Posts Tagged 'interview techniques'

5 Old fashioned job search techniques that are still relevant today

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Once upon a time, job seekers were taught a certain code of conduct. Although most modern job seekers today have abandoned these practices, the strategies are more important than ever. However, the REASONS behind the importance have changed.

  1. Submitting a cover letter

Depending on who you ask, a cover letter is either essential or a waste of time. If it’s done correctly, a cover letter can actually help win the interview.

The Old Reason: not only was this traditional, it was also considered ...

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7 Deadly Modern Interview Questions

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Throughout the history of job interviews, some have earned a reputation for being difficult questions to answer. However, many of these such as “What is your greatest weakness” or “Where do you see yourself in five years” have been so overused that most people have a canned response to them.

The latest trends in interviewing are hatching a new breed of interview questions. Instead of approaching the interview like a fencing match, companies are trying to determine a candidate’s personality as ...

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Is your resume striking out or knocking it out of the park?

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The job seeker steps up to the plate. You can feel the determination coming off of him like waves spreading across the field. The HR manager pitches the job, a hard fast ball that flies past the job seeker, who just misses it. Setting up for the second pitch now, a deceiving curve ball.  The job seeker swings hard and fans it, catching nothing but air.  It’s all riding on this final pitch.  Another fast ball, but all he does ...

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Spring has sprung (almost)

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Spring may not “officially” be in season quite yet, but that all changes this upcoming weekend. Soon there will be fluffy bunnies, robins, flowers in bloom and leaves on the trees that spent their winter dormant waiting for this moment.

We humans have a tendency to “hibernate” in the winter seasons, preferring to stay indoors where it is nice and toasty, binge watching Netflix and feasting during the holiday seasons. There is nothing inherently wrong with that, but our homes tend ...

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The horrors of interviewing

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You are sitting in a waiting room, surrounded by others wearing the exact same clothes as you, their faces blurred and featureless. The receptionist sits behind her desk, typing away at her computer, her lips curved in an unsettling smile.

Every few minutes, the door behind her opens and you hear a muffled call. One of the featureless-faced individuals stands and goes back into the doorway. None of them ever come out.

Finally, you hear a muffled call, but know it’s ...

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Teresa Leigh at DEMA: Private Service professionals face stiff competition

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Teresa Leigh, CEO of TLHRMAt the in inaugural DEMA convention held September 28 – 30, 2012, one of the most popular speakers was Teresa Leigh, founder and CEO of Teresa Leigh Household Risk Management.  As an advisor and solutions-based management company for the high net worth individuals, Leigh brought some real-world perspective into the future of the luxury domestic staffing and management industries.

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Practical tips for phone interviews

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phone interviewFor most people, getting the call for a phone interview is a real rush.  It is exciting to finally get the call about the wonderful job… however, many candidates let their adrenalin take over and make fatal flaws that eliminate them from the consideration pile.

Stay focused on the employer’s goals at this stage of the interview to make the most ...

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Ways to interpret company culture

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One of the biggest challenges with a job search is determining the company culture before you go work for an employer.  Now more than ever, employers are looking for the “right fit:” someone who not only has the right skill set to do the job, but will also work well with others.

Fortunately, thanks to the modern job searching tools, there are more resources to find out about the company culture than ever before.  Glassdoor.com is one ...

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