Getting a new job is one of the most stressful life events we experience, and the main culprit is the worst part of the process: rejection. Rejection can happen at any point in the journey: not getting called for an interview, not moving onto the next stage and the big one ... not being selected for the job. Making matters worse is the silence you sometimes experience when you don’t even get a response to your application/resume or when you don’t hear back from a company. Sounds like fun, right?
Many organizations are, in part, made up of some form of flexible talent - whether that be temporary labor, project-based services, independent consultants, gig workers or others. And there’s no sign of that trend slowing down, as Intuit predicted that the U.S. workforce will be 40% contingent by next year.
“I need experience to find a job, but I need a job to get experience!” It’s such a classic, all-too-common job seeker frustration. Maybe you’re fresh out of college and ready to start your career. Perhaps you’re making a total career change into a new profession. You might be a parent who is returning to the workforce after taking time off for your family. The challenge is the same: how can you find a job when you’re lacking experience?
There are many different ways to embark upon your job search. You might use the large online job boards like CareerBuilder. You might network to build your connections and to find an “in” with a company you’re targeting. You might use social media to find openings and conduct research. One of the best ways, however, is to partner with a recruiter. How do you find one, and how do you know if they're good?
You’ve found yourself at the point where you need to conduct a job search. Perhaps you’re fresh out of college, or perhaps you’ve found yourself unemployed (for whatever reason). Where do you start? What steps should you take? How should you conduct your search? Start with creating SMART goals.
For most, having a “permanent” full time job is a top career priority. Another career path alternative is temporary, freelance, or contract work. Whether you want to call it interim or project work, temp work, or "gig" work, these opportunities give people options for more flexibility, more experience for building their skill sets, and they also provide people with potential paths toward full time employment.
On Thursday, June 7, we hosted another one of Advanced Resources’ exclusive Thought Leadership Events focused on coaching and development. This session was moderated by Brian Brooke, Advanced Resources Managing Director, and Brian kicked off the event by highlighting a staggering statistic that only 5% of organizations train their managers on coaching behaviors.
Miranda Priestly. Michael Scott. Ron Swanson. Bill Lumbergh. It’s fun for us to watch these famous fictional bosses on TV or at the movies, but it’s not so fun when you find yourself actually working for a less-than-ideal manager.
As an organization that prides itself on being at the forefront of the advancements in healthcare and technology, we find it in our best interest (and yours!) to discuss some of the ways that technology is going to continue to change healthcare. Our dedication to these innovations spans across Advanced Resources – which is why we’re excited to be one of the sponsors for this year’s “Conversations With Mark Vargas” featuring Mark Cuban at Judson University to engage with other thought leaders in the space.