I love Thanksgiving. I love getting to see my family, eating lots of food, watching football, and getting ready for Christmas. As a recruiter, this time of year also tends to bring a lot of discussions about people’s careers. You’ve made it through another year; it’s quite possible you’re exhausted and experiencing burn out.
As you take a look at a few of our current openings, I put together a list of tips that I have shared with candidates I have worked with over the years that can help in your preparation for your job search. This is not an exhaustive list, but it’s a good start.
Truly influential people do not influence others based on power or on a title. Rather, they influence others by taking the time to understand the needs of others. While there are those people who seem to have a natural ability of charm, there are ways in which you can develop the art of influencing others.
When it comes to forecasting the future health of IT occupations you can ask your handy dandy magic 8-ball like I did recently and you would surely get the same answer I received which was "Outlook good." Just to be sure I asked twice and the second time I received the answer, "Without a doubt."
What do you talk about around the Thanksgiving dinner table? Most of us have a tradition of sharing what we are thankful for. My family has a unique relationship with turkeys. My Dad use to raise and give homegrown turkeys to his customers at Thanksgiving time.
With the winter months ahead of us and the end of daylight savings time, many of us have a hard time adjusting. Less daylight can cause people to become lethargic, depressed, and tired. But there are things to do to keep you feeling happy and energized.
You hear the door slam and realize there is nowhere left to run. You feel the cold hand (of the hiring manager) and wonder if you’ll ever see the sun. In all seriousness, the interview process can often times feel scary (and feel like you are in the middle of the Thriller music video).
First and foremost I am not trying to start a debate with my fellow Nebraskans. You hear recruiters talk all the time about the importance of the right hire as it can cost businesses huge amounts of time, money, and energy. Is Nebraska football a business? In this state it most certainly is.
Can we all agree that hiring is really hard? At least if you are doing it right it is. And it’s not like you don't have other priorities to attend to. Deadlines, projects, planning, etc. all tend to jump ahead of hiring when the pressure starts to mount on deliverables in your job.
On Friday we hosted an event focused on effective coaching vs. traditional performance management. We gathered thought leaders to share lessons learned, success stories, and new ideas. The conversations between employees and leaders are definitely evolving in corporate America. In my opinion, traditional annual reviews focused on the past, merit increases, and dictator leadership styles