| Job Search Guide - Mistakes You Don't Realize You're Making
by Robert Chen and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Attitudes and behaviors - many of which we don't even recognize - sabotage the efforts people make when looking for a job. A lack of understanding of our own subconscious creates frustration, confusion and hopelessness, as we believe we're doing everything right and still coming up short. Robert Chen is the founder of Embrace Possibility and a communication skills consultant, and he explains to Tim Muma how individuals are hur...
| Community Concepts - Mature Workers
by Lynn Friedman, Azure Mahara and Brian Warnecke - Apr, 2013
Each job seeker brings something to the table and age should not be a factor holding you back if you are the correct person for the job. Host Azure Mahara talks with Lynn Friedman and Brian Warnecke of Interfaith and go over tips for mature workers in their job search. Community Concepts invites you to explore the organizations in your community and learn about their practices regarding employment. Whether you are a veteran...
| Job Search Guide - Informational Interviews
by Kristin Johnson and Tim Muma - Apr, 2013
The best way to get insider information and expert advice (besides LJNRadio) is to get it straight from the professionals who live it every day. An informational interview could be the key to unlocking a new position or career for a job seeker. Tim Muma speaks with Kristin Johnson, an expert career coach and founder of Profession Direction, and she gives us some advice on how to effectively conduct informational interviews to ...
| I Want to Be a - Police Officer (Pt. 1)
by Brian Dorow and Tim Muma - Apr, 2013
For a variety of reasons, many individuals think about a job in law enforcement, despite the potential concerns that come with such a position. Waukesha County Technical College Associate Dean in the Department of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Brian Dorow, gives us a rundown of the steps that are necessary to become a police officer. As a former Police Sergeant, he also describes to Tim Muma the different aspects of th...
5 Standout Things To Bring To Your Next Interview
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2013
It may seem obvious. You were invited to an interview with the hiring manager or recruiter. They beckoned you because they like your resume and believe you are qualified for the job. At this point, it’s all about the dialogue, and you are a fantastic interviewer, so what else do you need but yourself and your confidence – right? Wrong. Sometimes less is not more. And, interviews offer an opportunity to strategically slide i...
7 Job Interview Questions You Should Never Ask
by Kerry Hannon - May, 2013
Interviewing for a job is unnerving. Even people who have a lot of self-confidence feel vulnerable to some degree. That's because when you're being judged, every nuance counts. While you're keenly focused on putting your best foot forward and asking smart and sometimes tough questions, it's oh-so-easy to say something that could knock you out of the running. When an awkward question slips through your lips, even the smooth...
How to Win At a Phone Interview
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2013
Companies often use phone interviews to screen candidates before meeting in person. Seize your chance to impress the interviewer so he or she can’t help but want to meet you in person. Consider the following do’s and don’ts. How to have winning phone interviews Don’t miss the details. What time is the interview? Is the interviewer calling you, or is it up to you to place the call? Does everyone have the right phone num...
Interviewing For Introverts: Tips To Make A Great Impression & Land The Job Even If You Are Shy Or Introverted
by Michelle Dumas - May, 2013
Are you a shy or introverted person who is interviewing for a new job soon? We’ve all had moments when we were so intimidated that we were rendered unsure of ourselves and unable to be assertive, almost as if we were shy. Some of us are shy, of course and for us, those moments happen frequently. Or perhaps you’re simply an introvert. You know who you are (but you’re probably too bashful to say so!). Being shy or introv...
Your Guide to Applying for a Job in 150 Characters or Less
by Jen Glantz - May, 2013
The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way—by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes out at 140 characters) and similar to a quick-and-to-the-point elevator pitch, this new request forces you to carefully select wor...
How Important Are the First 30 Seconds in a Job Interview?
by Louise Garver - May, 2013
How important are the first 30 seconds in a job interview? Have you ever thought about what a prospective employer/recruiter can find out about you in the first 30 seconds of meeting you? They can determine if you: Value the interviewer’s time It is common knowledge that most hiring managers are overworked. You might be one of them and understand that time is a very valuable asset when hiring new employees. When you (...
Tough Job Interview Questions You Should Ask
by Kerry Hannon - Apr, 2013
In English | Much of what makes a great job interview is intuitive. It's chemistry between two people. When it comes to that point in the interview when you're asked if you have any questions, you have a final chance to make a lasting impression. Obvious questions might make it seem like you aren't that interested. Simple ones make it appear you have not done your research. The key is to have the confidence to ask a few tou...
Understanding Interviewing Failure
by Ken Sundheim - Apr, 2013
There are 100's of reasons that our sales and marketing recruiters see an interview fail. But, contrary to popular belief, not all outcomes are the interviewer's faults. Below, we list 10 reasons for understanding interviewing failure: Prevention via Understanding Interviewing Failure 1. The interviewer has not done his or her research on the company - When the interviewer has not done his or her research on the compa...
5 Steps To Landing The Job: How To Follow Up After A Job Interview
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2013
The job interview is over. You rerun it in your mind, probably repeatedly. In so doing, however, you’re actually distracting yourself from taking steps that may still impact whether you get the job or not. After all, there’s no point in herding “COWS” (Coulda, oughta, woulda, shoulda). What you should do is follow up after the interview. The job interview might be over but your prospective employer’s decision-maki...
15 Ways to Describe Yourself in an Interview
by Ken Sundheim - Mar, 2013
In just about every interview, the interviewer asks the question, “How would you describe yourself?” While this is something that should be anticipated and practiced, many job seekers overlook the importance of this question and fail to take the time to formulate the right answers. Moreover, when describing ourselves, we should approach our answers in an honest, candid manner. Even though some answers are laid out below, ...
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