When a hiring manager screens a resume he’s basically looking for two things: What makes an applicant stand out and what knocks them out. This article will focus on the second part: Getting rejected quickly. Weeding out applicants is easy: It’s the things that applicants do that are not appropriate, attempts to be funny, detractions from the resume content, or a lack of common sense. Here … Continue reading the story "REJECTION IN 20 SECONDS!"
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Many an interview and job opportunity is lost because:
- The candidate drifts off topic and doesn’t succinctly answer the question being asked
- The candidate mumbles, stumbles or presents their ideas in an incoherent way
- And the most egregious error, the candidate talks way too much about things the interviewer isn’t really interested in.They overkill the subject.
The U.S. Labor Department has said that 6.3 million jobs are open and need to be filled by someone like you. That is, if you have the training and experience for which the marketplace is looking. What’s going on? What should you do? How do you explore your potential? As you know, the marketplace responds to current economic conditions. In 2008, the conditions were terrible, companies … Continue reading the story "IS THE TIME RIGHT?"
There are key questions you need to find answers before accepting a new position. The risk is yours if you don’t. Research is available that shows why good employees quit. Employees usually don’t fire the companies they work for; they terminate the supervisor for not providing the support that is needed to do the job. Usually during an interview you’ll get some insight into the management … Continue reading the story "5 KEY QUESTIONS BEFORE “YES”"
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!"