No, Job Sabotage isn’t your coworker putting your stapler in Jell-o or getting you blamed for something they did. It’s actually the way we sabotage ourselves when looking for a new job. There are a million ways we can unintentionally sabotage ourselves while on the hunt for a job, preventing us from getting the job we really, really want. If you’re looking to make your next move, here are a few tips to help you stop sabotaging and start rocketing into an awesome new job.
Few jobs today offer old-fashioned banker’s hours, but prospective employees want a sense of the expectations—and once hired, they want companies to deliver. Development sprints and deadlines are a fact of life in the tech world, and employees understand there will be times they need to work late. “But when it happens regularly day in and day out, that’s when employees get burned out,” says Elizabeth Becker, a PROTECH client partner. “They see it as a breakdown in management.”
Searching for a new job? You might be surprised to learn that many “facts” of job hunting are actually not true. Don’t let these myths keep you from your next great job opportunity.
So you’re studying Information Technology in college. You’re at your computer station listening to the lecturer. It’s three hours long and you’re wondering, why you’re in class. When you head into class it’s day time. It’s hard to maintain focus during class. By the time you leave, the sun is setting. The day turns to dusk. You’re exhausted. You’re wondering what happened to the sun. In the end you’re wondering whether this was worth it.