CNNMoney has an interesting article out there. They had Universum Global survey college students around the world to see where they most want to work. I’m not sure how much money CNNMoney paid Universum Global or how resources they allocated to the project, but if they’d ask me first, I could done for a couple hundred bucks…
…less than they paid Universum Global.
Seriously, I could have come up this list. Ask any bright-eyed college grad or soon-to-be grad where they want to work and – I absolutely guarantee – that young, would-be world conqueror is not going to say Office Max (with all due respect to Office Max) or Dollar General (with all due respect to Dollar General)
Of course, they are going to list Apple and Google and BMW and so on…
Anyways, the list from CNNMoney (hey call me!):
- The Top Ten companies
- Goldman Sachs
- Proctor & Gamble
Read the rest of the list here: http://money.cnn.com/pf/jobs/newgrads/2013/snapshots/1.html?iid=SF_BN_Lead
By the way, if you were one of those soon-to-be grads who chose or rank EY way up there – you need to know this: 46% of new hires in 2012 came from referrals. You want to work at EY, you need to network with someone working here now. Check my take on that story by going here: http://www.landingonyourfeet.com/referral-your-way-to-a-job-plus-goals-and-daily-affirmations/ or check the original article, “Getting a job: It is about who you know.”
And also from CNNMoney, this outrageous story. Wow – what were they thinking.
Alan Bacon didn’t want to dance, but he needed that job.
So, when recruiters at the Currys retail store in Wales asked him to dance at his job interview, Bacon did. Not that the job had anything to do with dancing. It was a position in customer assistance at the store.
Read the rest of the story here: http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/09/pf/jobs/job-interview-dance/index.html?iid=SF_BN_River
And because this is a website about cover letters and resume – here’ an interesting article from Sindhu Sundar, written a couple of years ago:
The Ten Worst Things to Put in Your Cover Letter
It’s never too early to make a bad impression.
A cover letter or introductory email is often the first thing a potential employer sees when reviewing a job applicant. It’s the first opportunity to impress recruiters and hiring managers and, therefore, the first opportunity to disappoint them. Everything from copy mistakes to inappropriate jokes in a cover letter could derail an application.
Here are the top ten worst things to put on a cover letter:
- Next to Nothing
- Criticism of a Prospective Employer
- Personal Stories
- Awkward Language
- Someone Else’s Words
- Irrelevant Experience
- Wrong Company Name/Wrong Cover Letter
- Cultural Preferences
Read Sindhu Sundar’s reasoning and justifications for each statement: http://www.fins.com/Finance/Articles/SB131281414544931041/The-Ten-Worst-Things-to-Put-in-Your-Cover-Letter?link=FINS_hp_mostpop_CS&Type=3
Frankly, use a decent program like Phil Baker’s OneClick Cover Letter Creator and skip past all those pitfalls and redflags. You can check Phil out directly by going here or read my review of his software by going here.
Or, what do you think of the article?
Okay, that’s enough for now.
I’ll see you later in the week.
Good Luck, Hyo