Many applicants are apprehensive with a telephone-screening interview. It’s awkward: You can’t see the person your speaking with, there are no physical cues as to how you are coming across, the time is limited, the conversation is usually one sided and you can’t ask a lot of questions. Also, you’re probably not talking directly to your potential boss. However, telephone-screen interviews are here to stay and … Continue reading the story "5 WAYS TO “ACE” TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS"
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A close friend was about to be “repositioned”, but instead he decided to terminate the company. He waited for months while a major global corporation was acquiring his international company and kept saying it wanted to keep the work group intact. They gave employees no direction or encouragement. Then his boss said they were “thinking” of transferring certain workers to the cold and snowy North (from the … Continue reading the story "YOUR NOT FIRED, JUST “REPOSITIONED”"
Think about the interviewing process as a sliding scale, where each of your answers to an interview question will either advance or diminish your candidacy. How you respond to the interviewer can be tricky, especially when the questions are problematic for you. Here are some thorny questions and alternative ways to respond to them. Why are you seeking to leave your current job? Be ready for … Continue reading the story "KEY ANSWERS TO THORNY QUESTIONS"
It’s always a difficult decision to move back a step in position or salary, but there are situations when your longer-term career is better served if you do. Here are a few examples of circumstances that you may want to consider moving back a step in order to accelerate forward later on. Whatever your decision, think through the implications and strategy to make sure it’s the … Continue reading the story "WHY ACCEPT A LOWER LEVEL JOB?"
There has been a digital transformation taking place in multiple sectors, industries, and functions. Small, nimble and disruptive digital startups are successfully changing the business model. Large established companies are re-inventing themselves by investing heavily in technology. Information Technology (IT) is no longer a department or cost center but a major part of a corporation’s business strategy, plus a major competitive advantage. Approximately 5% of businesses … Continue reading the story "WHERE ARE YOU IN THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?"