Thursday, October 25, 2007
Today's two minute job getting sure shot fundae - Part 4
You know what is a sure way to ensure you never get too many good jobs in the future?
Disappearing after a job interview, good or bad, and never getting back to the employer.
Last week we had a couple of very eager applications from people wanting to work with JAM in various capacities. We liked both of them, well to a reasonable extent, and then told the pair to start working for us on an immediate basis.
They seemed pleased and went away. We've never heard from them again.
Never do that. If you don't want the offer always inform the person involved. Even if you begged to get the job in the first place. Don't leave employers in the lurch and vaporize away in a cloud of smoke.
And if you can't handle the inconvenient phone call then at least drop an email.
You never know who you will run into when you go for the next job change a few years down the line!
ALWAYS close correspondence after an interview. Eitherways. Don't burn bridges. It is a smaller world than you think.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Worst jobs for the future
An interesting read with a slideshow that talks about what jobs NOT to get into in the years ahead. Bad news for economists, programmers, radio announcers and such like.
Health care, education and financial services--if you're looking for work in the coming decades, these are the fields to get into.What to avoid? The usual suspects.
And not so good for newsreporters and writers either. Gulp.
Read here -> The Worst Jobs For The 21st Century