Two Ways to Get Unstuck in Your Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Sep, 2010
You can find great job-hunting ideas by reading publications that have nothing ostensible to do with job hunting. Example: “The Sticking Point Solution,” a business book by marketing visionary, Jay Abraham. What, you may ask, does a book for entrepreneurs and marketing/sales professionals have to do with your job search? Nothing. And a whole lot. You’ll find nothing in it if you’re content with ordinary job-search...
How to Ace the Marathon Interview Process
by Heather Mundell - Sep, 2010
So you've got a one or two-day interview ahead of you, during which you'll meet everyone from the CEO to the janitor. What can you expect? How can you make your best impression and somehow not collapse from the stress of repeating yourself and smiling for hour upon hour? More and more, risk-averse employers in today's slow hiring market are investing plenty of time getting to know you before extending an offer. The goo...
Leveraging Unsuccessful Interviews
by Sherri Edwards - Sep, 2010
In previous posts, I have addressed the need to invest time in preparation and being able to bounce back when things don’t go as planned. Tracking your activities and learning why things don’t go as planned are critical to changing the results you may have gotten. Before an interview, it is important to have done research to learn as much as you can about the person interviewing you, the role you are applying for and the or...
Employers Want “Excellent verbal and written communication skills”; They Mean It!
by Kathy Bornheimer - Aug, 2010
With today’s 24/7 technology, written and verbal communication formats have expanded. Those with superior skills are often the ones selected for employment and/or promotions (45 Things blog (8/2), emails and voice messages) and HR Capitalist, The (7/27) “Hire the Write Candidate”). Both of these articles address the writing abilities of candidates and the impact it has in regards to resumes/cover letters, emails and voice mail...
Step up your professional development to combat economy woes
by Nimish Thakkar - Aug, 2010
Recently, I coached Nick Smith, a fascinating client, in fact, one of the most intelligent professionals I have ever met. Yet, despite the abundance of natural talent, Nick was unemployed for a very long time. After a series of setbacks, he knew something was wrong but couldn’t debunk the “mystery cause” that was foiling his career goals repeatedly. During one of our coaching sessions, we finally hit the life-changing eurek...
Top Five Resume Myths Exposed
by Nimish Thakkar - Aug, 2010
From screening job applications to conducting interviews, hiring practices have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past decade. Despite all the changes, common resume myths continue to plague job search practices at all levels. The article attempts to debunk some of these myths. Myth 1: It's all about the number of pages The one-page rule is probably the most common myth about a resume. Candidates, even senior ...
Ten Simple Tips to Make a Good First Impression at a Job Interview
by Alvah Parker - Aug, 2010
Recently at a social gathering two business men were saying that within the first 2 minutes of a interviewing a job applicant they know whether they will hire the person. I always cringe when I hear something like that. That doesn’t give the job seeker much time and it doesn’t allow for error on the part of the applicant. There is a standard they are looking for and you need to meet it. Here are ten tips that will allow yo...
Beware: Physical Actions Do Matter At Interviews
by Ramon Greenwood - Aug, 2010
Physical actions by an applicant during the interviewing process do in fact make a great deal of difference on the hiring decision, according to a survey by CareerBuilder. Over two-thirds of interviewers declared that failure to make eye contact could cost a job candidate their chance at a job. More than three out of 10 said the absence of a smile was a killer. A third of those surveyed said poor posture could hurt a job se...
Interviewing? Choose a Strong Company
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2010
Countless individuals were laid off or fired in the last two years due to their companies’ dire financial situations. Whether you are currently unemployed or employed but thinking of working somewhere else, you should know how to avoid this scenario in the future. Your safest bet is to select a new company with a high profitability ratio. In short, companies with high profitability ratios take in more income per unit so...
3 Ways to Write Your Resume Using Job Ads
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jul, 2010
Want to get hired faster? You can avoid one of the biggest job search mistakes by tailoring your resume to what employers are seeking. Companies post job ads all the time that are a gold mine for resume information—but only if you know how to use them correctly. Here are 3 tips for mining job ads for better resume results: 1 – Get an idea of the title you'll be applying for. While this may sound odd, your first ste...
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