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BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY After investing many hours on your application and interviews for your dream job, hearing ‘no’ can be frustrating and demotivating. Regardless of your qualifications and preparation, sometimes you won’t be selected for the job. As difficult as it is, rejection can be beneficial if you take the time to learn from it. Once you’ve regrouped your morale, here are some things you can do to bounce back...
Open interviews with a conversation that focuses on the interviewer to become a memorable job candidate BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY A true (short) story about a diverse professional’s interview ... After the standard interview greetings (“Hello,” “How are you?” “Thank you for taking the time to meet with me,”), the job seeker opened the interview with a simple statement, “I’ve been reading...
 By EmployDiversity Automated recruitment tools have made life more efficient for employers, but have created more obstacles for job seekers looking for face-to-face interviews In 2003, William Gibson, author of the seminal science fiction book “Neuromancer” wrote, “The Future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” Fast-forward to the 2020’s and corporations are adopting...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY  Not every change you initiate will go according to plan. That is a humbling and frustrating experience, especially for diverse professionals. Women and minorities already seem to have so many social obstacles thrown in the way of their progress. They tend to be the most motivated to change their lots in life. Nevertheless, it can seem sometimes that even the Fates are against our best intentions. You’ve...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY So you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to change some parts of your life. Perhaps you want to save more money to buy a home/a car/a personal treadmill. Maybe you want to exercise more, get a social life, or meet your dream partner.  A year on, and you find yourself in the same condition you had when you had made the original plan. How, you wonder, did an entire year go by and the only change in your...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY If there’s any group of individuals that needs a plan of action for the new year, it’s diverse professionals. Simply put, the rules for success and the barriers to progress are just not the same as mainstream professionals promote as the norm. In general, women and minorities have to work harder and be more focused than their counterparts to realize their personal and professional goals. It’s popular to...