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Tag Archives: interview
Many of the un- and under-employed are missing job search basics. The marketplace has undergone tremendous change recently and most job seekers are just not doing what they need to do to find a job. In short, they continue to apply old techniques to a new job market. Continue reading
First impressions are especially critical in an interview. Why do so few people do anything to manage the first impression they give, when research shows that most hiring decisions are made based on first impressions in the first 2-30 seconds Continue reading
• Have these items ready and in front of you: your résumé, job description, questions to ask the employer, notes about the company, and your calendar/schedule.
• Ask a career counselor, HR professional, or even a reliable friend to practice a telephone interview with you. Get feedback on your answers, voice inflections and any recurring flaws in your speech, (“like”, “um”, “er”, and “uh”).
• Be ready to give examples of your accomplishments and previous work experiences.
• Sell yourself in every response.
• Write down the name(s) of your interviewer(s) so you can refer to them by name, and write them a Thank You note afterwards. Continue reading
Looking for work can be difficult in the best of times… These are not the best of times. Advice about résumé writing abounds and experts offer astoundingly different opinions. How is a job seeker to know which advice to follow? The bottom line: No one way is the right way for everyone. Continue reading
It is essential for job seekers to cultivate an arsenal of contacts or a network which can provide support, information and job leads. Continue reading
You’ve been applying for various positions in your field for a number of months, and finally have received the call to schedule an interview. Are you ready for an Academy Award winning performance?
Top candidates understand the importance of preparation. Continue reading
You are in a unique position to present specific skills and achievements that the employer is looking for! One of the major benefits of temporary employment is the opportunity that temporary workers have to both learn about their employer and impress them. Continue reading
The bottom line is – it is better to have more information than less, even if it might be difficult to hear! Continue reading
It can be hard to find joy when unemployed during the holidays…
But it is possible. Continue reading
As a recent graduate, I am assuming that it is your job seeking skills you are looking to develop! Continue reading
In the end, though, your enthusiasm for the company may carry you forward as long as you can present it in a cogent light that causes the employer to notice you as a good match! Continue reading
The bottom line is, if you want the job – take the test!
I accepted the job and said I’d start this week, but now I don’t want to go! How should I decline the job? Continue reading
A good problem: Two potential job offers! It would be safest to accept any offer you get, but you should always explore opportunities available to you regardless. Continue reading
Follow up is a fine art. You must straddle the thin line between being perceived as tenacious and not pesky. You will have more impact if you call or speak to the employer in person, depending on the industry and/or the company’s environment. Continue reading
Thank you notes are a good idea for all, regardless. If you connected with any of them more than the other reach out to that person (or persons) in their favored method of communication. If you are not sure, send handwritten, snail mail notes to each interviewer. Continue reading