Lying on your resume to get ahead or making promises about your skill set that you can't follow through with may help you land a job, but will likely lead to an unsatisfactory experience for both you and the company you're joining.
Keep in mind that many jobs have a 90-day trial clause worked into contracts, meaning that they can terminate employment fairly easily — think of the first few months of your new gig as the crucial first few months of a budding relationship. "Just how your significant other will eventually find out you didn’t actually go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, so will your future employer learn the truth about your limited skills with public speaking, Photoshop or foreign language proficiency," says Nathan Parcells, co-founder and CMO of Intern Match.
If you're looking for "the one" — whether it's your dream girl or your dream job — waiting for the phone to ring can certainly be anxiety-inducing. Mary Gay Townsend, senior managing director for One Wire Managed Services, offers the advice that sincerity is key.
Remember that around 80% of jobs aren't posted online.
A casual conversation at a party might actually turn into a lucrative professional opportunity, so don't be shy to ask friends and contacts about potential openings within their companies or industries when you're on the hunt.
How you even answered some of those questions, you'll never know.
You freeze any time you hear anyone's phone go off, you can't stop overthinking that slightly odd answer you gave to one of the questions and hours start to feel like days. "You're reassured they like you now, therefore, you walk in knowing you got this. Welcome to the first day of the rest of your adult life!
Here are a few basic guidelines that ring true for both work and romance: Anyone who has dabbled in the world of online dating knows that the initial outreach is key. When reaching out to potential employers, it's crucial to present yourself in the most professional manner possible.