Two Ways to Convince Employers to Hire You
by Kevin Donlin - Dec, 2009
I got a considerable amount of feedback on one of my articles recently, which exhorted job seekers to ask the following question every time they learn of someone who got hired: How can I adapt what they did to my situation? The example I used was this: If a sales rep got hired after bringing sales leads to a job interview, what could you bring to an interview to convince employers to hire you? One reader, Mitch in Minnea...
Staying in the Game During the Holidays
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Dec, 2009
This is the time of year of when many job seekers make the mistake of dropping out of the job search. Time and again I hear, “Nobody gets hired during the holidays. I’m going to close up shop until after the new year.” The fact is, because so many people buy into this myth, your competition is greatly reduced, significantly increasing your chances of success. Here are three very good reasons for staying in the game durin...
Ten Ways to Make Sure You WON’T Get the Job
by J.T. O'Donnell - Dec, 2009
The following are 10 true stories. These have all happened to me or my colleagues over the years as hiring managers. I know the job search process can be hard to maneuver. Add to that the fact there’s a whole set of ‘new rules’ you need to follow to get employers to even want to hire you and a job seeker can feel pretty overwhelmed. But that being said...Some things are just common sense. For example, I wouldn’t suggest...
Job Seekers - Do You Have Questions? We Have Answers
by Randy Wooden - Dec, 2009
Job Seekers - Do you have questions for us? Below is a list of frequently asked questions and our answers. What are the differences between The Wooden Group and an executive search firm, recruiter or personnel agency? Unlike search firms, recruiters and personnel agencies who essentially find people to match positions, The Wooden Group works one-to-one with our clients to optimize their ability to find and secure high...
The Next One
by Nan S. Russell - Dec, 2009
As a frequent conference speaker, I take advantage of other presentations when my schedule allows. So I was delighted, with three hours to spare before heading to the airport, to hear best selling author of "Built to Last," Jim Collins, address a group. It was the story he told about interviewing management guru, Peter Drucker, that I've thought of several times since. It stayed with me partially because I'm a Drucker fan, ...
Resume Writing: Ready, Set, Go!
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Dec, 2009
There is major trouble ensuing in the job market! The problem? No, it is not the lack of jobs, the competition, or the unpredictability of the jobs you can find! Oh no, the issue I'd like to bring to your attention is the haste in which job seekers are approaching the writing of their resume. In turn, sabotaging their job search and creating conflict in their career plans! Whatever you think resume writing is...it is not a ...
How To Answer Teamwork Interview Questions
by Scot Herrick - Dec, 2009
Every person hired works on a team so teamwork interview questions are logical and expected. Candidates often answer teamwork interview questions with "willing to work long hours" or "willing to help a person on my team" answers -- and fail. Instead of answering with what you are willing to do for the team, answer with how you make the team better. You deliver quality work so your team can count on you What's the wors...
17 Questions - Are Employees Depressed?
by Rebecca Ryan - Dec, 2009
“He who runs behind truck is exhausted, he who runs in front of truck is tired.” - Anonymous The Great Recession has two victims: employees who have been laid-off and are chasing the truck (a job), and employees who still have their jobs and are pumpin’ their legs like crazy, trying to stay ahead of it. According to Dave Ulrich, HR guru and author of the classic text, Human Resource Champions, depression sets in when a...
Extra Effort Required To Attract and Retain 25-34 Year Olds: A Tale of Ten Cities
by Rebecca Ryan - Dec, 2009
A study published for the International Regions Benchmarking Consortium has once again underscored the urgency for cities to develop a solid talent strategy. The study confirms a great deal of existing research - the people most likely to migrate are young, single, and college-educated. 25-34 year olds have graduated and have a good idea where their career is going, but haven’t yet formed deep roots in a community. This is ...
Polish Your Brand During the Holidays
by Kris Parfitt - Dec, 2009
There are many questions being asked this time of year about what is expected and/or appropriate actions towards professional peers and colleagues during the holidays. Do you give your boss a gift? Is it OK to bring baked goods to the office? Can I bring a date to the office party? How professional should I dress for the company’s holiday party? All these and the many more questions of professional etiquette during the holiday...
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