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Archive for February, 2011

February 25th, 2011 by Juliana Weiss-Roessler   Posted in Job Search, Networking

social networking mistakesWhen employers are looking for qualified candidates for an open position, their goal is to find out as much as they can about you before you’re hired. In the age of social networking, it’s easier than ever to find out everything about you from your religion to what you do on the weekend. In fact, according to a December 2009 study by Microsoft Corp, 79% of hiring managers and recruiters review online information about applicants before hiring, and 70% said that they’ve rejected candidates based on what they found. Don’t give your employer any excuse to put your resume in the trash can. Avoid these social networking mistakes.

1. Sharing too much about your job search

You may want to keep friends and family updated, but employers will be able to see it too. Knowing how you felt about the interview or your opinion of them (especially if it’s not flattering) can affect whether or not you get hired. Or they may simply be concerned that you’ll share too much once you are an employee. Many companies value their privacy and prefer to hire employees that do the same. And of course, if you’re currently working, your employer won’t be pleased to find out you’re looking elsewhere, and you don’t want to lose your current job before you find a new one.
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February 23rd, 2011 by Robert Moskowitz   Posted in Career Advice

Continued from Tips For Being A More Effective Leader - Part 1

Handsome business leaderYou can only go so far, cause only so much to happen, and rise only to a certain level without engaging other people and having them help you accomplish your goals. Whether you’re born with the knack or laboriously acquire the skills, the ability to lead effectively is an integral part of success. To help you become a more effective leader, here is the second of two rounds of fundamental tips:

Be Understandable To Your Team

Capricious and unpredictable leaders build fear and uncertainty among their team members, rather than trust and loyalty. To be a more effective leader, let your team members know where you’re going, how you intend to get there, and what you’re thinking as you make decisions and set priorities. Talk openly about your style of working and communicating, including your preferences and pet peeves. The more of your inner life — thoughts, feelings, priorities, and values — you can share with the people you want to lead, the more thoroughly they will understand you, and the more enthusiastically they will follow.
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February 21st, 2011 by Linda White   Posted in Interviewing

Job InterviewLanding the interview is only the first step in landing the job. If you really want to ace the interview, you must prepare as if this is a test. Because it is.

Of course, preparing for an interview will take different forms, depending on what the job is. But there are some steps to take that will serve you across many different job categories, and take you that one notch above your job hunting competition.

First, study. Yes, this is a test. We all know that we are supposed to look over the company’s website. So do that. Look at their news releases, making sure that you know what their latest, greatest thing is. Better if you can have some idea about how you can contribute to that, if the job position is in any way related. But also make sure you look at their mission, their staff listing, and certainly their product or services area. Also check to see if there are customer testimonials.
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February 18th, 2011 by Juliana Weiss-Roessler   Posted in Career Advice, Job Search

istock_000009226154xsmallWith the tough competition in the current economic climate, differentiating yourself from the crowd isn’t easy. You need to be a pretty close match to their requirements to even get an interview. To increase your odds of getting called in, consider developing new skills in order to broaden the number of jobs that you are qualified for. Here are a few general skills that can benefit you across industries.

Communication Skills

No matter where you are in your career, developing good communication skills is vital. Not only is it required during the work day, as you communicate with co-workers, clients, and managers, but being able to effectively get your point across can help you in the interview as well. Search out a short-term course on communication skills or writing at a local community college. Upon completion, you can put it on your resume as a way to show employers that you have developed the skill, and you can also put what you learned to work on the interview.
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February 16th, 2011 by Robert Moskowitz   Posted in Career Advice

leader at workYou can only go so far, cause only so much to happen, and rise only to a certain level without engaging other people and having them help you accomplish your goals. Whether you’re born with the knack or laboriously acquire the skills, the ability to lead effectively is an integral part of success. To help you become a more effective leader, here is the first of two rounds of fundamental tips:

Be The Kind of Person You’d Like To Be Leading

You can talk until you’re blue in the face, and the people you’re trying to lead will barely register what you say. But set an example with your own behavior, and most people will instinctively recognize, understand, and follow in your footsteps. In practice, this aspect of leadership boils down to putting your shoulder to the very same wheel you’re asking your team members to push forward, to work as many hours and make the same sacrifices you’re asking for from them. Whether you’re personally and obviously willing to do the work, or not, those you’re hoping to lead will very likely follow your example.
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