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  What NOT to Do in an Interview
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Oct, 2010
Last week I had lunch with a colleague who had recently hired someone for a part-time position for her office. My colleague was interested to observe the wide variety of people who applied for a low-paying, part-time position. She was even more intrigued by one candidate’s behavior during the interview. Apparently this candidate had called on her way to the interview to say she was en route. Based on her supposed whereab...
 
  You Landed the Interview – Now What You Need to Know to Land the Offer
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Oct, 2010
I recently met a recruiter for a Fortune 50 company who interviews at least 10 candidates every day for her employer. As we all know, hiring managers are receiving anywhere from dozens to hundreds of applications for most open positions these days. Given that atmosphere, this recruiter offered the following piece of advice: If you get an interview with a company, your resume has already convinced them that you could do the j...
 
  The Job Seeker’s Death Knell—Believing Your Own Excuses
by Dawn Lennon - Oct, 2010
Beating the pavement does more than wear out your soles. It can wear out your self-confidence. Rejection is strength sapping. When the reward for trying hard and staying the course keeps netting a big fat zero, we become frustrated beyond belief, plagued by that nagging question, “Why?” Hiring decisions are the great unknown. When we walk out of a job interview, we usually have a sense of “how it went.” If we think i...
 
  What Your Job Search Says About You. Sometimes It Isn’t Pretty!
by Dawn Lennon - Oct, 2010
I hear a lot of excuses, justifications, and whining from people looking for a job. It’s always the same things: -“I hate networking.” -“I followed up on a bunch of leads and nothing!” -“I’ve got my resume out there but don’t hear anything.” -“I don’t know what to put on LinkedIn or how to use it.” Come on now! Face reality. Jobs rarely find you. They don’t call it a “search” or “hunting” for nothing. The pr...
 
  Why your next job might come via LinkedIn
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Oct, 2010
As you might expect, I speak with many senior executives and other job hunters on a regular basis. As I review their job search techniques and situation, the common refrain I hear is that they’ve set up a LinkedIn Profile, but then failed to do anything else with it. These executives are often just peripherally aware that using LinkedIn can help their job search, but they're not sure what steps to take that will help them...
 
  Resume Rescue: Tame My Resume From Long and Shaggy to Short and Chic
by Barbara Safani - Oct, 2010
When it comes to resumes, longer is rarely better. In today's fast-paced world, hiring managers generally spend less than 15 seconds looking at a resume. They want to be able to see your key differentiators quickly, and they will rarely look past page two to find the information they need. So how do you keep your resume concise without sacrificing clarity or quality? Here are some common resume problems that can result in a do...
 
  Human resources consultant lists 10 tips for writing a terrific resume
by Judith Lindenberger - Oct, 2010
If you are looking for a job, writing a resume is one of the first steps you need to take. The goal of a resume is to get you in the door with prospective employers. And, you have about 30 seconds to grab the reader's attention. As the former Manager of Staffing for a Fortune 500 company, certified career counselor, and board member of several nonprofit organizations, I have reviewed thousands of resumes. Based upon my exper...
 
  The Single Most Important Resume Item
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2010
I recently moderated a panel discussion of prominent CEOs from three very different industries -- professional services, social media and nonprofit. While they each gave excellent advice to the students in the audience who were interested in their particular fields, the CEOs all came together on one key point: All employers in all industries are seeking one major resume item: leadership. Why is leadership so important?...
 
  Be Choosy About What You Want
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Oct, 2010
Years ago, I worked in the hospitality industry hiring people for a wide variety of positions. Job seekers frequently approached me by saying, “I’ll take anything.” That was one of the biggest turnoffs. It wasn’t my responsibility to identify the right job for every person who walked through the door. It was their responsibility to figure that out before the interview conversation ever happened. There is the misconcep...
 
  Career Fair-Don't Hire Me
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Oct, 2010
I am just coming from a career fair, here in Delaware and saw or heard many of the scenarios outlined below. A few I added from other career fair experiences, but not many! This is no commentary on Delawareans or those seeking to work in Delaware – I commonly see and hear many of these egregious examples at job fairs I attend across the region. If you don’t want to be hired by attending a career fair: Bring your child/chil...
 
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