Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Delay in Hiring Qualified and Proven Job Candidates

A new trend seems to have emerged in hiring qualified candidates. Companies have conducted up to seven interviews with a candidate, but have refused to make a firm offer! How sad!

The only reason I see why companies are not willing to hire permanent employees is because they fear that the economy is not as strong as it appears, and they do not want to extend full benefits.

As a career coach, the only advice I can give is that you should not place all your eggs in one basket. Continue to give interviews at other companies, but follow up patiently in the company you are interested in. Stay in the running with a cheerful and optimistic attitude and perhaps after five, six, seven, eight, nine or ten interviews, they will admire your positive attitude and offer you the job. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

MBAs Rate Top Ten Companies for Employment

Universum Communications Inc. recently surveyed MBA graduates to rate employers in terms of top ten companies they would like to work for and here are the results:

1.      Google
2.      McKinsey & Company
3.      Apple
4.      Bain  & Company
5.      The Boston Consulting Group
6.      Amazon
7.      Goldman Sachs
8.      Facebook
9       Nike
10.   J. P. Morgan