Category: Job Interview
This isn’t a topic that has come up often during the Great Recession. Many of us have felt it necessary to take what we could get and be grateful for it. Times, thankfully, are changing, even if it appears to be at a snail’s pace. Hiring is up and employees are feeling more confident in... » Read Full Article
The American culture is a bit contradictory about its approach to introverts and extroverts. A recent book, Quiet, discusses how we’re trained from an early age to be extroverts, the one who gets noticed. However, we’re also admonished not to brag about ourselves because that makes us appear arrogant. Most parents have told their children that nobody... » Read Full Article
Too many of us believe that being invited to interview means we’ve finally made it. We’ll ace the meeting and will be offered the job. We can relax. Nothing could be further from the truth. Winging an interview is as foolish as slapping together a resume and hoping for the best. Job search and job... » Read Full Article
As job seekers, we often become so focused on securing an interview, that when it does happen, we feel we’ve succeeded. There’s not much else to do. How wrong it is to assume that. Many applicants look great on paper, but when they’re face-to-face with a hiring manager or a recruiter, they fizzle out. Some... » Read Full Article
Think about it. Most individuals face holiday job hunting with an attitude that could best be called defeatist. “Why bother getting my resume together during November and December? No one’s hiring now. It’s time to party. I’ll wait till January. All the good jobs will be posted then.” - or - “I’ve been at this... » Read Full Article
For those of you who believe that the company's radar is focused on you solely at the face-to-face interview, you are sadly wrong. More importantly, you may have harmed yourself in ways you can't possibly overcome even before you reach the hiring manager's office. » Read Full Article
All of us have been on interviews where we clicked with the hiring authority. There were no awkward moments in the conversation. A better match of personalities and life views couldn't be found.
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Once you receive that coveted phone call inviting you to interview it's best to remember that you only have one chance to make a stellar first impression. » Read Full Article
In this day of social media, there is a point - at least for a serious job seeker - when too much information will certainly reduce your chances... » Read Full Article
The rule of thumb is preparation, preparation, preparation.
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