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?"
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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!"
When it’s time to provide references, match each reference to the specific job. Prepare “talking points” for each reference that matches your past experiences with what the hiring manager is looking for. In other words, tailor design a references response to the needs of the job to be filled. There are two kinds of references: professional and personal. Professional references are related to your work experiences … Continue reading the story "CREATE HIGH QUALITY REFERENCES"
Have you ever met someone for the first time and had a negative feeling almost immediately? How about the reverse: Meeting someone and immediately liking him or her. Why is that? Whatever the reason, there are certain clues that determine what the early relationship with another person or group will be. It’s difficult to change or erase over time. In an interview or a presentation that … Continue reading the story "YOUR FIRST FEW MINUTES ARE CRITICAL!"