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    Job Search Guide - Getting Your Foot in the Door
by Cheryl Simpson and Cady Chesney - Mar, 2014
Don’t let the door slam on your foot at your dream organization. There are several ways to successfully get your foot and the door and start on the path of getting a job at your dream organization. Learn how to do more than just apply for open positions with host Cady Chesney and executive career and job search coach, Cheryl Lynch Simpson. From informational interviews to building connections in the company, before you know it...
 
    Job Search Guide - Competitive Intelligence
by Melissa Llarena and Cady Chesney - Mar, 2014
Competitive intelligence is the act of gathering information from competitors, then analyzing that information to reach a conclusion. Host Cady Chesney and Melissa Llarena are going to uncover the secrets of using competitive intelligence in a job search. Learn how to critically think through a job description, evaluate the right people, and benchmark yourself against prior successful job candidates to gain a competitive edge...
 
    Job Search Guide - Hiring Educators: Tips for Job Seekers
by Susan A. Muenter and Cady Chesney - Jan, 2014
Landing a job as a teacher can be a challenging task, but when you are armed with the right tools it can be a cinch. Host Cady Chesney sits down with Susan Muenter, Director of Human Resources at Pewaukee School District, to discuss the hiring process for educators. They dive into the process and provide tips and suggestions for everything from resumes to interviews. Educators, tune in to learn how to get your next job! Job...
 
    Job Search Guide - What is Your Greatest Weakness?
by Mike Perry and Tim Muma - Jan, 2014
There are a number of interview questions that cause great stress on job seekers. One particular inquiry people have trouble with is, "What is your greatest weakness?" Tim Muma asks Mike Perry the best way candidates can handle this query. Mike is the president of Szarka Financial Management, and he has over 30 years experience as a hiring manager. He will give you the inside dish on what answers sound good and which ones fall...
 
  Job Interview Jitters? What You Can Do To Soothe Them
by Michelle Dumas - Apr, 2014
Work can be stressful. Being out of work can be very stressful. And looking for work is stressful as well. There are few things (a visit to the dentist, for example) more sweaty palm inducing than sitting through a job interview. Whether your angst is attributable to the importance of getting the job or because you’re uncomfortable talking about yourself, it’s normal to feel nervous about a job interview. So, what can...
 
  Job Interviews: When Silence is Golden
by Georgia Adamson - Apr, 2014
Have you ever put your foot in your mouth, figuratively speaking, and then wished you could take back what you said? That’s an uncomfortable experience in any situation, but it’s potentially disastrous in a job interview. Once the words are out of your mouth, you can’t un-say them. That’s why the title of this blog post is “Job Interviews: When Silence is Golden.” Now, don’t get me wrong: When you prepare for a job interv...
 
  Your Interview Questions List: How to Use This Powerful Tool!
by Thea Kelley - Mar, 2014
If you're looking for a new job, one "must-have" tool is a long list of interview questions – and the right techniques for using that list to prepare. First, compile a really good list. Anticipate any likely questions that may be prompted by your resume, LinkedIn profile or other materials the interviewer may have seen. Expect to be asked why you left each job (especially any that were short-term), what you were doing...
 
  The Yin and Yang of the Job Interview
by Thea Kelley - Mar, 2014
Interview authentically and strategically. These are the "yin and yang" of good interviewing. Actually, these aren't truly opposites. The real opposite of strategy is randomness, or carelessness, which sometimes comes wrapped in the flag of "just being real." Many job candidates fail to be strategic. They interview in an honest and straightforward way, but without really communicating a unique selling proposition. Th...
 
  Work-Arounds for Impossible Interview Questions
by Thea Kelley - Mar, 2014
What do you do when you can't exactly answer the question that's been asked you in an interview? Sometimes you need to reframe the question, to look at it in a less obvious way. In other words, you come up with an effective work-around - like those clever ones that get you past various roadblocks in your day-to-day work! Let's say an interviewer asks you this: Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone...
 
  Interview questions are dramatically changing. Do you know how to respond?
by Louise Garver - Mar, 2014
Executives are well aware that they need to be prepared to answer the typical questions during an interview such as: What is your greatest strength? Where do you see yourself in five years? What these types of interview questions don’t reveal is how good an executive will perform in the position, and isn’t that really what an employer wants to know? Major companies are moving away from the traditional interview questions t...
 
  How to Definitively Demonstrate Leadership Skills in an Executive Job Interview
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2014
When looking for an executive level position, you have to specifically show the employer with concrete examples that you can lead others—you can’t just say you have led teams and assume the executive recruiter will understand how. Unfortunately, this seems to be an area where many executive job seekers tend to fumble. Do you feel this describes you? As an accomplished, powerful executive, you have to outline to the potential...
 
  1 Cover Letter Secret That Will Guarantee You Interviews
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Feb, 2014
Is there a cover letter secret that can guarantee you will get interviews whenever you use it? I know of one magical key you can incorporate into your cover letter that can increase your chances of getting interviews by 50%. Would you like me to share it? Of course you would! So here you go: ASKING FOR THE INTERVIEW Seems like asking for the interview would be common sense, but how many job seekers actually ask for th...
 
  Are You Making a Great Impression?
by Patricia Erickson - Feb, 2014
Impression management is important to any job seeker. You’re taking a big chance if you don’t pay attention to the way you present yourself. The first impression that you make as you enter a room and greet an interviewer really sets the tone of the interview and going forward. The right attire and confident personal presence can go a long way in giving you the initial edge. Tips On Dressing The Part Remember that the in...
 
  Five Top Tips For a Great Telephone Interview
by Patricia Erickson - Feb, 2014
Looking for a way to increase your chances of getting a personal interview? You probably should in this day and age. In the good old days, the telephone interview was part of a much less sophisticated process. Employers were eager to meet with job seekers in person. They simply called you up, set the appointment and gave you the address and the time to come in for a personal interview. It was great, wasn’t it? Over the year...
 
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