Every autumn, front lawns are decorated with scarecrows, plastic skeletons and nylon cobwebs. But if those setting out Halloween decorations wanted to truly frighten passersby, they would build a pretend office and re-enact job interviews from years past.
For many of us, nothing quickens the heart rate or sends a chill down our spines like a job interview. Career counselors often say to expect nightmares and an increased fear of dying the night before a job interview.Read More
If you’ve been in the workforce for more than ten minutes you know all about Best Practices. Over the years, these procedures have been tested and proven effective in virtually every profession, craft and trade. And, there’s the rub.
Best Practices are what worked in the past. Next Practices are what will work going forward. That’s why in a job search, it’s best to use what’s going to be effective next in writing your resume.Read More
Most people don't think about updating their resumes until they find themselves out of work and in desperate need of a job. Job security is now a thing of the past, so we all need to think more carefully about job change and how that impacts our financial security.
Uncertainty is the only certainty these days, so whether it is just time for a change or cutbacks are in the wind, maintaining a current a resume is simply a smart career management strategy that keeps you ready for disaster or opportunity.
Three smart resume maintenance strategiesRead More
Whether you've been out of the workforce for awhile or you're asking an elder for career advice, it's important to recognize that the rules of job-hunting have changed in recent years.
Thanks to the internet, it's easier than ever to find a suitable position, but harder than ever to get noticed. By modernizing your job searching tactics, you'll be more likely to impress recruiters in an increasingly competitive environment.
1. Peruse the want ads.Read More
If you want your resume to succeed in today’s world of database-driven recruitment, you have three major considerations:
1. Your resume needs to be data-dense to be found in database searches.
2. Your resume needs to be succinct and focused on a specific target job.
3. Your resume needs to be visually accessible and readable
Resumes: Focus and Data-DensityRead More
A behavioral interview can be one of the more cringe-inducing aspects of the job search process. It's never easy being judged, yet that's what a behavioral interview is all about.
An employer needs to know how a candidate will respond under pressure once they're on the job, thus the worst thing you can do is to enter your interview nervous and fidgety. Start by preparing yourself for the types of questions you may be asked -- and the best possible answers -- and then take a deep breath and walk in confidently.
Why the use of the behavioral interview?Read More