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RESPONDING TO INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Posted on: April 10th, 2018 by
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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.
  All of these problems stem from the candidate trying to Continue reading the story "RESPONDING TO INTERVIEW QUESTIONS"

IS THE TIME RIGHT?

Posted on: March 27th, 2018 by
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  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?"

5 KEY QUESTIONS BEFORE “YES”

Posted on: March 20th, 2018 by
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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”"

IMPRESS THE HIRING MANAGER, OR NOT!

Posted on: March 13th, 2018 by
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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!"

CREATE HIGH QUALITY REFERENCES

Posted on: March 6th, 2018 by
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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"