| Job Search Guide - Pre-Interview Prep: Doing Your Homework
by David Lewis and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2014
Preparing for an interview can be a nerve-wracking but crucial part of the job search process. David Lewis, founder and CEO of OperationsInc, a human resources consulting firm based in Connecticut, gives us some insight into pre-interview preparation – including the importance of studying up on a potential employer before arriving at the company for a job interview. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process from str...
| Job Search Guide - The Disadvantage of Interviewing First
by Howard Cattie and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2014
When setting up a job interview, few individuals think about the implications of the timing of their interview. As a candidate, if you schedule your interview at the beginning of the employer’s interview process there is a noticeable disadvantage. Howard Cattie, career coach and mentor with CareerOyster, sits down with LJNRadio host Cady Chesney to discuss the pros and cons of when you interview in the employers interview proc...
| Job Search Guide - Tell Me About the Best and Worst Boss You've Ever Had
by Leanne E. King and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2014
How would you answer the interview question, “Tell me about a boss you struggled to work with?” This and many other difficult interview questions often stump job seekers. Cady Chesney asks Leanne E. King, president and CEO of SeeKingHR, for her insight into this difficult question. Leanne has over 25 years of experience in human resources in both the public and private sectors, valuable experience to help us handle this inquir...
| Mock Interview - Public Relations
by Annie Kusper, Tim Muma and Lori Richards - May, 2014
This mock job interview is set up for a public relations position. Lori Richards, Vice President of Mueller Communications interviews Annie Kusper, a Corporate Communication major from Marquette University. Once the dialogue between the two has concluded, Lori and host Tim Muma will offer their tips and observations as a way to help Annie and the listeners when it comes to their next job interview. Mock Interview brings in...
Getting Past the Telephone Screening Interview
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
When an employer calls to say, "We'd like to discuss your qualifications a bit.” what they are really saying is “We want to know more about your exact skills and verify your resume, before we offer you an interview.” Human Resources professionals refer to this interview as the Screening Interview. In today’s job market this kind of screening process has become very popular and is frequently used. This initial employer contact...
Having a Positive Presence Counts! 6 Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts
by Valerie Sokolosky - Jul, 2014
We’ve all had to endure the “dreaded” interview. Have you ever left the interview thinking, “Did I do this right? Did I say that wrong? How did I look?” I’m sure you have, along with many other thoughts that flood our brains after an interview. This is when having a positive presence counts! Your credentials are, of course, important—but a first impression with impact speaks volumes. You never know exactly what an interview...
Question of Confidence: What Should I Not Do During an Interview?
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jul, 2014
Many people are quick to tell you the top things you should do during a job interview, but what is often more useful is what you shouldn’t do. Being aware of habits that could be unflattering is essential, and it can be difficult to assess yourself correctly. I advise getting some input from friends and colleagues on your strengths and weaknesses, then build on your strengths! To start you off, here are a few things to be a...
10 Great Questions to Ask During an Interview
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2014
At the end of most interviews, you will be asked if you have any questions for the interviewer. This is the perfect opportunity to learn even more about the job, the company, and the culture. But more importantly, the interviewer will form judgments about you based on the questions you ask. As an interviewer myself, I’ve had candidates change my mind (for better and worse) just because of the questions they chose to ask...
Job Interviews: Don't Just Tell – Sell!
by Thea Kelley - May, 2014
Many job seekers miss the boat in job interviews, because they forget that the purpose of answering every question is to market themselves for the job. You never forget that, right? You'd be amazed how many questions you may answering is a less-than-strategic way. Most job seekers, at least occasionally, answer interview questions as if they were filling in a form: providing information by rote. Let's look at an exam...
Get The Job Offer: 7 Action Steps To Take After The Interview
by Michelle Dumas - May, 2014
You did it! You landed the interview for the job of your dreams! Okay, maybe it “just a job”, but it was important enough for you to suit up and show up, right? So you clearly have some interest in getting it. Now that the interview is over, what’s next? Do you follow up? How soon? And how? In order to get the job offer, there are some important steps to take after the interview. They may not all be necessarily...
How To Handle The Job Interview When You’ve Been Fired
by Michelle Dumas - Apr, 2014
Okay, so you’ve been fired. It happens, even to some very interesting and successful people. Perhaps you saw it coming. Perhaps you didn’t (which is a topic for another time). Either way, the effect a termination has on your life usually ranges from unpleasant to downright devastating. Compounding the discomfort you suffer from losing your job is the reality that, like most folks, you really can’t afford to take a lo...
Job Interview Jitters? What You Can Do To Soothe Them
by Michelle Dumas - Apr, 2014
Work can be stressful. Being out of work can be very stressful. And looking for work is stressful as well. There are few things (a visit to the dentist, for example) more sweaty palm inducing than sitting through a job interview. Whether your angst is attributable to the importance of getting the job or because you’re uncomfortable talking about yourself, it’s normal to feel nervous about a job interview. So, what can...
Job Interviews: When Silence is Golden
by Georgia Adamson - Apr, 2014
Have you ever put your foot in your mouth, figuratively speaking, and then wished you could take back what you said? That’s an uncomfortable experience in any situation, but it’s potentially disastrous in a job interview. Once the words are out of your mouth, you can’t un-say them. That’s why the title of this blog post is “Job Interviews: When Silence is Golden.” Now, don’t get me wrong: When you prepare for a job interv...
Your Interview Questions List: How to Use This Powerful Tool!
by Thea Kelley - Mar, 2014
If you're looking for a new job, one "must-have" tool is a long list of interview questions – and the right techniques for using that list to prepare. First, compile a really good list. Anticipate any likely questions that may be prompted by your resume, LinkedIn profile or other materials the interviewer may have seen. Expect to be asked why you left each job (especially any that were short-term), what you were doing...
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