Archives for 2009

The Top 10 Mistakes Made in Job Interviews and How to Avoid Them

You did it! You impressed your future employer to the point where they called you in for a face-to-face job interview. This is your chance to go in there in person and shine. Now that you’ve been given this opportunity, it’s critical that you don’t waste it. Here are the top ten mistakes made in job interviews and how to avoid them. [Read more…]

Telephone Interview Tips: How to Get Your Foot In The Door

As job seekers broaden their horizons to include positions far from their home town, and human resources departments try to deal with the deluge of job applications brought on by the recession, telephone interviews have become much more popular. Here are some telephone interview tips that will help you get your foot in the door – and keep it there.  Although this is a guide to help you prepare for a phone interview, you’ll discover some handy job interview tips that will help you, whether you’re on the phone or not. [Read more…]

How to Use an Informational Interview to Get Hired

There’s a lot of great job interview advice that’s available when you’re looking to get hired, but for those who are looking for a new job, sometimes the best advice isn’t conventional. One example of the less common advice involves looking into less common job interview techniques and options like the informational interview. [Read more…]

The Dos and Don’ts of an Effective Job Search

Whether you have built your career working on the line in a factory or you’ve held a position of power in a Fortune 500 company, the current economy makes it likely that you could end up looking at finding a new job. The key to ending up in a position you’ll love is – quite simply – focusing on conducting an effective job search. [Read more…]

How to Ask the Right Questions in a Job Interview

Working in the human resources department of any business – particularly when it is your job to find the ideal candidate for a given position – it is essential that you are able to ask the right job interview questions. While you are going to want to focus primarily on making sure that the candidate is qualified for the position in terms of education, experience, commitment and potential to excel in the position, it is imperative that you also ask those job interview questions that will help you to determine whether or not the candidate is a great match for the company. [Read more…]

Career Change in an Economic Downturn

When a lot of the news about the economy is anything but positive, many people focus on making sure that there is stability in their lives. In an economic downturn, after all, there is ample stress about keeping the job that a person has – particularly in industries in which there are a number of cutbacks; it hardly seems like a great time to make a career change. [Read more…]

Career Resources – How to Survive a Job Loss

Given the situations that exist within the economy, more and more people are concerned that they will be facing a job loss. Despite the fact that being out of work can be a terrifying prospect – after all, so much relies on having a paycheck and even just the consistency of a schedule and routine – we all have career resources that we can rely on. The biggest challenge that many people have, however, is that they do not know how to identify the career resources that are available to them. [Read more…]

Career Tips – Is there a Bright Side to Job Loss?

With the current economic climate, more and more people are hearing the news and finding themselves concerned that they could be faced with job loss. On one hand, these individuals who are afraid of losing their jobs are looking for career tips that will help them to become invaluable in the office; on the other, however, there are some individuals who see job loss as a good thing. This latter group is often looking for career tips that will help them to change course. [Read more…]

Job Searching and Staying Marketable in a Recession

Job searching is never fun, nor is it something that is particularly comfortable for the majority of people out there. It can be frustrating, but ultimately, it can prove to be an extremely rewarding experience. There are additional challenges that exist, however, when it comes to job searching in a recession. [Read more…]

Negotiating Your Severance Package – Should You?

Given that the economy is nowhere near as strong as it could be, more and more companies are looking at layoffs as an option that will help them to stay in business. No matter how great you are at your job, there is a risk of the company eliminating your position – and if that happens, it’s likely that they will offer you a severance package. What many people don’t know is that negotiating a severance package is possible. [Read more…]

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