This video will explain why you are having so much trouble generating interviews by “click submitting” on online help wanted ads.
Stand out from your competition through proper follow-up.
In marketing, often it is not the initial sales presentation but the follow-up call that secures the sale. Likewise, you must always follow-up with potential employers to get a head of your competition to win the job offer. Use these follow-up and telephone techniques to separate yourself from the competition and increase your odds!
An interview is a two way street … it is just as important to ask the right questions to the interviewer as it is to correctly answer the interviewer’s questions.
The following are questions you should ask during the interview:
1 Why is the job open?
2. Who held the position before and what happened?
3. What capabilities would the ideal candidate for this position possess? (Be sure to describe your strengths in the capabilities they seek during the course of the interview)
4. What are the current problems and future anticipated ones?
5. What are the company’s long term objectives?
6. What are the biggest negatives about this position?
7. What are the main problem areas that need attention?
8. Where would I fit in the organizational structure/chart of the company?
9. What are the capabilities of the team I will be working with?
And towards the end of the interview…
10. What are the next steps in the hiring process for this position?
There is a “trap” that almost every job seekers falls into … don’t let this happen to you! Watch this video to avoid the trap.
No matter what condition the economy is in, there are certain times of the year when hiring increases and times when hiring decreases. In fact, there are 2 “spikes” and 2 “dips” during the year … and the spikes always follow the dips. This short video will show you when the job market is up and when it is down so you can better strategize your job search efforts.
Remember the old saying, “Timing is everything!”
Most people dread telephone interviews, but this video will show you how to master the telephone interview. In fact, you will learn why the telephone interview is actually the “easiest” interview to create a great first impression and get ahead of your competition.
Most people dread the question, “So, what salary are you looking for?”
The principles of negotiating hold true in any negotiating environment … whether you are negotiating for a car, a home, or your job. And when you learn the right way to negotiate, you will do well. This video will show you how to “play the game” and maximize your negotiating power to achieve the highest compensation package.
10. Get directions to employer & determine driving time plus extra 15 minutes (so that you are not late)
9. Dress at same level or one notch higher than employer’s dress code
8. Take additional resumes & contact info of five references
7. Research company, position and salary
6. Take interview portfolio (recommendation letters, samples of your work, etc.)
5. Ask for business cards of all you meet
4. Be concise … don’t ramble in your responses
3. Review 50 interviewing questions & elevator pitch (found in the Interviewing section of this website)
2. Go to interview as a problem solver … not a job applicant
1. Remember, they are interested in YOU!
Every year, Fortune Magazine compiles a list of the 100 best companies to work for based on employee satisfaction, pay & benefits, workplace environment & perks, and job growth. Here is the list as reported by Fortune Magazine in cooperation with CNNMoney.com
2 Boston Consulting Group
3 Wegmans Food Markets
7 Camden Property Trust
8 Nugget Market
9 Recreational Equipment (REI)
10 DreamWorks Animation SKG
11 Edward Jones
13 Alston & Bird
14 Robert W. Baird
15 Mercedes-Benz USA
16 JM Family Enterprises
18 Stew Leonard’s
19 The Methodist Hospital System
21 Container Store
22 DPR Construction
23 Goldman Sach
24 Whole Foods Market
25 Umpqua Bank
26 Plante & Moran
27 CHG Healthcare Services
28 Bingham McCutchen
29 Quicken Loans
30 NuStar Energy
31 W. L. Gore & Associates
32 Chesapeake Energy
36 Southern Ohio Medical Center
37 Scripps Health
38 PCL Construction
39 American Fidelity Assurance
40 Balfour Beatty Construction
41 Devon Energy
42 Baptist Health South Florida
43 Shared Technologies
46 Johnson Financial Group
47 Novo Nordisk
48 Build-A-Bear Workshop
49 American Express
50 Baker Donelson
53 Four Seasons Hotels
54 Atlantic Health
55 Perkins Coie
56 Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
58 General Mills
60 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
61 Mayo Clinic
64 FactSet Research Systems
65 Adobe Systems
66 EOG Resources
67 Publix Super Markets
70 S.C. Johnson & Son
71 Marriott International
75 Arkansas Children’s Hospital
77 Ernst & Young
79 National Instruments
80 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
82 Teach For America
83 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
84 Bright Horizons Family Solutions
85 Booz Allen Hamilton
87 Men’s Wearhouse
88 Meridian Health
89 Brocade Communications Systems
90 CH2M Hill
91 The Everett Clinic
92 Rackspace Hosting
93 J. M. Smucker
97 Darden Restaurants
100 W. W. Grainger
I was so honored to be a guest of the David Chadwick Radio Show on WBT 1110AM/99.3FM. David had myself and Kelly Breen Boyce, PsyD offer guidence to his audience of 30,000 concerning the negative impact of our economy and our current job market.
Dr. Boyce provided expert psychological advice dealing with the impact of job loss and anxiety of the current economic state. And I provided practical job search expertise to help the audience find and secure a new position in this struggling economy.
It is awesome the positive impact we can have when we come together to lend each other a helping hand.