Job Search Tip of the Week #37 (2018)
Caressa Moy | September 10, 2018 | 9:00 am
How to Make it as a Millennial
…and Show Everyone They’re Wrong about Gen-Y and Gen-Z Workers!
How would you describe Millennials?
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) asked that of the respondents of their behavior and attitude survey. Unsurprisingly, they found that Millennials generally perceived themselves in a more favorable manner than non-Millennials, who often referred to the former as “lazy,” “spoiled,” and “entitled.” (Survey responses depicted in visualization at right.).
Stereotypes such as these contribute to the double-digit unemployment rate of Millennials, which is consistently twice the national average. It’s important for Millennials entering the job market to be aware of the cynical attitudes many hold towards their generation and learn how to change them. Here are the 3 most common negative perceptions employers have of Gen Y and Gen Z’ers and how you can prove them wrong:
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Job Search Tip of the Week #15 (2018)
Caressa Moy | April 9, 2018 | 9:00 am
How to Ace Your First-Round (or Really, Just About Any) Interview
Think Like an Interviewer – Q9
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing the reasons behind the most commonly asked interview questions and how to provide answers that address them effectively. This week, let’s take a look at a question intended to gauge your confidence level: “Why should I hire you?”
(If you’re a loyal CareerJuice reader, you may remember closely examining this question with us before. However, keep reading, as this post will serve as both a refresher course and an advanced addendum.)
Opportunities to sell yourself as the valuable asset the company needs can be found in questions such as:
- Why should I hire you?
- What can you do for the company?
- What would you contribute to the company?
- What do you have to offer the company?
- How would you add value to the company?
- Why should you be chosen over other candidates who have equal if not stronger qualifications or more experience?
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