How do you impress the hiring manager? What gets attention? What gets skipped? When a hiring manager screens a pile of resumes, certain things jump out, while others do not. Understand that the hiring manager is looking for 10 or 15 people out of a 100 that he wants to telephone-screen. These are the people who have something the hiring manager wants: A specific result, some … Continue reading the story "IMPRESS THE HIRING MANAGER, OR NOT!"
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When it’s time to provide references, match each reference to the specific job. Prepare “talking points” for each reference that matches your past experiences with what the hiring manager is looking for. In other words, tailor design a references response to the needs of the job to be filled. There are two kinds of references: professional and personal. Professional references are related to your work experiences … Continue reading the story "CREATE HIGH QUALITY REFERENCES"
Have you ever met someone for the first time and had a negative feeling almost immediately? How about the reverse: Meeting someone and immediately liking him or her. Why is that? Whatever the reason, there are certain clues that determine what the early relationship with another person or group will be. It’s difficult to change or erase over time. In an interview or a presentation that … Continue reading the story "YOUR FIRST FEW MINUTES ARE CRITICAL!"
The marketplace rewards organizations whose workforce is smaller, yet works smarter. As a potential candidate, you need a job search strategy that will position you better than others. Use word-pictures that tell the hiring manager that you’re the perfect choice for the open job. Position yourself in relation to the job your seeking. Tailor your resume to fit the job opening in a way that parallels … Continue reading the story "POSITION YOURSELF WITH WORDS THAT WORK!"
At the end of most interviews you’ll be asked, “What questions do you have of me?” That’s the time to move your candidacy up the ladder or down. You’ll be assessed by the quality of your questions, not the quantity. Questions that demonstrate your business acumen or the value of your insights will move you closer to becoming a top candidate. Other questions will knock … Continue reading the story "YOUR INTERVIEW QUESTIONS MOVE YOU UP OR DOWN"