How to Stay Motivated During an Extended Job Search
by John Crant - Jul, 2010
This is a job market like few have ever experienced. In my Self-Recruiter® lecture series, I regularly meet individuals that have been seeking their next position for extended periods of time. Some for months (in an odd way, the luckier ones), but many that have been looking since sometime in 2009 and even 2008. Over the course of any job search, there are going to be emotional periods of ups and downs, the emotional roller...
Filling out job applications… Why and How?
by Harry Urschel - Jul, 2010
In an age of online application processes, and emailed resumes, why do so many companies still have you fill out a paper job application when you arrive for an interview or before they make you an offer? You would think they have all the information they need from you already, why is it necessary to have you fill out the paper form? Is it necessary to duplicate everything on your resume onto the application? What exactly...
Emotionally Intelligent Conversations - Human Connectivity
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jul, 2010
No one has to change; everyone has to have the conversation.” —David Whyte In her two books, Fierce Conversations and Fierce Leadership, training and development consultant Susan Scott explains that the word “fierce” doesn’t imply menace, cruelty or threats. In Roget’s Thesaurus, the word fierce is associated with the following synonyms: robust, intense, strong, powerful, passionate, eager, unbridled, uncurbed and untamed. ...
How to Close the Deal in a Job Interview
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2010
What do you do if you’re in the final round of the interview process and your last few minutes with the hiring manager? What can you say to seal the deal? Here are some ideas: Express enthusiasm about the position and appreciation for the time they’ve given you and the opportunity to interview. Reiterate the problems they’re looking for the new hire to solve, and summarize exactly what you’ll do to address them. Ask t...
Only Five Interview Questions
by Ford R. Myers - Jul, 2010
Of all the subjects we cover in career management and job search, the one that seems to cause clients the most anxiety is INTERVIEWING. To ease my clients’ concerns, I often simplify the topic by reducing it to a handful of basic elements. When you boil it all down, job interviews are made-up of only five statements from the interviewer, which include four questions and one sentence. Sure, you’ll be asked more than five que...
Two More Job Search Frustrations
by Jason Stauffacher - Jul, 2010
This week, I’ll address two common job-search frustrations found in the hundreds of emails I’ve received this year from people across America Do either of these apply to you? Frustration #1: There just aren’t enough jobs out there to apply for. Solution: Let’s analyze this one … When I speak to job hunters, in seminars, by phone, or via email, I ask the same question: “How are you looking for jobs?” Almost invar...
Debrief After Your Interview
by Ford R. Myers - Jul, 2010
There is rarely, if ever, a time when you will be hired following just one interview. You will typically go through multiple rounds of interviews for any position. Conducting your own formal, written debrief after the interview will give you the information you need to refine and improve your performance for the future. Consider the following strategies for a comprehensive debrief of your interviews: Interview preparatio...
...and then “shut up.”
by Dawn Bugni - Jul, 2010
Back in the late 70s, early 80s I attended a Careertrack seminar. I don’t remember the name of the seminar. I don’t really remember the exact topic, but one story the presenter shared stuck with me all these years. The presenter, (we’ll call her Sue) traveled across the US doing seminars. Because of a hectic travel schedule, Sue spent a lot of time in airports peopl e watching. One day, she noticed a woman in an absolutely ...
Twitter Users Are More Likely To Get Job Interviews
by Miriam Salpeter - Jul, 2010
Do you think of Twitter like this badge describes – as a pointless exercise? It may be time to rethink! Have you ever considered the skills you use to leverage Twitter well? It is not rocket science, but it does require key abilities, and not everyone has them. Sending tweets that inspire people to read, retweet and reply requires an ability to communicate in the short form. It turns out this may be much more valuable than ...
Four Job Search Frustrations - Fixed
by Kevin Donlin - Jun, 2010
I recently reviewed several hundred emails from job seekers across the country. As you might imagine, many things are bugging many job seekers in this economy. But I boiled their frustrations down to four common ones. Here they are, with suggested solutions. Which of them apply to you? Frustration #1: “I submit my resume for a posted job and never hear back from employers. Did they even read my resume?” Solut...
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