younger managers still take care of thank you notes, dont want to hire my ex’s dad and more – ask a manager

There are five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Are younger hiring managers still interested in thank you letters? I have attended a few interviews for entry-level jobs in my field and have a question about post-interview thank you letters. My rule is to always send one when the interviewer is a little …

10 little things hiring managers look out for in applicants

As a former HR manager in several consulting firms, I have often asked myself whether candidates were aware of the impression they made on employers. Even small things, like a candidate’s frown upon arrival for an interview, or a candidate’s worn jeans in a room full of suits, made me pause while I checked the …

4 ways employers can better support their working parents

For many of us, the pandemic has brought a number of changes (and challenges) to the way we work. Working parents in particular were likely to suffer the most from the added pressure. In addition to the dual responsibility for childcare and work, they experienced incredibly long working hours and were partly managed by an …

3 ways to build your personal brand on social media

Ironically, many of the problems I discovered could have been easily fixed by dealing with seemingly minor issues. In some cases, these corrections would have made the difference between hiring the job applicant and passing the applicant on! Here are 10 “little” things that can make a big difference in how managers hire a job. …

Working to learn must underpin the future of work

Technological innovations, thanks to their transformative effect on people’s lives, have helped people separate industrial ages and define time periods throughout history. From the rise of industry to the advent of the internet, innovations have provided regular timestamps that we use to define epochs. Such a categorization of history, however, presupposes that innovation and important …

The 10 most important people you need to have on your network to find a job

So you know that when building your network it is important to have the two Qs: quality and quantity. But did you consider the importance of a well-rounded network? In this job market, a strong network is crucial for your professional success. There are plenty of tips and articles out there on where to find …

How recruiters can adapt to big changes in the recruitment of applicants

According to a new 2021 Job Seeker Nation Report from Jobvite, the past year has changed the dynamics of the US labor market significantly, including job seekers’ expectations of employers. It is predicted that many of the changes experienced will remain and lead to what many believe to be the rise of the optimized workforce. …