You're selling a product and the product is you. So much of what I teach involves advanced sales techniques, as they apply to job hunting. That's because job seekers are too "me" focused when the buyer (the hiring company) wants to know what's in it for them. When the buyer is about "me" and the job seeker is about "me," the interview won't be successful. They're neglecting to take into consideration the other side of the equation.
I recently interviewed one of our writers, career coach Judi Perkins, owner of FindThePerfectJob.com. Judi shared her experiences in recruiting, how she became a career coach, what she loves about her job and some advice for job seekers.
It's springtime in New England, and for many of us in the HR world, that means it's convention season. As part of my role with JobsInTheUS.com, I am tasked with attending the many wonderful events that occur in our markets: The Maine HR Convention, the Granite State HR Conference, Tri-State SHRM (Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut) and the SHRM Vermont State Conference (to be held later this year).
Fact: About 30 percent of our Premier Employer Subscribers check the Resume Database first before posting a job.
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By Melissa Suey, Career and Leadership Coach, RedSkyLeadership.com
A reader asks, "I know someone who was out of work and is now making a career out of being a contractor. He seems to like it more than when he was an employee. I'd like to try it. Do I stop my job search? What do I need to consider?"
My response: I love this topic because I believe if more of us thought of ourselves as self-employed contractors, whether we're employed full-time with an organization or not, we would be more in control of our careers. Let me explain.
In addition to drug testing and often fingerprinting, companies sometimes require credit checks. And with the extreme number of people applying for jobs, companies have implemented these checks to indicate a candidate's character.
I recently interviewed one of our writers, Diane Dunton, owner of Potential Released, a human resource and management consulting firm. Diane shared her experiences in business, what she loves about her job and some predictions and advice for job seekers.
We've all heard the old adage: You only have one chance to make a good first impression. This is especially true when you are going on the all-important first interview. Here are some timeless tips to keep in mind.
The New Year has come and gone and you are still searching for a position. To you, it appears that everyone else is busy, past the holidays and on with their work. Meanwhile, you remain searching for the next right position that offers: joy, fun, fulfillment and a sense of a future. As you begin to put your plan together, who might you reach out to for help?