SMITH BRAIN TRUST – A strong job market gives job hunters more leverage. Some are using it to “ghost” job interviews, according to a recent report from USA Today. Employers are reporting a sharp uptick in the number of job candidates who have blown off interviews, have not shown up to the first day of a work for a position they had accepted, or have just vanished from a current job without giving notice.
By Pablo G. Suarez
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – It might seem like an offhand, even throwaway, question, coming as it often does at the end of a job interview. It’s the moment when the hiring team asks, “Do you have any questions for us?”
But it’s not a throwaway question. In fact, it’s one that can reveal as much about an applicant as the rest of the interview questions, combined.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – It’s the lazy days of summer. And in many offices, deadlines, projects and even hiring will face delays, stalled by the vacation days of key stakeholders. It seems like an inopportune time to be looking for a new job. Right?
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – You’ve taken the time to craft a professional email that, you hope, firmly positions you and your employer in a favorable light. It’s concise and articulate, maybe even a bit persuasive. Don’t blow it in those final, parting words, ending with a signoff that’s also a turnoff.
Why does it matter? Sound email practices are sound business practices. Consider this: The average office worker sends about 40 work emails a day and receives a whopping 121.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Standing in front of the closet figuring out what to wear in the morning doesn’t get any easier just because it’s summer. If anything, it’s harder.