From my very first contact with Recruit Arrow, through the application process, interviews, and my acceptance of the position, this service was an invaluable asset. My recruiter gave me insight into the company by sharing her own experiences and views.
One of the most confounding areas of employment law relates to employee leave. Who is entitled to leave? Under what circumstances? Can you hire a replacement for an employee, or do you have to protect or hold open an employee's job during the leave?
Although the issues are seemingly complex and confusing at first, it is important you understand them. You then can answer the questions with confidence by taking a step-by-step approach to considering and administering each leave according to applicable laws and with regard to any applicable company policies and practices.
Michael looked forward to attending his first industry conference. He was entering his third year in the accounting field, and wanted to meet the right people and stay on top of industry trends. Unfortunately, he was unprepared for his conference. He didn't know what to bring, so instead of asking someone for help, he packed only casual clothes. There was a black-tie dinner, and he ran around the city looking for rental tuxedo. Michael also forgot to bring the latest company brochures and ended up giving away all of his business cards before the end of the three-day conference. While he was able to overcome some of these issues, they left him stressed and anxious, and he wasn't able to enjoy himself. Michael vowed to be better prepared the next time.
Find me someone who has ever held a job, and I'll find you someone who's hated his boss. Call it karma, feng shui, or just the way of the world, but everyone seems to have had a boss they've disliked. Really disliked. Even bosses have hated their bosses.
Let's just admit it: interviews are nerve-racking. Whether it's because you think it's the perfect job — who wouldn't want to be the PR Director of a huge Manhattan firm? — and are under pressure to make the best possible first impression in order to land the job, or because you are an interview novice, interviews can cause a great deal of anxiety and stress.
I spend a lot of my professional time giving out advice about networking. I frequently talk to experienced professionals about using networking as a business-development tool. Every day, I coach professionals about using networking to uncover hidden job opportunities and interim assignments. I write articles giving practical tips to job seekers who want to improve their networking skills.
Before you land that interview, you probably have to go through the HR Department and some more higher-ups until you finally get your time to shine and land that job. There are some important things to note though, before going through that important interview process. Below are some tips on how to put your best foot forward, and how to keep it there!