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Interviewing is a two way street and your success will depend on
your ability to answer the questions asked and asking the right
questions. You need to listen to what the interviewer is saying and
respond with answers that will convince them that you are the right
person for the job. Facial expressions, eye contact and keywords
that match the job description are all very important in the
December is a stressful time for HR. Not only are you having to
deal with the stress of the upcoming holidays, you are trying to
keep your employees focused and productive, all while putting the
final touches on the company holiday party. Here are some simple
things you can do (and encourage your employees to do) during this
stressful time of year:
1. Just breathe. When you’re starting to
Does this scenario sound familiar? You apply for a job. You go
through three rounds of interviews and think your skills are a
perfect match for the open position. You anxiously await a phone
call with an offer, but one never comes. Then you receive a generic
letter of rejection and wonder what went wrong.
Were you under-qualified or over-qualified? Was it something you
said during the interview? O...
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At some point, usually at the conclusion of the interview, you
may be asked, "Do you have any questions?" A common answer to this
question is, "No, I think you've covered everything very well."
This is the wrong answer! You have passed up your opportunity to
ask some critical questions that may make a difference as to
whether you want to work for this company.
Here are some rules and basic questio...
When you apply via email, there are a couple of options. You can
write your cover letter directly into an email message (the
same rules for writing a proper letter and proofing it apply) and
attach your resume (a MS Word attachment is best). Or, you can
attach both your resume and letter, as separate documents to the
email address. Send yourself a copy, as well (use the bcc: field in
your email p...
Not many people realize it, but the job-hunt is one of the most
studied phenomena of our time. It is amazing what we know about
Acquainting yourself with this research can pay rich dividends to
any job-hunter, and especially if your job-hunt is running into
trouble. Let me illustrate what I mean.
Most job-hunters think there are basically only three ways to go
about their job-hunt: resumes, ...
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In his book, "Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut," author
David Shenk argues (cogently) that whereas information was once
something we just couldn't get enough of, now we are all drowning
in too much information.
Of course, David isn't the first to make this point. That honor
belongs to Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament: "Of making many books
there is no end, and much study is a weariness o...
We are all destined to go job-hunting again. The only question
is how soon.
The job-hunt now occurs some 5â€“9 times in most
people's lives, with two or three career-changes thrown in,
somewhere along the way, just to keep things interesting. So the
job-hunt always awaits us (unless we are retired or
For most of us, this frequency of the hunt is not good news.
Admit it, you may not be sure how to start your job search, or
what are the most effective job search techniques. Sometimes you
aren't even sure exactly what career or job you want to do now.
Many women want to restart a career after beginning a family, but
with years out of the workforce they question their own worth and
whether anyone would hire them. The job search process seems