It might sound old-fashioned, but a career fair can be a great way to form new connections can score a job. Showing up is just one step, though. Researching which companies will be there and what opportunities are open, for example, are a few key steps. Preparing ahead of time and dressing for success can also have a powerful impact.
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When you’re on the hunt for a new job, stamina is important—it can be a long process. It’s easy to become discouraged and lose steam, especially when things slow down or you don’t hear from a company you’ve applied to for a while and just feel like you’ll NEVER find something. Job search fatigue is a real thing, and there are some common things that can eat away at your stamina.
There’s nothing like the rush you get from completing a task. Have you ever noticed, though, how little you actually manage to cross off of that list, or how difficult it feels? We tend to underestimate the time, energy, or money it may take to complete a task. Maybe we’ve been trained to prioritize what’s urgent rather than what’s important, spending out day putting out little fires that don’t actually matters.
Whether it happens face-to-face or behind a screen, communication is a part of any job. Even if you’re someone who prefers to keep their head down and avoid interaction, it’s still bound to come up, and having the communication skills you need help you form strong relationships and foster a positive work experience. The good news is that these skills are actually pretty basic, such as treating others with respect and being an active listener.
It happens to all of us at some point: we feel completely unsure of ourselves, maybe even like we’ve hit rock bottom. Even the most successful people in the world have been there too! In this story for the glassdoor blog, Jessica Thiefels shares the real-life stories of five executives who started at the bottom. Check it out here.