Weekly Job Byte

​5 People You’re Competing Against In Your Job Search
Big interview coming up? Well done, my friend. Well done. Are you feeling calm and prepared, or are you now stewing about the competition? Don’t beat yourself up if it’s the latter; it’s perfectly natural, and can actually work to your advantage—unless you let it unravel you.

Don’t let it unravel you.

Instead, think about the various types of people that’ll likely be in the mix, and figure out how you can take ’em on. Read More.

​​How To Determine If You’re Valuable To Employers
If you have a job currently, and plan to continue to work for at least the next few years, then you should be knowledgeable as to how valuable you are to employers. Today, every job is temporary. If you aren’t making sure you’re an in-demand candidate, then you’re putting yourself at professional risk. Ask yourself this, “If I unexpectedly lost my job today, would I be able to easily get a new job?” If you can’t answer with 100 percent confidence, it’s time to figure it out. Read More.

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The Right Way To Follow Up After A Job Interview
Your first assignment when you get home from a job interview is to grab a notepad and write down the story of the interview, from start to finish.

Keep writing and adding details to the story whenever you think of them, because you won’t remember the details for long.

Your body is your most important guide. Capture your observations about how you felt at each point of the interview, things you saw or heard that startled you and any other reactions you can remember.

You can capture your interview  notes in bullet form, like this:

• Front-desk lady Annie, kind of mean
• Lobby clean but harsh, antiseptic
• Looks like they do a lot of hiring Read More.

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