Dear Experts, I'm an entrepreneur at heart and am bootstrapping my latest venture - which means I need a job to pay the bills. How do I convince an employer to hire me when I know I won't be with them long-term? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: @kgrantcareers Q#171 If u want 2 B fair, look at temping instead - OR - find job n area that complements your business 2 learn key skills. @resumesrevealed Q#171 Don't talk tenure intention - u cld end up staying longer - or co cld end up doing layoffs they didn't intend. @jtodonnell Q#171 Be careful of messaging on social media too. HR will look at your accts. & know your heart isn't in it. @dawnbugni Q#171 Don't show your hand before you're ready to play it. Short-term employment can be your choice OR theirs. @gradversity Q#171 Focus on your value and what you bring to the table. Don't make any mention of how long you intend to stay. @heatherhuhman: Q#171 To add to @DebraWheatman's comment, you can also try temping. Agree w/her about being honest. @beneubanks Q#171 You'll have to convince them that short-term benefit is worth it. Agree 2 stay X months & train successor. @DebraWheatman Q#171 Consult for the company instead of joining full time. Honesty is best policy. Can still contribute short-term. Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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