The job search can be tough. Jobseekers may face rejection after rejection, without knowing why. These talks offer tips to help make the process a little easier, and offer some insights into the hiring process.
This brief video by technologist Priyanka Jain examines the new hiring landscape, in which more and more companies are using tech-forward methods to identify candidates. She explains how candidates can leverage technology to benefit them in their job search.
Human resources executive Regina Hartley says a candidate with a patchwork quilt of jobs might be demonstrating inconsistency and lack of focus – or this may signal their consistent dedication to overcoming obstacles. She says it’s important to give the ‘scrapper’ a chance, as they may have the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace.
“You know who I’m envious of?” biology-student-turned-tech-worker Jason Shen asks to start his TED Talk. “People who work in a job that has to do with their college major.” In this insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how jobseekers can make themselves more attractive and why employers should look for ability over credentials.
Ashwini Mrinal Bhagat endured 32 interviews after graduating before she landed a job, and kept notes on every experience and lesson along the way. She shares what she learned and shows what it’s like to search for work as an aspiring businesswoman in India.
In this talk, hear about career re-entry expert Carol Fishman Cohen’s own experience returning to work after a career break, her work championing the success of “relaunchers” and how employers are changing how they engage with return-to-work talent.