Sunday, July 30, 2017

 30 SECONDS THAT JUST MIGHT LAND YOU AN INTERVIEW!

Did you know that having a short and well prepared "elevator speech" could be the key to your future career?  Like most people looking for work,  you come in contact with people daily when personally dropping off your resume or going for an interview. One of these new networking opportunities could be the link to an interview or a new position.
 
Called by many names over the years, the elevator speech is a job seeker's brief (around 30 seconds) prepared personal introduction encompassing their relevant experience and employment goals.  To add to the impact, having a personal introductory business card with your name, position goal, email address and other information can speed up the process. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Are you shooting yourself in the foot during the interview?

DOES THE OLD SAYING "DON'T SHOOT YOURSELF IN THE
 FOOT" APPLY TO YOUR INTERVIEWING SKILLS?

When interviewing, too many people think they have to give detailed answers to an interviewer's questions when a very simple short answer would have done the trick.  That doesn't mean just giving a "yes" or "no" answer but does mean giving short succinct sentences that specifically apply to the interviewer's question.





Are you suffering from digital overload?



FINDING YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO DO ANYTHING THESE DAYS?

Are you up at 4:30 am and find yourself checking Facebook and Twitter to see if anyone has an update or liked your clever comment or picture. and finding no one liked them immediate turn your semi-depressed mind to your text messages and email? Then you're off to shower and after-the-shower toast and coffee while curiosity forces you on to determinedly check other websites to ensure you are up-to-date before you go into the office.

Once you arrive at your workplace, do you head into the office break room to have a Starbucks and
donut while discussing with your co-workers all of your now up-to-date info? Then, once you have  downed your coffee and second chocolate donut, do you head back to your desk to begin checking and answering your work email, monitoring the internet for any updates you may have missed earlier and then move on respond to phone messages while asking yourself while looking at the clock..."Where did the morning go?" 

You are suffering from digital overload. While a somewhat serious and contagious condition, it can be cured!  How?  Take some time to take a few steps back and breathe!