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Shut Down the Negative Job Hopper Perception in Your Next Interview

November 21st, 2016

Since your first job in high school, you’ve been told that it’s best to spend some time at the same company for a while because it looks good on your resume. While we may still be hearing that advice, and even thinking it ourselves, the career path is different for everyone and so-called “job hopping” is becoming more regular.

A Negative Perception

There is a negative perception connected to job hopping. Among other reasons, three main concerns are:

  • Commitment Issues
  • Impatience
  • Doesn’t Play Well with Others

While it’s easy to see why these could be concerns of your hiring managers and interviewers, you can help them see that there can be other, respectable, reasons why job hopping occurs.

Shut Down Negative Perceptions

When you interview for a job, the hiring manager may not bring up these concerns specifically, but you can still shut down the unspoken perceptions by communicating the strengths that you’ve gained along the way as a job hopper.

  • Adaptable

Each time you start a new job, you are starting over. These transitions aren’t a piece of cake and it’s important to communicate your adaptability in the workplace. New systems, procedures, new people – you’re good at adapting to the new environment and finding your place at the company.

  • Thrives with Challenges

Job hopping really isn’t a bad thing when in fact you’re doing it to stay challenged and to meet each challenge head-on. You absolutely want to dispel thoughts that the reason you’re job hopping is because you felt challenged at previous jobs and you weren’t comfortable rolling with change at the office – whether it be new systems, new bosses, or new team members to work with. Instead, gently assure your interviewer that you want to stay challenged in the workplace, continuing to grow as a professional.

  • Passion for Fulfilling Work

Some hiring managers may see a job hopper as someone who doesn’t easily get along with others, someone who isn’t a team player. In your interview, be sure to speak to examples of your ability to work as a member of the team. If your motivation at work lies beyond your coworkers, explain that as well. Your career is about doing fulfilling work to the best of your abilities, and making friends along the way is an added bonus, but not a reason to stay in a particular position, just to log hours there.

Interviewing and Job Hunting Advice

For more interviewing insights and job hunting advice, or to find amazing job opportunities, contact Concorde Group, a leading staffing agency in Westchester, NY.

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4 Ways Job Seekers Are Finding Your Jobs

October 12th, 2016

Are you looking to list a job opening for your company? It’s no longer sufficient to just post it on your website. With a diverse job market, you need to post your job openings and seek out the best candidate in a variety ways.

What are four platforms to use when posting your job?

1. Company Website

Tried and true, make sure to post job openings on the career section of your company website. If job seekers are visiting your website, they should be able to easily find open positions at your company. Make the call to actions on your site easily seen and appealing. Don’t rely on the website visitor to find your job board. Make it simple to find and easy to use.

2. Social Media

The potential hires that make up the current job market are on social media. In addition to your other social media posts, you should post your job openings on the social platforms where you are active. Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter are all great social media sites to use when posting your job openings. Think about the type of job opening and consider your audience. Facebook can be better for administrative and clerical jobs while LinkedIn is a great place for management-level positions.

3. Referrals

You have colleagues, clients, and networking friends who know you well. Use those relationships to put out feelers for good candidates. Your connections won’t want to give you any employees who could let you down, so they’ll send you the best they know!

4. Staffing Companies/Recruiters

Another great resource for finding top candidates is using a local staffing company. They have a steady stream of people who need help finding a job and will have a vast network created. Plus, since they get to know their job seekers and what position will suit them best, they’ll send you candidates that are a good match for the opening you have.

Finding the right fit for a job position is an important part of building a successful company. When it comes to posting your job openings, make sure to be thorough and utilize the four ideas above. It might take more time in the beginning, but you’ll have a better pool of candidates to choose from and therefore, you’ll be able to hire the person best for the job. Creating a process for posting in multiple locations will make it easier and more efficient to locate the right candidate for your job.

Work with a Leader in Staffing in White Plains

For more information on how to hire the best candidates, or to find out how to get your positions posted with a professional staffing company, contact Concorde Personnel. As a leader in Westchester staffing, we have great job candidates ready to join your company and help you grow!

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