Q: I took a gap year when I graduated from college last year, and I heard the job market is still hot. I had a few Data Analyst internships and was looking for one, but was overwhelmed to start the dreaded search. where do i start?
A: I applaud you for taking a gap year and smelling the roses before embarking on your first real-world job. You may feel overwhelmed, but that’s perfectly normal. But hopefully, when you analyze it, you’ll find that step by step you can get closer to your goal. please give me. Because I have a feeling that I can get a new job and start right away!
If you like the environment, contact your former internship advisor. Check your employer’s site to see if they have any vacancies. But if not, don’t let that deter you. Companies are vying for the best talent. They may create a position just for you. They may post a job offer in a few weeks. You never know what goes on behind the scenes. Aim to meet with your boss for coffee, or at least make a phone call. Show that you are excited about your search and that a full-time job is possible. Also, ask if your boss would be helpful and if you know anyone at a particular company to research beforehand.
Then set up job alerts online so that opportunities arrive in your inbox and you can apply the same day. When I worked in corporate recruiting, I used to read great resumes a week or two after a job was posted. As a result, several candidates had already joined the company. A motion on the phone screen and the possibility of an initial interview with the hiring team. Don’t be late! If you get an alert on your phone and you’re in the middle of something, don’t worry. Apply intentionally before going to bed that night.
You will also start learning your worth. Talk to people as you network, reach out to former colleagues and friends from internships. Ask what they see as the current rate and think about what your salary should be. “I’m not asking what you make, but I want to know your worth when interviewing. Would you mind sharing what you saw when you interviewed as a baseball field?” It would give you more power if your friend was comfortable with disclosing his salary, but I don’t think so. Based on the above activities, please push forward while moving forward. All the way up!
Q: I’m interviewing for a job and won’t be ready to start a new job until late September. I have a lot of PTOs and want to use them up on my current job before I start. How can you talk about this in a job interview without coming across as aloof?
A: Friends, your answer is in your question. You can specify the date you have in mind, such as, “I have a lot of his PTO.” When I worked for corporate recruiters and recruiters, recruiters felt head over heels for great leading candidates. If the start date was 2 weeks after her instead of 6 weeks, they would understand and it wouldn’t hurt the recruiting prospects. In fact, if I were a hiring manager, I’d want you to be well rested and happy before you start. We all know that our mental and physical health is adversely affected thanks to severe burnout.
You don’t have to go into detail about what you plan to do on vacation, so that’s your way of saying it. I have something to say about making personal commitments beforehand. The same is true if you were invited to a wedding in Australia and purchased your plane tickets months in advance. If so, I think that it will be unavailable for about two weeks as a power outage day. Treat your personal time without a trip to Oz the same way.
Vicki Salemi is a career expert, former corporate recruiter, author, consultant, speaker, and career coach. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to subscribe to her Vicki newsletter, visit www.vickisalemi.com and follow her on Twitter and her Instagram vickisalemi.