By Michael Evans – (Founder of JobCritic.com)
In today’s employment environment it is more
difficult than ever to find companies that not only pay well but also have the
stability and staying power to build a long term career. In recent years we have
seen the fall of many major corporations and one must carefully choose a
position with a positive future. Jobseekers are challenged with many questions
during their analysis of potential employers. Will this company be around in 5
years? Or even 2 years? Does this company have good benefits? Are others in this
position paid the same way I will be? What is the employee turn over like? Is
this a strong product or service? These are questions that everyone wants to ask
during an interview but not always can. Obviously, they can damage your chances
of getting hired because they may give a negative impression to the hiring
manager. You must be sure to seem positive and driven even if you have a
cautious mentality when interviewing.
The internet is giving employees and job
seekers the ability to voice their opinion about their current and previous
employment experiences. This is a tremendous resource that gives employees more
leverage over companies that may have unethical business practices or
substandard employee conditions while providing a well needed check and balance
in the hiring and recruiting process. It is standard procedure for companies to
do a reference check on candidates to verify employment history and experience.
Candidates should also audit companies before they accept a job. The truth is
that headhunters, placement agencies, and hiring companies don’t always have the
best interests of the job seeker in mind.
JobCritic.com is a place to exchange
information about companies and positions. It also allows users to check out
what others have to say about their current and past employment experiences.
There are company specific answers to question about compensation, benefits,
interview tips, personal experiences and advice, the types of questions that
candidates tend not to ask during an interview. You can also network with others
who have worked at a particular company and even contact them directly. If you
want to discuss your own employment experiences you can share them with other
jobseekers so they can learn from your past successes and avoid road blocks you
have hit along the way. JobCritic.com is Empowering Employees Everywhere with
the ability to share information during their job search. Take the time to check
out JobCritic.com before you interview with your next company. You may just get
the information you need to help land a better job.