Become the Solution To The Job Interviewer’s Problem

Filed under: Best Practices, Candidate / Job Seeker, Interview, Job Search

Become the Solution To The Job Interviewer’s Problem

by Carole Martin, The Interview CoachCarole-Martin-the-Interview-coach

The absolute worst way to go to an interview is with the attitude of: “Please, please – hire me.”

When you go to an interview with that attitude you appear desperate. And even though you actually may be desperate in a difficult job market, you don’t want to appear that way.

The demeanor and attitude that you bring to the interview will set the tone for the entire interview.

Let’s look at it from the employer’s/interviewer’s point of view. Read more »

Giving Good Phone: How to Perform Well on a Telephone Interview

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Interview, Redfish Speaks

Anna Mathieu

Anna Mathieu, Marketing Communications

Giving Good Phone

How to Perform Well on a Telephone Interview

By Anna Mathieu, Marketing Communications Manager

 

Almost every tech company these days will hold phone interviews before any onsite is scheduled. While this means you can keep you comfy slippers on, it doesn’t mean you should get too cozy. To perform well on a telephone interview, first you must prepare in much the same way as for an in-person interview (slippers aside). Next, you must put on your phone etiquette and your listening ears. Read more »

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 »

The Top 100 Web Resources for Managers

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Employer, Human Resources / Capital, Interview, Talent Acquisition

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

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Interview

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 »

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

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Interview

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 »

The Job Interview and Your Ears, By Carole Martin

Filed under: Best Practices, Candidate / Job Seeker, Interview

The Job Interview and Your Ears

By Carole Martin

If you thought interviewing was only about answering questions, you’ve been missing the point. You’ve also been missing an opportunity to gather valuable information. Listening is one of the skills most underutilized by candidates. Most people go into the interview thinking and worrying about how they will answer the questions, and they forget that they are there to find out about the job and the company. They forget to listen, observe and read between the lines.
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5 Reasons Why You Need More Than a Good Resume to Stand Out from the Crowd

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5 Reasons Why You Need More Than a Good Resume to Stand Out from the Crowd

Source: CareerAlley
http://CareerAlley.com

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” – Whitney M. Young

 

You’ve probably heard hundreds of times that your resume is the most important document in your job search, and, that is so. But if you want to stand out from the competition, I say you need more than a great resume. In the end, only technically qualified candidates will get to interview for any open job. And, while your resume may (or may not) help you get in the door, you will need more than your resume to get the job. So, you may ask, what else do you need? Lots of research, interview preparation and (unfortunately), additional “documentation”. Read more »

Managing Expectations: A Prerequisite to Successful Hiring. By Heidi Clark, COO, CHO, Redfish Technology, Inc.

Filed under: Best Practices, Employer, Hiring Strategies, Interview, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition

Managing Expectations:A Prerequisite to Successful Hiring

Heidi Clark, COO, CHO (Chief Humanity Officer)

Heidi Clark, COO, CHO (Chief Humanity Officer)

By Heidi Clark, COO, CHO

 

One of the key competencies of an executive recruiter is that of setting expectations, yours and mine.

The recruiter is out there acting as an emissary for a company. She must embody the corporate values and ethics of his client, she must create enthusiasm and motivation for the opportunity. When reaching out to both potential candidates and professionals who may refer the next candidate, the recruiter is representing the company brand. The better the collaboration and communication between the hiring manager and the recruiter, the more successful the process. Read more »