In an interview, your focus or lack of it is picked up very quickly by the interviewer. Many a career opportunity is lost through lapses of attention, or assuming that the interviewer understands what you are saying. This is a problem for people who are unaccustomed to interviews. Without practice and mindfulness, which means a … Continue reading The Importance Of Being Focused—Sharpening The Tools.
Define your worth to the employer. Convince employers that they should invest in you. Progressive employers view talented graduates as a valuable resource for future growth. Employers hire people who have demonstrated that they want the opportunity to grow. Many employers have said to us that without an established track record, they will tend to … Continue reading New Graduates: Create Buyer Interest In The Interviewer.
Recruiters are alert to signals that indicate to them that a candidate may not be suitable to refer. Your recruiter is constantly putting you in front of his/her client, mentally, imagining how you will present yourself, and whether you meet the criteria for hiring established by the client. These warning signs factor into a decision … Continue reading Seven Warning Signs To Recruiters That Limit Your Prospects For Referral To Their Clients
Clarity is essential. Ensure that your recruiter knows what your expectations are. Many people assume that there's salary flexibility with an employer based on their having the experience and skills required for the job. Some companies have flexibility for the ideal candidate, others don't. Some recruiters are vague about compensation levels---especially if they don't have … Continue reading Be Clear About Your Salary Expectations With Your Recruiter.
Preparation is key to a successful interview. It is a two-way discussion. At some point, usually at the invitation of the interviewer, you can ask questions to better understand the scope of the position, its requirements, the training provided and how your performance is assessed. Ask questions to learn what their expectations are and what … Continue reading What Questions Can I Ask In A First Interview?
The biggest assets you can bring to any job interview when you have little or no practical experience are your communications skills, your listening skills, your flexibility and your enthusiasm. The ability to communicate effectively, maintaining good eye-contact and asking questions concisely and in a focused manner, listening actively instead of passively, thinking ahead to … Continue reading How Do I Get Hired With Minimal Job Experience?
The word that most comes to mind to suggest to you to increase the effectiveness of your presentation is ‘projection’. If you are naturally soft-spoken, a conscious effort to speak more forcefully will be helpful. This doesn’t mean shouting at the interviewer, rather it is about putting more energy behind your words—projecting. You know what … Continue reading Project Self-Confidence Through Your Voice And Body Language.