Been out of work for awhile now?
If you've got 10
years experience in your field, don't even think of starting off at the bottom again
-- all you'll do is annoy the employer, says outspoken career coach John Heckers. You'd be much better off consulting
or starting your own business than to apply for entry-level
When he sees someone with extensive experience applying for an intern job, Heckers admits he's not even going to interview them.
"I know that they’ll be gone in a heartbeat
if something in their field comes along, and that they won’t stay and grow with
my company," he says. "I also know they’re going to second guess me, not be coachable and
generally be a pain in the neck."
Other things that turn him off: the smell of smoking, visible tatoos, piercings, and face stubble.
Grumpy, but at least he's honest.