LinkedIn allows you to create and maintain a professional network. The real power is in your ability to sustain a good relationship with your network. So, when you’re in the midst of that job hunt, you can reach out to that network and let them know you need their help.
I was about to graduate at the time I first took the MBTI. I was ready to embark on my professional career in marketing and, as an ENTP, it fit wonderfully. I was searching for validation that I was making the right decision to ensure my endeavours post-grad didn’t go up in flames.
Marketing consists of several different career possibilities: advertising, public relations, brand management and market research, to name just a few of the big ones. It’s not as important to know what particular path you will end up following but instead knowing if marketing as a whole is the right fit for you.
Whenever I’m prepping for an interview, I always research first with written notes and then practice, practice and practice. It prepares you to speak intelligently about yourself on-the-spot, but don’t overdo it. Practice with someone who will be brutally honest and offer constructive criticism.
How do you know if you’ve made the right decision? You were offered the job, accepted it excitedly– albeit, maybe a little too hastily – and now, a couple of weeks in, you’re unsure about your decision. Maybe it’s been longer, but the same feeling of indecision remains. Should you stay, or should you go?
When starting a new job, whether it’s permanent or just temporary, we all certainly have something to prove. When it comes to making an impression, I always think about the common expressions, “The first impression is the best impression,” or “It’s the only impression that matters.” But is this actually true?
I finished the fourth year of my undergraduate degree exhausted. I was done with school and all of its affiliations. The absolute last thing I wanted to do was to return for another year (or more). Did I want to keep that plush security net of education? Or, was I willing to rough it?
Without fail, interviewers will always ask you the following question: Tell me about yourself. We can begin answering that question well before we reach the face-to-face interview. We possess the power to bring the employers to us; to wine them and dine them without even seeing their faces.
The president called me in for a”meeting” and informed me they were going to have to let me go, citing the struggling economy and the company’s own organizational downturn. With the news came the inevitable anger and resentment, and I wondered: Why me?