| Classroom to Boardroom - Hard Truths for College Grads
by Danny Rubin and Tim Muma - Dec, 2014
When making the jump from college into one's career, there are often some misleading thoughts and ideas that are believed to be true. Much like anything else in life, there are also some hard truths that you don't learn about until it's a touch too late. Danny Rubin, creator of the popular career advice blog News to Live By, looks to share these items with college students earlier. Danny gives Tim Muma some important and benef...
| Job Search Guide - Interview Quick Hits
by Barry Drexler and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
The job interview remains the best opportunity to truly sell yourself as a person and a professional to land a new job. There are a number components to the interview that runs the gamut from preparation and body language to questions for the employer and following up. Barry Drexler, the Expert Interview Coach, tackles a number of terms associated with the interview and gives Tim Muma an idea of how each of these impact your c...
| Job Search Guide - The Job Interview Questions You Need to Get Right
by Matt Carter and Jenna Connour - Nov, 2014
A job interview is one of the most important steps in the job search process. While most people will experience several – if not, many – interviews in their lifetimes, the experience can be a nerve-wracking one for even the bravest job seekers. While you cannot anticipate every question that may come your way during a job interview, there are a few that you need to get right. To gain more insight on this topic, Jenna Connour c...
| Job Search Guide - Acing the Screening Interview
by Melissa Llarena and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
Screening interviews are a vital component to ultimately landing a job, but many struggle with this step. A little preparation and expert insight always helps, and that's where LJNRadio comes into play. Melissa Llarena, career coach and president of Career Outcomes Matter, joins Tim Muma to give listeners detailed advice on what it takes to ace these interviews. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process from strateg...
Interview Follow-up: Another Way to Stand Out
by Thea Kelley - Dec, 2014
Following up after your job interview is more than just a formality and a matter of common courtesy. Most interviewers say a follow-up letter - or the lack of one - can influence their opinion of a candidate. What your follow-up can achieve: Reinforce the employer's memory of you – your brand, your unique selling proposition. Demonstrate your continuing interest and excitement about the job and the company. Help reso...
Be Clear About your Goals Before you Interview
by Sherri Edwards - Dec, 2014
Even though times are tough, asking for a job because you are desperate is not a good look. Employers need convincing evidence for investing time and money in you. This requires knowledge of the company and considerable preparation before you speak with them. The old days of winging your way through an interview are long gone. But first, you need to know why you want the job you are pursuing and how it fits into your life plan...
Sell Me This Pen! Part 2: Job Interview as Sales Call
by Paul Freiberger - Dec, 2014
We’ve seen what “The Wolf of Wall Street” said about the job interview when the interviewer stops asking questions and presses the interviewee to actually do something. "Sell me this pen," says the criminally unscrupulous character played by Leonardo DiCaprio. In the film, recruits had to sell the interviewer a pen he had just pulled out of his pocket. According to Hollywood, the correct approach is to ask the pen-giv...
7 Interview Bloopers that Sink Your Chances Every Time
by Abby Locke - Nov, 2014
Congratulations! You have finally landed a job interview with one of the top companies on your target list.That's exciting, now don't screw it up. Don't ever fool yourself into thinking that interview mistakes are just for the inexperienced, early-in-career job candidates. We know that first impressions count, so how about making your first impression stand out on your next job interview? 1) Giving long-winded, rambli...
Agility is Key to Interview Success
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Nov, 2014
Fresh off the agility field after back-to-back weekends of competition, here are five lessons that are equally relevant on the field and during the interview. 1. Pre-plan your approach. Prior to each agility event, handlers are given the opportunity to walk the course and determine their approach to each obstacle. This is a chance to identify potential stumbling blocks and play up you and your dog’s strengths. Experienced...
Can Do, Will Do and Fit: What the Interviewer Looks For
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Nov, 2014
An interview is a conversation between two or more people. The purpose is to discuss the scope, requirements and qualifications necessary for a specific job. All parties should come to the table prepared to ask questions and offer relevant information. There are three kinds of information that the hiring manager or interview team is seeking: Can you do the job? Will you do the job? And, do you fit? And, if the truth be tol...
Sell Me This Pen: How to Win the Sales Job Interview
by Paul Freiberger - Nov, 2014
In sales interviews, everything can hinge on the answer to one question. Nail that one, and the job is yours. Make a mess of it, and your other answers, no matter how brilliant, may not save the day. While you may not have to answer the question today or tomorrow, there’s every chance you’ll hear it soon. You’d better be ready for it when it comes. Here’s the scene: The interview is in progress, and the interviewer reaches...
How to answer the “what is your greatest weakness?” interview question
by Louise Fletcher - Nov, 2014
The ‘what is your greatest weakness?’ question is one we all dread – right up there with ‘so tell me about yourself.’ Frankly “what is your greatest weakness” is a pretty pointless question as it rarely gets an honest response, but nevertheless, it’s a question you are very likely to be asked. So what do you say? Obviously you don’t want to say anything that hurts your chances of getting the job, but you have to answer....
Why's My Executive Resume Not Working? 2 Words
by Jean Cummings - Oct, 2014
It's been a long time since anything's been simple about executive resumes. People ask questions such as: should my resume be two pages or one, can you have three or more pages, how should it look, can I have a functional resume? And, about the response to their resumes people ask: why I am not getting called back, why aren't recruiters contacting me, why have I been looking for months with no luck? Well, the simple answer...
7 Easy Ways to Beat Interview Nerves
by Louise Fletcher - Oct, 2014
If you get nervous before interviews, you’re not alone. Most people experience some degree of stress during the interview process and sometimes a little bit of stress can actually help you perform better. But interview nerves are often a more serious problem, negatively impacting your ability to communicate your value, and causing you to lose out on great opportunities. If this is you, here are some easy ways to minimize th...
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