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5 Tips to staying sane in the insane world of job search

Most professionals experience stress in their jobs, whether it is managing people or projects, as well as balancing work/life demands. When unemployed the stress levels can seem overwhelming.  It may be hard to keep your spirits up when facing the unknown. Here are a few tips to help:Focus on substance. Don’t let the little things stress [...]

By | May 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Tips to staying sane in the insane world of job search

Are you sabotaging your job search?

There are many minefields in the path of job searchers today. Are you successfully navigating them and reaching your job search goals? Here are 5 missteps that could blow you out of the running for a potential job: 1.         Not asking a few questions at the end of an interview.  Interviewers want to know you [...]

By | May 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are you sabotaging your job search?

What 5 soft skills do you need for better interview results

Cultural fit is very high on the list of hiring criteria and “likability” is one of the reasons many candidates don’t get the job. How would you rate your emotional intelligence aka soft skills? Since soft skills play a role in most hiring decisions, how can you demonstrate them during an interview to your advantage?1.         [...]

By | April 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What 5 soft skills do you need for better interview results

Video Interviews – wave of the future for job seekers?

Video interviews aren’t just something to think of as “futuristic” happening only to the George Jetsons of the world living in Orbit City. Video interviews are here and now, and every job seeker should know about the technology and protocol.Many companies are relying on video interviews as a way to reach out nationally and even [...]

By | April 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Video Interviews – wave of the future for job seekers?

Do’s and Don’ts of Phone Interviews

Whether you have a scheduled phone interview or an impromptu call from a recruiter or hiring manager, consider some of the following do’s and don’ts to ensure you have a successful call.DO:·      Make sure there are no distractions (people, pets, TV/radio) that will create background noise. ·      Use a landline if at all possible. If [...]

By | April 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do’s and Don’ts of Phone Interviews

9 Tips to prepare for a phone interview

Preparation is key! Prepare for a phone interview as you would for an in-person interview. Otherwise, you might not get the chance to get a face-to-face interview.When scheduling a phone interview with an interviewer, find out:•    The time of the call (and clarify any time zone differences)•    Who is calling whom (and on what phone [...]

By | April 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 9 Tips to prepare for a phone interview

The Good, Bad, and Not So Ugly of Virtual Interviews

Traditionally, virtual interviews (usually phone interviews) were used to conduct a pre-screening for an in-person interview and to answer any questions not addressed in the resume. But, today, phone interviews are also replacing some in-person “first interviews.” You may be asked the same questions on the phone you might have expected would be asked in [...]

By | April 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Good, Bad, and Not So Ugly of Virtual Interviews

Facebook Applications for Job Search

There are several “apps” that integrate with Facebook to assist you with tapping into your network of connections for your job search.BranchOutBranchOut bills itself as “the largest professional network on Facebook,” and operates the largest job board on the social networking site, with more than 3 million jobs listed. Jobseekers can build a professional profile [...]

By | March 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Facebook Applications for Job Search

Networking With Facebook

One of the most powerful functions of Facebook is the networking connections you can make with your Facebook Friends and through other interactions, such as in Facebook Groups, and your ability to reach out to your connections easily to ask for advice, help, or leads in your job search. According to the Pew Internet and [...]

By | March 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Networking With Facebook

Prepare for an Interview with Facebook

Before you are interviewed for a position, it’s important to find out as much as you can about your prospective employer. 1. Look at the company’s website and do a Google search on the company (as well as the hiring manager you’re interviewing with). 2.  “Like” the company’s Business Page on Facebook and read through the [...]

By | March 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Prepare for an Interview with Facebook
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