Category Archives: Interviewing
This is Part 1 of two articles contributed by Alexandra Sleator, Founder of Coaching for Inspiration and Ivy Exec Mentor. These insightful articles deal with the non-verbal challenges of interviews. This first article in the series addresses 3 fundamental elements of non-verbal language you need to manage to put your best foot forward in an interview.
This is Part 2 of two articles contributed by Alexandra Sleator, Founder of Coaching for Inspiration and Ivy Exec Mentor. This pair of articles deasl with the non-verbal challenges of interviews. Hopefully they will provide you with food for thought about how to effectively engage your interviewers during interviews. The first article addressed the importance of maintaining eye contact, smiling and shaking hands confidently. This second article addresses several body language pitfalls that can derail an interview and dash your hopes for an offer.
Ever get all excited for an interview, only to be frustrated that it didn’t go as well as planned? Maybe your experience wasn’t portrayed in its best light, or your many accomplishments weren’t valued. How can you avoid this outcome, and take control of the interview?
Do you impress potential employers? No one will hire you to just give you a chance. It doesn’t matter if you are hard-working and dedicated, unless you own the skills and applied knowledge needed for the employers’ positions. A lasting impression is sustainable if there is a pattern of project completion and/or successful business accomplishments.
Employers want the job done in spite of obstacles, personality conflicts, or bad hair days. The blog, America’s Job Exchange’s article, “What Do Employers Want?” stated, “A good employee gets the job done. A great employee gets the Continue reading
This blog post was contributed by Kathryn Sollman from her 9 Lives for Women Blog…
Yet another reason to have a “Vitamin C” deficiency—employers want to hire people who are currently employed. (In “9 Lives for Women” blog parlance that’s “C” for Confidence.)
I was reminded of this form of discrimination when I read Diane Irwin’s Resumes of NJ blog post, “Do Recruiters Discriminate Against the Unemployed?”. Apparently they do, but it’s about as frustrating as saying men only want to marry women (or vice versa) if they haven’t been in the dating scene too long.
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Ivy Exec CEO and Founder, Elena Bajic, was interviewed by Aol Job’s writer, Vickie Elmer. Below are Elena’s thoughts on some of the ways to stand out from the competition to land a job.
Every time you apply for a job you have the chance to be a standout, a star, or at least a unique individual with a string of talents that may be a great match for the employer’s needs.
But many don’t see themselves that way or sell themselves that way. And they don’t find the ways they can really Continue reading
Blog partner Caroline Ceniza-Levine is a career expert, writer, speaker and co-founder of SixFigureStart® (http://www.sixfigurestart.com), a career coaching firm comprised of former Fortune 500 recruiters. Formerly in corporate HR and retained search, Caroline has recruited for leading companies in media, financial services, consulting, technology and pharma/ biotech. A regular contributor to CNBC.com Executive Careers, her career advice has also been cited by BusinessWeek, CBS Moneywatch, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes.com, NBC News.com, Newsweek, NPR, and Real Simple. Visit SixFigureStart and read the SixFigureStart Blog for more.
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