How should I overcome choosing the wrong job for the second time in a row?

quoraqEvery job seeker who is looking to get a new job that doesn’t feel like the wrong job has both a short term problem and a long term problem.

The short term problem: how do you know if this next job is the right one?

The long term problem: How do I pick a fulfilling career path? How do I know if there is growth? How can I ensure that I am making the right choices?

For the short term problem I teach my clients the trick of focusing on the past job interviews to inform future ones.

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Current Links on The Gig or Sharing Economy

artisthood_logo_ah_test_v1_smallAnd it’s difficult to measure how artists are using these new opportunities to their benefit. We see a lot of doom and gloom in terms of articles like this one: The Gig Economy is Screwing Over Workers and The Gig Economy has Grown Fast-and That’s a Problem for Workers  and Lastly we’re interested to see this article on Juno, who is taking on Uber in order to treat their drivers better. But it’s difficult as so many of the recent articles are framed around either the technology or people who are working these gig jobs full time. We are hunting for links and stories about creators who are using these new avenues to help them in their creative lifestyle. This read Apped to be Screwed is a good start.

Clearly there is a lot of change happening, we just noticed that LinkedIn has joined the discussion and are interested to see how our creative readers are using that to their benefit. We also are interested to see which companies are participating in the good work code.

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Is it ever appropriate to tell a job applicant why you’re rejecting them out of the gate?

There are two schools of thought on this:

1) Responding with feedback. As you said in your comment, the right thing to do would be to send a response with a form email saying something along the lines of: “Based on your application you wouldn’t be the right cultural fit. We expect our engineers to be able to (and want to) write a brief message about who they are, beyond a single line and based on your application we aren’t considering you due to this criteria.”

This would also be where you’d mention whether or not you’d consider a future application from them if they get their act together and do some research on your organization.

2) Not responding to the candidate. This lets these candidates learn the lesson on their own (and as James Linn pointed out, not every company will hold them to the same criteria).

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