Welcome, all to this article. This article let us know the basic differences of terminology related to the employer and how that word is being used in companies and interviews, which is the most important area we all should know about. Let’s discuss some situation-based questions and reveal the answers for such a situation analysis question, which helps us practically understand how employer and current employer plays a major term used by the organization.
Jessie is my college colleague, and we are nearly friends for 6 years and are so attached. In case I want to know about the career pieces of information, company or job hunting I’d rather prefer talking and clarifying doubts with her to understand working things better in my life. After completing our graduate studies in Minnesota, we decided to study any higher degrees related to our graduation domain, so we were making plans out of it. Unfortunately, certain issues started rising in my life, which forced me to make myself independent. In turn, it pushed me to pick some job in a good company, and I started working as an employee for the company.
Later 2 years passed finishing the graduate studies, Jessie made up her mind to go for some good work after completing her higher studies and planned to make money out of it and start her own business after a few years of her working period. So, she started applying for various companies and received emails for different openings for different companies. She had attended so many interviews, but it seemed nothing to work for her. So she somewhere lost answering a few important questions, which would have pushed her to the interview’s final rounds and so worried about not getting into superior rounds.
Jessie made a phone call last week to me and poured out all these problems where she was lacking and missed answering important questions. So, I came out with a request and wanted to know about the terms related to the employer and current employer and asked me to hold a date to spend time with her in giving a sweet talk and career guidance on how to make things clear and better for getting a good job.
Today is the day that I’m going to meet her and spend the day with her. Keeping that in mind, I took some time amid my busy schedule to prepare some notes on the concepts of explaining what a current employer, terms related to current employer, some situational questions related to the questions asked in interviews, and overcoming the conflicts arising between the potential employer and the current employer in the position to tackle them without resentment. Hoping these notes will help to solve her problem and to get a good job in the company.
What is an Employer?
We all know that this term is most commonly a company or business jargon used in respective industries that indicate the employee’s employee level under the working of “Employer.” I think it is making sense for you all. The simple explanation would be a person who is paying under working for him is called an “Employer.”
For Ex, If I’m working for Xeno.Inc then, Xeno.Inc is the employer who is paying for me to do good work in their company. I’m an employee who is working under my Employer Xeno.Inc paying some bundle of money.
A good employer perfectly understands the facts and details of the particular employee who is skilfully fit to work under the role of what the company has opened for the empty position to replace in that vacancy.
Good employer checks out for the employee who is skilled for the particular role, aligned well to fit with the culture, norms, terms, and conditions of the company especially to go with the Employer(company) in the long-run and emanate the corporate employee branding to maintain the employer’s(companies) reputation and remains highly competitive among the other employers(companies) who play a major existence in the market.
An employer doesn’t solely mean that it is the presence of the company alone. We all know the company is called out in different names like industry, institution, corporation, firm, office, etc. Similarly, the word employer is carried by a single person who may be an entrepreneur. If he has some 15 to 20 people working under him, then the entrepreneur is called the employer who pays these 20 sets of people. The “Master” is probably the old calling fashion of the hybrid word of “Employer.” On the other side, nobody is called to be “drudge” working for his “Master,” and some of the companies have advanced in naming roles giving mutual benefits among the employees and employers.
What is the “Current Employer”?
As we saw an elaborated explanation of what an Employer is, we can frame for the “Current Employer” as if I’m recently working under Xeno.Inc company then that is where I’m currently employed. Normally, in various other application forms, the common question listed among all is this part.
You have to carefully answer those kinds of questions asked in the application or even over the telephone interviews. The one thing that we maintain is Integrity when approaching such kinds of questions. You have to tick YES or NO for the current employer space asked. If you work for, say, 6 months and above, you are called to be the company’s current employer.
While on the revert, If you have experienced less than six months, you don’t have to check out this box and mark YES in the space. All you can do is leave it as a blank. I’m stressing here that some people lost their mind by putting a YES for that question even if they are not called to be a current employer of that company. This means they have not experienced till the 6 months giving fake data to the potential company when they apply for a new job, and they terribly make a loss by not getting the job.
That is why it is essential to think and include this space when asked in the application or the interviews. Just don’t include fake information and data to approach the new vacancy or position if the potential company asks for an experienced current employer.
Terms Along with the Current Employer
- Brand “Spark”
YES! It is. The brand of the company plays an important role in uplifting and developing the employee’s skills such that it stands as the biggest asset other than any of your competitors. So that brand of the company speaks in case if someone at the interview is asking about the current employer details and in such cases, you can talk about the company brand and its culture. How it helped to develop as a valuable employee to that company. The brand has to spark out among all the other competitors.
- Strategy Alignment
Again in those interviews or application forms, some of the questions asked related to your alignment with the current employer’s strategic aspects. In this case, it is the company strategy that you understood and how you were a part of dedicating your skills to advance the company’s strategy, which created success for your company. Nonetheless, the employee helps develop the strategy for the company to stand out and capture a unique position in the market.
Here come the other add-on word and extension of the word “Employer.” Current employment is nothing but the current employer’s policy, terms, and conditions, salary benefits including short-term, long-term incentives, perks, vacations, insurance, other health and wellness compensation you gained through the agreement all a part of this current employment. When asked in application forms, you can mention. If a chance exists to negotiate with HR, you can negotiate to extend the benefits for your current role if the potential company doesn’t properly provide the benefits.
- Advanced Tools
Suppose your current employer made you get trained with superior and hybrid tools to develop your technical skills. In that case, it is a big advantage when you apply for the current employment position for other companies. Offerer perhaps would check out that you are multiple times skilled in using technology tools needed for the new companies to suit their expectations. Again, it would be a great opportunity to mention the current employer experience you already had and will be expressed when you grab a new opportunity in other places.
This is the most important attitude that you should have developed with the current employer and all the stakeholders you had worked with internally and externally. Because these relationship-based roles have clear expectations on experienced employees who apply for similar roles, they need to be experienced in maintaining relationships with other peers or colleagues, stakeholders, partners, etc. this is how relationships also play a major term connected with the Current Employer.
Now that we have learned some basic understanding of what the current employer is, what the current employer does and how the current employer is stood out in the market, maintaining its uniqueness training the employees to flow its brand among the competitors.
Let’s move on to the situational questions raised in the application forms or in the interviews and work out with valuable answers.
What if asked by your current employer about your strategic applying of knowledge with the company?? What seemed to be so unique about you??
Answer that We Need to Reply
When these sets of questions arise, you need to ensure you give a unique piece of the portrayal of your working in the company. This again tells you to elaborate on how good you are over other employees with your current employer. The answer you reply is, “My skills and abilities are well-merged with the company’s expectations and solving the problems of my clients. I generate ideas that are specific and achievable to accomplish the needs by making them into action. My technical software skills in operating advanced tools are used by all the functional departments, enabling me to understand the client’s problem and internal stakeholders’ problems.
My agile working nature with the team and as an individual has brought the right skill matching the company’s right tasks by solving the issues in a quick time and able to look over the new projects in quick time, which makes me stand out from others.
What does your current employer say when you’ve been involved in your project’s last-minute submission and what kind of relationship you have with all your team members??
Answer that We Need to Reply
For this type of question, you need to be aware of how SMART you worked even at the last minute of the deadline, and you must explain the detailed completion of the work without any task irregularity. Many people, just to avoid that they have not late work during the project submission and deliberately mention they complete very soon on time. This can be a fair answer, but it doesn’t stand out among your competitors because they will spit the same answer as yours.
So, you can answer something like, “I have quite a few times involved in the last-minute submission of my projects. That seemed to be challenging and interesting because it is one of the major reasons to ensure that my last-minute skills are well-suited for accomplishing the entire mission of the task, which doesn’t leave out any pin detail of the project.”
In the relationship part, as mentioned, you need to talk about the healthy relationship that you maintained with the current employer, the team, the stakeholders, the partners, the clients, etc. So, you can brief the answer like “YES, I have a holy good bonding with my whole team that helped me to sort all the problems whenever arisen in a project productively. Not all the ideas generated workout for an individual, especially working as a team and collaborating all the ideas are special extra skills that improved my thinking process ”.
How do you agree when you have an opening with a potential employer??
When you work for the current employer, there arises a challenging situation where you get to know about a new opening from the potential employer outside. If you are coming to know that there is great growth for the new role from the potential employer, you cannot easily let go of the current employer paying for you and coming away from them.
You can tackle something like you completely don’t say NO to the offer or completely don’t say YES to the offer. The answer must fall in between. Answer something like you is very much interested in the position in the future years and tell you are working well in the present company to upskill and maintain a relationship with the company. And finish them by telling them that you want to stay in contact with them. But this reply definitely depends upon the demand of the job of the potential offering of the company.
So, you need to have an alternative answer stating the demand for the role in potential offering. For that, you can full-heartedly apply for the potential offering and completely get the offer in your hand because that helps you to reduce the conflict with your current employer as your current stakeholders might not want to lose you and so that you can resign from the current employer and get into a potential offering.
I hope this would have been a useful article for those who had confusion between these terms and would have taken a wrong approach when applying in the application forms or answering in the interviews. Try to keep those terms associated with the “Current Employer” and know to handle the offering arisen from the “Potential Employer” and have the resigning conversation only if the offer has been confirmed with all set for joining in the potential firm. With that note, meet you with the next interesting article and make you relish it!
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