Job searching is tough business and many people can get worn out. While more jobs are being created, there are also more candidates competing for those jobs. Common job search roadblocks can make you feel like you’re going nowhere fast, often hindering the search. Don’t let these moments get in the way moving in the direction of your goals.
The tech industry is growing rapidly and it’s dominance in the economy offers a lot of opportunity for job seekers. It’s also impacted American businesses tremendously and has changed they way a lot of work gets done. The Department of Labor projects an increase of 22% in all tech jobs by 2020, which means there are plenty of roads to take when it comes to the industry.
Having strong friendships and connecting with others can benefit you in more ways than you think.
In a time where it’s more about who you know, employers are looking for referrals, recommendations and word of mouth to help guide them in the right direction for candidates. And your friends, might just be the ammo you need to land the job of your dreams.
An interesting article by Adam Grant, “The Helicopter Manager,” got me wondering how many people are stuck working with this type of manager.
The article cites a study by Sandy Lim of the National University of Singapore which suggests this type of manager interferes with employees’ learning, causing damage to confidence, and creating more dependence rather than independence. Continue reading