IT - Careers

Can They Find Out I Was Fired From My Last Job?
Ask The Headhunter, August 17th, 2020
A reader worries that getting fired means not being able to get a new job, in the August 18, 2020 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter

Question

"If a person has been fired from their job, does a prospective new employer have the right to contact the old employer and ask the reason for the end of employment? I've heard previous employers can only state the dates of employment, compensation, and nothing else, but wasn't sure if that was really true. This is assuming the firing is for general performance reasons and nothing egregious or illegal (something like embezzlement, drugs, or violence). Thank you..."


Does It Matter Whether You're Qualified For The Job?
Ask The Headhunter, August 20th, 2020
Why Women Don't Apply for Jobs Unless They're 100% Qualified

Source: Harvard Business Review By Tara Sophia Mohr

"You've probably heard the following statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them. The finding comes from a Hewlett Packard internal report. I was skeptical, because the times I had decided not to apply for a job because I didn't meet all the qualifications, faith in myself wasn't exactly the issue. I suspected I wasn't alone. So I surveyed over a thousand men and women..."

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