| Job Search Guide - Interview Disasters (and How to Handle Them)
by Jim Webber and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
If you talk with enough people, you're bound to come across some very interesting scenarios. Jim Webber conducted thousands of job interviews throughout his career as a human resources manager, and he joins Tim Muma to share some of the more disastrous conversations. These anecdotes aren't only meant to entertain and frighten, but to give the listeners an understanding of what NOT to do in an interview. Jim also shares his adv...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Does Emotional Intelligence Create a Competitive Advantage?
by Sara Canaday and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
You may often hear the term emotional intelligence (E.I.) in relation to work and productivity, but it's something many people don't fully understand. Some even question it's validity, while others see E.I. as a valuable advantage for those looking to land a new job or advance in their careers. Sara Canaday, an MBA who left the corporate world to work independently as the owner of Sara Canaday and Associates, delivers the insi...
| The LJNRadio Quad - Episode 71
by Carey Freitag, Tim Muma, Jamie Gobel and Roselle Rogers - Mar, 2015
The LJNRadio Quad features four of our hosts from LJNRadio, gathering to share their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives on just about any employment-related topic. Agree or disagree, you're bound to learn something about our hosts or the world of employment. Topics du Jour Optimism, Pessimism and Realism - Most would argue optimism reigns supreme in the workplace, but there are pros and cons to each type of pe...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Mature Workers
by Kerry Hannon and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
There are a lot of thoughts and beliefs when it comes to mature workers. While some information regarding this group may be true, there are also plenty of myths regarding the hiring and employment of the older demographic. Author Kerry Hannon, AARP's Jobs Expert, joins Tim Muma to figure out which phrases commonly associated with mature workers are true or false. Kerry offers us facts, practical insight, and a better understan...
How Introverts Can Show Passion During a Job Interview
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
The challenges of introverts in the work force have been well documented in research studies, articles and surveys. After all, it would seem that in order to succeed in your career you would need to be an extravert. One such challenge many introverts face is that of showing passion during a job interview. In particular, it can be difficult for an introvert to talk about themselves or think on their feet because by nature th...
7 Interview Bloopers that Sink Your Chances Every Time
by Abby Locke - Feb, 2015
Congratulations! You have finally landed a job interview with one of the top companies on your target list.That's exciting, now don't screw it up. Don't ever fool yourself into thinking that interview mistakes are just for the inexperienced, early-in-career job candidates. We know that first impressions count, so how about making your first impression stand out on your next job interview? 1) Giving long-winded, rambli...
What are you NOT telling a future employer that could be damaging to you?
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
This may seem obvious, but it bears repeating – honesty is the best policy. The executive job search process is difficult enough – you don’t want to get inches away from an offer, only to miss out on the role of a lifetime. Below are some of the factors you should consider when deciding what should and shouldn’t be disclosed to a potential employer. Negative Behavior or Debt Show Up During a Background Check Most employm...
You Can’t Sell Yourself To People You Don’t Understand! Know Your Target Market!
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
If you are an executive searching for a new position, you may have heard that searching for a job is a sales process. Let’s examine this for a moment. You are the product – when searching for another job opportunity, your skills, talents, accomplishments and experience become the product that a potential employer is “buying.” You should know what the buyer needs, what they care about, what they lose sleep over, and how s...
Interviewing is not all about you
by Sherri Edwards - Feb, 2015
It is surprising that many people still rely on their resume to tell their story for them and spend little time preparing for an interview. The old-school thinking that “the resume will get me in the door and, once there, I’ll wing it” is no longer effective. Preparing your answers for the most frequently asked interview questions is a good start, but if you don’t know the context of the role you are vying for, or are unawa...
Getting Interviews, But Not Job Offers?
by Louise Garver - Jan, 2015
Here’s the good news – if you’re getting interviews, your resume is doing its job – assuming you’re getting interviews for the types of positions you want. But what you do before, during, and after the interview can increase your chances of getting the offer. Before the interview, do your homework! Review the company’s website and LinkedIn profile to learn more about the key personnel, the work they do, their clients, an...
Interview Questions about Your Weaknesses – How to Answer Them ?
by Thea Kelley - Jan, 2015
Some of the trickiest job interview questions are the ones about your weaknesses. Questions like these can make you feel a little paranoid! "What is your biggest weakness in your work?" "What are three areas in which your supervisor wants/wanted you to improve?" "What's your growing edge – what do you wish you could do better?" "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Why are they asking this? While it is always...
2015 Job Interview Trends
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
If you’ve been following the Chameleon Resumes blog lately then you know we’ve been covering the latest trends in job hunting, LinkedIn and resumes for the new year. Of course, an overview of trends for an upcoming year wouldn’t be complete without mentioning interviews! We’ve curated a list of what to expect in the coming year – from new trends to old methods that are making a comeback. Situational Job Intervie...
Size Does Matter
by Sherri Edwards - Jan, 2015
Titles don’t necessarily reflect the same level of responsibility, nor do they mean the same thing across industries. The context of the positions you have held does/should make a difference to someone who is determining if you are a fit or not. More experience in one area doesn’t necessarily make up for a shortcoming in another. The following considerations need to be taken into account when filling a role, from the candidate...
Interview Follow-Up: The Do’s and Don’ts
by Adrienne Erin - Dec, 2014
Get ready for the post-holiday hiring rush! If it’s that time of year for you to start fresh then make sure you’re going about the interview process the right way. The first thing you’ll need to get out of the way is the interview, and then you can move on to the quizzical follow-up. Congratulations – you’ve made it through the dreaded job interview. You impressed the hiring manager with your skills and expertise. You asked...
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