An interview is a business transaction wherein the objective of the hiring manager (the person who has the authority to hire) is to make a selection among job candidates called in for interviews. A candidate has two challenges: first, to convince the hiring manager that he is the ideal candidate for the position, and second, to outshine the others (i.e., the competition for the job). Following are several suggestions. First, prepare for the interview by working with a seasoned interview coach. An interview coach can practice with you certain mock-interviewing techniques, thereby helping you to not only answer difficult interview questions but also recognize traps and avoid saying the wrong things. As an interview coach, I need no less than five hours to get someone ready for the big test. If the result is to get the job, then the fee paid for such a service is merely a drop in the bucket. Second, prepare your SARBs: situation/action/result/benefit. These are short vignettes about you..
Disclaimer: Social networking is not a substitute for attending social events, talking with others on the phone, or having lunch with someone. To me, there is no question of the growing importance of social networking for people in transition who are looking for their next career stop. However, for many middle-aged people, social networking may be something new and not something they’re right now ready to jump into with both feet in their current predicament. And that’s a shame because employers and recruiters use it as a selection and validation tool for their prospects. So, let’s review some of the advantages job seekers can gain by using the phenomenon of social media. It is a screening tool. You can learn about others before you decide to invest your time and energy in the development of a relationship. You can find out if the other person is compatible with you or has the right connections, experience, and knowledge in your industry. Using social media is less frightening. Some..
Text-based content is no longer enough to make even a strong personal brand stand out from the crowd. In what way do you use or are you interested in using VR and/or AR to elevate your brand in today’s crowded environment? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC has also launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. AR-Based Data Analysis Call me a Luddite but I’m still not convinced that VR is the paradigm-shifting technology people are making it out to be. AR, on the other hand, is intuitive and impressive enough to be viable in my eyes. I like the idea of presenting a piece of paper with an AR code that allows smartphone users to generate three-dimensional graphs and charts. This would definitely make a strong impression. – Bryce Welker, Crush The PM Exam 2. Product Demos in Real Sp..
Most if not all job seekers reach at some point a heightened level of frustration with their job search process. It’s easy to understand, and it might be justifiable to blame the complex and convoluted job search process. It’s difficult to improve efficiency and speed up the process. Loosely explained, efficiency is output over input and is expressed in percentages. The question before job seekers is whether they’re getting the expected results based on the amount of time and effort they’re putting into their job searches. In most cases, the answer is disappointing. So, what to do to increase efficiency? In the world of investments, the most important factor for success is to know the right asset class allocation. Translated into the domain of job search, it means knowing how to determine the amounts of time and energy to devote to various job search activities. Networking Networking with people is by far the most effective job search activity. Sixty to 80 percent of people land the..
In every office, there are types of people that make the meetings miserable. This week I combined the 3 most frequent types of personalities that ruin meetings, enjoy! Multi-Tasker: The multi-taskers bring their laptops and cell phones to the meeting and constantly keep working on their laptops and check their phones all the time. They are physically present during the meetings but not mentally there. Therefore, they don’t listen to the meeting and they never talk unless someone calls out their names and ask them for their opinions. In order to prevent their names being called, they try not to make any eye contact with other people in the room. If their laptops run out of battery, then, they switch to their phones and keep writing emails or check their social media. It is best to talk with these types of people after the meeting and ask whether they have too much work on their shoulders. Maybe, it would be better for them to skip some meetings and only attend the crucial ones. The “Bu..
Pinterest is not only a large social network but also serves as a powerful search engine that can provide valuable links to your personal brand’s website – and it works much like Google search. Would you like to attract more subscribers? It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never joined this powerful social network or if you’ve left it dormant for a time. Your brand can start today in building a great community and creating powerful boards and pins that are targeted to your niche. A successful online strategy should be visually appealing, well optimized and contain a clear brand message. There are many ways to leverage Pinterest to attract more visitors, which begins with knowing your target market. How to Leverage Pinterest For Your Brand’s Website Pinning at least once a day will greatly improve your activity along with creating specific boards that appeal to the needs of your audience. Here are some tips on how to get started: Nurture your account on a regular basis – Follow new p..