Investing in an Interview
by Sherri Edwards - Oct, 2010
1. Know the organization. First of all, if you are only applying to posted roles on Craigslist or Indeed without researching companies ahead of time to be better aware of what is a fit for you, then you have put yourself at a disadvantage. It means you have to act quickly to get attention (within 24 hours), and, you have little time to get in touch with people to learn more before a call from the employer is expected. To ...
Job-Clinching Interview Secrets and Tips
by Nimish Thakkar - Sep, 2010
The entire interview process is designed to sift the average from the extraordinary and to select the candidate who will be the “right fit”. To facilitate decision-making, hiring managers often leverage behavioral interviewing (an interview technique relying on past performance as an indicator of future success). Interview success is largely dependent on how the candidate delivers responses. Consider the following tips: ...
Is My Personality Killing My Chances?
by Rob Taub - Sep, 2010
If you feel your enthusiasm and focus on being the best you can be, either in an interview or on the job, may be working against you, you may want to rein in your enthusiasm and moderate your intensity to some degree. Nevertheless, and more often than not, it is a matter of developing good communication sense. Is my personality killing my chances? "Communication skills" and "communication sense" are not the same. Good co...
5 Simple But Brilliant Job Interview Strategies
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2010
In a recent blog post I outlined some of the biggest job seeker mistakes to avoid, based on my own experience hiring a paid intern. Today, I’ll share some simple but impactful tactics you should employ to help you land the job you want. 1. Spell the recruiter or hiring manager’s name right. Of the emails I received responding to the position I posted, about half (!) spelled my name wrong. To me, that was an instant sign th...
College: Time To Grow Up
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2010
When students enter college, they will begin to face a long list of challenges. Whether they are ready or not, every student will be expected to have the maturity to act responsibly, do their best work and make good choices. This is a time when students begin to operate on their own and take full responsibility for their decisions, words, behavior and results. Students who finance their own way through college, usually ...
How to Get Inside the Mind of an Employer
by Kevin Donlin - Sep, 2010
There's an old marketing maxim I live by when advising job seekers. It dates back to the 1930s and comes from Robert Collier, one of the best writers of sales letters who ever lived. It goes like this: To create successful advertising, the writer must enter the conversation already going on in mind of the reader. Because everybody is thinking about something. If you can tap into a person’s thoughts with your mess...
Students Must Prove That They Should Be Hired
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2010
As students go through college, they should be aware of one important fact. Employers expect college students to “prove” that they should be hired. Wise students keep this fact in mind and make certain that they can provide the proof that employers seek. Employers are interested in five things: 1. What You Know - It should be obvious that employers will want to find out what students know. Grades are only ...
Interview Success Means Getting Your Game Face On
by Debra Wheatman - Sep, 2010
We all know how draining the interview process can be. If you really want to kick butt and take names you better get your game face on. What does this mean? It doesn’t mean you should be a “face painter.” Preparation: A successful interview can only be achieved with preparation; knowing your background and ability to articulate your achievements, goals and interests is critical to a positive interview experience. Your résum...
Executive Coaching to Improve Hiring Decisions
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2010
Diagnosis Bias When we encounter new people at a party, we quickly diagnose them by placing tags on them, such as “approachable” or “standoffish.” This helps us quickly decide if we want to engage them in conversation. By employing this mental shortcut, we fail to see a person’s good qualities. Nowhere is this clearer than in job interviews. A meta-analysis of data found there is little correlation between unstructured job...
Are You A Superstar Job Seeker?
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Sep, 2010
The job search competition is fierce; there is no way to deny that. All the career gurus are advising you to build your brand, get online, tap into the hidden market, launch a strategic job search campaign...but, have we failed to divulge you must be a superstar!? With so many qualified professionals seeking employment, it is not enough that you are competent, smart, and experienced. Nope, it is not. Your self-marketing mu...
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