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    Job Search Guide - Mistakes That Cause Loss of Motivation, Focus and Your Dream Job
by Clara Chorley and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
The longer an individual goes without a job they're searching for, whether their unemployed or unhappy with their current position, the struggle becomes even greater. Clara Chorley, founder and CEO of Clarity Unlimited, talks about the handful of mistakes job seekers make that creates more difficulty for themselves - particularly from the mental side of things. Clara explains to Tim Muma how motivation and focus on attaining o...
 
    Job Search Guide - What is Your Greatest Weakness?
by Mike Perry and Tim Muma - May, 2015
There are a number of interview questions that cause great stress on job seekers. One particular inquiry people have trouble with is, "What is your greatest weakness?" Tim Muma asks Mike Perry the best way candidates can handle this query. Mike is the president of Szarka Financial Management, and he has over 30 years experience as a hiring manager. He will give you the inside dish on what answers sound good and which ones fall...
 
    Job Search Guide - Can You Tell Us About a Mistake You Made and How You Overcame It?
by Barry Drexler and Tim Muma - Apr, 2015
There are a number of interview questions job seekers mention as being difficult ones to answer. One of those likely to emerge is, "Can you tell us about a time you made a mistake and how you overcame it?" The Expert Interview Coach, Barry Drexler, tackles this question and gives the listeners insight into the real purpose of this type of inquiry. He also explains to Tim Muma how the candidate should approach the question, inc...
 
    Job Search Guide - Skilled Trades Worker Shortage: Opportunities Abound
by Craig Mech and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
For a number of reasons, the skilled trades have taken a sizable hit in recent years, struggling to find qualified workers to fill tons of necessary positions. Craig Mech, VP of manufacturing for GSI Technologies, gives Tim Muma the lowdown on how companies in the skilled trade industries have been hurt. He discusses how education and misconceptions have played a role, and gives listeners some ways to turn this trend around. C...
 
  8 Actions to Take If You Don’t Get the Job
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
“Thank you for your interest, but…” Your third interview with the company included senior members of the executive team. You thought the position was yours. The polite telephone call you just received, that began in this manner, let you know otherwise. After you graciously respond and end the call, you are, frankly, stunned. You did not get the job—what next? Almost everyone interviews for jobs they do not get. Finding...
 
  Learn To Impress In Less Than Two Minutes
by Connie Pheiff - Jun, 2015
You’re at a networking event. You have your business cards, your elevator pitch ready to promote your business, product, and service, and you are wearing your best suit. You have less than two minutes to influence and you fabulously fail at first impressions. Sound like anyone you know? There is power in building relationships. If you can impress in less than two minutes, you rule the power of relationships. The opportunit...
 
  What Is a Hiring Manager?
by Robin Schlinger - Jun, 2015
In these blogs, I have often mentioned “hiring managers and recruiters.” Hiring managers are the individuals in a company who review job applicants. They may work in a company’s Human Resources department or may be the manager you would report to if hired. Hiring managers often work with recruiters to find quality job applicants. Recently I took a look at the capabilities and qualities that companies value most in hiring manag...
 
  5 Things You Must Discuss with HR Before Accepting a New Job
by Terri Tierney Clark - Jun, 2015
After months of job search agony, you might have an urge to immediately accept any offer you receive. But before you give a final answer, take time to learn a little more about what the company has to offer. Remember, now your potential employer is trying to sell you, and that means you can ask important questions about benefits and compensation that may have seemed pushy or self-serving during the interview process. Now,...
 
  Graduation Inspiration: 5 Tips For Creating A New Job Outlook
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jun, 2015
It’s graduation time again! A season of new beginnings – fresh starts and a time when two million Gen-Y’ers are crossing stages from coast to coast, diplomas in hand, contemplating what’s next with regard to their work. So I pose the question to you… “What’s next with regard to your work?” Even if it’s been many moons since you donned a mortarboard, I encourage you to capitalize on the fresh start energy of the graduation...
 
  Build a Strong Reputation – Communicate Minor Achievements
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2015
Build a strong reputation by making the most of minor achievements. In my seminars, I am fond of discussing the importance of perception. You could be the smartest, most talented individual your organization has ever hired, but if people don’t like you or value what you have to offer, you’re dead in the water. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to project a positive image. When you meet people in person, make sure you...
 
  Exploratory Interviews: How to Land Them and Make Them Work for You
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2015
Question: When is a job interview not a job interview? Answer: When it is an exploratory (or informational) interview. Exploratory interviews are a high-value way to network, obtain information and leave a good impression in a workplace that might interest you. Whether you seek a position, or desire a transition, an IEJI can bridge the distance between where you are in your career and where you want to be. Even without...
 
  7 Most Common Types of Executive Interviews
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2015
The key to executive interview success is preparation. Interviewing methods differ between companies and people. Are you prepared for a non-traditional interview? Phone Interview A phone interview is often one of the first interviews an executive will encounter. Some call this a pre-screen interview when an executive recruiter picks up the phone and calls a candidate – typically to screen them out. This unexpected call c...
 
  Many Interviews, Zero Offers – 5 Ways to Audit Your Interview Performance
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2015
You might have had a few interviews. But, no offers. That could mean the competition was significantly more qualified than you were. Or that you could improve how you interview. Doing an Executive Interview Audit However, if you’ve had many interviews and zero offers, then it makes common sense to do an audit of what has transpired during past interviews to see what can be modified to improve performance. Just as in acco...
 
  3 Ways to Master the “Why Should We Hire You?” Interview Question
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2015
Interviewing can be stressful – especially if it’s been awhile since you last did it. You prepare ahead of time by researching the company, the position, the contacts with whom you will interview and the challenges the company may be experiencing. You rehearse answers to expected interview questions outlining your accomplishments and the stories behind them. You are ready to knock them dead for your upcoming executive intervie...
 
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