Category Archives: Job Search Tips
If you’ve applied for a job recently, you’ve probably looked over that 8½ x 11” summary of your career more times than you can count—and tweaked it just as often—in pursuit of the perfect resume.
But before you add another bullet point, consider this: It’s not always about what you add in—the best changes you can [...]
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of accepting a new horse job. But, wait! Have you done your homework? Here are nine things you need to be sure about BEFORE you accept a horse job.
1. Be happy with the job offered to you. Despite all sorts [...]
Not every equine employer follows the same hiring procedure. It is important for horse industry job seekers to be ready for all different approaches. Here are some of the approaches we have seen:
1. A few employers don’t spend much time investigating potential candidates. They simply hire one that sounds [...]
Career building is not a skill we are born with. In fact building an equine career takes some counter-intuitive thinking. Here are the keys:
1. Select employers who are sound financially, have a good reputation, and know how to treat employees. Care more about the quality of the employer [...]
Did you know the the majority of people don’t know how other people see them! As a natural result of being born and living in this world we develop a personality. To develop our personality, we reject and suppress some attributes and behaviors that are not helpful in getting [...]
Our society builds into young people the idea that getting a good job means going to college. In many ways this is true. However, some college degrees are very targeted towards a particular type of job and others are not. For instance, if you want to be a [...]
Knowing when to choose your battles wisely is as important in the horse industry as in any walk of life. Shooting your mouth off at the wrong time can do lots of damage that can’t be undone. Here are some tips to remember.
1. Remember that you will have a tendency [...]
Here are some often missed conflicts of interest that could get you in trouble with your boss.
1. Do you breed or train horses? If you have breeding stock of your own, or you compete in the same type of competition your farm competes in, you have a conflict of interest. Decisions will have [...]
We’ve said many times that, as a group, horse industry employers are generally not well trained in personnel management. This can lead to inefficiencies in the workplace. However, all too often poor management in general leads to a toxic work environment for horse industry workers. Here are some signs that [...]