Expert Guidance and Templates for Career Success
Something that makes a big difference, especially in final interviews, is to develop a 30-60-90 day plan for a potential employer. Below is a link to an example of a plan that could be helpful. 30-60-90 day plan
As a recruiter you can always tell a lot about a candidate based on how they handle adversity. The toughest part of what we do is telling candidates the bad news that a company won’t be moving forward with them. How they react to this information is a myriad of responses. It ranges from anger […]
It’s important to present yourself professionally, but your resume also needs to reflect your professionalism. Here are some examples of resumes you can use as a guide.
Maintaining a close, honest relationship with your recruiter is important in order to be successful. Here are some tips to maintain and build upon an ideal partnership: Prompt and thorough communication- Shows you are determined and invested; poor communication is the number one indicator of not caring and/or not respecting your recruiter. Referrals of candidates for […]
Before you meet with a recruiter, it is wise to have some idea of what you are looking for in the next step of your career. The list of questions below are ones the recruiter is likely to ask you, and it would be of great benefit to the both of you if you already […]
Here is a great example of how to write a follow up note after an interview. It shows you were listening during the conversation and taking notes. It allows you to reiterate what the interviewer is looking for in a way that you can highlight your strengths. Most importantly, this note shows how to close… Always ask for the job! […]
Why are you leaving your present job? If you had the opportunity to cover this in your 2-minute self-introduction, there’s a good chance the question will not be asked. Regardless of when it is asked, it must be answered briefly. If it was a force reduction due to economic circumstances, make that clear. If possible, […]
Tell me about yourself. Cover four areas in your life: your early years, education, work experience, and your current situation. Keep your complete answer to about 2 minutes; don’t ramble or elaborate. This is your 2-minute self-introduction and you will be very accomplished at giving it by the time you are in job interviews. Because […]
When you dress appropriately, you are really putting your best foot forward. If you look and feel good, you will likely have more confidence going into the interview. It will also show the interviewer you are serious about working for their company. Below are some tips you should follow when picking out your interview outfit. […]
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