How to Answer Interview Questions
by Ozzie Saunds - Nov, 2012
This formula, known as CAR, will greatly assist you in becoming an effective “storyteller” while discussing your past experience and successes. It works very well with answering behavioural-based interview questions. Context = First, you give the hiring manager a brief description of the situation that you were in. Action = Second, you describe the specific steps and strategy you implemented to deal with the above situati...
Lessons from the Shark Tank: How to Lose an Offer in 15 Minutes or Less
by Rich Jones - Nov, 2012
We can learn a lot of lessons from the hit show Shark Tank, both as entrepreneurs and as job seekers. Haven’t seen the show? Think a panel interview with five no-nonsense CEOs, except that you’re seeking investments for your company instead of a job. If you don’t know your stuff, they’ll tear you apart. If you do, the world—or at least some of their money—could be yours. During this past Friday’s episode, we saw an emo...
3 Job-Search Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making
by Robert Chen - Nov, 2012
Want a job you love? Jumpstart your job search with our online How to Get a Job bootcamp. How long has it been since you either became unemployed or began looking for a new job while stuck in one you hate? If the answer is somewhere between “a while” and “way, way too long,” it’s worth rolling up your sleeves and asking some uncomfortable questions about why you haven’t landed somewhere new yet. Is it the 8.3 ...
How Not to Scare Employers Away During an Interview
by Samantha Wanie - Nov, 2012
Halloween is a fun time to dress up and express your inner spooky self. However, when it comes to interviewing, be sure that you are not scaring away potential job opportunities with any frightening behavior. (Zombie-Like Behavior) Avoid displaying zombie-like behavior during an interview by following a few simple tips. Make sure to properly research the company you are interviewing with and to prepare insightful questio...
Competitive Intelligence for Executives during Job Search
by Louise Garver - Oct, 2012
Wikipedia describes competitive intelligence as the action of defining, gathering, analyzing, and distributing intelligence about products, customers, competitors and any aspect of the environment needed to support executives and managers in making strategic decisions for an organization. How does this relate to an executive in job search? Your competitive intelligence is where you demonstrate to potential employers your knowl...
Ask the Career Coach: "How Exactly Do I Set up an Informational Interview?"
by Heather Mundell - Oct, 2012
Informational interviews aren't just for college students and recent grads - they're still a fantastic way to research a field or a company. As long as you are just meeting to get information and aren't asking for a job, people are usually willing to say yes to a request if their schedule permits. Here are my tips for setting up an informational interview: Send an email or call them In many industries, voice mail i...
Career Trends Today: What Job Seeking Professionals Need To Know Now
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
In a battered, slowly recovering economic environment, job seeking probably occurs more frequently than is desirable. While it is useful for qualified professionals to seek improvement of their career status in any economy, current realities have often put people out of work or drawn to a standstill opportunities for advancement. As these conditions slowly change (for the good) and prospects for hiring increase, a number of ...
4 Ways Companies Are Changing Their Hiring Processes
by Louise Garver - Oct, 2012
I was reading an article from Inc. about “How to Hire Great People—Every Time” and thought the information would be beneficial for executive job seekers. After all, you are sitting on the other side of the table, and knowing some tips on business hiring tactics could give you a step up in the process. There has been a slight improvement in the interview and hiring processes of companies over the last decade. There are stil...
5 Things Every Prospective Employer Wants to Hear
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Sep, 2012
Ever wonder what a potential boss wants to hear in an interview? What exactly can you say that will increase your chances of receiving a job offer? I recently heard some great advice that lined up with my previous experience as a human resources manager, and so I thought I would share this great advice with you! Here are five things to communicate during an interview that will convince the employer you’re a great hire. 1. ...
How to Move from a Winning Interview to a Job Offer
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
The ultimate purpose of your resume is to land an interview. John Kalusa is a nationally recognized writer who speaks about corporate sales, recruiting, and personal career management. With more than 25 years of experience as a strategic recruiting, human resources, and sales and marketing management leader in start-ups and Fortune 250 companies, he has interviewed thousands of candidates. He offers the following tips for havi...
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