Candidates can win over hiring managers by being fully prepared to answer their questions and ask intelligent ones of their own that show they are a good fit for the role, writes career coach Martin Yate. "The candidate who is best able to identify and discuss his or her skills and experiences and show how they relate to the recurring problems of a job is the one who gets the job offer," he writes.
Efforts to keep employees around start even before the candidate accepts the job offer, according to the panel of human resource experts. Time and money should be spent on retention, and it starts as early as the interview process because this is where workers get a first glimpse of the company.
The top story from last week's Your Career, "33 signs you deserve a promotion" (see below), got me thinking whether I deserve a promotion or if everyone thinks they deserve a new job title and salary. Honestly, do you deserve a promotion this year? Poll results on Friday.
A workplace behavior study done by Ginger found common habits of unhappy workers include taking on too much work, failing to reach out for support from their team, and poor stress management. To deal with these issues, Ginger recommends that workers focus on quality over quantity, seek help from their teams, and rest in order to reduce stress.
As a new ice cream vendor in Quito, Ecuador, Maria del Carmen Pilapana took a risk with crazy flavors, and now guinea pig is her hottest flavor, beating beetle and mushroom flavors. Pilapana makes a pate out of guinea pig, which is a staple in the area, and then adds cream to create the flavor, which is said to taste like chicken.