Interview and Job Search Coaching

Online Job Search

Top 5: Tips for Online Job Hunters (an interview with the Examiner.net)

By Adrianne DeWeese – adrianne.deweese@examiner.net The Examiner Posted Feb 16, 2013 @ 12:20 AM Independence, MO — From the advent of online job-searching websites, many people have assumed they can go online, post their resume and automatically get a job. That’s not really how it works, said Karen Silins, president and owner of A+ Career …

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Company Research and Your Job Search

Company research is imperative to your job search and interview success and there are ways to capture that information for better interview preparation.  I recommend creating an email to yourself, or using a Word document, to copy and paste hyperlinks of research information you would like to recall for a phone or in-person interview.  Include a description of what information …

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Answering the “Tell Me about Yourself” Interview Question

Clients regularly ask that I coach them through various interview questions, and one of the most requested is “Tell Me about Yourself.”  I definitely understand why this question creates so much anxiety on the interviewee’s part, mainly because they have no idea what the interviewer really wants from them.  Here is how I coach my …

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Sites You Should Be Using

I am often asked by clients, seminar and workshop attendees and colleagues to recommend websites to bolster professional development, career and networking/business opportunities.  With the myriad of sites available on the Internet, culling the herd can be exhausting and time consuming.  My recommendations will come in blog posts over the upcoming months in three subject areas:  …

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The Unemployed and the Electronic Application Nightmare

Links for articles and blogs with similar topics, some of which I am citing are pasted below and I encourage you to read them, as the information is exceptionally topical. From the time I started my full time resume writing and career coaching business in 1999, scanning systems – called ATS (applicant tracking systems) have …

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Unemployment Discrimination

Too many articles are currently talking about the talent shortage, but the sad thing is many of these companies that say they have difficulty finding good candidates are discriminating against the unemployed, sometimes those with as little as one month of unemployment. I highly encourage organizations to take a hard look at their system if they …

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Top 7 Tips for Week of 12/05/11

Networking is a habit cultivated to create opportunities throughout your career, not a one-off activity exclusively for the job search. Networking with others isn’t about you, but about the other person. Ask questions about their career and job search and see contacts increase. Follow up with those networking contacts, and don’t let the “holidays” excuse …

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