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One Major Social Job Search Don’t

by kufarms on September 3, 2013 · 0 comments

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Social media is an excellent way to connect with companies and conduct research about the environment, culture and employee base. It is another way that you are able to become educated and make a very informed decision.

But, there is a drawback as well. A serious drawback that is often overlooked in our current condition to overshare information.

Don’t … share online that you are interviewing!

If you are currently working, don’t post anything online that let’s others know you are interviewing (unless your employer already knows). What happens when your employer or colleagues see this? Could put you into a very difficult position.

Too many times we want to share. It’s the old adage… be smart!

 

 

 

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Your Role As A Detective In An Interview

by kufarms on August 14, 2013 · 0 comments

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What is the right length of an interview? I feel like one visit may not be enough to make a life changing decision. One interview (or one day) might unlock the fact that you have the skills necessary for the position but it may not necessarily if the company is a right fit for you. It takes a little more getting to know each other and determine if the culture, the management style, the team, and more considerations, are in line with what you are seeking.

Let’s be honest, both interviewers and interviewees put on the interview persona and want to sell themselves during an interview. Regardless as to whether this is the “greatest company in the world to work for” or “I will the best employee you’ve ever hired”, there must be that mutual fit to work towards a successful hire.

To try to attempt to unlock cultural fit, both the interviewer and interviewee must play the part of a detective. You have to ask open-ended questions and gauge responses. It is all about the ever discussed behavioral interview questions.

To help you unlock some of these secrets, check out these helpful articles as well:

 

Good luck!

 

 

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Managing Great Expectations

June 13, 2013

I’m working with a manager at present to fill one of the positions on her team. It has been an extremely pleasant experience as she makes decisive decisions on candidates, yes or no to move forward in the interview process. This had me reflect upon past managers who had trouble weighing one candidate out over […]

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Talent Communities for the Emerging Mobile Careers

May 8, 2013

  It seems that the goal of many recruiters and companies is to have your careers mobile presence include a “talent community“ component. Talent Communities are an interesting topic and one that I believe has the ever popular answer: it depends. As with any type of strategy you devise and implement, you need to do it […]

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The “Hansel and Gretel” Mobile Job Application

February 26, 2013

The idea around “mobile apply” for recruiters is an ongoing hot topic and I think the next big step recruiters would like to see their company become fully invested. It’s like the Holy Grail of the new application process, allow job candidates the ability to apply from anywhere! That is the ideal scenario. There are companies […]

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Really, No Questions?

January 28, 2013

When I am conducting an interview, regardless whether it is via phone or video or face-to-face, I expect questions. Actually, I expect a long list of questions. Questions are a focal point for me. Not only do I care about your experience, both quantitative and qualitative, but I also want to see that you have […]

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Taking Tangents During An Interview

October 2, 2012

Interviews are typically fact-finding and behavioral based processes. Both parties, employer and applicant, want to learn three key points about each other. Employers want to understand experience and skill sets and personality of applicants. Applicants want to learn more about the position, the team and the culture. Are there more than three points, absolutely, but […]

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The Indiana Jones of Interviewing

March 13, 2012

Indiana Jones is that cool, calm, collected, and intelligent hero so many of us enjoy. He loves his work which is obvious through his multiple adventures and travels. Why do I say he loves his job? Because anything he finds deserves to be in a museum for the people, not for his own personal gain. […]

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Is It Time to Give Up the Job Search?

March 6, 2012

For those individuals who have found the job hunt less than enthralling these last few months or years, the question undoubtedly turns to is it time to give up? As someone who was out of full-time work for a good year and a half not too far back, I can speak first-hand about the ups […]

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What You Learn in College Can Assist in the Job Hunt

February 17, 2012

Even though the calendar says mid-February, the days of spring graduations are not that far in the offing. For those soon to graduate and complete their education for the time being, they will enter a job market that still brings with it a lot of question marks. While the economy has been adding jobs in […]

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