Some job seekers stumble so badly the first time they apply or interview for a job at a company they love that they may not want to try again. But many others were a strong runner-up who ought to go after another opening. Here are five ways you can create a second chance for yourself at an employer you want to work for.
No interview is alike. Depending on which company you are trying to get a job with, you may be faced with either a traditional, situational or a behavioral interview. While each one poses their own challenges, ever wonder why a company will go with one style over another? Progressive Insurance, among Glassdoor’s Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview, reveals some of its secrets on why the job interview is so difficult and what candidates need to know to prepare.
During your job search process, you may get tied up in the process of submitting resumes, acing networking events, and perfecting your interview skills. What many job seekers forget is another hurdle to employment: background checks. But what will employers learn about you and how can you prepare for any background check when it comes to a new job? Check out these facts, along with tips on what to do before you apply for a job.
You’ve made it through the heap of resumes and got a call back for an interview. You have all the technical skills and experience, but still, it doesn’t mean you’re a shoe in for the job. Hiring mangers look beyond skills and experience when choosing the right candidate for their company. They have a list of ‘must have’ personality traits that transcend all jobs, whether it’s a secretary or CEO. Here’s a look at four character traits you want to have to help you land the job.
The debate over unpaid vs. paid internships seems to be never-ending. Everyone wants to know which one is more worthy of a student’s time. What’s often left out of the equation in these debates is the fact that many college students have no choice but to take on unpaid internships. Location and industry have a major impact on whether or not a student has access to paid internships, and many find paid opportunities simply aren’t going to come their way. Another issue arises when students must take on a part-time job, classes, and an unpaid internship. Balancing these three tasks can seem impossible, but keep these four tips in mind to make your semester with an unpaid internship run smoothly.
Get A Life! These 25 companies make sure you do.
Prioritizing between “work” on one hand and “life” on the other can feel like an endless struggle for some. Often, helping people balance on-the-job demands and the desire for some personal time can come down to the culture of a company and the commitment management has to helping employees find middle ground.
At Glassdoor, we wanted to find out which companies stand out because employees feel supported — if not encouraged — to work hard and take time for leisure, family and friends. To do this, we looked at company reviews over the past year. Topping the list of the Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance are…
Sometimes your ability to manage your time well may look a lot like a family-friendly schedule. But when you’re applying for a new job, or appealing to a new boss for a continuance of your flexible work arrangements, you may want to paint it in the colors of productivity, focus and connections, not children who need taxiing to tennis lessons. Consider these five tips on how to bring value to your work-life balance.
Working too hard? Too long? Too much? The first step involves coming to the understanding that you have a ‘work-life balance’ problem. Here are 13 symptoms that you’ve lost your work-life balance. If you have more than two or three, it’s time to do something differently, so consider these tips to improve your work-life balance.