There is more information online about job searches and hiring than most people have time to read. To help cut through the noise, we’ve selected a handful of the best posts we came across for the month of November.
This is a five-minute masterclass in how to tactfully move on from a company. There is never a rational argument for burning bridges, no matter how sure you are it won’t come back to bite you. Make sure you leave with gratitude, humility, and on positive terms with your colleagues and managers.
This article takes an interesting look at how companies pick from two “equal” candidates. They’ll likely choose the one they perceived to be more passionate about the opportunity. We tell candidates all the time that hiring is an emotional decision, and this piece speaks to that. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to find a company for which you have a burning passion, but if you aren’t showing enthusiasm for the position and what the company is doing you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage.
It’s so easy to put the brakes on your job search this time of the year. There’s a lot going on between the holidays, vacations, and family visiting, so pushing things off until after the new year seems like an easy solution. While the rest of the pack is taking a break, you can benefit from being part of a smaller candidate pool and increase your odds for success. Beyond that, a job search takes time. Taking a few weeks time off will kill all the momentum you’ve built up and have you back at square one come January.
Know of any gems from November that we missed? Let us know! We are always looking for quality advice to pass along to our constituency.