Post Archives from the ‘Blog: Career Advice & Tips’ Category
No matter what your age, from 15 to 60, you should be preparing for retirement. Why? Unless you’re independently wealthy, you’ll end up losing control of your future. Why are so many people unprepared for retirement? It’s not because they don’t know it’s going to happen, nor because it takes them suddenly by surprise. I can think of only two fundamental reasons why they’re not ready:
Most everyone dislikes group or panel interviews. It feels like you're being set upon by people who may ask you questions for which you may not have good answers. In many ways group interviews mean the difference between you getting the job, and others not. Why? If you’re better prepared you’ll be more effective than all the other candidates, especially in front of the key decision … Continue reading the story "“ACE” YOUR GROUP INTERVIEW"
How does a hiring manager sort through a hundred resumes, chose 10 to interview, then identify the finalist candidate who will be able to do the job better than everyone else? What makes you different, better and more effective than all of your competitors for a job that you want? If you don’t know the answer, you’re already behind your competitors. Here are some of … Continue reading the story "BECOME THE CANDIDATE OF CHOICE!"
Most large and some midsized companies, have an automatic sorting mechanism for scanning resumes for open positions. Simplistically, they use an algorithm that takes key words and phrases from the position description written by the hiring manager, and matches them to the words and phrases on the resumes from applicants. The words and phrases that match are sorted into a group of high potential resumes. Resumes are … Continue reading the story "WHEN ROBOTS SCAN YOUR RESUME"
There are four potential opportunities to make it to the next level in the job search process: The initial screen; a more in-depth telephone screen; an initial interview; and the final in-depth interview. Therefore, you have four chances to cut your candidacy short by not understanding what is expected. Let’s talk about what prevented you from advancing to the next level and what you might … Continue reading the story "WHY YOU DIDN’T GET THE JOB!"