According to a Pew analysis of Labor Department data, the average U.S. working adult works more than 1,800 hours per year. Given that we spend so many waking hours working, the job search process is crucial. In fact, you should think of it as something that’s as important as considering a new romantic partner.
I’ve worked in recruiting for 13 years and firmly believe that we need to reframe the recruiting process. Rather than viewing the hiring process as one where a candidate is lucky to get the job at a certain company, we should consider it a journey that the candidate and the company go through together.
As things fluctuate between a candidate’s market and an employer’s market, grounding the experience so it’s mutually beneficial for both groups is increasingly important for engagement, retention, and growth.
What can you do as a job seeker to make sure you’re not swiping incorrectly for your next role? Follow these four key steps that will help you make sure you’re finding the right opportunity for you: