Last week I stumbled across a Twitter hashtag called #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob which was inspired by the hilariously inaccurate stock photos that a Professor at the University of California found online when she was searching for realistic photos of scientists – Stock photos of scientists reveal that science is mostly about staring
This got me thinking that the stock photos recruiters use in job adverts to represent the roles that they are recruiting for might also be a bit misleading, and that candidates who apply for these jobs might not really know what they entail. So how can you tell if the job that you are applying for is right for you from the job ad and what do you do if you find out that the job is not for you during the interview, or even worse on your first day!
Here are the questions that we will be answering to help you avoid falling in to the trap of applying for the wrong job:
Q1. How can you tell from a job advert if you are suitable for the role?
Q2. What should you do if you realise that the job you are being interviewed for is not what you expected it to be?
Q3. What types of information would you like to see in a job advert to decide whether you should apply?
Q4. How do you find out more about jobs that are being advertised and the companies who are hiring?
Our Hosts Tim Barry (@TimJBarry), Vanessa Raath (@Van_Raath), Elzette Fourie (@ElzetteFourie) and Wesley Madziva (@WeszMadz) will be on hand to give their advice and answer your other questions from 16h00 to 17h00, but you are welcome to tweet your questions to @JobAdviceSA at any time or day, or if you are not on Twitter you can like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/JobAdviceSA and post your questions there.
Remember to tweet your answers using A1, A2, etc and the hashtag #JobAdviceSA or directly to @JobAdviceSA.
Structure – Four questions every 15min after the hour. Don’t jump to next question before time.