| Job Search Guide - Skilled Trades Worker Shortage: Opportunities Abound
by Craig Mech and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
For a number of reasons, the skilled trades have taken a sizable hit in recent years, struggling to find qualified workers to fill tons of necessary positions. Craig Mech, VP of manufacturing for GSI Technologies, gives Tim Muma the lowdown on how companies in the skilled trade industries have been hurt. He discusses how education and misconceptions have played a role, and gives listeners some ways to turn this trend around. C...
| Classroom to Boardroom - Challenging Interview Questions
by Lynne Eisaguirre and Cady Chesney - Mar, 2015
Proper preparation for a job interview can make a candidate stand out from the crowd. Recent college graduates don’t have a lot of experience interviewing, but that can be overcome! Join host Cady Chesney and guest Lynne Eisaguirre, President of Workplaces That Work, as they dive into how can successfully prepare by knowing how to answer some challenging questions. Classroom to Boardroom gives college students and recent gr...
| Job Search Guide - Interview Checklist: Seven Ways to Prepare
by Hallie Crawford and Cady Chesney - Mar, 2015
Are you prepared for your next interview? If you are prepared, you should be cool, calm, and collected. Join host Cady Chesney and guest Hallie Crawford, founder of “Create Your Career Path” and certified career coach, as they dive into an interview checklist that provides job seekers with seven ways to prepare for their interviews. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process from strategies for cover letters and inte...
| 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...
Exploratory Interviews: How to Land Them and Make Them Work for You
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2015
Question: When is a job interview not a job interview? Answer: When it is an exploratory (or informational) interview. Exploratory interviews are a high-value way to network, obtain information and leave a good impression in a workplace that might interest you. Whether you seek a position, or desire a transition, an IEJI can bridge the distance between where you are in your career and where you want to be. Even without...
7 Most Common Types of Executive Interviews
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2015
The key to executive interview success is preparation. Interviewing methods differ between companies and people. Are you prepared for a non-traditional interview? Phone Interview A phone interview is often one of the first interviews an executive will encounter. Some call this a pre-screen interview when an executive recruiter picks up the phone and calls a candidate – typically to screen them out. This unexpected call c...
Many Interviews, Zero Offers – 5 Ways to Audit Your Interview Performance
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2015
You might have had a few interviews. But, no offers. That could mean the competition was significantly more qualified than you were. Or that you could improve how you interview. Doing an Executive Interview Audit However, if you’ve had many interviews and zero offers, then it makes common sense to do an audit of what has transpired during past interviews to see what can be modified to improve performance. Just as in acco...
3 Ways to Master the “Why Should We Hire You?” Interview Question
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2015
Interviewing can be stressful – especially if it’s been awhile since you last did it. You prepare ahead of time by researching the company, the position, the contacts with whom you will interview and the challenges the company may be experiencing. You rehearse answers to expected interview questions outlining your accomplishments and the stories behind them. You are ready to knock them dead for your upcoming executive intervie...
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...
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