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Below is a video that will give you tips on how to answer one of the most difficult questions in an interview, "Why should we hire you?"
10 Steps to a Successful Career Change
Step Nine: Try developing new skills in your present position which could pave the way for a change. Choose something that is valued in your new field, ie mentoring... Offer to help with this. And if your organization offers employee training, take advantage of this and register for the class.
Step Ten: Try alternative roles if you are in a current position and you don't want to continue doing what you are doing, ie, a programmer, see if something in the technical department has something that interests you.
January 1st is the start of a new life, "a do over" or "the start of a new beginning." It is the month of motivation. Gym memberships peak after everyone enjoyed their holiday parties and glasses of champagne, but losing weight is not the only thing that we should get motivated about.As you are cradling baby new year, try to think about what can really make this year great for you! How about a change in your career? Maybe even a change of scenery. These are all things that Lynne Francey & Associates, LLC, can help you with.
Get motivated!! Spruce up that resume, while trying not to use those buzz words, such as creative and innovative. Put some spice into it! Entertain the employers you want to work with and let us help you get recognized!
So this Sunday as January 1st, 2012 arrives, just give it a thought. Job search to see if anything interests you. Review your resume and count how many buzz words you have. Then call us to help you with the rest of the process. We are here to make your New Year resolution come true!
With the New Year approaching and the holidays almost past us, take some time and think about your career. Are you happy? Is this where you saw yourself ten years ago? If the answers to these questions are no, well you're in luck!
To much of your surprise, the holidays are the best time to start searching for a new job. You may think to yourself, "how can this be?", but what you don't think about is that this is when the offices are very slow and quiet. The employers have more opportunity to review resumes and hold interviews. Many give up the search during the holiday season, but now you can have the upper hand. Send us your resume today and we will help you with the process!
According to CareerBuilder’s Small Business 2011 Mid-Year Job Forecast, the number of small businesses planning to hire full-time, permanent employees from July through December rose six percentage points over last year, with larger companies hiring at a more accelerated pace. With the U.S. jobless rate flat at 9.1% in September, it would seem that finding qualified employees would be a simple task. However, with relatively 14 million Americans still out of work, it may be hard for companies to compete for top talent.
When hiring on a new employee, qualifications are not the only thing you should be looking for. Confidence, personality, communication skills and enthusiasm all should be considered when it comes to the selection process. It is important to have a well developed plan in place when interviewing and qualifying candidates. Before interviewing, make sure you define the qualities, skills and talents you are looking for your new employee to possess. Then develop a series of interview questions that will allow the candidate to demonstrate that they have the desired qualities and skills your company is looking for.
Here are some sample interview questions that will give you insight to certain qualities about a candidate:
Leadership: Give an example of a time you played a leadership role in an event, department, or project and describe how you led the efforts.
Interpersonal Strength: Describe a conflict you were involved in at work and how you resolved that conflict.
Motivation: Describe the work environment in which you are the most happy and productive.
Cultural Fit: How would your coworkers describe your work style and contributions in your previous job?
During the interview, make sure you explain the job description to the applicant so they fully understand what the job entails and explain exactly what they will be responsible for on a daily basis. Also, make sure you ask the candidate any questions you may have regarding their resume and look for any red flags. It is important to understand that candidates may stretch the truth on their resumes in hope that the employer is too busy to check all the facts. The Wall Street Journal recently released statistics showing that at least 34% of all job applications contain lies or misrepresentations about education, experience, skills, etc. That is why it is extremely important during the interview process to ask the right questions and take the time to check applicant’s credentials and references once the initial interview is conducted. It is also important to offer candidates the opportunity to ask their own questions. Often, questions asked by candidates can give you a good insight into their strengths and weaknesses.
Successful interviewing skills are essential when determining the qualifications of a potential employee. It is important for hiring managers to understand what to say and ask during the interview process in order to match the right candidate to the position in which you are trying to fill.