Tag: interview

20
Oct

Question Proposed on LinkedIn: What Are the Best and Worst Words for Resume Success? Others’ Responses: – Worst words: According to the Wall Street Journal quoting a 2013 survey conducted by Harris Poll, the top words and phrases you should never use on your résumé include go-getter, think outside of the box, go-to person, thought leadership and results-driven. Hiring managers consider these words and phrases to be subjective and cliché. – Best words: Instead, you

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13
Oct

Question Proposed on LinkedIn: Is a Second Interview That Went Really Short a Bad Thing? Others’ Responses: – I had my first interview with a company for which I’d really like to work. It went rather well. By the end of it, they were already talking about setting up the second interview. I have a contact who works in management in the company, and he also told me the word was that it went pretty

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7
Oct

Question Proposed on LinkedIn: Does the Resume Get Me the Job? Others’ Responses: – A comment I hear frequently from clients is: “I need a resume that will get me a job”. I typically explain that I can’t be of assistance with that. I’m not turning away clients, I’m simply stating a fact. – In my corporate career, I reviewed hundreds and hundred of resumes. I never made a hiring decision based on that piece

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29
Sep

Question Proposed on LinkedIn: This is Why You’re Not Interviewing (and How to Get Them). Others’ Responses: – Top Reasons Recruiters Screen Out Résumés: Grammar mistakes, Typos, Gaps in employment history, Inconsistent formatting, Missing metrics – Top Attention-Getters on Résumés: Most recent title, Most recent company, Employment dates, Candidate’s location, Previous companies – Reasons Recruiters More Highly Consider Résumés: Referred by someone they know, Recognizable company names, Great cover letter. Networking always wins. – You

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26
Sep

Why Use an Outplacement Vendor for Your Transition? 1. More likely to maintain or increase productivity, and more likely to increase profitability. 2. Additionally, the services help companies avoid potential litigation problems, reduce costs, maintain relationships between the employee and company, reduce stress on the terminating manager, and create a positive impression on remaining employees. 3. Outplacement could improve the organization’s reputation. Employees who remain at the company view a company more positively during a

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