Here’s my #1 secret for getting the job you really want, in this or any economy: Don’t apply for jobs you don’t want.
“I Got a Job Offer But I’m Waiting To Hear From My Dream Employer”
Over and over, my clients come to me with the same dilemma: They’ve received offers for jobs they don’t really want to take, and haven’t heard back yet about the jobs they really want. They don’t want to say no to a job offer, but they also don’t want to burn any bridges.
My Question: “Why Were You Applying For Jobs You Don’t Want?”
In a conversation with Katie Couric for a segment called Jobless in America on katiecouric.com, I was asked the “Nose Ring” question. “Can I wear my nose ring to the interview?” is a real question I’ve been asked by many job-seekers I counsel, which is why it became the title of my book.
Nose Rings Aside, The Issue Is Understanding Company Culture
It’s a great question because it’s really about how to present yourself professionally when you’re job-hunting. Whether you have a nose ring or not, the issue is understanding the culture...