Posts Tagged: interviewing

Too Soon Old — Are You a Job Seeker Over 40

Patra Frame is ClearedJobs.Net’s HR Specialist. She is an experienced human resources executive and founder of Strategies for Human Resources. Patra is an Air Force veteran and charter member of the
 Women in Military Service for America Memorial.
 When I give career development seminars, there are often questions about age discrimination. Yes, discrimination is illegal.Read… Read more »

9 Interviewing Mistakes Security Cleared Job Seekers Should Avoid

You’ve been called in for an interview. As you know, first impressions are critical. The people you interview with will unknowingly make judgments about you within the first 30 seconds of meeting you. Those impressions may be based on how you shake hands or how you’re dressed, among other things. Bad impressions are very difficultRead… Read more »

5 Old-Fashioned Job Search Techniques

The job search landscape has changed tremendously in recent years. The electronic age has led to information overload for both the job seeker and the employer. Here are five old-fashioned, or just plain wrong, job-search techniques to avoid if you want to improve your chances of getting hired. 1. Mailing your resume to an employer.Read… Read more »

How Do You Cope with Employer Mistakes in Your Job Search

A post by Patra Frame, ClearedJobs.Net HR Specialist Lately there have been a spate of blog posts and articles on common job search mistakes. A quick search will show you lots of good lists. And yes, otherwise smart people make some silly, even stupid mistakes. But so do employers. How do you cope with employerRead… Read more »

A Job Search Primer – How to Effectively Find Your Best Options

A post by Patra Frame, ClearedJobs.Net’s HR Specialist Here we are with a basics of job search review — and it is all on video. As you know, ClearedJobs.n et has its own YouTube channel with lots of great videos from the recruiters who participate in our job fairs as well as from me. AndRead… Read more »

3 Interviewing Tips for Your Job Search

A post by ClearedJobs.Net’s HR Strategist Patra Frame When you are looking for a job, getting an interview is a great step forward. And for most people, a scary one. Interviewing is a specialized dance, one that has been re-invented since the last time you went dancing. And it is often even more difficult forRead… Read more »

Weakness, Schmeakness

When is a weakness a strength? There are many cases where a strength might be a weakness in disguise. As a classic example, if someone is in the field of accounting, their weakness might be that they sometimes pay so much attention to details that they lose sight of the big picture. This weakness, inRead… Read more »

4 Steps to Job Interview Preparation

A post by Patra Frame, ClearedJobs.Net’s HR Strategist. Recruiters and hiring managers regularly trade stories about interviewees who are totally clueless — not the impression you want to make. But a little preparation can ensure successful interviewing! Step 1. Review all the information you already have about the opportunity and the organization. * What elseRead… Read more »