When candidates are, on paper, equally qualified for a job, it's often soft skills that can set the right candidate apart. While skills like imagination or patience may not seem like something to put on your resume, employers certainly want to hire people with these traits. But what soft skills are employers actually looking for, and in which industries? Does confidence matter in a tech job? Is collaboration useful in hospitality? Check out these awesome infographics from NetCredit on which soft skills employers want most, and which ones are in the highest demand in your field.
Gender bias in interview is nothing new, or particularly shocking--while it's technically illegal to treat job interviewees differently based on gender, it's hard for individual job seekers to make any comparisons, since they only ever see their own interview. And while there are certain questions that are outright illegal to ask in interviews (whether one is married or has children, or about the job seeker's political leanings, for example), these questions still crop up sometimes: sometimes outright, and sometimes in more subtle ways.
If you didn’t catch our previous post about BigLaw employee benefit packages, take a look here. In that post, we outlined “typical” benefits that BigLaw firms offer their associates, and highlighted some very important but often underutilized benefits that can greatly improve associate quality of life.
If you’ve ever used a job search engine such as Indeed or Monster, you may have come across some strange or otherwise perplexing job postings. These can often be amusing due to unfortunate spelling errors or odd language syntax, but there might be more to it than just a few silly mistakes.