A Guest Post by: Kate Gredley
So you got the interview, you feel like you aced it—now what? This is the stage that so many people forget. It’s incredibly important to follow up after an interview. Not only does it show courtesy and politeness, it shows that you genuinely cared about the interviewer taking the time out of their day to meet with you, and of course, sets you apart from others.
But the important part is, how do you go about doing this? There are a couple different options. With my extensive experience in giving interviews, I’d like to share some tips I’ve picked up to fine tune your interview follow-up like a true professional.
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Guest Post by Gail DeBole
Don’t Let the Con Artists Win!
Does the email above sound like a fantastic opportunity? As a job seeker, you may receive suspicious emails tempting you with a job offer. You are now part of yet another targeted group of people, along with the elderly or easily influenced. As if you didn’t have enough to worry about, con artists are ready to pounce during your job search to drain you of any savings you are currently living on. In a game of Limbo, the con artists would win every time if it were based on how “low” they are willing to go to bilk you out of the rest of your self-respect and $$$$$$.
Guest post by Hannah Collins
Many of us may dream about lounging poolside while we still make the big bucks. In reality, achieving your dreams may look a lot differently than your imagination. Almost everyone at the top has seen their life unfold much differently than they envisioned, and it’s up to us to learn from the experiences of others. No matter what your life goals are, experiential advice applies across the board.
Julie Andrews: Make the World a Better Place
Our crowd funding campaign on RocketHub is moving along; we are at 27% of our goal with 2 weeks left. RocketHub was kind enough to interview us to discuss the motivation for starting JJ.
We are seeing interest from church groups, veterans organizations, college alumni groups and other organizations who care about helping job seekers.
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Guest Post by James Bradley
A recent survey by an American workforce consulting and research firm has shown that there are some top ranking jobs, going high in demand yet unable to find befitting resources. There are several reasons contributing to this scenario; here is an overview:
- Elimination of Vocational Programs
With more skilled personnel on the verge of retirement; and not many interested in carrying out the trades of electricians, drivers, carpenters and plumbers; the shortage is being felt at an alarming rate. Furthermore, since we contributed in diverting away or children from these apprenticeships, we are paying for our erroneous decisions.