking the time to read the rest of my post and evaluate if you are a job seeker or a waste of everyone's time.
Here are just 5 things to work on when getting ready for your job search.
As a bonus tip: Never assume that a phone interview is any less important than a face to face interview at the company. You will never get to a face to face interview if you can't pass the phone interview. Do your research and get prepared. Sell yourself and close the deal.
Get focused. Commit to your search. Prepare to work harder than you have for anything you've ever done before. THIS IS YOUR FUTURE!
Bob may be found on LinkedIn here.