Being on the lookout for a new job can be exhausting, especially when you’re met with one bad hiring manager after another. Hiring managers are not consistently experiencing how hard the job market is at any present time, which is why they may seem as though they lack empathy at times. It is important not to let these negative experiences with hiring managers cloud your perception of the future, as there are several hiring managers out there who will value your effort and validate your performance.
- Hiring managers may ask about your age or family status even though they are legally not allowed to.
- Even though the news consistently reports low unemployment rates and talent shortages, that message doesn’t always appear to impact hiring managers’ behavior.
- Good hiring managers should be honest and straightforward with candidates, ask good questions and provide real answers.
“Job searching is like dating. It’s really tough until you find “the one” — and all you need is one good job to change your current situation.”