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    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 - Building a Professional Network During College
by Heather Krasna and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2014
In this episode we explore the many options for college students to develop their professional networks during their college years, which will help them secure relevant job interviews post-graduation. Author Heather Krasna, Assistant Dean of Career Services at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, freelance career coach for Nonprofit Professional Advisory Group, explains how college students can actively build their profes...
 
    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...
 
  Choosing Between Two Good Job Offers
by Carole Kanchier - Aug, 2014
Charles, 32, a biologist, has two great job offers. One is with an older, established public corporation, and the second with a fast growing four-year old private firm. Charles does not know which one to accept. What type of company would you prefer? What criteria should Charles use when making this decision? Most important, evaluate the job in terms of its compatibility with your personal qualities and desired career g...
 
  How to Contact Headhunters
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2014
In the first post of this series, I talked about how headhunters work. In the second post, we looked at how to find them. Finally, I want to walk you through how to get in touch, because the way you approach headhunters is key to your success or failure. Here’s how I recommend going about it. 1) Contact them by email I recommend contacting headhunters by email. It’s easy for the headhunter to answer in her own time,...
 
  5 Things You Need to Do When Starting a New Job
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jul, 2014
So—you’ve gotten through all the interviews and you’ve landed a new job! Congratulations! Now, you show up on your first day. Here are 5 things to do once you arrive: #1. Touch base with your new boss. Hopefully, by now, you’ve had a conversation or two with your new boss about what is required of you, and you have a meeting scheduled for your first day. This is important not only for the obvious reasons, but also for th...
 
  5 Things Employers Wish Millennials Learned in College
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2014
Does college prepare today’s young people for the real world of employment? According to a 2013 Chegg study, the answer is a definitive no. Fewer than two in five hiring managers said that recent grads are prepared for a job in their field of study. Based on my work with entry-level employers across a wide range of industries, I would agree with this finding. There’s a lot of frustration with today’s college graduates’ prep...
 
  How Do Headhunters Work?
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2014
Most job seekers fundamentally misunderstand the role of professional headhunters (also known as recruiters) and as a result, they miss out on countless job opportunities. In this article, I am going to explain exactly how headhunters work and how you can find them, because they are a vital part of the job search for anyone at the manager level and above. That’s because headhunters are paid by companies to fill vacant po...
 
  5 ways to position yourself for a return to prior career
by Julie Walraven - Jul, 2014
There are multiple types of career changes. One of those is the individual who started in one field and left it to pursue other interests. Are you one of those people who have worked in multiple fields? You aren’t alone. Many of my clients have worked in more than one field. If you leave a field for a period of time and then want to return, you may be facing a tougher struggle than if you had stayed in the field throughout you...
 
  Handling the Dreaded “You’re Overqualified” Challenge
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
Seems I continually hear this complaint, “They aren’t hiring me because I’m overqualified.” One man wrote an e-mail to me concerned about this problem: “I have a lot of incredible extracurricular professional activities, publishing expertise, project management experience, board leadership skills, etc. I have an MBA, and am a CPA. All of this info is on my resume because it sets me apart. However, I am concerned that peopl...
 
  Looking for a Job: Here is One Technique That Works
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
85% of all jobs are never advertised. 85%!! Most of these are good jobs with the better salaries that you seek. A networking technique called Informational Interviewing is a successful tool that job hunters have used to find these unadvertised jobs. Many job hunters attending my job search seminars are unfamiliar with it, but 63% of all new jobs were found through contacts last year. It's a valuable technique to learn and impl...
 
  Moms Returning to Work
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
Joanne left the workforce 14 years ago when her daughter was a baby. Now that the daughter is driving, Joanne began to consider breaking back into the workforce. She contacted me for career guidance in June, when she saw an advertisement for the ideal job. She had no résumé, and no well-considered plan on how to integrate back into the working world. We created a powerful résumé detailing both her old experience and more re...
 
  Why Pursue The Hidden Job Market
by Beverly Harvey - Jul, 2014
Are you ready for a shocking statistic? A review of the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report states that the majority of all jobs are hidden or unadvertised. The actual percentage changes month to month but has been interpreted by some experts to be as high as 80 percent. This would indicate that only 20 percent of jobs are posted. The hidden job market refers to unadvertised positions. They’re normal...
 
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