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181031 EHS Career Success E-letter

U.S. Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate in 50 Years

Unemployment in the U.S. fell to 3.7 percent in September-the lowest since 1969, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The low jobless rate, down from 3.9 percent in August, is further evidence of a strong economy-employers added 134,000 new jobs in September, extending the longest continuous jobs expansion on record at 96 months. ...
Oct 31

181029 EHS Career Success E-letter

Stop Losing Top Candidates Because of Slow Hiring Practices
Whenever you are focusing on hiring high-demand top performers and innovators in a highly competitive market, there may literally be no factor that damages your recruiting results more than slow hiring. ...
Oct 29

How to find out why you didn’t get the job

“There are no further steps for you.”
That statement, in its many forms, is the last thing many professionals hear during the interview process. There is only one job opening and the company has seen many candidates. But actually, there is one more step for you — getting feedback. ...
Oct 11

8 Things the Happiest People Do Every Day

University of California professor Sonja Lyubomirsky details the things research shows the happiest people have in common.
Via The How of Happiness:
They devote a great amount of time to their family and friends, nurturing and enjoying those relationships. ...
Oct 9

10 Ridiculously Smart Questions You Should Ask in an Interview

In a crowded job market, the last thing you want to be is forgettable.
Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking any questions in a job interview.
The mistake is understandable. You’ve been so busy preparing to answerquestions, that you’re forgetting to show the curiosity that lets interviewers see what you really want to know. ...
Oct 2

5 Common Career Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

As a headhunter helping countless professionals, from CEO to analyst levels, make and negotiate their next position, here are the most common career mistakes I’ve seen candidates fall victim to:
1. Aiming too low
Whether it’s salary, title, or type of company, people are too intimidated by interviewers, scared of asking for what they want at every stage of the interview process, and suffer from imposter syndrome. ...
Oct 2

First Impressions Matter: Here's How to Make All of Them Great

These days, you’re just as likely to meet your next big client while waiting in line at Starbucks as you are while attending an official networking event, which means that every first impression matters. Even someone who knows nothing about your industry could be related to or working with someone who needs exactly your expertise, and if you make an impression on them, that contact could change your business. ...
Sep 28

7 Words Smart Job Candidates Avoid in Cover Letters

Tedious, yet mandatory: writing a cover letter to pitch your qualifications and your personality in only a few paragraphs is usually the most difficult part of applying for a job.
The worst part: as a general rule of thumb, a cover letter can make or break your likelihood to get called in for an interview. ...
Sep 25

7 Reasons You Did Not Get the Job

By Jane Burnett
The job-hunting process can be a roller coaster of highs and lows, and every rejection along the way can make you feel more and more insecure. But while there are situations where you didn’t get the job because of something you did (or didn’t) do or say, there are also times when it’s more about another candidate. ...
Sep 22

It's a Mistake to Overlook Qualified Candidates

Overqualified candidates often pose a difficult challenge: experience, knowledge and self-sufficiency can be a big draw, but potential risks of boredom in the workplace and high turnover are enough to put any employer on edge.
One out of every four workers with a bachelor’s degree is overqualified for their job, according to a recent study, which means HR executives are likely to encounter this issue across a variety of positions and departments. ...
Sep 20

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