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Job seekers are advised to ask questions at the end of an interview to show interest in the opportunity. The challenge is that most candidates worry so much about what to ask that they can’t focus on the actual discussion happening right before them. To ameliorate the anxiety, you should have a few questions ready when the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for me?” Here is what you should say to demonstrate your interest in the role and some suggested insightful questions you can ask the interviewer.
Goldman Sachs is preparing for its third round of layoffs since September as Wall Street firms adjust to a slump in deals activity. The company is expected to trim fewer than 250 jobs in the coming weeks, a person with knowledge of the New York-based bank’s plans said Tuesday. Goldman Sachs, led by CEO David Solomon, was among the first major Wall Street firms to trim jobs in September, cutting a few hundred positions. It then slashed more jobs in January, releasing about 3,200 employees. Morgan Stanley announced about 3,000 job cuts this month, and JPMorgan Chase cut about 500 jobs, CNBC reported last week.
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The former JPMorgan Chase executive and Barclays CEO Jes Staley has alleged that he communicated with JPMorgan’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon, about the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, a contradiction of Dimon’s testimony, in a lawsuit brought by the US Virgin Islands against JPMorgan.
The former head of Wells Fargo & Co’s retail bank agreed to pay a $3 million penalty to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fraud charges for misleading investors about sales practices used to inflate a performance metric, the SEC said on Tuesday. Carrie Tolstedt was charged in 2020 for her role in allegedly misleading investors about the success of Wells Fargo’s core business.
The Blind Ambition with Jack Kelly provides a candid look into the top companies in business and tech. Go behind the scenes with industry and workplace leaders and explore work culture, what it takes to land a role at these companies, and how to build, scale and thrive in your career. Hosted by Jack Kelly and Rick Chen and presented by the professional social network Blind.
Employment scams cost workers about $2 billion in direct losses each year, according to the Better Business Bureau. In the first quarter of 2022, around 14 million people were exposed to job-related scams. The Federal Trade Commission reports that unsuspecting job seekers lost $68 million due to fake business and job opportunities.
Mark Zuckerberg Turns The Screw On Remote Work By Requiring Meta Employees To Be In The Office 3 Days A Week
Meta Platforms is asking employees assigned to an office to come in three times a week beginning in September, according to people familiar with the matter, joining a clampdown on remote work in the tech industry. The move is part of the company’s broader push to work more efficiently, said one of the people, who asked not to be named discussing private company policy. The company just culminated a prolonged process of laying off 10,000 employees — a process which started in March and dragged on productivity.
When searching for a new job, you want to know if the company and its culture are the right fit for you. Most people just focus on the job specifications. However, you could be doing yourself a disservice, as the role may be fantastic, but the C-Suite leadership, the company’s financial standing and potential layoffs could be reasons for concern.
If you are told to return to the office, it’s back to the dreaded commute. Getting into the city from the suburbs requires long travel times because of traffic congestion and delays with public transportation. You’ll need to allocate more money from the family budget to commute back and forth from the office daily. The schlep wears you down mentally, physically and emotionally.
During the past year, the rate at which Americans quit their jobs has steadily declined from a record high back to pre-pandemic levels — seeming to spell the end of the labor market trend that came to be known as the “great resignation,” labor economists said. The “quits rate” fell to 2.4% in April, down from 2.5% the month prior and from a 3% peak in April 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday in the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.
The era of social media is upon us. While most of us enjoy sharing our joyous moments and memories with the world through social media platforms, a substantial number of individuals feel obligated to show off their rich possessions and lifestyle on the internet. Now that’s fine when you are wealthy and earning well enough to back your expenses. But in reality, a lot of people showing off on social media are all glitters and no gold. And most of such individuals come from the generation of millennials.
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Jack Kelly is the CEO, founder, and executive recruiter at one of the oldest and largest global search firms in his area of expertise. He has personally placed thousands of professionals with top-tier companies over the last 20-plus years. Jack is passionate about advocating for job seekers. In doing so, he founded a start-up company, WeCruitr, at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The mission of WeCruitr is to help people in need and make the job search more humane and enjoyable. As a proponent of career growth, Jack shares his insider interviewing tips and career advancement secrets as a Senior Contributor for Forbes. He also covers timely topics related to corporations, high-profile people, Wall Street, politics and other important matters. The pieces offer insight into the news and how it may impact your career. Jack is the author of Happy and Succeeding in Your Job Search and How To Get A Job In Tough Times, as well as the host of Happy And Succeeding In The Future Of Work and cohost of the Blind Ambition podcast.