Today’s topic is “I am receiving zero replies in my job application.” There are many reasons that perhaps you aren’t getting the traction that you really want. So when a client or potential client calls me and says they aren’t getting traction in their job applications. I ask them to come forward to me with […]
I was told a resume or CV wasn’t needed anymore
Today’s topic is whether a resume is still needed in the current age. There are various opinions on this as technology and application tracking systems (ATS) have evolved. However, a resume is needed more than ever before. A resume is still very relevant, but it needs to be updated and ATS-friendly. It should be a […]
A friend accepted an Interim Management position. What is it?
Today’s topic is a friend accepted an interim management position. What is that? So interim management is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s recruitment. It’s more for the more mature professional. So somebody may be at the latter end of their career who is wanting to accept a embrace, a new challenge. So basically […]
Applying for jobs, NOT securing interviews
Welcome to another Career Tips for a Crazy World, A one minute quick career tip. Today’s topic is “Applying for jobs, NOT securing interviews.“ Did you know 75%? Yes. 75% of resumes go into a black hole. Why? Because they aren’t ATS friendly applicant. Tracking system friendly. Is your resume ATS friendly? Perhaps you better […]
Don’t pigeonhole yourself in your career.
Have you been in the same company for more than six years? That is long enough. You need to think about a career transition and moving on to a new challenge for more than six years and that could damage your career way ahead into the future.
An Interview is a Two-Way Conversation. Ask Probing Questions
TOP TIP! How To STAND OUT After The Job Interview!
Do you remember snail mail we’re in the age where everybody uses the internet email or some other platform to communicate? Yes, that’s fine, but you want to make yourself stand out. Here’s one tip to make yourself stand out at the end of a job search. May I suggest you get quality? Thank you […]
Can I Brag in a Job Search?
It is essential, in a job search to sell yourself. How do you do that? Brag, brag, brag!
12 Tips for A Skype Interview
Always look at the camera, not the screen Dress for the interview. It is another stage in the interview process, so do not be in your PJ’s or don’t be in something that’s very casual. Dress as if you are at an in-person interview. It gives a professional presentation but also it uplifts you and […]
Job Interview Techniques with Martin Buckland and Diane Hudson
Hello, my name is Martin Buckland. I’m an executive career management practitioner and it’s my job to get people to the interview stage. Then it’s over to them. My colleague, Diane Hudson, who does a lot of interview coaching and interview tutoring is going to give you tips. So Diane, what is your number one tip for interviewing?
Showcase Your Expertise in a Meeting with an Executive Recruiter
A recruiter can provide insight and guidance that will help you navigate your executive job search. To optimize the outcome of working with a recruiter, it is imperative you prepare for meeting with the recruiter similar to the way you would an interview with a hiring manager to make the best impression and further your career.
Are You Interview Ready?
Getting ready for a job interview takes preparation and practice. Walking into an interview when you feel underprepared only adds to your nerves and anxiety. An interview is your place to shine; therefore, you want to ensure you walk into the interview ready for whatever might be thrown your way.
Why Should I Hire You? An Intriguing Question
One of the most common interview questions you will be asked is, “Why should we hire you?” Are you prepared to answer?
Tips to Improve a Telephone Interview
Technology and telecommunications are a major component in screening candidates today. Telephone and Skype interviews are used as a cost and time effective pre-screening tool.
Interview Tips to Win the Day
Use these interview tips to increase your chances of capturing the offer and convincing the hiring manager that you are the number one applicant.
Four Tips to Help You Ace Your Panel Interview
Due to time constraints and a desire to include more stakeholders into the process, companies are opting for panel interviews instead of individual interviews. Therefore, you will likely experience a panel interview during your job search. For many, the idea of a panel interview is a catalyst of much anxiety because, instead of being interviewed […]
How Should I Dress for a Job Interview?
We all know the saying: “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”. Never is this more true than in a job interview. Whether you’re a recent grad looking to make your mark on the world, or a seasoned professional in search of the next opportunity, what you wear to an interview […]
How to Get a Feel for Company Culture During the Hiring Process
The hiring process is your opportunity to assess the company culture of the organization and determine whether it will be a good fit for you. Obviously, you want to seek lasting job opportunities that are aligned with your personal values and goals, so it is imperative that you get a feel for whether the company […]
Show Confidence Through Your Body Language
Whether you are networking or in a job interview, your body language says a lot about you. Nonverbal communication plays a significant role in how others perceive you. Ultimately, you want to present yourself professionally and confidently, and being mindful of your body language will help you do that. To elicit confidence through your body […]
What Are Decision Makers Thinking During an Interview?
As you approach an interview, it is natural to focus on how to make yourself look good. Your focus is primarily on the common behavioural interview questions and ensuring that your experience and expertise shines through. While that is important, it is beneficial to consider what the decision makers are thinking during the interview and […]