I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend and enjoyed some bbq and fireworks. I got a reprieve from the heat and frolicked on the wonderful Cape Cod sea shore.
I do have to say that towards the end of last week I was a little disheartened to come across an article from Career Builder that addressed employers not calling back candidates. I encourage you to read the article but I have to say that some of the answers given by the hiring managers and recruiters weren’t all that great. It still sounds like all of the kinks haven’t been worked out in terms of the influx in applicants and not enough time to respond to them all. I am still an advocate for even a canned e-mail saying the position has been filled and I have to say that I completely agree with a fellow Girls Night Out attendee who said that if you meet someone face to face for an interview then some sort of communication should be expected. It’s just common courtesy.
This week I decided to go into full networking mode and looked at some positions I had applied to and began to go through LinkedIn to figure out a way to find a person who I could connect with. I also implemented my google skills and succeeded in getting in touch with a new contact which makes me incredibly happy. There’s nothing better than having a new connection that can help you in your search!
Stay hydrated and…what did you do today?