Grandma’s Wisdom for Job Searching
The StartWire Team recently attended some of the largest HR and recruitment technology events in our industry. We were in Las Vegas for the HR Tech Show and in New Orleans for the TATech Fall Congress.
A lot of the talk in our industry is around Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how it will transform recruitment. If you are interested in these topics, I would suggest reading the following articles.
- How Artificial Intelligence Is Reinventing Human Resources – Entrepreneur Magazine
- How AI Makes Recruiting More Human – Forbes
- Your next job interview could be with a robot – CNBC
We are at the beginning of a new phase in recruitment technology. This phase will have profound impact on the industry, but . . .
The basics are still the basics.
People want to work with great people. One often spends more time in a week with their co-workers than their family or friends.
Recruitment technology can help in many areas, but if you stick to “Grandma’s Wisdom,” you will be successful in finding your next career opportunity.
What is Grandma’s Wisdom for Job Searching?
- Be on Time — If you have an interview, don’t be late. Actually, you should arrive 15 minutes early.
- Look People in the Eye – Eye contact matters. Trust and understanding are learned through eye contact.
- Say Please and Thank You — Ask how you can help an organization and thank them for their time. Write a thank you note, even if it is an e-mail.
- Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s – Take your time to thoroughly proofread your applications and communications. Mispelings matter. Poor gramar look bad!
- Trust Your Instincts – If an organization doesn’t feel like the right fit, it probably isn’t. Ask about the company culture and try to meet as many people at the organization as you can.
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