And you thought a phone interview is challenging. How about the next phase, which will involve using Webcam technology? Many major employers have become more sophisticated in the use of such technology and are using the services of companies like Interview Stream for Webcam interviewing. The Webcam is an additional selection tool a company can use before it’s willing to commit further time and money.
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Not Knowing When to Stop Talking
"Talking over your interviewer is the biggest mistake that interview candidates don't realize they're making," says Stacey Hawley, a career and leadership development coach and compensation specialist. "This is usually from nervousness, but as a result, the candidates outtalk the interviewer and don't engage in active listening."
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Sep 18, 2015
Job rejection isn’t uncommon. What’s really uncommon is an attitude to face the challenges head-on and use everything that comes your way to your advantage.
It is NOT natural to feel demoralized, upset, and angry upon receiving a gut wrenching “Thanks, but no thanks” notification from an employer you were so eager to work for. It is mental conditioning, and this behavior can be altered.
How Different People React To Job Rejection
When you submit a résumé online, do you ever wonder where it goes, who reads it and -- if you're lucky -- how it gets picked? In today's electronic world, many companies use keyword-search software or applicant-tracking systems in their hiring process. These systems scan résumés for keywords related to the open position to find the most relevant ones for the next round. This helps companies, especially large ones, sort through a high volume of résumés quickly and efficiently.
4 "known-to-work" ideas
By Lawrence M. Light, ejobcoach.com
The trend, for some time now, has been for employers (and recruiters) to want to go after those who already have a job before they'll consider hiring them for a new job.
Tips for explaining the employment gap in résumés and cover letters.
If you've been out of the workforce and job search for a while, you'll likely need to spend time overhauling your résumé and building an online presence.
By Marcelle Yeager Sept. 3, 2015
Getting interviews? If not, perhaps it's time you learned how others are meeting HR decision makers. Here are some effective but indirect ways to get noticed by the people who can get you hired.
Best Referrals Are a Friend of a Friend
Ask friends, "Do you know anyone who might know someone?" Then, don't be afraid to discuss your job search wherever you go-at the gym, church, ballgames, parties, social media and so forth. When the opportunity presents itself, be open and honest about what you're looking for.
August 12, 2014, article by James Caan
All of us at some point in our lives will be faced with some kind of disappointment.
It does not matter how successful you happen to be, there will always be defeats and setbacks along the journey of both life and work.
But what sets the high achievers apart from the rest is how they react and deal with those setbacks.
Used right, LinkedIn can be a job seeker's golden ticket.
I wrote this story about how to deal with lowball salary offers, and as usual when I write about sticky human topics, my inbox got slammed. People love to share their job search horror stories and I don't blame them, because a job search is nothing if not a daily accumulation of epic ups and downs, a soap opera that surpasses anything on TV.
As an interview coach, I need to make sure that I stay on top of new interview questions being asked. I’ve done this before by giving you the answers to the top 25 oddball interview questions according to Glassdoor.com. Now it’s time to tackle a tough behavioral interview question.
Keywords, not buzzwords are what get a hiring manager’s attention
There are 277 million users on LinkedIn, according to the company’s latest results, and many of them — though not all — are probably competing for the same jobs. To improve your chances of scoring the next great gig, it helps to know how recruiters use the site.
The Must-Haves, the Definitely-Should-Haves and the Game-Changer
September 23, 2013
Hiring? What a great problem to have. It can only mean your organization is growing, which is terrific, or that you’ve got an existing position you can now fill with an even bigger dose of talent than before.
Either way, congratulations.
Why aren’t you smiling?
We can’t get enough about the art of interviewing in these times. We all fret job interviews and prepare as much as possible but there is little way of predicting their outcomes. Well at least we have some cool stats in this infographic complied by our friends at Come Recommended:
We all know recruiters use social media to screen candidates on a daily basis. But how are they doing this?
The good folks down at Reppler recently conducted a survey of 300 professionals who are involved in the hiring process at their company to understand the use of social networks for screening job applicants. The results of this survey are shown in this infographic below.
Elevate Your Elevator Speech
A ‘Stellar Presentation’ for the Hudson Job Search
- Write down your typical ‘Elevator Speech’, the answer to the question ‘What do you do?
By Vivian Giang
When you apply for a job at a larger firm, there's a high chance that your resume will be scanned by a filtering software for words related to certain job vacancies. This kind of automation process will also reject your resume if it doesn't "meet traditional, business-dictated document formatting," writes Rick Gillis in his book
Here are some formatting rules that Gillis says job seekers should follow to create a filtering software-friendly resume:
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Oct 24, 2015
As a job hunter, do you sometimes feel like the Invisible Man or Woman? No one seems to knows you are right there?
Today I saw a quote that said:
"If you are not on LinkedIn, you are invisible to recruiters."
You can view several of my recorded career help webinars for free on Ilostmyjob.com's Job Transition TV at http://tiny.cc/recordedwebinars. Each webinar is about an hour long, followed by 15 to 30 minutes of recorded questions and answers.
By: Nimish Thakkar
Few people actually like job interviewing. It's nerve-wracking trying to show your "best" self to a perfect stranger. You're trying to prove you're the man or woman for the job and that you can handle stressful situations like this one. That's not easy, but there are some ways to pull yourself together and feel more confident.
Even if you're getting butterflies during your next interview, here are five ways to at least look less nervous.
By Liz Ryan, Forbes Contributer If I could grab job-seekers by the figurative lapels I’d tell them, “The talent market has moved. It is not where you left it. It’s a different world now!”
Many job-seekers are too docile and compliant for their own good. They think that they will shuffle through the steps in a big-company recruiting process and get a great job at the end of the process. They are mistaken. Only the people who advocate for themselves end up being valued as much as they should be.
February 7, 2012 By Dan Toussant
Why build a network? Why contact people?
For the most part,
- They will NOT have a job for you to consider,
- They may NOT be interested in talking with you; (people are SO busy), and
- Why take the time to go meet, when you could be filling out an on-line application, or responding to a job posting with a resume and cover letter!