It’s the time of year when “Pomp and Circumstance” plays around the country, as excited seniors take the next step in life—graduation. But while these soon-to-be-former students celebrate their triumphs of the past four years, a new reality awaits them—finding a job. Here are five tips to help graduating seniors become happy and productive members of the workforce.
In today’s tight job market, employers need to do whatever they can to woo the most promising job seekers. This is because top prospects often have more suitors than The Bachelor. And because they have choices, one misstep can take your company out of the running. What can you do to set yourself apart and grab the final rose? Take a few pages from The Bachelor playbook:
Job hunting can be stressful and time consuming, so when a job offer is extended, it helps to have criteria in place to evaluate the opportunity. How do you know when to say “yes”? These signs may be the green lights you’re looking for.
With the economy humming along, job seekers face better employment prospects than they have in years. Still, finding the right position takes commitment of time and energy. Here are six tips to boost your opportunities and streamline your job search efforts.
The new year promises to be a good one for businesses. That means it’s likely your company will be making new hires. It also means you’ll be facing competition from other Tampa, St Petersburg and Orlando businesses for the best talent. How can you succeed in attracting top performers? Take time to assess your needs and resources before you call your staffing agency.
Most people know how to prepare for a job interview – they ready themselves to talk about their strengths, weaknesses, former job responsibilities and hopes for the future. But candidates should also be prepared to answer behavioral interview questions.
Just a few years ago, competition for available positions was fierce. Advertising an open job could yield 100 or more qualified applicants. If you’re in charge of hiring for your organization, you may wish those days would return. Don’t. The economy is strong and that’s good for business. Today’s tight hiring market just means you’ll need to work a little harder to attract the candidates you want. But it’s still a terrific time to hire. Why?
You found your dream job and you’re off to a great start. You had a strong interview and your skills are a good match for the position. What next? Ideally, a strong finish. Use these tips to set yourself apart from other candidates who also want the position.
Conducting a job interview over lunch is a great way woo a top prospect. But it can be easy to let the friendly, social nature of a meal overshadow the task at hand, which is to learn as much as you can about your guest in a short period of time. Here are tips to keep things on track while you enjoy your working lunch.
As consumers, we’ve all had negative customer service experiences. Some of them may have left us scratching our head about why a business would employ someone who treats patrons poorly. Yet, as a business leader, it can be hard to know when it’s time to let an employee go. Here are three signs to help you know when it’s time to make that decision.