Ranking Yourself: Be Confident yet Self-Aware

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Career Building, Interview

Nathan Stuller

Nathan Stuller

Ranking Yourself: Be Confident yet Self-Aware

By Nathan Stuller

 

A common interview tactic is to ask you, the candidate, to rank yourself on acquired technical skills, attributes, and aptitude. The interviewer may run through a list of them, asking you to simply “rank yourself from 1 to 10 on:”
• Leadership ability
• Getting along with coworkers
• How hard-working you are Read more »

Discover the Best Graduate Degrees for Emerging Careers, by Sharon Wiatt Jones, careerthoughtleaders.com

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Career Building, Training

Discover the Best Graduate Degrees for Emerging Careers

Sharon Wiatt Jones, M.S., CPRW

by Sharon Wiatt Jones, careerthoughtleaders.com

 

Are you looking for a way to qualify for “hot jobs” in a poor economy?

Instead of aiming for a graduate or professional degree which personally interests you (folklore or film, anyone?) or impresses friends and family (M.D, MBA, J.D.), let’s consider more objective criteria:

  1. New and emerging occupations
  2. Positive job market outlook
  3. Good return on investment
  4. Breadth and depth; interdisciplinary with focus
  5. Experiential (internship, co-op, or capstone component)

The Occupational Information Network (U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration), has prepared a list of emerging occupations by industry. Some of the career fields generally requiring a master’s degree are listed here: Read more »

The Top 8 New Year’s Resolutions for Finding a New Job or Advancing Your Career – From Redfish Technology Recruiters

Filed under: Best Practices, Candidate / Job Seeker, Job Search, Recruiter / Recruiting

The Top 8 New Year’s Resolutions for Finding a New Job or Advancing Your Career

From Redfish Technology Recruiters

 

At this reflective time of year, the Redfish recruiters have made their personal New Year’s Resolutions. Next, they offer some ideas for you, whether you are actively seeking a job or not.

 

Here are the top 8 resolutions for active and passive job seekers:

 

“Be available. Oftentimes, candidates looking for a new career opportunity are surprised by how much time it takes to find the right fit. When starting a career search, try and set aside a predefined block of time every day for interviews, follow up emails and resume submittals. Doing so will help to land the right opportunity, quickly.” – Joanna Bradley Read more »

Jumping Back Into the Employment Marketplace. By Greg Schreiner, Technology Recruitment Manager

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Job Search, Redfish Speaks, Resume

Jumping Back Into the Employment Marketplace

Greg Schreiner, Recruiter Redfish Technology

Greg Schreiner, Technology Recruitment Manager, Redfish Technology

By Greg Schreiner, Technology Recruitment Manager

 

 If you’ve been unemployed, is this the right time to jump back in? The short answer is yes. In our view, it is always the right time to be employed! If you are a manager or executive, unless you are pursuing an advanced degree, nursing a loved one, climbing Everest, or making a lifetime trip across the globe, what would you rather be doing than keeping your skills sharp and making an impact in your favorite industry?

Read more »

The Top 100 Web Resources for Managers

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The Top 100 Web Resources for Managers

by PhDinManagement.org

Managers are asked to fulfill numerous duties in order to keep an organization well balanced and working efficiently. Whether they’re overseeing specific projects, meeting with employees or assisting hands-on with daily functions, a manager’s role is to make sound business decisions that keep the company ahead of the competition.

The following list recognizes some of the top websites and blogs in multiple categories including Management, Human Resources, Operations Management, Strategic Management, Marketing, Finance, and IT Management.

There were many factors that went into the selection of these sites including web presence, number of visitors, content quality and peer recommendations. Each site offers a unique perspective on the subject of management and leadership in a business setting. In order to navigate to each management category, click on the section you wish to go to at the top of the page. Please note: websites are not listed in order of rank. Read more »

So You Muffed a Good Opportunity in Your Job Interview? 10 Interview Bloopers and How to Correct Them

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So You Muffed a Good Opportunity in Your Job Interview?

10 Interview Bloopers and How to Correct Them

by Carole Martin
http://www.interviewcoach.com

I’m sure you’ve sat through movie or TV “bloopers” at the end of shows and laughed at the mistakes the actors make during the filming of the show. If I could put together a film with bloopers that people make in interviews it might seem funny as well – but not when it happens in real life – to you! Read more »

What are Recruiter Referral Fees?

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Career Building, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition

Beth Cliff, IT Recruiter

Beth Cliff, IT Recruiter

What are Recruiter Referral Fees?

By Beth Cliff, IT Engineering Recruitment Manager, Redfish Technology

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Did you ever get a message from a recruiter in your voice mail that goes something like:
“Hi [your name]. This is Beth Cliff from Redfish Technology, nationwide IT recruiters. I am working with the VP of Engineering for a Network Security company Read more »

Have you been fired and don’t know how to talk about it in the job interview?

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Have you been fired and don’t know how to talk about it in the job interview?

Author: Carole Martin, www.interviewcoach.com

1. Script Your Thoughts.

Whether you were fired under unfair circumstances or for something you did that you regret, write down your thoughts on how you would explain the instance. Read your script aloud or use a tape recorder and practice until you like what you hear. Better yet, answer the question for someone else in a mock interview. Have him observe your interview technique — your body language, eye contact and comfort-level while discussing your experience. Feedback from someone else will help you improve your presentation. Read more »