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(June 17, 2008) The absolute worst way to go to an interview is with the attitude of: “Please, please - hire me. " When you go to an interview with that attitude you appear desperate. And even though you actually may be desperate in a difficult job market, you don't want to appear that way. The demeanor and .
(March 27, 2008) There is more competition in the job market than there was a few years ago, so it pays to get out there. Attending a job fair beats sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring. If nothing else, it's a place to schmooze and find out what's happening. Your approach to the fair may make a huge ..
(March 16, 2008) It's difficult to believe that employers are still asking this type of question. Don't they read the newspapers or listen to the news? If they were informed, they would know the answer; i. e. jobs are very scarce and difficult to find these days, and unemployment is at an all time high since 1994 - .
(January 28, 2008) The words you use to express yourself say more about you than you think. In fact, your vocabulary and the use of appropriate words say more about you than the message you are trying communicate. You are judged by the words you use. When you are looking for a job it is not only important to use the ..
(December 13, 2007) When you get started on the right foot the interview will flow easily. This is one impression you cannot leave to chance. 1. Appearance counts. When you look good, you feel good. Make sure you look groomed and neat. If you were a book, would someone be attracted to your “cover" and want to ..
(December 09, 2007) Good news! You've been invited back for a second interview (or a third or fourth). But, you feel that you've already covered everything in the first interview? How will this interview be different from the first? How do you prepare for the second round? Can you do the job? When you are asked back ..
(December 06, 2007) If you were to ask 100 people their opinion about what to wear to an interview, the majority would answer, “Dress on the conservative side. " With that in mind, here are some suggestions on how to put your best foot forward - shoes and all. - Closed-toed shoes are the way to go. Flip-flops, ..
(September 03, 2007) As with any workout/fitness training you must make a commitment in order to improve your skills. You must be willing to put in time and energy and take an active part in the process - to build up your interview muscles. The interview is a type of performance, or presentation. You will need to do ..
(August 27, 2007) Not getting a follow-up call when promised is a very common occurrence. Candidates are sometimes sure that they aced the interview and are perfect for the position, in fact they are anticipating a call and an offer. But instead they get “nothing. " No offer; no call. They never hear from the ..
(August 22, 2007) Who would believe that someone with a home-based business can reach out to a far away country and work with a client via a Blackberry and a cell phone? That is exactly what I did last month with a man in Israel who was going to interview there. And, he not only got the job, but he was able to ..
(August 12, 2007) If you have been reading articles or listening to news reports about the job market, it becomes obvious that the number of people currently seeking jobs outnumbers the jobs that are now available. If you happen to be one of those job seekers, you realize that you are competing against the odds. ..
(August 05, 2007) You name it - Blackberry, Skype Connection, Cell Phone, iPhone – these are the tools of this trade. Has it happened to you in your business? You reach out to someone in a far away country and work with a client via technology ? Believe me, this is the way of the future – and it is already ..
(August 02, 2007) Changing careers could be one of the best decisions you make in your life. It may also be one of the more difficult things you will do. Creating a self-inventory and doing some basic preparation can make a big difference in the way you view yourself and as a result how others see you. Here are five .
(July 31, 2007) "I know I could do the job if they would just give it to me. Why do I have to prove myself? I meet all the qualifications they are looking for. I could do this job with my eyes closed. Can't they tell from my resume that I am qualified?" Ever say any of those things – or at least think them? You ..
(July 26, 2007) If you've ever been fired, this question is probably the one interview question you dread the most. Not only have you had a bad experience, but you have to talk about it – again and again. How you deal with this question in your interviews will depend a lot on how you have resolved the issue with .
(July 22, 2007) There are many facts and tips regarding interviewing for a job that are solid and true. However, there are a great many facts and tips that are myths that you have picked up somewhere along the way that may be getting in the way of your getting those offers that you are seeking. A quick look at ..
(June 05, 2007) You feel prepared for the interview. You are confident walking through the door to meet your interviewer. You have your positive experiences and stories ready to answer questions. The interview is going along smoothly when all of a sudden the interviewer starts throwing “curve balls. " The ..
(May 29, 2007) The temptations are there – warm, lazy, casual days, when the shoes of choice are “flip flops. " Taking the summer off and getting back into the groove of things when the “kids go back to school" would be very easy. You think to yourself, “Nothing's happening during the summer ..
(May 20, 2007) Your heart is beating faster than usual, your hands feel clammy, your mouth is so dry it feels like you have cotton inside - and you're supposed to feel confident. Are you going to an interview or a torture session? The answer is -"it's all in your perspective. " Ideally you would sit poised ..