Listen to Career Tracker roar. HRNasty is quiet no more
Big news on the HRNasty front. I am proud to announce that I am a co-founder of a new product/software service called Career Tracker. Career Tracker is a web application that seeks to level the playing for job seekers in several ways:
- Our professional resume builder helps you build customized resumes tailored to your career stage and even specific job postings in 15 minutes,
The most common phrase in an interview
that candidates share with their interviewer is, “I can do this job”. Believe it or not, this is a phrase you want to avoid in your interviews. This is one of the last phrases you want to share with your interviewer and we will provide a number of reasons why this is the case.
Why quitting your job should be the last resort
If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice for any of the following reasons, I encourage you to have an honest conversation with yourself. Below are the more common reasons and employees will turn in their two week’s notice and quit:
- Lack of management recognition of work
- Bored and unchallenged
- Didn’t receive the opportunity that was expected
- Relationship with manager/boss
- Relationship with co-workers
- Opportunity to use a skill that is considered a strength
Look in the mirror
If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice,
A 9-5 work ethic and nothing more?
I would suggest that a number of company training programs are not pushing new hires fast enough. I especially believe this is the case in a few areas:
- Training recent graduates
- Manager new to management who is training new hires
- Training programs that have not been updated
Do you have new employees who leave as soon as the clock ticks 5:00 PM?
Is a bad attitude coachable?
As managers, I am confident we can train employees to learn our products, our software and to a certain extent our culture. Coaching an employee attitude is a different animal. How we think about life, our careers, our managers and our companies success is usually a reflection of our personal outlook on life.
Today’s post focuses on the mature candidate as part three of a 3 part series on age discrimination in the job interview. Lessons from this post can be used for all age demographics.
I mentioned in Post 1 of this three-part series that I would jump at the opportunity to hire the two mature candidates below.
Job Interview Ageism
Last week we discussed the topic of age discrimination in the job interview and a few of my personal theories on why job interview ageism exists.
Before anyone gets into a huff
Candidates are not declined because of their age.