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7 Tips to be a Pro in Your Next Job Interview

 
Be an Interview Pro

You may feel confident that you can succeed in any job interview with little or no effort. However, you don't want to be over confident. If it’s been a while since you've had a job interview, it’s always a great idea to brush up on your job interview strategies and ensure that you are prepared to make every interview your best.  Here are the Seven Top Job Interview Techniques:    

5 Tips to Enhance Marketability for Mature Career Seekers

 
Overcoming Age Discrimination in a Job Search

Workplace marketability is age-neutral. Prove your value and benefit and you’ll be hired.  The key for the mature worker conducting a job search is authenticating relevancy, fit and adaptability.  Here are five tips to enhance your marketability if you are a baby boomer seeking a career change, role transition or are switching industries.

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7 Old-School Job Search Strategies to Avoid

 
Old School Strategies should be avoided in a Job / Career Search

As you're mapping out your job search strategies, there are a few really "old school" methods you should discard. This should help you avoid wasting a lot of time & energy, so that you focus on what DOES work. Good Luck!

Four Ways to Embellish Your Resume – Without Lying

 
Be Honest with your Resume

Even with Social Media, On-Line Bios and Portfolios, the tried and true Resume is still a vital tool in maximizing your job search success.  So, even if you have the ideal skills and experience, you may not have the opportunity to share that information if your resume presents you as an inferior commodity.  But, beware of the temptation to “add” accomplishments or information because you think it will get your resume more attention…doing so could come back to haunt you.

Job Search Success (Part 3 of 3) - Exposure and Developing Needs

 
Network and Find Opportunities in your Job Search

If you want to get “inside” an organization to directly engage with a plausible Decision Maker, remember that it’s much easier if the person on the other side opens the door for you.

Job Search Success (Part 2 of 3) - 7 Tips for Targeted Marketing

 
Targeted Marketing for Job Search Success

One of the traditional job seeking methods is for the job seeker to identify what he/she wants most out of their next employ.  Unfortunately, whenever your career marketing campaign is driven by your needs rather than the employer’s, you lose control of steering your job search in the right direction.

Job Search Success (Part 1 of 3) - A Career Search is Problem Solving

 
A Job Search means Problem Solving

Want to gain the upper hand in your career search? Try using these marketing techniques of Positioning, Marketing and Exposure.  In Part One we’ll look at how Positioning simplifies and expedites your employment hunt by reinforcing employer buy-in through justification of your value.

A Personal Marketing Plan – A Map for Job Search Success

 
A Personal Marketing Plan is your MAP to success

Today, the job market is quite competitive. It is no longer enough to have a degree, offer a stellar resume and give a great interview in order to land a job. Instead, you must employ specific job search techniques that allow you to be seen as a problem solver to a company's needs. Try these personal marketing plan ideas to help you land the opportunity.  

Focus On Yourself and Not Your Competition in Your Career Search

 
Focus on Yourself during Interview

With today's job market being the way it is, job seekers can use every bit of extra help they can get. One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is worrying too much about how they appear compared to the competition.  Although it's understandable to be concerned about how you compare to others, in the end it's completely useless to worry and will only serve to stress you out or make you nervous in interviews.

5 Ways a Web Portfolio enhances your Career Search Success

 
A Web Portfolio will enhance your Career Search success

One of the best ways to differentiate oneself from other job applicants is through the use of a digitized portfolio.  Upgrading your presentation to include a Web portfolio can shorten a hiring cycle, garner faster employer interest, and gain a strategic lead over other candidates.

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