Everyone who is seeking a job knows that being overqualified can be just as bad as being underqualified. But there are tons of reasons beyond the obvious why you may be rejected for knowing too much. That’s the topic of a list of nine reasons overqualified jobseekers are rejected from JobMob. Most of their suggestions […]
Honesty matters. That’s what you learned from your parents, your teachers, your coaches, and the religious figures in your life. But everyone who has ever been involved in the job search process—whether as an employer or a candidate—knows that lying is commonplace. It’s time to have a heart-to-heart about dishonesty. Buckle up, because the truth […]
Recently I visited the offices of the Indianapolis Urban League to speak to a group of young professionals. They are interested in working to improve Central Indiana through a variety of initiatives, and wanted to learn more about networking. I often give these presentations to jobseekers and other groups, and the conversation almost always takes […]
There is nothing more mind-numbingly frustrating than not getting paid what you’re owed. It can be a mistake in payroll or just not getting paid for services rendered. I actually got a direct deposit slip once (right here in Central Indiana) that said “NO PAY DUE,” as well as getting stiffed for a job completed. […]
Tue, September 30 2014 » Ethics and Fraud » No Comments
I run across a lot of jobs and jobseekers here in the greater Indianapolis area. And there’s one type of “job” that frustrates me to no end. It’s the sales position that’s paid 100% on commission. That may be fine for some people, but it’s not a job. It’s something else.
Tue, August 12 2014 » Ethics and Fraud » No Comments
Whether you’re older or younger than colleagues, customers, or interviewers, there is a chance you will experience age discrimination at work. How do you recognize it? And what do you do when it happens?