You love your ink, and it has special meaning for you. It might have an entirely different meaning for a potential employer. Tattoos may seem more mainstream today than they did a few decades ago, but that doesn’t mean that you have the green light to show off your Greek symbol or fire-breathing dragon at your next job interview. If you have some tattoos and aren’t sure how to approach interviews from job postings, here are a few tips.
You don’t need a college degree to get a great job. Not only are there a number of jobs out there that don’t require a bachelor’s degree, there are many that pay very well.
It’s also worth mentioning that college degrees are hardly routes to financial security. College students are increasingly taking on massive student loan debt to obtain a degree.
Still, a robust employment picture means robust hiring, for the most part. It doesn’t tell job seekers whether or not they can expect job stability. In fact, given all the emphasis on the gig economy in recent years – jobs in which people contract for specific piecemeal jobs, such as Uber drivers – job seekers may be wondering whether job security is a thing of the past.
When you’re involved in a career search, obviously you want to make sure it’s as successful as possible. But even if it feels like you’re doing everything right, you may be pursuing less than fully successful strategies. Successful job seekers do certain things when pursuing a career search. What are they?
In a career search, it’s likely that you search job postings and send in resumes. A surprising number of people, though, never network. Networking is one of the most important pieces of any career search. It’s where people connect to people who may know of unadvertised job postings. Networking is also
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