Have you ever thought to yourself: “Why do I have such a broad network and so many contacts, yet, for some reason I still cannot find a job? Asking around for opportunities, and no one gets back to me with proposals? Does no one open doors for me and create new career options for me? What did go wrong here? Do I have contacts in all the wrong places? Why did my friend — who is introverted and closed for people — get the next job, and I didn’t?
Month: September 2021
No doubt that mental health has become issue number one in today’s job market, especially after the breakout of the corona crisis. The percentage of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety disorder and or depressive disorder jumped from 11% in the first half of 2019 to 41.1% in January 2021. Recruiters follow the trends and obviously, they are conscious about the fact that as much as half of the job candidates can have mental health issues.
However, does this mean that it is ok to mention that you suffer from mental health issues during the job interview?
Some time ago, in the recent history of the recruitment industry, a discussion upon the CV of Marissa Mayer flared up. Back then, she was the CEO and the President of Yahoo! And a former executive, usability leader, and key spokeswoman for Google. At some point, Marissa publicized her resume in 2016, which was soon critically assessed in public by a number of experts in the recruitment industry. So, if you copy the template, will you skyrocket your career and land jobs in a blink of an eye? Or perhaps, it’s quite the opposite: your application will get drowned in the pile of other applications and become invisible in the job market?
Some time ago, in the recent history of the recruitment industry, a discussion upon the CV of Marissa Mayer flared up. Back then, she was the CEO and the President of Yahoo! And a former executive, usability leader, and key spokeswoman for Google. To some, her resume was impeccable and became an inspiration for millions of professionals active in the job market. To others, it lacked strategy and structure. What is the truth?
Perhaps the best career advisors are those who made the most mistakes in their own careers and learned the most from these mistakes! In this episode, we talk with Vera Chan, PhD, Vicky Sherwood, PhD, and David Mendes, PhD, about our own career bloopers — the mistakes we made and what we learned from them.
Today, in the vast majority of white-collar jobs we need to write. Essays, reports, educational materials, instructions, emails, you name it. The need to create content in a written form is especially pronounced when it comes to content creators — authors, bloggers, essayists — but in fact, all of us need to write to a smaller or larger extent. However, some of us have a natural blockade from creative writing. How to overcome this barrier?