According to CNN, 2013 ended with the weakest job growth since January
2011. With a job market that is still struggling to recover from the
turmoil of the past decade, many hopeful job-seekers are applying to
multiple jobs daily. And only a fraction of the jobs that they
have applied for actually respond and even less result in an interview. Although the most common mistakes in an interview are a result of
thoughtlessness, they can be avoided with some minor preparation.
Choosing a career path is easier said than done simply because many of us have more than one interest. Here, attorney and author Pamela Samuels Young shares her tips for keeping your day job AND pursuing your passion.
No matter what your career objective is, experts can’t stress enough the
importance of being able to sell. It’s an art, yes. And it’s one that
you’re advised to master if you hope to have any measure of career
success in today’s unpredictable economy and job market.
The beginning of a new year often causes us to reflect on our career
choices. It’s a time when one starts to ponder such weighty questions
as “Am I where I want to be in my career?,” “Should I think about moving
to a new company?,” or “How can I finally get a great job this year?”
If the answer to your musings is that you’re ready for a change in the
employment scenery, then you’ve got to prepare yourself for the