If you’re job hunting and you find a potential job where you only meet some of the requirements, go ahead and apply. Worst-case scenario, you don’t get the job. Best-scenario, you get hired—and find yourself in a position where you can grow.
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A few years ago I started sending “Nice to Meet You!” emails to people after they had given me a card at a networking event. Sending a note gets their email added to my inbox so I can find it weeks or years later, but I’ve also always thought it was also just a classy move.
Sending an email says that you appreciate the person taking the time to talk to you and would like to stay connected to them going forward.
Earlier this week, Epicurious site director David Tamarkin excitedly tweeted that they were in need of a “sharp, cooking-obsessed editorial assistant.” Within 48 hours, the posting had been mercilessly roasted by Media Twitter, and the New York State Department of Labour was even forced to intervene. What happened?
Millennials are known for seeking careers that are meaningful to them, ditching the notion that work is simply just a means to bring home a pay cheque. In fact, a recent study by job-seeking website, Seek, proves that Australians want to be fulfilled beyond finance, with 60 percent of professionals feeling "stuck" in their career, hoping that they can one day pursue a different job.
But while finding a career that meets all your values and goals is the ideal scenario, handing in your resignation letter and then figuring out how to achieve the dream role isn't always the most practical plan of attack — because let's be honest, sometimes pursuing your dreams can take a while, and often, comes with its own set of downfalls.
A one-on-one job interview is stressful enough. Add three to five other people all sitting across from you and firing questions your way and you have some people's worst nightmare. It's no one's idea of a good time, but with a little preparation and practice, you come across as a confident, excellent candidate despite the intimidating format.
The internet is full of advice on improving your resume. But what if you're just starting out in the workforce? Creating a resume from scratch can be a daunting task. What should you include? What should you leave out? What order does everything go in? If you're staring at a blank page with no idea what to do, this comprehensive checklist has the answers.
As the traditional career advice goes, you usually shouldn’t include your hobbies on your résumé because they take up valuable space and waste the precious few seconds a recruiter spends skimming your résumé.
But in some situations, they can actually add value to your résumé and help you stand out in a good way.
How much effort do you go to in order to sanitise your online presence and reputation? We've all seen stories about how celebrities and politicians have been put under intense scrutiny when some activity or preference is considered salacious enough to hit the headlines. But what about the rest of us? What does our online profile mean for job prospects?
If you're looking for a career in technology and you're contemplating moving to the US for it, where you live matters, but you don't have to try to survive in Silicon Valley to find a great gig. U.S. News put together this report that highlights ten cities around the USA that are great for tech workers, if you're thinking about a change.
Following up after a job interview isn't a bad idea, but you don't want to be annoying about it. You also don't want your email to look like everybody else's. Here's a way to politely follow up while making yourself stand above the rest of the applicants.