Prepared for the Job Interview Finale? Getting Caught Off-guard Can Kill Your Chances.
by Dawn Lennon - Oct, 2013
It’ll get you every time. That last question in a job interview that catches you off guard. Serious job candidates spend lots of time preparing what they’ll say to make a positive impression on the interviewer. They work hard to: Anticipate the questions to be asked and the experiences they’ll draw on to answer them Master the behavioral interview process (those situation, steps taken, and results/outcomes...
Your Career Fair Checklist
by Hallie Crawford - Oct, 2013
I was excited to be on the radio again with Matt Jones, of Q100, Rock 105 and the Cumulus stations in Atlanta, regarding career fairs. Here is your checklist to know that you are ready, an expanded version of one of our previous posts about career fairs. Prepare mentally first. Career fairs can be mobbed and overwhelming. Fighting the crowds can be intimidating as well as the prospect of making an impression in the first...
25 Things Students Need From Career Services
by Bob Roth - Oct, 2013
As students go through college, they should be doing many things that will help them identify, prepare for, pursue and land a good job when they graduate. At most colleges, that means that much of the needed information and training will come from the Career Services Office. Of course, each college is different. Some do a better job than others. The better colleges provide students with the following: 1. Adequate Care...
5 Toughest Interview Questions Executives Need to Master
by Louise Garver - Oct, 2013
If you have been an executive for any length of time you have probably been involved with the interview process in your company at one time or another. Whether you are part of hiring a new employee or not, you know that asking the right questions of a candidate is key to extracting information so you can identify if this person is the right fit for your organization’s culture. Put the shoe on the other foot. You are the jo...
How to Get a Job in Social Media
by Adrienne Erin - Oct, 2013
The role of social media in business is becoming increasingly relevant, both in startups and mainstays. Even major U.S. companies formed in the 1800s, like Colgate and Brooks Brothers, use social media frequently. It’s no longer considered an emerging field or one that is unique to tech-savvy startups, but rather a necessary aspect of marketing and PR in most businesses. With the essential nature of social media in business at...
Taking Advantage of an Improving Economy
by Sherri Edwards - Oct, 2013
We’re finally seeing daylight with the beginning of an economic turnaround. As jobs continue to multiply, some basic elements of finding rewarding work are still necessary. It’s important to stay focused and build a strategy for optimizing conditions during these improving economic times. The upswing in the economy/job market doesn’t mean it’s time to forget about planning, strategizing, preparing, networking, positioning...
Resume Writing Solutions for a Career Change
by Debra Wheatman - Oct, 2013
Resume writing is a challenge for many. It can be a very frustrating experience if you are planning a major career change. It does not have to be frustrating. With the right approach you can craft a resume that paves a path to your new career. Whether you work with a professional resume writer or write the resume on your own, understanding and tapping into your transferrable skills will make the transition easier. What...
6 Dos and Don'ts of How to Handle Salary Expectations
by Louise Garver - Oct, 2013
Salary negotiations tops the list of interview fears because executives don't want to lose money by not negotiating high enough or lose the job because they tried to negotiate the salary too high. It is important to prepare for salary questions and formulate responses that will answer just about any questions that surface regarding salary. 1. Research. You probably have a pretty good idea of what a particular position wil...
3 Ways Boost Your Job Satisfaction
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Sep, 2013
Are your Sundays spent dreading Monday? Are you simply going through the motions at work? According to the 2013 version of The Conference Board Job Satisfaction Survey, less than half of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs. If that rings true for you, what steps are you willing to take to increase your satisfaction [and success] at work? Below are three tips to help you enjoy your job more: 1. Manage your time bette...
6 Ways You’re Setting Yourself Up to Fail at Work
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2013
No one wants to disappoint a colleague or manager. No one wants to be bad at their job. No one wants to fail. Nevertheless, people do these things every day, and more often than not, they bring the problems on themselves. In the event that you may be unknowingly sabotaging your productivity and success, here are six things to make certain you aren’t doing: You set unrealistic expectations You’re a can-do person,...
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