Getting rehired by the company that laid you off
by Elizabeth Freedman - Jun, 2010
As the economy starts to slowly get back on its feet, companies are also slowly starting to rehire. You loved your old job and would like nothing more than to be rehired by your former employer. How to get back on the short list when your company starts hiring again? Here are a few tips: Here’s the good news: You’re well-positioned to be a top contender for a shot back in the door at your former employer. After all, yo...
Common Job Search Mistakes
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2010
Many job search candidates spend innumerable hours pursuing employment opportunities; yet many do not achieve the desired results. Having worked with thousands of people trying to obtain positions of increased responsibility in their chosen industry or field, I have encountered the following common mistakes, resulting in failure to achieve optimal outcomes: No organized search strategy: You need a plan. Keep yourself organi...
How to Network Smarter: Add Value First, Get Job Leads Second
by Kevin Donlin - Jun, 2010
Hey, college graduates -- pay attention. What follows is an interview I did with Megan Gebhart, a junior at Michigan State University. She is doing several smart things to position herself for rapid employment upon graduation in 2011. There are at least three job-search lessons in the conversation below. Can you find them? Kevin: Megan, you posted a discussion on LinkedIn about how you used your alumni connections to ...
Resume vs. Online Profile: What’s the Difference?
by Harry Urschel - Jun, 2010
I was recently asked about the difference between a resume and an online career profile. Is there a difference? Should there be a difference? Are they considered in different ways? What should be included or avoided? Good question...short answer...YES! They are different. There are a number of things to consider when creating a professional profile online vs. creating a resume to email or present to a company, or when ap...
#1 Problem With All Resumes, Job Searches, and Interviews
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Jun, 2010
Imagine sitting in a lobby waiting for an interview. You look around and all those waiting are as professional and qualified as you... · Graduates from top schools. · Possess years of experience in your field. · Have achieved impressive triumphs in their careers. In other words, they are ALL highly QUALIFIED. Again, highly QUALIFIED!! What will you say during this interview that is special and more compelling in...
How Do I Overcome Being Rejected As Being ‘Too Senior’ For A Role?
by John Crant - Jun, 2010
Q: How do I overcome being rejected as being ‘too senior’ for a role? - signed, A Wealth of Experience The most interesting part for me, is that the HR person emailed you almost exactly what I talk about in my lecture series. Here’s a portion of the rejection for the audience of readers: “...you are a little too high level for this position and it probably wouldn’t keep you interested for very long. “The worry is that...
The Simple $6 Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Jun, 2010
As a rule, simple is good. The iPad interface, Google, popsicles -- they’re all simple things that achieve great results. Applied to your job search, simplicity can achieve great results, too. Example: What if you identified the people you wanted to work for, then advertised directly to them, asking for an interview? Do you think something that simple might get you a job? Well, it worked for one man, Alec Browns...
Your “Target Company List” Builds Focus, Momentum, and Productivity
by Ford R. Myers - Jun, 2010
When you’re in a job search, it’s important to be crystal clear about the kinds of companies you’d like to work for. Once you have gained this clarity, you’ll want to research and identify the names of the companies that meet your search criteria. Your goal will be to “infiltrate” these companies through your network, and speak to the hiring managers (NOT the Human Resources department). Ultimately, this process will help you ...
Your American Idol “Moment” In Your Job Interview!
by Harry Urschel - May, 2010
My family and I have been ‘American Idol’ fans the last couple of years, watching the contestants try to give their best performances week after week. It’s been fun to watch, but enlightening as well to see the work and effort they have to put in to try to become the winner. Often, the judges will talk about the importance of having a “moment”. They are referring to having a performance that rises above the others by connec...
How to Stand Out in a Job Interview
by Heather Mundell - May, 2010
The Career Collective, a group of career coaches, resume writers and other job search professionals, are posting today about how you can prepare now for job interviews. Follow us on Twitter at #careercollective. In my former career as an HR professional, I interviewed hundreds of people for all kinds of jobs, from electronic technician to paramedic to director of sales. The job interview is an artificial and generally un...
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