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Is Job Hopping Still a Red Flag to Employers?

You’ve had several jobs in three years. It wasn’t because you were fired; maybe you were just finding your way, or the pandemic caused consecutive layoffs. Whatever the reason, your resume makes you look like a job-hopper. Traditionally, this has been a red flag to employers; they want to know you’ll stay dedicated to their company so they don’t spend time and money training you only for you to leave a few months later.

However, job hopping is much more common now than it was in years’ previous. It can be beneficial for workers to work under a variety of leadership styles and industries.

Nevertheless, there is still a stigma attached to job hopping. If the topic comes up in an interview, you’ll want to both explain the benefits of your job hopping and detail how this company is different. You won’t be leaving in a few months. Here’s how to do that. (more…)

How Would Supervillains Approach the Job Search?

Previously, we looked into how some of your favorite heroes would approach the job search. But now it’s time for the villains to shine. Kidnapping the hero’s love interest and causing mass mayhem are easy. But if some of the dastardliest rule-breakers in fictional history decided to turn over a new, much more legal leaf, what challenges would they encounter in the job search? (more…)

Overcoming Job Search Burnout

You apply for job after job and hardly ever hear back. When you do get an interview, something seems off. Maybe your interviewer doesn’t actually seem interested in you as a candidate, or you realize your resume isn’t what the company is looking for. No matter what it is, all the rejection is starting to get to you. You’re getting burnt out from the job search.

Rejection makes it tough to stay motivated.  But there are a few things to keep in mind to make things easier. (more…)

Bouncing Back from a Dream Job Rejection

You spent weeks job searching, and finally found a position that was perfect for you. You fit every single one of the job qualifications, and the company culture was right in line with your values. When you got a phone interview, all of the questions were a breeze. And then you nailed the in-person interview. But you never heard back.

Sometimes you can be a great fit for a job, and still not get the position. Maybe the company ended up hiring from within, or perhaps the job opening was cancelled. To be honest, there can be millions of reasons you didn’t end up getting the job that have nothing to do with your own qualifications. Which can be frustrating and awful. That’s why it’s best not to dwell on it. Here are a few ways to keep your spirits up after being rejected from your dream job. (more…)