How to Impress Potential Employers in a Video Interview For many, the video job interview is an intimidating proposition — and for good reason. You're familiar with chatting with friends or a significant other online, and bringing your professional game to the office, but when you're ask to blend the two, it can be disorienting. Many people opt to dress as if they're going to the office (at least from the waist up), and others wear makeup as if they're on camera to be sure their souped-up appearance translates through to the viewer. The prepping applies to your space, too — turn off any devices that might beep (and warn family members or roommates who might wander in). Check out the below infographic made by SparkHire to get more tips for your video job interview. Have you done a video interview? Every week we post a list of social media and web job opportunities. Systems Engineer at Tableau Software in SeattlePR Associate at Bonobos in New YorkWeb Analyst at Refinery29 in New York Image courtesy of iStock, emreogan
Walk Into a Salary Negotiation with the Right List of Accomplishments Why You Didn't Get the Interview (Part Two) 10 Steps to a Healthier Office On plants - an office I worked in had plants up the wazoo and along with them came insects. After a land on you and scare the heck out of you it begins to negate the effects of the plants. On frequent breaks - yes. On naps - I WISH my work allowed them. On pets - one bad thing there - allergies.
5 Ways Pinterest Can Boost Your Job Search It’s true that both Facebook and Twitter offer a helping hand in the search for employment if utilized correctly, but what about the inspirational time-suck better known as Pinterest ? The photo-sharing pinboard website is currently the fastest growing social network with more than 10 million users , which makes it the perfect forum for connecting people around the world. You no longer have to be Martha Stewart or Nina Garcia to find your Pinterest niche. Similar to other social media sites, Pinterest is becoming increasingly more popular for individuals within the professional realm and as a usual tool for job searching. And who says you need to be a graphic artist or photographer to find job search success on Pinterest? Here are five ways to use Pinterest to give your job search a boost: Pinterest is known traditionally for it’s amazing capacity as an inspirational outlet. I’m a firm believer in finding inspiration in all aspects of life, and Pinterest makes it even easier. .
How To Tell A Job From A Career We work, we live: the two snuggle together tighter than the pixels you're viewing as you read this post--and that fact has opened up the Great Work/Life Balance Debate, with calls for integration, fit, and a feeling that the whole thing might be a big myth. Over at HBR, personality profiling expert Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has another take: that we should have work-life "fusion," allowing for the workaholic hours he says bring success--with an argument that turns on one key claim: you need to have a career, not just a job. Finding the right match "Work is just like a relationship," Chamorro-Premuzic writes. But the relationship comparison is a little, well, romantic: Just as you'll grow fatigued if you spend enough time with anyone, humans only have so much energy to invest in a given day, meaning that no matter how "in love" you are with a job, you will reach a point where you've had enough. Knowing the (psychological) difference
Print This Checklist to Better Prepare for Your Next Job Interview How to Pirate Movies, Music, TV Shows, and Books Without Getting Caught Six Things To Do When Your Career Confidence Is Shattered Saturday night I was watching the ALCS. The Detroit Tigers were playing the New York Yankees. Coming into the playoffs, the Tigers were one of the hottest teams in baseball. Baseball had its first triple crown winner in 45 years with Miguel Cabrerra, and the team fought their way through an up and down season and won their division. The Tigers were leading the Yankees in the 9th inning 4-0 before Jose Valverde was called upon to close out the game. Valverde was once most feared closers in the game. Valverde is not a bad pitcher. On the flip side of this, momentum is everything in baseball. This has led me to think a little further about momentum and shattered confidence. 1) Go back to the basics. 2) Get a good mentor. 3) Surround yourself around winners. 4) A success is a success. 5) If all else fails, a change in scenery is not always a bad thing. 6) A career change may be necessary.
why young employees quit their jobs Tuesday, September 18, 2012 The biggest reason young, talented workers leave for new jobs? They’re not learning enough, writes Diane Stafford of the Kansas City Star: “Hirers often complain that their young workers jump ship quickly. A study published this summer in the Harvard Business Review confirmed that young top performers—the workers that organizations would most like to stick around—are leaving in droves. Researchers found that high achievers, 30 years old on average with great school and work credentials, are leaving their employers after an average of 28 months. Multiple studies find that today’s younger workers have absolutely no intention of sticking around if they don’t feel like they’re learning, growing and being valued in a job. ‘Companies need to recognize that these young workers are very mobile,’ Carver said.
The Value of Being the "Weird" Job Candidate Are You Being Monitored At Work? | Upgrade Your Life A 2011 survey found that over half of US employers are monitoring their employees' computer usage. How can you find out if you are one of them? And if you are, what should you do about it? There are two main ways employers track computer usage — with monitoring software on your desktop, and by watching the traffic on the corporate network. Also, many companies have written guidelines about Internet usage and may indicate if they are monitoring you. HR departments should have these policies available for employee review. Monitoring Software on Your Computer Monitoring software tracks all your activity and sends logs to the boss or IT department. On a Windows machine: First, look in the system tray and start up folder. On a Mac: Open Finder and look under applications , click 'utilities' and launch 'activity monitor'. If you see something in any of these places that you're unfamiliar with, search it online to see if it's a monitoring program. So What If You Want A Little Privacy?
How To Craft A Killer Resume Opening Once your resume is in the hands of an employer for review, you only have a few seconds to make an impression that shows you are “the candidate” for the job. In fact, the opening of your resume is the most important real estate on the resume page and describes your brand or value proposition. If an employer can’t quickly see what you have to offer in terms of specific experience, skills, and knowledge the employer can benefit from, it is unlikely he will continue to read on. It is common to see candidates make the mistake of waiting to highlight the most important points. Here are some key tips to help you in the process of crafting a killer resume opening: Avoid Stating an “Objective” This is the old-school resume where you indicate what you are looking for. Establish Your Brand or Theme To differentiate yourself from other candidates, consider what you uniquely bring to the table. Review the Job Posting for Keywords Detail Your Qualifications and Previous Successes