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What is the single most important quality for a PM to have? The Hidden Job Market is Now Revealed as Source of Best Jobs and Best Talent. 7 Reasons I’ll Turn Down a Job After Interviewing With You. Interviewing is an art-form for both the job seeker and the hiring manager.

7 Reasons I’ll Turn Down a Job After Interviewing With You

A simple mistake by either party can raise enough doubt to leave the other looking elsewhere. After much reflection on what’s turned me off to a job in the past, I’ve come up with seven interview red flags that will leave me saying, “Thanks, but no thanks” to your job offer. 1. You’re Negative If you’re bad-mouthing the company, other employees, your workload, or even yourself, then chances are slim that I’ll come on board as your newest employee. 2. Yes, I know why manholes are round; what I don’t know is why you are asking me this question. 3. I’m delighted that you’re enjoying our time together, really, I am. 4. Let’s look at the opposite side of the point above. 5. If I’m going to be spending more time with you than with my friends and family, I want to know I’m going to be in a fun and positive working environment. 6.

I’m busy, you’re busy, we’re all busy. 7. LinkedIn: 9 Mistakes You're Making. Lots of articles describe how to create a more marketable LinkedIn profile, how to find the right groups to join, how to choose the best profile photo... I should know, I've written about that. Oh, and that. Yep, and that too. Since most people understand the value of taking those steps, let's go deeper.

To really harness the power of LinkedIn, don't make these mistakes: 1. Connect with people on LinkedIn and you can write a recommendation that gets displayed on their profiles. That's awesome, unless you're only giving recommendations because you want one in return. For example, say you're a plumber. Then I ask you to write a recommendation for me. The problem is, you don't know me professionally. Give sincere recommendations. 2. Great networking is based on giving, not receiving. Endorse another person's skills and you not only give them a virtual pat on the back, you may also help them show up in search results. Show other people you respect their skills. 3. 4. 5. What's next? 6. 7. 8. The Most Important Interview Question of All Time.

3 Things That Will Get Your Resume Thrown in the Trash. You know all about getting your resume noticed.

3 Things That Will Get Your Resume Thrown in the Trash

(Clean layout! Accomplishments, not duties!) But do you know what’s on the flipside? What you might be doing that could cause recruiters to overlook your resume—or worse, toss it in the trash? Gasp! To learn more, I sat down with a few recruiters and asked them about the resumes that make the cut and those that get tossed. 1. First and foremost, review the requirements listed in the job description and confirm that you have the skills and experience the recruiter is looking for. Sounds basic, but job seekers make this mistake more often than you might think, thanks to career counselors and advice websites that say to go ahead and apply for a job even without all of the qualifications.

A similar mistake: You have the basic requirements, but they’re obscured by extra or unnecessary information. 2. It's of utmost importance to recruiters to find a candidate who's a “cultural fit as well as a skill set fit,” according to Thomas. 3. Why Experience is Overrated and Performance Isn't. Five Self-Defeating Behaviors that Ruin Companies and Careers - Rosabeth Moss Kanter. By Rosabeth Moss Kanter | 10:00 AM November 20, 2012 In turbulent times, it’s hard enough to deal with external problems.

Five Self-Defeating Behaviors that Ruin Companies and Careers - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

But too often people and companies exacerbate their troubles by their own actions. Self-defeating behaviors can make any situation worse. Put these five on the what-not-to-do list. Demanding a bigger share of a shrinking pie Leaders defeat themselves when they seek gain when others suffer, for example, raising prices in a time of high unemployment when consumers have less to spend, to ensure profits when sales are down. At bankrupt Hostess Brands, bakery workers refused to make concessions (though the Teamsters did), thereby forcing the company to liquidate, eliminating 18,000 jobs. This happens to executives too.

Getting angry Anger and blame are unproductive emotions. Anger hurts companies too, especially if misplaced. Angry words leave a long trail. Trying to become something you are not while there’s plenty of value in who you are can be self-defeating. 3 Interview Questions that Reveal Everything. Interviewing job candidates is tough, especially because some candidates are a lot better at interviewing than they are at working. To get the core info you need about the candidates you interview, here's a simple but incredibly effective interview technique I learned from John Younger, the CEO of Accolo, a cloud recruiting solutions provider. (If you think you've conducted a lot of interviews, think again: Younger has interviewed thousands of people.) Here's how it works.

Just start from the beginning of the candidate's work history and work your way through each subsequent job. Move quickly, and don't ask for detail. Go through each job and ask the same three questions: 1. 2. 3. "What's amazing," Younger says, "is that after a few minutes, you will always have learned something about the candidate--whether positive or negative--that you would never have learned otherwise.

" Here's why: How did you find out about the job? He or she is just looking for a job; often, any job. Why did you leave? Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask. Be honest.

Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask

Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me? " is almost always a waste of time. Thought so. The problem is most candidates don't actually care about your answers; they just hope to make themselves look good by asking "smart" questions. To them, what they ask is more important than how you answer. Great candidates ask questions they want answered because they're evaluating you, your company--and whether they really want to work for you.

Here are five questions great candidates ask: What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60 to 90 days? Great candidates want to hit the ground running. They want to make a difference--right away. What are the common attributes of your top performers? Great candidates also want to be great long-term employees. Maybe your top performers work longer hours. What are a few things that really drive results for the company? What do employees do in their spare time? Why I Like People with Unconventional Resumes - Claudio Fernández-Aráoz. By Claudio Fernández-Aráoz | 8:00 AM July 2, 2012 Professional success used to depend on experience, knowledge, and skill.

Why I Like People with Unconventional Resumes - Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

But things have changed in recent decades. First, knowledge has become as rapidly obsolete as universally available. Second, we live in an increasingly uncertain and volatile world where, I often say, even the past has become unpredictable. And, finally, business has become more global and diverse. In this new normal, experience and knowledge are less relevant, while the abilities to learn and adapt, to be resilient and to connect with others are ever more crucial.

When making senior appointments, I look both for two things: readiness for the job and potential for further development. One of the most dramatic examples I’ve seen on this, at a national level, is that of Japan. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a perfectly linear career if you are still proactively growing and learning and successfully performing at ever higher levels of complexity. Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions Of 2011. Over the past year, interview candidates just about everywhere shared some of the most difficult, or unexpected interview questions on Glassdoor, a jobs and career community.

Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions Of 2011

We’ve looked back on thousands of these questions, across a range of jobs, companies and industries. Here’s our take on the top 25 oddball interview questions of 2011: 1. “How many people are using Facebook in San Francisco at 2:30pm on a Friday?” – view answersAsked at Google. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. These are just a handful of the 150,000+ interview questions Glassdoor has collected from job interview candidates through our Interview Reviews. Previous Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions: Interviewed lately? Don't Let Your Job Search Depress You - Priscilla Claman.

By Priscilla Claman | 9:59 AM March 13, 2012 If you are looking for a job right now, it is certain to take longer than you would like.

Don't Let Your Job Search Depress You - Priscilla Claman

The culprit is not just the recession — job boards have made it easier to apply, so now it’s the norm that hundreds of resumes from across the world chase the same job. With that amount of activity, the job search has become more like a marathon than a sprint. And because the job search takes longer with so many still out of work, inevitably more people are frustrated, even devastated, by it.

Many employers use automated systems to cull the resumes down, which makes the process more impersonal and harder to penetrate. So how do you keep your spirits up in such a tough environment? The best advice Lila gave was to manage your feelings. Actively manage your feelings so that you actually are happy, focused, and energetic. Be your own good manager.

Don’t just sit there, do something. Multitask — don’t ride the rollercoaster. Keep to a routine. Can Facebook Get You a Job? [INFOGRAPHIC] In answer to the question above, approximately 18,400,000 Americans say yes, they got their current job through Facebook.

Can Facebook Get You a Job? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Though Zuck's platform ranks #1, Twitter and LinkedIn don't have shabby numbers either — 8 million and 10.2 million Americans, respectively, have gotten their jobs through social platforms. Judging from our Job Search Series, it should come as no surprise that being socially savvy pays off in the job hunt for two reasons — it helps you network, and it's a highly marketable strength in your skill set, given all the openings in the digital space. So, it's about time you spruce up those social profiles and start networking. The infographic below combines data from Jobvite, CNN, LinkedIn and JobSearch to assemble a statistical picture of the modern-day job seeker.

Check it out for interesting insights and some tricks of the trade to help you land a job. Infographic courtesy of MBA Online Every week we post a list of social media and web job opportunities. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter Factor In to How Job Recruiters Hire Candidates. By now, we’ve all heard about how employers scope out the Tweets and Facebook profiles of job seekers to winnow down the field of applicants.

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter Factor In to How Job Recruiters Hire Candidates

But job seekers may be surprised to hear just how many recruiters now use social media throughout the hiring process. Perhaps more surprising still, most recruiters are apparently checking for grammar and spelling on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. A new survey released by Jobvite, a company that provides applicant tracking software, shows that 92% of employers are using or planning to use social networks for recruiting this year.

This is up slightly from last year at 89%. The study retrieved insights from over 1,000 companies, mostly based in the U.S., in a wide variety of industries. Social networks are viewed by corporations as a means to recruit both passive and active candidates in a personal yet professional way. (MORE: What Type of Worker Are You? What you post or Tweet can have positive or negative impact on what recruiters think of you. Job interview? 4 sales tricks to sell yourself. Happy African American business man shaking hands with a colleague Courtesy of Job interviews are a high-pressure sales call.

Job interview? 4 sales tricks to sell yourself

The product? You -- or, more specifically, the skills and experience you can bring to a new job. To compete in today's job market, you have to have your sales pitch down cold. Here are 4 tricks to help you seal the deal from sales expert Ron Volper, Ph.D., author of the new book Up Your Sales in a Down Market. Do your homework in advance "Top-performing salespeople learn about the organization and individuals they will be interviewing with," says Volper.

Build rapport with your interviewer People like to buy stuff from people they like -- and they like to work with people who they get along with, too. Spell out your value in a clear pitch Your resume shares your past experience like a sales package does, but your presentation of yourself needs to bring those numbers to life. Send the right thank-you note More on Moneywatch: © 2011 CBS Interactive Inc.. Watch Out! Ten Interview Questions Designed To Trick You. Why Should I Hire You? - 85broads. Watch Out! Ten Interview Questions Designed To Trick You. Pay review advice for recruiters. Why Bother You can make your employees happy and ensure you aren't taken for a ride along the way. Whether the pay rise is accepted or rejected, you can make sure your employee continues to work hard after your decision has been made. Pay reviews give you the opportunity to reward and offer incentives.

Your employee may have shown significant improvement or their job responsibilities may have exceeded their original job description. Alternatively, they may have under-performed or have had disciplinary issues. Preparation After you have agreed to the review and set a date, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the meeting: Research the market value of the job by talking to your HR department, recruitment consultant or checking the appointments pages or salary surveys on the internet. The review Hopefully, your employee will come prepared for the meeting with a justification as to why they think they deserve a salary increase. Awarding a rise Declining a rise Chances are, yes.