Adam Karpiak

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The worst part of finding a job is definitely the entire process
At the end of the week, always try to reflect on your wins. No matter how tough the week might’ve been, focus on the positive. Calm your mind for the weekend. Anyone have any wins to share? Mine - a major university invited me to speak this fall at a career conference!
Happy Friday to everyone except those who interview candidates and never contact them again. Hope you step on a lego.
My toxic trait is giving people better career advice than I give myself
Be a hero. Cancel that Friday meeting.
Company: We're looking to hire someone analytical. Jobseeker: Based on everything you've told me about the role, the salary range should be higher. Company: Not like that.
Companies- Why can’t we find anyone to hire? Their interview process-
Meetings that could’ve been emails suck, but emails that should’ve been meetings are worse
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Meetings that could’ve been emails suck, but emails that should’ve been meetings are worse
Instead of looking for the perfect candidate and having a job sit open for months, maybe consider non-traditional backgrounds. Just because you don't understand the resume doesn't mean it's not a fit. If only there were a way an applicant could, oh I don't know, explain it to you
A lot of qualified people have non-traditional backgrounds. If someone takes the time to explain it to you, it seems weird to be like “nah, I’m good,” especially if you haven’t filled the job yet.
You're basically saying, "unless you perfectly fit into this ideal little box I already have in my mind, I'm not interested." And that sucks.
Recruiters publicly claiming they don't read cover letters is weird. 10/10 honesty, but it really doesn't consider other factors. If you don't want to read them, that's your decision. But going out of your way to say, "if you write it, I won't read it," is really shortsighted.
But some people *do* have something to say, whether it's something specific to highlight or a passion for the industry. Maybe it's an explanation of something that might not be easily understood (or even seen) on the resume.
I don't like cover letters. Mostly. I don't like *required* cover letters. Not everyone has something to say. And that's ok. We already know you're applied.
Today in a webinar, a business leader with ~30 years’ exp referred to me as an expert, and as always my immediate internal reaction was “nah” But then for the first time I thought to myself “wait maybe I *am* an expert,” and then I realized how powerful imposter syndrome can be
In a job interview, ask the company if they have exit interviews. If not, you know they couldn't care less about feedback...or improvement.
If you want to know how companies treat people, ask the people who are no longer there. Offboarding matters too.
If you want a remote job and have remote experience, make sure you talk about it on the resume. Everyone wants remote work, but not everyone has the experience. Some companies don’t want to deal with the learning curve, so showing how you’ve successfully worked remotely is key.
If you think my thoughts on hiring are too simplistic, you’re right…they are. Treating jobseekers with respect is extremely simple.
It was a long week. A client messaged me today to share some good news and added “I am glad to know you as a human being…You need to know your impact. However big or small.” I didn’t know how much I needed to hear that. If someone’s had an impact, share it with them.
When companies don’t offer remote work
It’s wild that in *every* workplace if you lie in a job interview, you’re fired, but for one of the most critical jobs in the country, the consequence is 🤷‍♂️
Bringing people back to the office to have zoom meetings with people not in the office is peak corporate dysfunction.
It’s not the most qualified people who get the job…it’s the ones who sell themselves the best.
Job interviews should be conversations, not interrogations.
Give candidates the job interview questions ahead of time for productive conversations Just because someones nervous or unable to quickly organize thoughts doesn’t mean they aren’t qualified. Giving people time to prepare allows the company to evaluate knowledge, not performance
the candidate experience
Good luck to everyone with job interviews this week! Remember, when you’re asked a question, take a moment to think. Formulating a strong answer is much more impactful than figuring it out as you talk. “Answering quickly” isn’t important. “Answering thoughtfully” is.
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Good luck to everyone with job interviews this week! Remember, when you’re asked a question, take a moment to think. Formulating a strong answer is much more impactful than figuring it out as you talk. “Answering quickly” isn’t important. “Answering thoughtfully” is.
LinkedIn should let you use its new laugh react on the job postings listed there
Absolutely heartbreaking and a sad reminder that ultimately, no matter what you do or how much you give to a company, you are expendable
In the past week 5 of my clients got new roles. According to them: a 25% increase in salary, a $15k raise, a 50% increase, a $55k raise, and someone now making double what they were making before. Double. I know it’s a scary hiring market, but if you need a job, don’t give up.
It’s wild that companies advertise a job as remote then during the interview say, “actually we think the job should be on-site” and think the candidate would just be like “ok sounds good”
Companies will call a job hybrid and say you can work from home one Friday a month.
There’s a simple reason companies can’t find people to hire: supply and demand. Workers are demanding more pay and companies don’t want to supply it.
I hope whoever tells jobseekers that their resume must be one page steps on a lego.
It’s not too late to cancel that Monday meeting. Be a hero.
It’s easier to avoid burnout than to recover from it. Take some time for yourself…the work will still be there.
@Adam_Karpiak A job turns into a career when you realize there is “some part” of your job that you do it NOT because of $$ but because you find your #purpose in it and a it ignites your #passion, puts a #smile on your face and you look forward to doing it again and again
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@Adam_Karpiak "Don't ever work for someone you wouldn't want to become!"
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@Adam_Karpiak When you’ve made the sell, STOP TALKING.
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@Adam_Karpiak It’s probably life advice from my dad. Do the best you can with what you have and where you are. For me excellence is always my goal. A close second would be that I am not competing with anyone else but myself.
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@Adam_Karpiak Still have to remind myself of this: Most people don't think about you nearly as much as you fear or hope they do. Don't spend so much energy on what others think of you because they probably aren't.
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@Adam_Karpiak "you can't save all the puppies" 1. i ❤️ dogs and this founder knew me very well 2. "puppies" was prioritize vs play whack-a-mole which is HARD in startups 3. i needed to step back and learn the business 4. pay for jury duty was not the hill to die on
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@Adam_Karpiak Learn as much as you can on any job. Knowledge survives even if the company goes under.
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Why is it that the wrong people always have imposter syndrome?
@Damnit_Brandi @Adam_Karpiak Work trauma is baggage we carry with us even when we move on.
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