Unpredictable things before an Interview that can ruin your Career Opportunity

I can personally attest to being late to interviews in my very distant past purely due to me getting lost trying to find the location of the interview. It happened once, but lost out on that opportunity. I will not say it due to being late, but I’m sure being late didn’t help my chances either.

I did not ever want to leave that to chance, so I make recommend leaving your home two hours early if the location is only 30 mins away and other ways to avoid being late for a #job inteview. I want to empower all of you to be fully prepared for your #career opportunity, without major anxiety. To make sure you are fully prepared to take advantage of your career opportunity in your next interview, check out my audio series here.

If you have general career oriented questions, connect with me here.

New to the job market? Do these 5 things…Part 5 of 5

We are finally at part 5 of the 5-part series, New to the job market. If you have not seen the first 4 parts of the series, check them out at the links below:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

If you still do not have your #resumes or #coverletters completed, please check out the resource here.

Ok, let’s jump right into the final part of this series. You’ve worked on your resume(s), cover letters and letters of recommendations. Placed your resume(s) on job boards & specific social media profiles and regular networking should start yielding you some job interviews by now.

If you’re getting nervous about the upcoming #interviews and don’t know what your first steps are… check out this audio series that can help you prepare for it.

Have any additional questions or want to connect? Contact me here.

When employers get rude or short during the interview process

We have all experienced rude or people that are short with us, but you never expect it in a professional environment… It happens. Understand, they are human as well.

When you are going through the job search and interviewing process, it’s important to do a verbal “check-in” if you encounter rudeness during the process. It always helps to remain #professional.

If you’re wanting to be ultra prepared for your next #jobinterview…go ahead and check out my resource here.

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How to prepare for two types of Job Interviews

Ahh….the job interview… How many of us lost our nerve trying to figure out the strange nuances of job interview success. I know I did when I was younger! Before I gained insight and experience in the human resources field, I didn’t even think to ask about the type of interview, much less know what to do in them. I’m glad you get to benefit from my human resources experience. There are several types of job interviews conducted in today’s technologically savvy environment, such as direct panel interviews, telephonic panel interviews, video-based panel interviews, one-on-one direct interviews, instant messenger-type interviews and conference call interviews. The two types of interviews discussed in the video will be direct panel interviews and video-based interviews.

1. If you are not familiar with any of these interviews, let me take the time to expound them. The Direct Panel Interview usually take place at the corporate location where most, if not all the members of the panel will be working. The panel will be comprised of members of the organization working with you or your department directly or indirectly at various levels. You should expect all the members of the panel to ask you key questions regarding the job and your duties, along with your current and previous career experience. If you want to get even more prepared for this process, check out my self-directed resource here that can help you walk that interview and OWN IT…like a BOSS!

2. The Video-Based Interview can also be a panel interview or just one-on-one with an interviewer, it depends on the company. In either case, you will most likely have a link sent to you via email to attend the interview where you may get to see the interview through the computer or tablet and they have the ability to see you as well. Keep in mind, just because the interview is remote, please do not take it lightly. Please dress professionally, just as you would for a direct, in-person interviews. It is extremely important you establish yourself as a professional, even through video.

If you need additional coaching support with your upcoming interview, schedule an interview coaching session by going here.

Have general questions? Contact me here where you can leave me a voicemail message or email and I will return your voicemail or email within 24 hours.

Two Interview questions you need to ask, if you want the job…

Every #jobinterview is different but you must prepare thoroughly for each one. Both you and the interviewer should be asking questions to decipher if you are a fit for their organization or is their organization a professional fit for you. The only way for you to know this is by asking key questions in the interview.

I talk about 2 of at least 15 questions specified in my self-directed #interview prep resource, which you can find here.

Looking for an additional, in-depth interview resource where you get the opportunity to work with me one-on-one? You can find my resource here.

Have general career-oriented questions? Contact me here.

What employers want to REALLY know in an interview

I must to be real with you. Employers are NOT interviewing you, the candidate for fun and games. They are looking for candidates to become part of their professional team & address pain points their company now is experiencing. They want to know that you have #skills, #knowledge and #workethic to solve their company problems. Keep this objective in mind when you go into your next #jobinterview.

To get some self-directed assistance to thoroughly prepare for your next job interview…check out this resource here

For more in-depth interview coaching specifically tailored to your industry by working directly with me…go check out this resource here:

For general information and questions about #jobsearch #resumes #careers #coverletters, reach out to me here.

How to Present Yourself in a Job Interview

 
Your communication skills are extremely important in the interview which plays a huge role in how you present yourself. In this video, I talk about one of the ways to help you improve how you present yourself in a job interview. To get the entire article from the June 2018 DREAM Career Newsletter….go here to get your FREE copy.

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Are your high school or college kids ready for the workforce? Part 3

Awesome folks…we have now ventured to Part 3 of the 4 Part Series to get them PREPARED for the workforce.

I’m discussing ways to prepare & dominate your next #jobinterview. If you truly want to DOMINATE in your next job interview…Check out this resource that will give the confidence you need to get the job!

Related Resources:

Looking for help to get your career marketing tools completed? Check out this resource HERE

Still didn’t grab the FREE DREAM Career Guide to help you discover your next career from Part 1? Grab it here…

Do you already have your career tools in Part 2 but they need to be updated to get you hired? Check out this resource for additional help

Have any additional questions? You can always reach out here with written or voicemail message HERE.

3 Nonverbal Queues that can ruin your chances of getting the JOB you want

When going through the process of fielding job applications online and offline, finally start landing some interviews, the process can be daunting and sometimes frustrating. I understand all too well how looking for a job is truly a full-time job. Keeping your mind positive and continue to take action just one part of the process. The other part is to know what to do and the career tools to use once job/career opportunities begin to materialize. The job search becomes even more exciting when you start landing interviews…

Interviews means you are one step closer to landing the job or career opportunity, so you want to make sure you prepare with the right career tools, possible questions and responses to the questions. You also want to be aware of how you communicate nonverbally, especially during the interview. If you are looking for additional help with preparing for your next interview, check out the interview help resource interview help resource where you can get the tools you need to DOMINATE in your next interview.

Your nonverbal communicate can speak more loudly than your words in an interview, so it’s important to be aware of what you are communicating to the interviewer. Here are 3 nonverbal queues that could jeopardize your chances of landing the interview…

1st Queue Not speaking clearly or loud enough for the interviewer to make understand what you are saying. It’s so important to speak loud enough, but not too loud, like your at a ball game screaming…well, you get the point. Your tone of voice is also important. Speaking in a monotone voice can communicate to the interviewer that you are bored or uninterested in the position you are discussing. Even if you say the right things, the monotone voice can kill your chances. If you are looking for more customized help or coaching through the interview process, check this resource to get your industry specific interview coaching to handle your next interview like a BOSS!!

2nd Queue Shrugging your shoulders with your head down, especially when speaking with the interviewer(s). It’s important to present yourself like a confident candidate, even with virtual interviews. It helps communicate to the interviewer that you are confident with your experience and demonstrate how your unique qualifications help their organization. Believe it or not, your body language is more than fifty percent of your communication.

3rd Queue Facial expression that expresses negativity. Your facial expression speaks volumes without saying a word. If you face looks like you just smelled some disgusting garbage, you will not be received well by the interviewer. You have to be mindful of your facial expressions especially when someone says something you don’t like or agree with. You always have to keep positive and slight smiling face, which I refer to as keeping your “game face” on. If someone’s face is not pleasant, do you want to keep looking at them? So why do you think the interviewer wants to look at your facial expressions when it’s unpleasant? I just want to bring that point the fore. If you looking for more customized help with your interviews, check out this interview resource, so you can truly set yourself up to WIN in the job market.

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