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Don’t Get Fooled by the Job Description

April Fools! You are 6 weeks into your new job, and it is NOT the role you signed up for. This is far from an ideal situation, but it happens to individuals more often than you would expect. In fact, the results from a Monster poll showed that 85 percent of people have felt “fooled by a job description.” The truth is, job descriptions are tricky to write for hiring managers and can be misleading to the job seeker.

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By itacareers
March 26, 2019

Interviews: Fail Them or Nail Them

As an employer or hiring manager, do you ever receive a great-looking resume and look forward to meeting the person behind this magical background?  Let’s see if we can check all the boxes here: I see progression; I see stability; I see some reputable companies with a proven track-record of hiring good people.  Wow, this is too good to be true!  I can’t wait to meet this person – I might just offer him/her the job on the spot!

 

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By itacareers
March 12, 2019

How to Create Your Own Luck in Your Job Search

When the job search isn’t going your way, you may feel that you’re just unlucky. The jobs you’re seeing just aren’t the perfect fit. Your skills and experience aren’t what employers seem to be looking for in a candidate. A traffic jam made you late to an interview. Whatever your unfortunate circumstances may be, a lucky charm, four-leaf clover or dressing in green on St. Patrick’s are not going to do the trick.

 

 

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By itacareers
March 5, 2019

Tips for Escaping a “Resume Black Hole”

A black hole is defined by Wikipedia as a “region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing – not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light – can escape from inside it.” A “resume black hole” is similar except that you can replace “gravitational effects” with something more like “laziness” or “lack of common courtesy.”

 

 

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By itacareers
February 12, 2019
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