I would like to search for jobs that require a written skills exam (e.g literacy, math, IQ) and use this as a primary criterion in the hiring decision. How can I do this kind of job search? Are there job search engines, placement programs, or other resources that specialize in this or at least have it as an option? My job center told me that they did not know how one could do this.
I am not aware of any way to search for this specifically, the screening process you describe is rarely put in a job description, so you don't have anything to search for. I'm sure there are more opportunities…View all answers »
I am 44 years old and I studied modern languages in college a long time ago. The only jobs I had were translation and localization testing. The pay was quite low. I now have kids and my husband is the only one working. I have his and my family's support to study something new that will help me secure a good job and good income, and also something I enjoy. Any recommendations on how I should determine what to study?
I appreciate your approach in seeking something that you will enjoy as well as offers a good income for you. I run into people far too often who don't really enjoy what they are doing but hang on simply…View all answers »
Are interviewers more concerned with technical skills or general professional skills?
The short answer is both are needed to be a truly competitive candidate. If you are technically skilled but unable or unwilling to behave in a professional manager, you are not a candidate that is attractive…View all answers »
Over 2 years ago when I was 6 months pregnant,I lost my job due to my entire department being eliminated. I decided to stay home for a while with my new family but ready to work now. How do I explain the absence in employment during the application process so my resume isn't immediately put in the rejection pile? I cannot even get an interview before receiving a rejection letter.
Hi there - I've seen this come through in several resumes at different points in my career. As a recruiter, I would add a short bullet to your resume explaining that you took time away from work to care for…View all answers »
Is volunteer experience important for a potential employee to have?
Yes! Volunteering, even just on a once in a while basis shows that you are a team player and are willing to give back to your community. It definitely shines a positive light on you as a potential employee.…View all answers »