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    LJNRadio Shorts: Ron Swanson Interviews for a Job...and Shows Us How NOT to Act
by Ron Swanson and Tim Muma - Apr, 2016
You can find plenty of advice from experts about what you should say and do in a job interview, but the best teacher is often the one who shows you the wrong way to handle things. Go inside a mock interview with Ron Swanson, a man who says and does what he wants, regardless of the consequences. This is how NOT to act when interviewing for a job. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process from strategies for cover let...
 
    Job Search Guide - Can You Tell Us About a Mistake You Made and How You Overcame It?
by Barry Drexler and Tim Muma - Apr, 2016
There are a number of interview questions job seekers mention as being difficult ones to answer. One of those likely to emerge is, "Can you tell us about a time you made a mistake and how you overcame it?" The Expert Interview Coach, Barry Drexler, tackles this question and gives the listeners insight into the real purpose of this type of inquiry. He also explains to Tim Muma how the candidate should approach the question, inc...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: The Job Interview
by Mike Perry and Tim Muma - Feb, 2016
The interview starts long before you meet face-to-face with the hiring manager, and it doesn't end until a deal is reached...or you find out you're not the chosen one. Mike Perry, president of Szarka Financial, brings us his unmatched experience with interviews, letting us know which thoughts and ideas ring true - or false - when selling yourself one last time. Mike gives Tim Muma detailed examples of what will work for you wh...
 
    Management Decisions - Discovering and Hiring Coachable Employees
by Larry Weidel and Tim Muma - Jan, 2016
Every company is searching for the ultimate combination of talent and experience when hiring, but that's both unrealistic and naïve. Larry Weidel has spent the past 40 years building a national financial services organization in Primerica, as well as authoring "Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success." Larry's vast experience has led him to see the key to great workers - coachability. Of course, the trouble is...
 
  Five Factors That Lead To Student Employment Success
by Bob Roth - May, 2016
College students and their parents should realize that there is a sequence of steps that can be followed to increase the likelihood of a student’s success in the job market. Unfortunately, most students pay little attention to anything associated with their job search until they reach the second semester of their senior year. That is not good. The timing of many job search preparation actions and activities is critical....
 
  5 Costly Job Search Mistakes - And What To Do About Them
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2016
For many people, job searching is less fun than going to the dentist! The path to success (a new job) is fraught with pitfalls, and the process ranks high on the Stress-Meter. While no one can guarantee you a smooth, stress-free ride, you can evaluate possible problems and prepare an active defense. Then you come up with a Plan B in case your defense crumbles! 5 Job Search Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make These are just a...
 
  Video Conferencing Etiquette Tips You Cannot Overlook
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May, 2016
Technology is outsmarting itself with every passing second. It makes work easier as well as faster, and one such tool we all are familiar with is video conferencing. It provides an instant connection with the audience. It makes idea exchange an easier process where physical distance would have previously been a barrier. Below are a few points highlighting its advantages along with few etiquette tips that come in handy for your...
 
  References 101: The Secret To Winning the Job
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2016
Are your ears burning? I know why: An HR person or recruiter is calling your references. Maybe you applied for a new job, or maybe someone’s got an eye on you and he or she is calling around doing intel. References are a very important step in the job-search process. Most companies do a deep dive into a candidate’s background before making an offer. And that’s a good thing: If you have awesome references, there’s no better...
 
  Great References Must Be Cultivated
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2016
There is an important aspect of the senior year job search that most college students fail to appreciate, undervalue and sometimes ignore. Many students don’t seem to understand that the best employers place a great deal of weight on good references. These employers won’t hire someone who can’t provide them with a list of people who are willing to serve as positive and enthusiastic references. The best references are respec...
 
  3 Skills Your Need To Rock Your Interviews And Your Career
by Kathy Caprino - Apr, 2016
As a career coach, I work with hundreds of professional women each year who are in various states and stages of growth, leadership and ascension. In our work together, there are key steps we walk through over a period of weeks and months to help them achieve what they’re hoping for (and everyone’s desires are different and special, of course). One of the steps that corporate professionals are most resistant to, and intimid...
 
  7 Tips for Executive Cover Letters
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2016
Cover letters are not dead yet! And they can be an effective way to help the recruiter or hiring manager identify your talents and capabilities as a viable candidate for a job opening. A well-written cover letter can also help you stand out among your peers. Your cover letter should exude enthusiasm, motivation, and drive. The reader should be able to see at a glance how well you communicate, and what emotional intelligence...
 
  What CEO's Look For In Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2016
The New York Times has run a regular Sunday feature column in which the CEOs of various companies talk about their hiring procedures. Their comments raise interesting points about resumes. For example, David Politis, CEO of BetterCloud, has advised new college graduates, “The first thing I tell people is, try to go where you can be a big fish in a small pond…where you can actually have a real impact on the business. That gi...
 
  When Interviewers Get It Wrong
by Debra Wheatman - Apr, 2016
After my last blog post, I was flooded with comments and emails bemoaning the current state of interviewing. Many people reached out to me to point out that there is just as much, if not more, bad behavior on the part of the interviewers as there is on the part of those being interviewed. In the spirit of fairness, this week’s post will focus on Bad Interviewer Behavior. I have a client who recently went for a face to face...
 
  New Job Preparedness Study Emphasizes the Importance of Integrity and Adaptability
by Alexandra Levit - Apr, 2016
The Career Advisory Board that I established by DeVry University recently released the fifth annual Job Preparedness Indicator survey. This year’s findings indicate hiring managers are receptive to candidates changing careers, especially if their previous experience can be applied to the new position; but above all else, integrity is the No. 1 trait that candidates should possess. Our annual research surveys 500 hiring mana...
 
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