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



WHY DIDN’T YOU GET THE JOB?

Posted on: January 16th, 2018 by
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There are four fundamental hurdles to move you through each step of the hiring process:  
  1. Your resume has to be one of the top 10 selected out of 100 or more applicants
  2. You’re one of the top 2 or 3 candidates out of 10 with your telephone/Skype interview
  3. You must be the top candidate after your personal interviews with the decision makers
  4. You must have Continue reading the story "WHY DIDN’T YOU GET THE JOB?"

POTENTIAL VERSUS RESULTS

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by
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Have you ever interviewed for a job knowing that you have the potential to do a great job, but for some reason you didn’t get an offer? Put yourself in the hiring manager’s shoes. Would you be more likely to hire an employee to fill an important position who has the potential to do the job, or someone who has successfully done a similar job Continue reading the story "POTENTIAL VERSUS RESULTS"

SUCCESSFUL SKYPE INTERVIEWS

Posted on: December 26th, 2017 by
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Which is more effective interviewing for a job, the telephone or Skype? The telephone is less effective in making a positive impression. Why? With Skype, you have more opportunity to present yourself in a positive way: Appearance, demeanor, eye contact and pictorial clues. When you can’t see the interviewer you have no way to gauge your impact: Head nodding, smiles/frowns, blinking or boredom.   If you have Continue reading the story "SUCCESSFUL SKYPE INTERVIEWS"

WHEN THE RECRUITER CALLS…

Posted on: December 19th, 2017 by
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Let’s assume you’re doing very well in your current job, then get a phone call from a recruiter who tells you he has the perfect job, with a 30% increase in compensation, a higher title, in a fast growth company within an exciting industry. What do you do? My advice? Take 2 aspirin and think calming thoughts.   What not to do? Do not get excited Continue reading the story "WHEN THE RECRUITER CALLS…"

GOING “ALL IN”

Posted on: December 12th, 2017 by
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Some people believe that the best way to present their expertise in a resume is to demonstrate a very broad-based set of experiences in different jobs, functions, or responsibilities. What they may not understand is that hiring organizations are looking for candidates who have specific skills, along with very specific RESULTS, that parallel the position description of a specific job. So if your resume shows Continue reading the story "GOING “ALL IN”"