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You did it! After several weeks of looking for a new job and undergoing grueling interviews, you finally have a job offer. Although this may be very exciting, accepting a job offer means that you’re making a long-term commitment to your future employer. So, even if you’re eager to leave your current job, this isn’t a decision you should take lightly.
When your dream job posts, will you be ready? What if that dream job was in a faraway city or a different continent…would you move for it? Most of us have dreamed about what it would be like to accept a job in a new place at one time or another. But when it comes to actually making a move, it’s usually the logistical details that give us pause. The key to job searching in a different location is to have a plan.
Your company probably has many policies in place – anti-discrimination policies, equal opportunity policies, ethics policies, and so on. However, it is important to re-evaluate whether you have a policy that covers every situation. Say for instance one of your employees submit a complaint in good faith to their supervisor. To their surprise, they are met with retaliation, such as demotion, defamation, or even termination.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that individuals, on average, have 12.4 jobs throughout their working life. So regardless of where you are on the career ladder, it’s inevitable that at some point, you’ll begin looking for another job. That said, you might be wondering,
It can be stressful to interview candidates to fill an open role at your company. Maybe your boss is on you to hire someone who’s absolutely perfect as soon as possible. Maybe you don’t have a ton of experience yet in conducting interviews. Whatever the case, there’s a lot to take under consideration when you’re the one in charge of interviewing. For instance, “What questions can you not ask in an interview?” may very well be running through your mind given its legal ramifications. Knowing exactly which interview questions are off-limits (and which are fine to ask) will boost your confidence as you continue to search for the ideal new hire.
If you’re reading this, let me be the first to tell you how sorry I am. Getting fired feels crappy, disheartening, hurtful, and all the other bad, sad words. But here’s what I want you to do. First, let yourself fumble for a minute. Then, pick your head up — sometimes getting fired is a blessing in disguise. If you think termination is around the corner, we’ll teach you how to prepare to be fired and what to do next so you land somewhere even better.