Worklife Round-up for June 18th, 2018
This week we have articles on what HR doesn’t want you to know, paying your dues, employment gaps, how to quit your job, advice for 20-somethings, and the impact of retail/temp work on your job search.
When it comes to human resources and recruiting, some companies have best practices they don’t necessarily want to bring to your attention. But as a professional, you should probably know these secrets about HR.
As a member of a Generation Y, I’m always on the look out for articles about people my age. While many sociologists and employers have very positive things to say about my generation, they also make critiques.
If there’s an upshot to high unemployment, it’s that job recruiters and hiring managers may be more forgiving when they consider a candidate who’s been out of work for a long period. That said, long gaps in your employment background might or might not hurt your chances of getting a job.
There was the young job seeker who showed up at his interview 15 minutes late, failed to apologize, and then asked if the interviewer had a garbage can so he could throw away his gum. There was also the 20-something applicant whose call to the hiring manager went dead in […]
Dear Lifehacker, I’m having trouble finding work. I’ve had experience after graduation in my field with several temporary jobs. One year I hit a snag and was out of work, and lately I’ve been taking part-time retail jobs to make ends meet. Is retail hurting my chances more than being self-employed with future employers?
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