If you’ve ever interviewed with a company, received an offer or have spoken to a recruiter you probably have noticed that they tend to be very light on giving feedback after interviews. But you should be getting feedback. I believe it’s one of the most important things you can do for yourself.… Read the rest
Companies hire you because they think you have skills to do a job. Clients want to work with you because they think you have something to add to their business.
You face competition from millions of other people around the world.… Read the rest
One of my good friends in middle school — I’ll call him J— came from a poor family and lived in a trailer park with his mother. His parents had divorced at an early age (I later found out his father was abusive).… Read the rest
How hiding your current salary during an interview hurts you down the line
People tend to get cagey with money. They don’t want to talk about it.
They think somebody is going to reach into their wallets and f*ck them over.… Read the rest
Next time you receive a job description, set that shit on fire.
Figuratively speaking, of course.
Most job descriptions are digital and I wouldn’t encourage printing paper and wasting it just to to fuel your anger against the “system.”
You may ask, “Why such disdain?… Read the rest
A friend of mine was living in England and interested to relocate back to Japan with her family where she was originally from. At that stage of her career she was already quite experienced and looking for a step up.
The problem was that she didn’t have much recent work experience in Japan.… Read the rest
It’s 1943 and a Nazi officer knocks on your door.
“Any Jews in here?”
“No, it’s just me,” you whimper innocently.
In fact, you are hiding a Jewish family under your floorboards. You hope that they don’t make any sounds.
Their lives depend on it.… Read the rest
You might have heard the phrase “hidden job market” floating around. At a first glance this sounds like some sort of black market for jobs or corporate conspiracy to keep people out of employment. I assure you it is neither of those things.… Read the rest
Many people I meet fall into the trap of getting really excited about a job offer, skipping the due diligence part, and jumping ship only to realize their boss is a mysognist and that “marketing position” is actually a sales job.… Read the rest