Post Archives from the ‘Blog: Career Advice & Tips’ Category



BEST/WORST JOB PAY

Posted on: September 17th, 2019 by
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Some very interesting research has come out of Bankrate.com.  Take a look.   Jobs with high compensation and low unemployment rank the highest because the supply of candidates is low and the demand for talent is high.
  • Naval/Marine Engineering median income is $90,000 1.6% unemployment rate
  • Nuclear Engineers median income is $98,000 with a 1.8% unemployment rate
  • Pharmaceutical sciences median income is $100,000 with 2.2% unemployment rate
  • Genetics median income is Continue reading the story "BEST/WORST JOB PAY"

SUCCESSFUL SKYPE INTERVIEWS

Posted on: September 10th, 2019 by
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There are many kinds of interviews.  Big differences exist between how you prepare, develop strategies and conduct telephone interviews, Skype interviews and person-to-person interviews.  If you don’t understand how to succeed in each one, you’ll fall short at the end. The success factors for a Skype interview are summed up below:   SET THE STAGE:
  1. Play the role and look the part. Your resume got their attention, now it’s Continue reading the story "SUCCESSFUL SKYPE INTERVIEWS"

MOVING OUT AND UP?

Posted on: September 4th, 2019 by
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Three dynamics are currently shaping the marketplace.
  1. Salary increases have been low over the past few years and have dampened merit increased to the 1-3% range. Outstanding performance may be in the 4-5% area
  2. The open job market has been brisk, but the skill sets, education or experiences come up short by those who have not kept up with the technological advances
  3. The shift in the supply/demand equation Continue reading the story "MOVING OUT AND UP?"

ANSWERING TOUGH QUESTIONS

Posted on: August 27th, 2019 by
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Not all interviews, questions or responses are alike, but most questions are predictable. The interviewer is most interested in what you have done, how you did it and what were the results.  The closer you come with your answers to fulfilling the needs of the hiring manager, the closer you are to becoming a finalist candidate.   Some questions are looking for how you think and respond Continue reading the story "ANSWERING TOUGH QUESTIONS"

STEPS FOR SUCCESS

Posted on: August 20th, 2019 by
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First off, how do you define “success” in your career?  Money? Title?  Fame?  Achievement? Power?  Satisfaction?  Or do you see a combination of factors?  Each one of these factors drive you in a different direction, so make sure you’re going after the right one.  If your career goal is money, your strategy is much different than if it’s satisfaction.   And what about personal “success” as apposed to career success?  Continue reading the story "STEPS FOR SUCCESS"