While it’s understandable to be nervous before a job interview, you don’t want your nerves to affect your success.
Once your job interview is scheduled and you’re clear about the details, here are five places to research a potential employer.
A hand-written thank you note after a job interview is a simple, striking and cost-effective method of differentiating yourself.
You’ve had a successful interview and were asked to provide references. It’s time to pore over your list of contacts, ask if they’re willing to speak on your behalf, and brief them about this specific job opportunity. Right? WRONG! Your references should be sourced at the same time you’re building your job search plan, refining […]
Congratulations! You submitted a compelling resume and secured an in-person job interview. The next step in your job search journey is to ensure the message relayed by your body language does not distract from the career message shared in your resume. The folks at The Undercover Recruiter shared an infographic displaying the process interviewers use […]
More companies and executive recruiters are conducting job interviews via telephone and Skype these days. This can be much more cost effective and convenient, particularly if the candidate lives in a different location. The benefit of Skype over the telephone is that it allows for video conferencing, so a hiring manager or recruiter can observe […]
“Be yourself” is common advice we hear from parents and other caring supporters in our lives, yet you may not always show the best version of yourself. In a job interview, this could lead to being passed over or dismissed. Here are five strategies that will help you convey your strengths, skills and personality in […]
Securing a job interview can be as exciting as landing the job! Are you prepared? If you haven’t had a bad job interview you’ve heard from someone else who has. There is no guarantee that nothing will go wrong; accidents happen, personalities differ and expectations could be dashed on either side of the table. The […]
Are you fully articulating your soft skills in your cover letter? Hiring criteria for some employers may revolve more around hard skills, specific areas of expertise and relevant degrees, but there are many organizations interested in those soft skills relative to their corporate culture and conducive to an established team of employees. A BNET article, […]
If you are a senior executive you have probably updated your wardrobe several times over the past few years and would not consider going to a job interview donning a 20 year old suit. If you are managing an executive career with your sites on moving up the corporate ladder, have you given consideration to updating your […]
??????????? Is your professional resume getting you in the door but you can’t get passed the job interview? Were you prepared and confident in providing answers to the job interview questions that were asked? There could be many reasons you were not considered as a potential candidate after your job interview and if you are not aware of the reason, […]
We are pleased to have Bill Dennis speaking at the next ExecuNet Meeting, June 23rd, 2010, presenting: ” Understanding and Succeeding With Interviewers of Different Cultures, Generations, and Personalities” During career transition, today’s executive experiences a world of widely different types of interviewers and these differences can significantly affect your ability to connect and successfully work […]
Networking events, research, resumes, cover letters, thank you notes, phone calls, coaching, educational courses,……let’s face it, the time and effort that is necessary to secure a job interview can be at times, overwhelming! The majority of executives today are in career transition for longer than ever so when the opportunity arises for a job interview it is critical to be ready! Here are […]
If there is one piece of advice you need to follow in your job interview it is to avoid the thought of what is in it for you and concentrate on informing the Interviewer what is in it for them. If you’ve made it to the job interview, you have successfully sold yourself in your resume, impressing upon a potential employer […]
Whether you are in a job interview or composing your resume, Do Not Offer Personal Information! There are those who would like to believe otherwise, wanting to believe the decision maker actually cares but the professional advice offered by experts and decision makers confirms, be professional not personal. Jessica Holbrook, a former Executive Hiring Manager for Fortune 500 companies and […]
Rarely is it in your best interest when seeking a job to be a follower rather than a leader unless, you are in a job interview. In this case, be a follower, not a leader! Allowing the interviewer to lead the interview will provide you with the opportunity to follow their lead to provide the information they […]
The days of a paper resume are gone! If you were considering stuffing your resume in an envelope and affixing postage, think again. HR professionals and recruiters alike expect a properly formatted, professionally written resume with an accompanying cover letter to be submitted online. Your online proficiency doesn’t stop there. You must also have a […]
Job searching is challenging, emotional, time consuming, stressful and depressing. It can be a rocky road that plays out within the family environment and all persons in the house can be affected in some way or another. It’s a time for active support and guidance to open up new job search channels and travel from […]
If you have received specific instructions and rules related to a company’s hiring process, do not deviate from them. Choosing to make up your own rules will most likely result in a lost job opportunity and a tarnished reputation. You may even put the reputation of others at risk so follow the rules. Recently, I learned of an individual who had an inside track on […]
In The Wall Street Journal, “The Power of Nonverbal Communication”, provides some very interesting information regarding the unconscious and nonverbal ways that humans communicate with one another. Dr. Alex “Sandy” Pentland, a professor at the MIT Media Lab, has written the book “Honest Signals”, based on studies related to unconscious social signals and patterns in how we interact […]