I currently have been unemployed for over 6 weeks now. I have had 10+ job interviews with some even with second call backs. However I left my previous employer without notice and feel they have sabotage my new employment opportunity. I know for a fact I was almost hired however when it down to the final part (calling references and previous employment I was never offered the job!! Has anyone been through this?? Any words of encouragement??
I think what is annoying about the job search game is no follow thru from employers. I am fine with being told I did not get the job. Just tell me, and let me know one way or the other. Especially if you say that is what you are going to do. I am sure I am not the only one who has experienced this.
Now that the fair is over you might be left wondering, what do I do now?
It's time to follow up!
Following up is a critical aspect of the job seeking process. It does a few things. It lets the employer know you are serious, reminds them of who you are/your qualifications, and keeps the hiring process moving along. So let’s take a look at how following up works.
Send the follow up at least 2-3 business days after the event.
Ok, so what's rule #1 on resumes? It is simply: Remember what they are for.
They are to make the reader think they'd like to learn more about you and/or to meet you. That's it.
A good resume gets someone to call you to learn more.
They do NOT get you hired.
You do NOT need to tell every detail and life story.
You need to write it in summary form, with results and with the goal of wanting the reader to think:
I applied to Walmart and passed the assessment and everything and I still haven’t got a call back.
The old saying, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” has never been more true than when it comes to hiring events and job fairs.
Job fair and hiring event preparation happens long before you walk into the event, so take as much time as possible in the days leading up to prepare.
Here are our six tips on how to showcase your best self at these events, and increase your chances of landing a job.
Bring copies of your…
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I went in for an interview almost 2 weeks ago. Got
hired on the spot to begin work on Monday. Then got called that same afternoon to wait for a call back on Monday to get the exact start date later that week. Something about waiting cause of payroll.
Well Monday came and no call
So I called them on Tuesday and their answer was still don't have a start date we will call you and you will probably start late this week. Well Friday came along and…
Always sound professional, courteous and respectful. Make sure you project that you have had previous experience with the person you are desiring to speak with and that they are expecting your call.
Works like a charm.