It’s common to be nervous before attending an interview. I mean heck… sweaty palms, fumbling over words, lack of eye contact… it happens all the time. I see many signs of interview nervousness and tend to blow it off to just that. However, there are some instances where the manager just couldn’t ignore the red
Everyone makes mistakes, but one of the worst times to do so is when you’re applying for a job. Despite your best efforts, there are some mistakes you simply can’t recover from, such as submitting a resume and cover letter addressed to the wrong employer or hiring manager, but other errors do not necessarily spell
One of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of resume sending is the cover letter (or these days, the e-mail). The cover letter is your chance to make your first impression. A properly written letter should grab the employer’s attention and help set the stage for a personal interview.
Last week I went to visit a friend. While we were sitting in her kitchen chatting, I noticed that she had a rotary phone on the wall. When I commented on it, she told me a story about showing her daughter’s teenage friends how to dial on a rotary phone. When they first looked at
So how does Peter hit his numbers so early in the quarter? How does Lauren stay on the ‘Top 10 Producers’ list year after year after year? Are they smarter than you are? More personable, outgoing and likable? Absolutely not. So how come they outperform the rest of the sales team? Let’s take a look.
A red alert is probably melodramatic, but I’m sure jobseekers in this age bracket probably feel there is one. The bulk of the job-seeking population is currently facing job-search woes that the elderly population has been experiencing for years.
One thing that people don’t always remember in an interview is to look at the way their interviewer is responding physically instead of just verbally. You are supposed to talk about yourself when you are interviewing in order to let the person interviewing know how great you are and why you are a fit for
We all go to work at least once in our life afraid of a reaction from our boss. Other fears we have may include giving a presentation and knowing that something is going to go wrong or that we stain our outfits and co-workers may notice and laugh. Luckily for us it might just be
Sometimes it may seem like everyone else is more qualified than you and that is why you never get the job. One thing that people sometimes forget is that part of your interview and the decision making process is you and your attitude, not your skills. There may be people who are better or who
One thing that many people who are a bit older are afraid of is that they are to old to hunt for a new job. It might feel like companies don’t want to hire older people when there is “younger talent” or people that may stay with the company longer and not retire. The
One thing that worries a lot of job seekers when they are re-entering the workforce are gaps in their employment on their resumes. People wonder how can they make up for them and if anyone would want to hire someone who hasn’t worked in a few years? The reality is that gaps don’t have to
My partner and I are career coaches, and we founded company after running recruiting efforts at 4 Fortune 500 companies, so we know exactly what employers want since we’ve hired thousands of individuals. In fact, we’ve identified these 6 steps to the job search that work for anyone who works them. So, in honor of
The weekends are a great time to relax and spend time with your family and friends, but there are also some things that you should be thinking about over the weekend which can help you to prepare you for your interviews the following week. During the weekend you may have more people available to help
career in education is one of the most rewarding careers if you have the knack for it. A career in the field of education requires certain skills for one to be considered an effective teacher. A teacher should also be able to motivate students and understand their educational and emotional needs. You must be able
To get more done, here’s what you will need to do: Avoid interruption: If possible, leave your phone on voice mail during times you have scheduled to work on projects. If you have a private office, close your door. You might even place a sign saying something like “Hard at Work: Please Come Back Later.”
To employers, you are a product–just like Nike running shoes or a Kate Spade handbag. And, just like any good retailer, you should market yourself by shouting your best attributes from the rooftops. The way to do that is to network pro-actively, follow-up with a vengeance and never give up until you find the marketing
Keep it concise. Employers have lots to do, so don’t make the mistake of asking them to read through an unnecessarily long resume. A long, wordy resume will put off someone who is already short on time. Resumes should be one page, if possible, and two if absolutely necessary to describe relevant work experience. A
Contrary to popular belief, looking for a job during the holiday season is one of the best times you can search. Many employers are ramping up their hiring needs for the new year and are actively seeking talent. With that said, what does that mean for you when searching for a job this holiday season?