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Want to Get Hired But I Won’t Be There Long-Term?

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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.

@heatherhuhmanQ#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.

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