Not everything you present in the job interview must come directly from your work experience. Sometimes a great story and a great skill springs from your personal life.
I voluntarily left in 2006 and have never looked back! Here are some of the lessons I learned about the career transition process that anyone can apply to today’s employment situation.
Facebook may be in a quiet period, gearing up for one of the most anticipated initial public offerings ever, but it’s not stopping the company from making headlines with news like its recent Instagram acquisition or slowing employees from sharing details about the workplace culture and office environment on Glassdoor. In Glassdoor’s latest report, we’ve captured everything from employee sentiment around Facebook’s culture and salary packages to how employees rate CEO Mark Zuckerberg and even what it’s like to interview there – all before the company officially hits NASDAQ.
A recent survey by Doodle, an online scheduling company, found that professionals spend nearly five hours each week scheduling meetings. That figure doesn’t include the time actually spent in meetings. An estimated more than 25 million meetings take place in businesses across the U.S. every workday, so we can assume the total time spent in meetings represents a significant productivity loss to the businesses in question. How do you put an end to meetings? The only certain way is to quit your job. All kidding aside, you can minimize the effects of meetings on your productivity without resorting to that extreme.
Working for a small business may not give you wealth and prestige, but it could give you perks not commonly offered at large corporations. Small business owners know they can’t compete on salary and job growth which is why they are more willing to offer incentives that make it worthwhile to work for them.
We are pretty excited here at Glassdoor as we’ve been nominated for a Webby Award as the Best Employment site. For the next two and a half weeks, the Webby Awards will host a public “People’s Voice Award” competition that allows anyone to vote for their favorite websites, videos, ads, and mobile apps.
We’d love your help getting the word out and inviting your friends, fans and followers to vote for Glassdoor in the Webby’s Peoples’ Choice awards (http://pv.webbyawards.com/ballot/41)
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Want to know what to do to get on an employer’s bad side? There are countless things to screw up your chances of getting a job – more than that, you can even be blacklisted by an employer. As in, “do not hire, ever.” Employers may even recommend that other companies in the industry refrain from hiring you. If an employer blacklists you, you’re no longer on their list of consideration for any position.
Some things that can get you blacklisted are out of your control, but a lot aren’t. Here are three ways to get blacklisted by an employer.
Glassdoor is honored to announce that for the fourth year in a row, we’ve made WorldBlu’s List of Most Democratic Workplaces 2012. This list recognizes organizations worldwide whose workplaces best exemplify several democratic practices, including transparency, dialogue and listening, integrity, accountability, choice of leadership, individualism and more.
So how do you put yourself in that beautiful position where those optimistic employers are eager to hire you? Some of it comes naturally if you’re a petroleum engineer or a COO with turnaround experience or in another high-demand job. And some of it comes from endorsements you have and track record you have established. But you also can improve your chances to be in demand by being strategic and paying attention to trends. Here are four ways to be strategic about your job search.
The first hurdle in any job hunt is building your resume. Ultimately, your first draft is a template for something that you are going to tailor based on each opportunity (if you’re serious about the job). Pulling it together is a painful process of learning how to see yourself from the outside. Today, we offer a few guidelines for keeping your resume focused. Here are 12 things to avoid at all costs.