job searching

MAKING THE RIGHT IMPRESSION IN DIGITAL AND WEBCAM INTERVIEWS

MAKING THE RIGHT IMPRESSION IN DIGITAL AND WEBCAM INTERVIEWS

  There are numerous companies currently offering the ability to interview digitally or via online web cam, including HireVue, TruHire and Skype.  Especially for long distance job opportunities, these technologies have saved companies and jobseekers a great deal of time and money.  Don’t be surprised though if a local company you have applied to wants …

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Maintain Your Online Presence

  Having an online presence has become more important than ever in a person’s job search and overall career management.  According to the CareerBuilder annual social media recruitment survey performed by Harris Poll:  “Avoiding a professional online presence may be hurting your chances of finding a new job. More than one third of employers (35 percent) say …

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Respect the Jobseeker’s Valuable Time

Whether my clients are discussing their frustrations with the current job search environment, or seminar, workshop and career fair attendees are venting, some complaints remain constant, and one of those complaints is “why are companies wasting my time?”  I know organizations are busier than ever, and employee and management hours have increased, but if you …

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Social Media, the Golden Rule, Your Job Search (and Career)

Daily I will admit shock at the posts I see on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social media.  This doesn’t even include blogs, articles (posted remarks after those blogs and articles), and comment sites (like “who called me” for 1-800 #’s).  Somehow the Internet has become a cacophony of voices wanting to list each and …

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Job Interview

Is the Resume Dead?

This was my recent answer on a Goggle+ thread as to whether the resume is dead: No, because the resume ultimately helps you to develop the information/data/verbiage to communicate your personal brand – essentially it is a marketing document and tool, no longer just static and non-interactive because of its multiple uses. From utilizing content …

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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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Job Interview

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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