Archive for the tag 'interviewing'

Sep 21 2009

Membership Has Its Privileges

Throughout the country, state-provided resources for job seekers are drying up.  Staff shortages, mandatory layoffs and furlough days that close facilities all impact the employment offices’ ability to provide comprehensive one-on-one services.  It wasn’t that long ago that if you were out of work, you could have gone to your local unemployment office, talked to [...]

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Jul 27 2009

You’re Welcome!

One of the questions I frequently get asked is:  Do I really need to send a Thank You note after an interview?
The Thank You letter has almost disappeared as a message of appreciation in today’s fast paced age of computers, email, and online social networking.  But communicating your gratitude is no less important today than [...]

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Apr 20 2009

Questions YOU Should Ask!

A client recently called to say she had just returned from an interview with a company where she really wanted to work, and that she felt her interview went very well.  I asked why she felt so confident that she had a good interview, and she said, “I had no trouble answering all their questions, [...]

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Nov 16 2008

Nice n Soft – Conveying Your Soft Skills

There’s no question that one’s skills, experience and qualifications should be the primary consideration by an employer when selecting a candidate for hiring.  But one of the most important skill sets any applicant can bring to a job is far less recognizable from interviewing alone.  The qualities one brings for being able to deal with [...]

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Jul 28 2008

You Can’t Take It With You!

Well, you can, but it’ll cost you!  Possibly big time!
That cell phone in your pocket or purse, excellent tool that it is, can cost you a job!  Especially if it goes off at an inopportune time like an interview, or even while waiting for that all-important meeting.  Do I really need to remind you that [...]

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