Striking the balance between nurturing and building a career at your current company while still being open to new opportunities can be stressful. When we’re invested in our team and work, our judgment can become clouded, and we don’t always know when it’s time to stay or go. Let’s discuss the different contexts and possible courses of action to take when offered a promotion if you’re planning on leaving the organization.
When it comes to job searching, we often hear how difficult it can be for recent graduates, who are somehow expected to have years of experience straight out of school, to even be considered for an entry-level position. What happens when the situation is reversed, and your years of experience begin to work against you? How can job seekers set themselves up for success when recruiters keep telling them they are overqualified for positions they’re interested in?
We all have different filters through which we see the world that influence our attitudes and behaviors. One filter that is common to many is that of the “victim.” When circumstances become challenging, we sometimes use this “victim filter,” to ease certain ego bruises we experience. This filter leads us to feel victimized by events perceived to be beyond our control.
When the going gets tough, it’s easy to succumb to negative thoughts. But try your best to get over these mentalities that can be detrimental to your job hunt.
A candidate’s opinion of your organization will be shaped almost entirely by the recruitment process. Consider their first touch point with your company as a first date. While it’s crucial for the candidate to sweep the recruiter off their feet, recruiters often forget how important it is for them to create a positive impression in favor of the organization. This courtship is a two-way street, as unemployment rates across North America are steadily dropping, leaving a smaller pool of qualified and competent available job seekers.