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    LJNRadio Shorts: Ron Swanson Interviews for a Job...and Shows Us How NOT to Act
by Ron Swanson and Tim Muma - Apr, 2016
You can find plenty of advice from experts about what you should say and do in a job interview, but the best teacher is often the one who shows you the wrong way to handle things. Go inside a mock interview with Ron Swanson, a man who says and does what he wants, regardless of the consequences. This is how NOT to act when interviewing for a job. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process from strategies for cover let...
 
    Job Search Guide - Can You Tell Us About a Mistake You Made and How You Overcame It?
by Barry Drexler and Tim Muma - Apr, 2016
There are a number of interview questions job seekers mention as being difficult ones to answer. One of those likely to emerge is, "Can you tell us about a time you made a mistake and how you overcame it?" The Expert Interview Coach, Barry Drexler, tackles this question and gives the listeners insight into the real purpose of this type of inquiry. He also explains to Tim Muma how the candidate should approach the question, inc...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: The Job Interview
by Mike Perry and Tim Muma - Feb, 2016
The interview starts long before you meet face-to-face with the hiring manager, and it doesn't end until a deal is reached...or you find out you're not the chosen one. Mike Perry, president of Szarka Financial, brings us his unmatched experience with interviews, letting us know which thoughts and ideas ring true - or false - when selling yourself one last time. Mike gives Tim Muma detailed examples of what will work for you wh...
 
    Management Decisions - Discovering and Hiring Coachable Employees
by Larry Weidel and Tim Muma - Jan, 2016
Every company is searching for the ultimate combination of talent and experience when hiring, but that's both unrealistic and naïve. Larry Weidel has spent the past 40 years building a national financial services organization in Primerica, as well as authoring "Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success." Larry's vast experience has led him to see the key to great workers - coachability. Of course, the trouble is...
 
  Great References Must Be Cultivated
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2016
There is an important aspect of the senior year job search that most college students fail to appreciate, undervalue and sometimes ignore. Many students don’t seem to understand that the best employers place a great deal of weight on good references. These employers won’t hire someone who can’t provide them with a list of people who are willing to serve as positive and enthusiastic references. The best references are respec...
 
  3 Skills Your Need To Rock Your Interviews And Your Career
by Kathy Caprino - Apr, 2016
As a career coach, I work with hundreds of professional women each year who are in various states and stages of growth, leadership and ascension. In our work together, there are key steps we walk through over a period of weeks and months to help them achieve what they’re hoping for (and everyone’s desires are different and special, of course). One of the steps that corporate professionals are most resistant to, and intimid...
 
  7 Tips for Executive Cover Letters
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2016
Cover letters are not dead yet! And they can be an effective way to help the recruiter or hiring manager identify your talents and capabilities as a viable candidate for a job opening. A well-written cover letter can also help you stand out among your peers. Your cover letter should exude enthusiasm, motivation, and drive. The reader should be able to see at a glance how well you communicate, and what emotional intelligence...
 
  What CEO's Look For In Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2016
The New York Times has run a regular Sunday feature column in which the CEOs of various companies talk about their hiring procedures. Their comments raise interesting points about resumes. For example, David Politis, CEO of BetterCloud, has advised new college graduates, “The first thing I tell people is, try to go where you can be a big fish in a small pond…where you can actually have a real impact on the business. That gi...
 
  When Interviewers Get It Wrong
by Debra Wheatman - Apr, 2016
After my last blog post, I was flooded with comments and emails bemoaning the current state of interviewing. Many people reached out to me to point out that there is just as much, if not more, bad behavior on the part of the interviewers as there is on the part of those being interviewed. In the spirit of fairness, this week’s post will focus on Bad Interviewer Behavior. I have a client who recently went for a face to face...
 
  New Job Preparedness Study Emphasizes the Importance of Integrity and Adaptability
by Alexandra Levit - Apr, 2016
The Career Advisory Board that I established by DeVry University recently released the fifth annual Job Preparedness Indicator survey. This year’s findings indicate hiring managers are receptive to candidates changing careers, especially if their previous experience can be applied to the new position; but above all else, integrity is the No. 1 trait that candidates should possess. Our annual research surveys 500 hiring mana...
 
  Ten Things That Have Nothing To Do With Your Background And Experience, But Will Cost You The Job
by Debra Wheatman - Apr, 2016
People write to me all the time, seeking advice in securing their next position. Typical advice is to research the company, research the hiring manager, and above all, practice your interviewing skills. All of this, while important, comprises only 20% of the total challenge. In other words, your content is 20%, and your presentation is 80%. So, what are these ten things you should avoid? Here’s my list: 1. Dirty, torn, or...
 
  3 Steps to Landing Your First Job: Advice For 2016 Grads
by Lindsey Pollak - Apr, 2016
As we head into graduation season, most grads-to-be are feeling a mixture of anticipation and anxiety as they prepare to launch into the real world. But there’s a percentage who likely have another emotion blended in: panic. If you are graduating this spring and still job hunting, it can seem as though everyone else has their future lined up, and it’s hard not to panic and be jealous of those who have already snagged a posi...
 
  The Savvy Networker: When to Pass on an Industry Event
by Debra Wheatman - Apr, 2016
Almost every career expert can agree that networking is essential for careerists. With that advice, some may feel like you can’t get enough of a good thing. Running here and there, and attending every event possible is not the best strategy. Savvy networkers know when to pass on a networking event. The following are a few examples. When the group is not relevant. Not every event is going to support your career goal. If...
 
  Why Simplicity in Job Search Can Be Flawed
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Apr, 2016
Unfortunately, many career experts and bloggers wield a powerful sword that pokes holes in job search strategy and touts sweeping simplicity. While the ultimate goal of a job search plan is one that you can use to smoothly navigate transition, plotting that map requires meaningful effort and thought work. Imbibe the latest article on job search, and you’ll read phrases dripping in adjectives like “simple” and “quick” and...
 
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