In this week's episode of Well This Happened, we discussed Rich's tough situation.
Rich left his job to take care of a sick family member. Now, 2 years later, Rich is trying to re-enter the work force. However, he's finding it difficult to explain that 2 year gap in his work history during interviews. We asked you how you would answer this question, did you guess correctly? Find out if you won here!
In this video, Work It Daily's founder, J.T. O'Donnell shares her three best tips for using LinkedIn effectively in 2018 and beyond! Knowing how to maximize this social media platform for your career is a must-do today. These tips will keep you up-to-date!
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Even the happiest of people have down days. So, if you're a job seeker, you should expect to have your fair share of down days in your job search. I always say, "Conducting a job search is a marathon, not a sprint." And sometimes, you feel the effects! The problem with down days for job seekers is that they effect your ability to find work. Which means the sooner you get over them, the better. In this video, I explain why job seekers need to develop coping techniques to help them "disrupt" their depression. When we develop a set of tools we can use to distract ourselves, we can power through the down days and get back on track. I share tips and ideas from other job seekers to help you consider possible coping techniques for yourself as well. Don't let a bad day hold you back from finding a good job. Watch this video to learn what it takes to fight back.
Want to know the difference between you and people who are insanely happy in their careers? That’s easy. They recognized the goal of pursuing a career is to be self-satisfied. Meanwhile, you were too busy trying to NOT be selfish to realize you were ruining your chances at career happiness. Watch this video to understand the difference between the two. It will also teach you how choosing to find career success on your own terms will make you a better person!
Hey job seekers! Have you ever seen those folks on the sidewalk of a busy street handing out flyers? They have one tough job. Talk about dealing with rejection!? I don't think a single one of us hasn't seen them in action and thought, "Glad that's not me." And yet, if you are a job seeker who's been working endlessly to send out as many resumes as possible, you are acting just like the flyer distributor. Which means, people are saying, "Glad that's not me," about YOU! In this video, I explain how your effort to blast your credentials to every Tom, Dick, and Harriet is backfiring. Please don't make the classic "quantity instead of quality" mistake so many desperate job seekers are making today. Instead, listen to how a scaled-back, smarter-not-harder job search will get you the respect and results you want and deserve!
One of the best questions you can get at the end of an interview is, "Where else are you interviewing?" It's what we call a "buy signal" and it means the employer is interested in you. Most job seekers make the mistake of either playing down, or over-playing their situation. Both of which lead to you not getting the job. The secret is to have the right balance of confidence and humility in your answer during the interview. Watch my video to learn what to say.