November 23rd – The #NumberOfTheDay is 83.
According to Human Resources Director America, 83% of employers have been ghosted by a candidate.
Ghosting in the employment world has sadly become commonplace – Applicants who don’t show up to interviews and don’t bother to cancel, new hires that don’t show up for their first day of work, or job seekers in the middle of the interview process that seemingly drops from the face of the earth…What can a company prevent ghosting?
- Mutual respect — Hiring Managers need to do a better job of treating people like people and not like a commodity
- Evaluate your process – Is your hiring process 6 interviews over 3 months with a 2-week absence in communication while calibrating? If so, you may want to reevaluate its effectiveness
- Live up to your core values – Core values aren’t just buzzwords and lofty goals to win over talent. They’re the foundation of an individual or organization.
- Build a talent pool – Networking isn’t just for job seekers
As a job seeker, regardless of your reasoning, ghosting is a bad idea. Never burn your bridges.
November 24th – The #NumberOfTheDay is 68.
According to a recent Gallup poll, about 68% of Americans are in favor of legalized marijuana.
Looking for cannabis jobs? You’re not alone. The times, they are a’ changing—and quickly. One of the biggest mistakes jobseekers make is their résumé is out of date.
When your résumé is out of date, you raise concerns about your own professional experience. Even if it has only been a few years since you have last looked for a job, there may be things on your résumé that should be tossed out with yesterday’s garbage.
- It lists an objective – the most viewed area of a résumé is the top 1/3 of the first page. Replace your objective with a branded summary section that captures the value you bring to an organization
- References available upon request – this is a given and listing it on your résumé is often a waste of space and an outdated practice
- Your résumé reads like a job description – your résumé is a marketing document. Focus on selling yourself and what you’ve accomplished versus listing every responsibility you had in the position
Your résumé is often the first impression that an employer has of you. What do you want that first impression to be?
November 25th – The #NumberOfTheDay is 40.
According to a recent Harris poll, about 40% of Americans are working full-time from home. In an office environment, your employer can see what you’re up to every day, but if you are working from home, your visibility has likely decreased, which could have you concerned about your performance review.
Here are five quick ways that you can help prepare for your first working-from-home performance review:
- Add value to your interactions
- Check-in regularly with your boss
- Show your employer what you’re doing, don’t tell
- Quantify your value
- Document your successes
With some planning and preparation, you can knock your performance review out of the part from behind your computer screen.\
November 26th – Happy Thanksgiving