In a perfect world, we’d all work for people with clear ideas about our responsibilities, appreciation for our talents and skills, and the ability to recognize when we’ve done a good job. Alas, this is not a perfect world.
If you’re looking to get ahead in your field, there’s no shortage of articles out there filled tips on how to stay invigorated and impress the right people. Much of the advice is very good, but after a while, it tends to sound the same.
They seem like simple things, but post-interview thank-you notes are important. How important? According to a CareerBuilder survey, almost a third of hiring managers say they’d think less of any potential employee who doesn’t send a written follow-up. That important.
Over the last 10 years, the game we call job hunting has changed considerably. Thanks to the Internet, there’s a whole new set of rules and strategies, and if it’s been a while since you’ve put yourself out there and gone looking for work, you might be surprised by how different things are.
Finding a job is hard enough when you’re on familiar turf. Move to a new city and start fresh, and the degree of difficulty goes up a few notches.
Once you’ve been doing anything long enough, you learn the lingo and start talking like an insider. This is great, since it shows you’re knowledgeable and experienced, but there are some situations when you might need to tone down the jargon — especially when it comes to your resume.