caption If you’re leaving because of a bad boss, keep it to yourself. source Strelka Institute/Flickr/Attribution License Having a bad boss is a perfectly understandable reason to want to find a new job. However, at The Cut, workplace advice columnist Alison Green suggests being tactful when describing your old boss during a job interview. In fact, you probably shouldn’t mention your boss at all. It’s an unfortunate fact that some managers are hard to work for. Having a nightmare boss is a very understandable reason to look for a new job. However, it can be awkward to explain that to a potential new boss in a job interview. In her weekly column for The Cut, “Ask a Boss,” workplace advice writer Alison Green looks at how to explain your reasons for leaving an old job during a job interview. In her section discussing terrible bosses, Green points out that directly accusing your previous manager of being hard to work with can … [Read more...] about How to tell a hiring manager you’re leaving your job because your boss is a nightmare
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Smart questions make a bigger impression than well-rehearsed answers. Marc Cenedella Published 5:00 am, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images While They Interview You for the Job, You Need to be Interviewing Them as a Potenteial Employer 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The three most important things an interview should answer is whether you are right for the hiring firm, the role and your future boss. What are the specific needs for the role, and is there a particular style which they are looking to have the work done? Do you match up with the title, pay, skills, role, span of control, prior experience, capabilities, communication style and work cadence that your boss needs or expects for the role? Ensuring, to the … [Read more...] about While They Interview You for the Job, You Need to be Interviewing Them as a Potenteial Employer
These 5 questions may well get you exactly the talent you're looking for. Thomas Smale Published 8:00 am, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Photo: Joe Raedle | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Joe Raedle | Getty Images 'How Many Big Macs Does McDonald's Sell in a Year?' Is the Right Interview Question for Facebook. What's Yours?? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Many successful businesses have begun with a brilliant idea, a clear vision of the problem it solves and a determined founder -- eBbay and Amazon being two such examples. Related: 7 Interview Questions To Help You Hire Superstars Yet, while resourceful entrepreneurs can accomplish a lot on their own -- especially during the initial startup phase -- once their idea gains traction, building a team becomes a necessity. Numerous venture … [Read more...] about ‘How Many Big Macs Does McDonald’s Sell in a Year?’ Is the Right Interview Question for Facebook. What’s Yours??
Are you looking to take your job hunt to the next level this year? If so, then every aspect of your game needs to be razor sharp—especially your resume. Why is this so important? Along with your cover letter, your resume will serve as your first impression to prospective employers, hiring managers, and HR personnel, and we’re all aware of the lasting power of first impressions.Ask any seasoned professional who’s responsible for reviewing the resumes of potential hires and they’d most likely be able to share a laundry list of hilarious—and tragic—resume missteps and mistakes that sunk the chances of their creators before they ever had the chance to show what they’re capable of. Forbes even published an article about some of the more outlandish resume tricks that they’ve come across. These include:One candidate who sent his resume in the form of an oversized Rubik's Cube, where you had to push the tiles around to align the resume.A job … [Read more...] about Resume writing tips for 2018
Finding a new job while you’re still employed is a tricky prospect. On one hand, you’re more attractive to potential employers if you already have a job. On the other, one false move and you could end up being fired or, at the very least, sully your reputation in the marketplace. Here’s how to best conduct a job search while you’re still employed. 1. Explore options where you areFirst, consider why you’re thinking of leaving, and explore options for improving your situation where you are, says Jayne Mattson, senior vice president of Keystone Associates. Doing so will depend on the level of trust that exists between you and your manager; don’t go overboard and start telling everyone at the office, she adds. [ Get a leg up with our free tech resume samples and expert advice. | Prep for your interview with these eight websites for researching your next employer. | Sign up for our CIO newsletter for tips and trends in IT employment. … [Read more...] about 10 tips for job hunting while you’re still employed