by Wall Street Job Report on April 30, 2012
“I spoke to some recruiters today. They want to know why, in this job climate, you are jeopardizing your opportunities to get hired.
Not only that, your silly mistakes and improper etiquette are making their job harder. They want you to get hired. But you have to do your part too.
Here’s their step-by-step guide to ruining your chances at a new job. Read it and take it to heart.” 4/18/12
“It’s a beautiful thing about habits. Once they are in place, they require no additional effort to keep in place.” 4/4/12
“Remember the resume black hole I wrote about a few months ago? It’s one of the main reasons that the online job search has proved so frustrating for millions of unemployed people.” 3/22/12
“You finally got the interview. But how do you prepare for potential questions that actually intended to slip you up?” 3/5/12
“Having already slashed bonuses, banks including Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley are preparing to cut dozens of jobs, including some held by senior bankers, according to people familiar with the matter.” 4/23/12
“Today’s technologically sophisticated job applications often leave applicants wondering where their information ends up. As an unopened e-mail, buried at the bottom of a hiring manager’s overflowing inbox?” 1/30/12
“1. Show up late for the scheduled appointment and don’t bother to call before you arrive. When you get there, don’t apologize to the interviewer for your lateness.” 2/9/12
“Yes, you read that correctly. In June 2010, Switzerland-based currency trader Kai Herbert happily resigned from his current position at UBS and accepted an offer from JPMorgan Chase at its Johannesburg branch–to the tune of $3.1 million (24 million rand) base salary per year.” 3/23/12
“‘I feel so foolish when I think about my unemployment,’ one of my friends said recently. ‘Why didn’t I use my time more wisely?’” 3/29/12
“The unemployment rate remains stubbornly high. Certain sectors such as the financial services industry continue to see a steady stream of pink slips. And by now, four years after the crisis, everyone should know not to take their job security for granted.” 2/28/12