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Are you interviewing for an internal position at your organization? Check out this list to help prepare and avoid some of the most common mistakes.
Every job you’ve ever interviewed for has resulted in an offer and you are experienced in making hiring decisions, so why practice interviewing?
Staying in the same job for your entire career is not a typical scenario for most government workers, making interviewing for jobs a necessary evil. Believe it or not if you prepare correctly, you can blow away the competition and never again be caught unprepared during an interview. In last week’s post about writing aRead… Read more »
If you’re like most people, interviews may cause some anxiety. These tips will help you shake off your nerves and deliver a knock-out interview.
One of my clients walked into our job search team meeting one day and declared: “Persistence. I think it just really takes persistence to get a job today.” The comment started me thinking. What had I noticed about the traits of successful job seekers? What did they seem to have in common? Job seekers whoRead… Read more »
As we mention frequently, people make snap decisions about you based on first impressions. It’s important that you present a positive total package to a potential employer. One aspect of that is body language. Many of the judgments that interviewers make about you are subconscious – they don’t even realize they are judging you whenRead… Read more »
“It’s no secret that careers in health care are booming. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor expects the health care and social assistance industry to add 5.6 million jobs from 2010 to 2020 – more than any other field.” The U.S. Department of Labor projects 68,000 new medical and health services manager jobs toRead… Read more »
“What Color Is Your Parachute?” author Richard N. (Dick) Bolles and 26 other Job-Hunt Experts contributed over 100 tips to help job seekers leverage the year-end holidays for their job hunt in an ebook that will be FREE from Thanksgiving Day through midnight on Monday, November 26. Job hunters who are tempted to take aRead… Read more »
Patra’s advice for acing a phone screening interview — treat it as a “real” interview! The phone screen interview may be your first exposure to a recruiter who can be your internal champion in the job search process. Make a good impression and be prepared. If the recruiter calls and you’re not prepared, reschedule. ThenRead… Read more »