Welcome to Worksheet, a newsletter on how people work smarter in these turbulent times.
Each week, this newsletter will share an analysis on the state of the work of S. Mitra Kalita, a media veteran, author and journalist.
In this week’s edition, Kalita explores new ways in which young people and the unemployed approach the job search.
Ghost. Time and time again, applicants find themselves finalists, writing memos or performing challenges in the final round of interviews.
“A lot of times companies don’t contact you… or they get back to you 3,4,5,6 months later,” Bradley said. “Sometimes when the company says they are hiring for a managerial position, but after getting these great ideas, they decide to cut the budget and hire a lower level employee and ask them to keep doing that level. of work. The job seeker who has not received an answer says to himself: “Is this me?” It’s me? It’s me?'”
Thoroughly following his own efforts to find spreadsheet work, Bradley continued to apply. “I approached unemployment with the mindset of owning a business because that’s what I had been most recently. What are my KPIs? She said, referring to the key performance indicators. “Is this the number of jobs I apply to per day?” Or is it how many interesting conversations can I have in a week? What is the ultimate goal? How can I progress to the right job? “
Kalita goes on to explain that the unemployed of the pandemic are not just looking for work – they are “career seekers”, driven by values, purpose and a sense of belonging.
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