Friday, August 23, 2019

Interview Tips (In person and via Phone / SKYPE)

Interview Tips (In person and via Phone / SKYPE)
·         Researching the company holding the interview.
·         Preparing answers to possible interview questions.
·         Mentally preparing yourself for a positive attitude.
·         Finding a quiet area where your phone has good reception and sound quality.
·         Keeping a pencil and paper on hand to take any relevant notes.
·         Mapping out important points beforehand, in writing, it mention during the interview.
·         Keeping your resume in front of you to discuss specific details.
·         See if you can access a laptop or computer to email relevant documents.

Monday, August 19, 2019


Always remember, recruiters work for someone else and are normally paid by that entity.  Therefore, since they will only contact you when they have a position within their sphere of influence, do not rely on recruiters.  3% - 5% of your time tops should be allocated to this channel.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Job Relocation

Job Relocation
If your new / current employer is asking you to relocate, you need protection if the relocation runs afoul (company closes / layoff).  Be certain to negotiate a severance package the includes a hefty payout if you are dismissed without cause (i.e., laid off).  Relocating poses risks, but a new hire / transferee is exposed to a number of other risks through no fault of his/ her own (company misunderstands the market, company is old).  You must have protection via negotiating for severance (and relocation back to where you were or any other location).

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Like it or not, most of us have a “number” that we must meet in order to stay within performance guidelines. Metrics are a primary method that managers use to evaluate employees.

Therefore, if you know what your personal KPIs are and that you have consistently surpassed your organization’s expectations, you should include this data on your resume.

Showcases your successes is what hiring managers need to see in order to justify passing you through the initial screening process to the interview phase.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

LinkedIn Tip #7

When preparing for your interview, research not only the company but also utilize LinkedIn to learnn about the hiring manager and his / her history.  You may even find that you have a contact or two in common and that you can get some 411 about he/ his before the meeting. 

After all, they probably did the same about you using LI before they called you...

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Friday, August 9, 2019

LinkedIn Tip #6

Be an influencer.

Find ways to use your intellect and LinkedIn to create value for your connections.  Post valuable content that would be of interest to your colleagues - show them that you care about their development while showcasing your job, industry and market knowledge.

#linkedin #jobsearch #followme #networking #linkedinprofilewriting

Monday, August 5, 2019

LinkedIn Tip #5

LinkedIn Tip #5 - Turn off your notifications. Be certain to turn off your notifications that let's your connections know that you made a change on your LI Profile. If you change jobs, post the change on your timeline and send an email to your connections with notification. Too many notifications are viewed as a negative.

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