You have been looking for a job for the last three months, you sent applications to hundreds of companies, you got dozens of interviews and, at last, one of them has resulted positively; you have been offered a job. Would you make your decision right away?
Many of us must have heard that “the best salary increase is when you start to work”. Maybe that’s why more than half of job-seekers are actually those who are already working. I can get to this conclusion by considering my friends and the candidates coming to our company for an interview. Especially, with common use of social media and willingness to expand the network via such platforms as LinkedIn, the frequency in getting job offers from unexpected places has also increased. This social media era has its perks; however, it also has a disadvantage about confidentiality. Okumaya devam et
When I ask this question to the candidates and they only thank me and say “you already explained everything in detail”, it is nice but I can’t stop the urge to say “we both know that you have hundreds of questions in your mind” and actually I expect them to ask something for me to say “wow that’s a really good question”. Because this stage is also a part of the interview and it will provide me to understand how much you are interested in this job. Okumaya devam et
Even if you have never been asked before, you will definitely get one day during an interview: What are your strengths and weaknesses?
The answer to this question will not be a copy-paste one. I do think the HR expert must know that he/she shouldn’t think like “Hmm, he/she is a perfectionist” when you define yourself as a perfectionist 🙂 Okumaya devam et
I decided to write what I think about this issue for a long time upon the blog post of Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit and Dozuki – software and repair companies, on Harvard Business Review. When I saw Wiens’ approach, I realized that I am actually not that cruel. Okumaya devam et
The most common phrase we hear for the staff circulation or labour cycle, and I think that is because it is more charming as it is not a Turkish phrase, is “turnover rate”. Turnover is a bad thing. It’s a good thing that it is low. If it goes up, then we should be panicking and questioning “what’s going on, where are the workers going, why are they leaving?!”
For the ones who heard for the first time, “Turnover 101: Introduction to Turnover” part is over. Okumaya devam et
Even though it is not common in Turkey, some companies can require reference letters for job applications, like almost all academic programmes including “2 reference letters” in required documents list for applications. At this point, both students and professionals start to think “how and from whom I will get this reference letter”. My advice is, if you are in academic life, it is best request it from the academic in the highest position who also knows about you. It similarly applies to professional life, it would be the wisest to request it from a manager having the highest title or largest network, again who also knows about you. Okumaya devam et