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



QUESTIONS TO IMPRESS

Posted on: January 29th, 2019 by
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Interviews are an interesting way to land a job.  It's kind of like going on a date:  Everyone is dressed up, on his or her best behavior and then you ask questions to find out more about each other.  Unlike a date, in an interview there are usually three parts:
  1. To start off, the interviewer might say, “Let me tell you a little bit about our Continue reading the story "QUESTIONS TO IMPRESS"

HIRE AN INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT?

Posted on: January 22nd, 2019 by
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Assume you have two finalist candidates for a dream job.  Both have identical education, background and experiences.  One is an introvert and the other an extrovert.  What are their best qualities and how can they effectively interview to get the job?   Introverts tend to be self-aware, are OK with being alone or with a small group, stays out of the limelight, may be hard to get Continue reading the story "HIRE AN INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT?"

ARE YOU A WINNER OR A WHINER?

Posted on: January 15th, 2019 by
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Hiring managers who interview applicants for a job are very attuned to the way a candidate answers certain questions:  How they explain their responsibilities, describe their relationship with their boss and teammates, define their individual achievements, identify their team results, and clarify why they are looking for another job. All of the answers to these questions tell the hiring manager a lot about the candidate. One of Continue reading the story "ARE YOU A WINNER OR A WHINER?"

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!

Posted on: January 8th, 2019 by
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What are the jobs in jeopardy during the next 11 years, to 2030?  The first jobs to go are:
  • Jobs that sort, inventory, or pick products: Warehouse, distribution, catalog
  • Administrative support for Police, Fire Fighting, Bankers, Tellers, and record keeping jobs
  • Jobs that use driverless vehicles:Trucks; Taxi; Livery; Short or small deliveries; Shuttles
  • Jobs that are repetitive: Fast food; Data analysts who copy, record, sort, or audit data
  • Jobs that Continue reading the story "WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!"

WHY DO WE QUIT OUR JOBS?

Posted on: December 18th, 2018 by
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There seems to be a major disconnect between what senior managers think is the cause of employees leaving for another company, and the real reason why employees quit. A recent Paycor report identified this disconnect and why employees “fire” their companies. Executives tend to rationalize why employee’s leave for another job is based on their own prior experiences.  They view it as a career-building move.  While Continue reading the story "WHY DO WE QUIT OUR JOBS?"