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My Dream Job Just Ghosted Me? What Now?

Ghosting is no longer just an issue of the dating world; it has also infiltrated professional spaces. Job ghosting occurs when one party abruptly ceases communication without any explanation, leaving the other party feeling ignored or rejected. This trend has become increasingly prevalent during the hiring process, confusing job seekers and employers. In a 2023 ZipRecruiter survey, approximately 21.6% of respondents admitted to “ghosting” a potential employer during their most recent job search. And younger employees were reportedly “the biggest culprits” of ghosting, according to Business Insider. What To Do If An Employer Ghosts You In The Hiring Process Although the trend of ghosting has seen a spike for job recruiters, many job seekers have also experienced ghosting from potential employers within all stages of the hiring process. Discovering that your potential employer has ghosted you can be frustrating, but it’s important to take proactive steps to navigate this situation....

Mar 1, 2024

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Expectations" Confidently

Navigating the delicate topic of salary expectations during a job interview requires finesse and preparation. It’s a common question that can influence the course of your employment negotiation and shape the future of your salary earnings at your company. It may seem easy to just let them know your dream number. But to truly get the desired outcome, handling this question with finesse and researching why you selected that given number is crucial. From viewing that current company’s financial standing or the average salary for similar roles on Glassdoor , you should do your due diligence. Being intentional before letting employers or hiring managers know your number is not only smart but essential. Here are some strategies to help you tackle this question confidently. How To Answer “What Is Your Current Salary?” The “What is your current salary?” question can be tricky, as it might seem like a straightforward inquiry. However, it’s essential to handle it with care. Instead of...

Feb 16, 2024

31 Days Of Savings: How No-Spend January Works And Tips To Help You Stay On Track

The latest TikTok challenge taking over our timelines, the #NoSpendJanuary challenge, is a new approach to savings that urges individuals to resist unnecessary spending. Scrolling through the #NoSpendJanuary hashtag, you see a sneak peek into people’s regular spending habits. Although we’re almost through the month, it’s never too late to learn valuable financial lessons and collect helpful resources to mend unhealthy spending habits. It’s not just about the challenge itself, but a space for learning the diverse financial habits of entrepreneurs, business owners, content creators and professional’s financial habits in the new year . Creator of the award-winning “Millennial In Debt” web series, Melissa Jean-Baptiste is a testament to financial wins through a frugal lifestyle . A first-generation Haitian-American, she paid off $102,000 in student loans on simply a teacher’s salary. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American household spent $72,967 in 2022....

Jan 19, 2024

Practical Steps To Consider Before Becoming A Salesperson In Tech

The old saying goes, “it takes money to make money.” That sentiment is usually engrained in the idea that much economic success does not occur without some investment. But how does investment happen? A straightforward answer to that question is sales. Many of a particular generation remember when someone in our family sold a home good or cosmetic product (shout out to all the Mary Kay reps). This was likely the first introduction to the sales industry. But beyond the aunties that were hustling their products, sales have always existed in and around people. From big corporate companies to nonprofits and the tech industry – securing contracts, partnerships, and investment is a result of the work of people who are a part of sales teams. While the job market is all over the place, the sales industry is positioned to remain intact. But it does not come without challenges. Due to the potential for professionals to have lucrative careers, the demand for the industry has been consistent...

Feb 9, 2023