Employers are risk adverse when hiring

Employers are risk adverse when hiringSo show them you won't become their biggest headache if hired There are two sides to every story and every issue. When it comes to hiring, there’s the employer’s side and the job seeker’s side. Employer’s side: Find the best candidate with the least perceived risks, willing to accept the compensation package being offered. (Risk…

Ageism plays an insignificant role in hiring decisions

Ageism plays an insignificant role in hiring decisionsAccusations of ageism are simply a form of victim mentality Many job seekers, young and old, play the ageism card. This card, sometimes used along with others, is employed to avoid accountability. People look for excuses when they don’t get what they want or feel entitled to. “This happened to be because…” “I’m not getting…

How to make LinkedIn your job search partner – Part 4

How to make LinkedIn your job search partner – Part 4Three more actions to take to improve your chances of being informed of job opportunities In my previous three columns, I provided the following eight tips to instantly boost LinkedIn profile views. Have a current, no older than six months profile picture. Get your headline right. Be comprehensive about your skills. Build your network to…

How to make LinkedIn your job search partner – Part 3

How to make LinkedIn your job search partner – Part 3The more you interact and post as a professional, the more you’ll be noticed and build recognition In my last two columns, I provided the following five tips to boost your LinkedIn profile views and increase being informed about job opportunities. Have a current, no older than six months profile picture. Get your headline right.…

How to make LinkedIn your job search partner

How to make LinkedIn your job search partnerThe best approach is to be authentic A reader emailed me the following question: I was an exec at a small oil exploration services company. We closed our doors due to the economy in 2020, and I’ve been trying to pivot since then. I’ve never been on LinkedIn as I was employed for over 30…

Job search tips for today’s business environment

Job search tips for today’s business environmentKeep in mind that today’s businesses are paring down to business-critical functions only M. DeFalco of Winnipeg, MB, emailed me this question: How would you start searching for a job today? Many factors influence a job search, such as the job seeker’s age, location, profession, level of experience, digital footprint, expected starting salary, and if…

More questions that will impress your job interviewer

More questions that will impress your job interviewerBy asking the right questions, you create opportunities to explain why you’re the right candidate This column is the second of a two-part series on asking your interviewer questions that’ll impress them, thus setting you apart from your competition. In my last column, I advised job seekers to ask their interviewer my favourite question: How…

How to impress your interviewer with your questions

How to impress your interviewer with your questionsAsk questions that show you’re serious about joining the company This column is the first of a 2-part series on asking your interviewer questions that’ll impress them, thus setting you apart from your competition. Job hunting is a sales process. Critical to the sale process is asking questions. Sales professionals understand the importance of asking…