Recently in downtown Portland OR, a young woman boasted of her 100+ "tatts" ..a young job seeker asked her "Did those cause problems getting a job ?" Her reply "Never needed one".Sign of the times ?
why is it that i never meet anyone with these qualities when i visit them at their workplace?
The thing that bothers me about this list is the insistence that a job-hunter be an extrovert. I never have been one and doubt I will be any day soon. I just don't interact with others well. I prefer a behind-the-scenes position that does not require socializing. So does that mean I'm just out of luck? Lovely >_>
What do you do?
Anyone else notice the inconsistent Number 4...it doesn't have the number in front of it which at first lead me to believe that it was an extention of number 3
SKILL 1 - go to all places that hire illegal aliens and compete with them.
What makes you think that the illegals dont have a degree whether from back home or U.S(that they pay with their own money)?How do you know that on the way to work while riding the subway or whenever they can,they keep up with the latest news/headlines/updates whether on the internet or through the published media?They might not have a green card ,but a lot of them are willing to learn and adapt if people like you give them a break already.
I've always wanted to be a Radio Announcer ( not television). Upon concluding an interview for a job in Insurance, of all things, the interviewer asked me the final question: "If you could have any job you wanted, ever, without regard to pay or benefits, what would that job be?"I foolishly answered: " You know I've always wanted to work in Radio as an Announcer."That was the end of that.. I never heard from them again. My mistake for being so naive.
Always visit the Payroll Department upon taking a new job, making sure that they have all the deductions correctly entered into their system..I always remember Michael J. Fox in his role in "The Secret of My Success".
Asking too many in-depth questions may be chancy also, if it makes the interviewer feel threatened. Some people don't want to hire someone who is smarter than they feel they are. Not long ago, I went to exchange a product at the local Food Lion and encountered apparently the head cashier who responded in the most rude and unprofessional way. I was stunned and can't imagine how this person got hired. Try to feel the attitude of the person you interview with and work to that.
One thing that is really, really bad that does not conform to the "corporate look" and might be catagorized under "professionalism" is a tatooed body. If you walk into an interview with "ink" on your body you are sending the wrong message to those that hire. You may not want it to be true, and they will never tell you it didn't help you get the job, but in reality it hurt your chances greatly.
Same thing with pink and/or green hair dyed... piercings, or a hair color that doesn't compliment your face/complexion, etc.
You forgot grey and having wrinkles, or in other words being old(er).