Sometimes the job search can feel like you’re looking for your happily ever after, even if you’re stuck editing your resume to get there. We already covered how Disney princesses would tackle the job search, but what about their ever-so-evil villain counterparts? How would Maleficent fair without her magic? Would the Evil Queen land the fairest job in all the land? And what would Ursula do on dry land? (more…)
When you fill out applications online, sometimes going to the trouble of writing a cover letter is the last thing you want to do. But the application requires it, so you write something in a few minutes and send it off.
This isn’t really the best way to write a cover letter. Instead of thinking of a cover letter as an annoying thing you have to do at the end of a job application, think of it as something you always have on hand. A cover letter is a tool that can push your application over the edge! Here are a few things to keep in mind. (more…)
Carols ring out from every corner, yuletide greetings are being shared, and a certain jolly and rotund fellow is on his way. It’s the holiday season!
If you aren’t in the holiday spirit this year, that’s totally understandable. It’s been a crazy two years since the pandemic started, and the latest variant isn’t exactly making life easier. Just try not to be like Ebenezer Scrooge before the events of A Christmas Carol. Come to think of it, what kind of lessons can we learn from our own job search past, present, and future? (more…)
Recently we held an open-answer poll asking you what the toughest part of the job search is in today’s work environment. It was a popular question, and we received over 100 responses. You guys had a lot to say! Here are a few of the most popular answers and some Job Journey blog articles to help out. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)