Read Katherine's reflections on impractical vs. practical career paths, why we label them that way, and how she has chosen to follow her heart and stick to what she loves.
Written by: Katherine Foley
Turning down a new job offer seems counterintuitive, right? Wrong!
There are many factors that determine if a job is a good fit, including salary, culture, commute, benefits, coworkers, supervisors, and the actual role itself. Sometimes . . . there are more cons than pros when thinking through these factors. And if that's the case, you need to move on to find a job that will better for your workplace happiness.
We work so hard to get in front of hiring managers. We set up informational interviews, go to networking events, develop our personal brand, and send out official job applications. All in the hopes of landing our next job, our next big opportunity.
This song and dance gets us to the interview, but the first interview is only the beginning. You still have to land the job. Here are five tips to help you get hired.
All jobs are not created equal. Some are good while others are bad. Bad for your professional growth, bad for your mental health, bad for your financial stability, or bad for your work-life balance. The list goes on and on.
To prevent yourself from jumping from one job and rushing to take a job that will make you even more miserable, it’s critical to treat any interview you enter as if you’re also interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you.
Informational interviews are vital to forming professional connections outside your office and personal circle. It’s not enough to submit job applications. Unless you know someone at the company, it is unlikely that anyone is looking at your resume.
Our blog 6 Tips for a Successful Informational Interview prepares you with tactics to make your informational interview go off without a hitch. So in this blog, we’re getting down and dirty with the nitty gritty details of how to set that meeting up.
For college students, informational interviews are vital. Before you send 100s of email applications into the void spring semester senior year, make sure you develop a few key professional connections outside your internship supervisors. Get some one on one time with professionals you admire by requesting a conversation over the phone or over coffee. Unlike a job interview, informational interviews allow for more of a dialogue.