In today’s global economy, relocating for a job is common. Interview travel expenses can add up quickly for companies looking to hire an out of state candidate. As an alternative, companies are conducting video interviews.
Archive for November, 2012
Do you need some help to prepare for an upcoming video interview? The following post has tips to remember to make the interview a success and possibly even land a new job.
As the new year approaches, you may begin to think about setting some goals for work. Maybe one of your resolutions is found in the following post, in addition to something you might not mind receiving from your boss this holiday season.
Have you thought about what your New Year’s resolutions will be for 2013? Perhaps you’re thinking you’ll eat healthier, exercise more, spend more time with friends and family, or find love. What about resolutions tied to your job and career?
As a job seeker, how can you demonstrate value to a potential employer? Find out in the following post.
Some people will immediately see the value you offer as an employee. Others you’ll never convince. But how do you communicate your value (the ROI the employer will receive for hiring you as opposed to another) to those who may not readily see it but are open to it? This question came to me as I was working with some prospective clients over the past week.
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“Layoff” is not a word that any employee wants to hear. If you should hear discussion of this topic at your job, the following post offers tips on how to handle it.
Nobody wants to end up on the layoff list, but unfortunately workforce reductions are all too common in this economy. Whether your company has announced layoffs or rumors are swirling of impending ones, there are ways you can reduce your chances of landing on the list or at least cushion the blow if you do get let go.
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As an employee, it is a good idea to know your company’s emergency plan, or ask if it even has one. The following post has information about planning for a potential disaster in the workplace.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many offices on the East Coast were left in shambles – destroyed by the storm’s high winds, heavy rain, and floodwaters – and a great number of employees were left wondering, “What now?”
October’s record-breaking storm forced a lot of companies to learn the importance of a disaster recovery or business continuity plan…the hard way. A disaster can happen anytime. If your office is damaged by unforeseen circumstances, and you’re forced to work from home for the next six weeks, are you ready?
With all of the talk about potentially paying more taxes, there may be a break for people in a career transition in 2012. Find out more in the following post.
When don’t you think about taxes, money and related financial issues? It seems to dominate the thought-process of just about everyone especially at this time of year. In 2013 it may be called the year of debt and taxes before we know it. Add the volatility from the economic and political cycles to your career and wham, you have a lot to think about.
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On paper, you might be the right person for the job, but for some reason you are not getting hired. Learn six things that may be holding you back in your job search in the following post.
You’re a qualified candidate, and the job market is tough. But there could still be plenty of reasons you’re getting passed over for every position you apply or interview for. A recent Glassdoor post reported that only 17 percent of hiring managers say job seekers have the skills they’re actually looking for to fill their open positions.
One way for companies to attract top talent is to offer the best candidate experience possible. Find out why this should be a priority for employers in the following post.
Unemployment is now hovering around 7.9 percent according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a statistical improvement over September’s grim numbers. It looks like we’re in for some job growth, especially in healthcare, seasonal retail and professional and business services. Maybe, for job seekers, things are finally on the mend. Good news, isn’t it? Except for one thing: employers may not be positioning themselves to attract the best talent because they aren’t focusing on the candidate experience.
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Congratulations, you have just been offered the job right now! It’s a great opportunity, but are you ready for it? Learn tips on how to handle this situation in the following post.
In this era of instant everything and employers are offering instant job offers, too. They make the offer before the interview is over.
If this happens to you: congratulations. You should be flattered, since it means you’ve really impressed the hiring manager. Still, you may want to take a breath and consider the job carefully, said David Janowsky, a partner at WinterWyman, who focuses on accounting and financial jobs. This is especially true if you have a partner to consult or another possible job in which you are a contender.
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Do you have an office holiday party coming up? If so, the following post has tips on how to approach the upcoming event.
With office holiday parties just around the corner, workers are wrestling with that age-old question: do you let loose at the holiday party, or do you treat it as an extension of a day in the office? Your workplace environment and position within the company will dictate some of that, but one thing is for sure, the holiday office party isn’t a place to gorge at the buffet, get sloppy drunk or hook up with a colleague.