After graduating college and blowing my savings on a (relatively short) backpacking trip through the U.K., I flew out to help my girlfriend (now wife) move to California for graduate school. Most of my job hunting at this point had been firing out resumes to positions in the Los Angeles area, and I had expected it to be easy for a bachelor’s degree-toting lad like myself.
Laid off. Let go. Terminated. Fired. However you want to spin it, I am jobless.
I stopped looking for jobs in the U.K. and started looking for jobs in the whole world.
Job interviews are becoming more like first dates.
It’s 10:30 a.m. on a Wednesday in Los Angeles. I’m one of the 60-plus people anxiously waiting in Lobby 1 of the Department of Social Services. I’m not the only one here seeking government aid, but I’m 100 percent sure I’m the only person sitting here with a bachelor’s degree from one of the country’s top private Universities.
There was exactly one time when I was a candidate for a position that asked me to come in for more than two interviews...
The daily hunt for a new job is exhausting. After a long day at work, it's tough to trek home and then hop on the computer to scour Indeed.com or Idealist.org for the latest postings, all while eating leftover Pad Thai. Enter: The Recruiter.
Interviewing for startup companies was an interesting experience because I was used to wearing a suit to all my interviews, and the places I met with were a bit more casual than that.