Get Hired. I was recently asked for interview advice. 1. These are guidelines and examples. Don't repeat them verbatim. Have I disclaimered myself enough? Interview Objective: Join the 180° Club What You Hopefully Did Months Ago Because I GUARANTEE This Will Happen Before Your Interview What You Should Do Leading Up to the Interview What You Should Bring The Suit This is Not a Party "Fashionably Late" Does Not Exist The Handshake How Enthusiastic You Should Appear Question Category Overview: What I (the Interviewer) am Really Trying to Figure Out Tell Me About Yourself What are Your Strengths? What are Your Weaknesses? Your Phone Describe a Time You Had Difficulty Working with a Coworker. What Was Your Biggest Mistake? Describe Your Ideal Workplace What Do You Know About this Company? Why do You Want this Job? Do You Have Any Questions for Me? Lunch: Price Considerations Lunch: Limit Your Pickiness Lunch: Appropriate BAC Level Lunch: Very Important Additional Consideration What to Remember Regarding a Thank You Email
Cover Letter Errors Like job seekers, bloggers often reach out and network with each other. Just this week, The Pongo Blog received an inquiry from a potential guest blogger. Her message started with a nice compliment ("Your blog is so helpful!") and referred to one of our recent posts. Unfortunately, it soon became clear that this particular piece of flattery was less-than-sincere, as the next line said: "I would love to have one of our bloggers write a guest post for [sitename]." Wait, what? In this case it was kind of amusing and no big deal. Most employers these days have more qualified applicants than they can handle, so even a small mistake is reason enough to eliminate you. And while we’re on the subject, here are a couple others: 1. Ideally, you should address your cover letter by name to the hiring manager for the specific job. Acceptable options include: Dear Hiring Manager: Good Afternoon, (Or, if you're using a memo format...)TO: Hiring Manager for Marketing Associate Position, Job Reference 16754
Main Page How to do a great interview CNN's Elizabeth Landau interviews musician Ozzy Ozbourne at the TEDMED 2010 conference in October 2010. Editor's note: This piece is part of a CNN.com series about storytelling and reporting skills called iReport Boot Camp. Elizabeth Landau is a Writer/Producer for CNN.com's health section and the CNN Light Years science & space blog. Read up, then give Landau's advice a try in this week's iReport Boot Camp challenge. (CNN) -- This is it, your big moment: You've found a really interesting person you can't wait to talk with, and the piece that you produce -- whether it be audio, video or text -- will be heavily riding on that person's answers to your questions. The pressure is on! Fear not, boot campers. Here are some of my tips. Know your subject No matter who you choose as an interview subject, whether it's a janitor or the mayor of your town, you need to know how to spell the person's name and find out his or her preferred title. Do your research Make sure the subject knows what this is
Interview Questions: 100 Potential Interview Questions Interview questions can run the gamut. It's unlikely you'll face all 100 of these, but you should still be prepared to answer at least some of them. While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. Which is why we've taken the time to prepare this list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? Will you face a few? Will you be well-served by being ready even if you're not asked these exact questions? Basic interview questions: Behavioral interview questions: What was the last project you led, and what was its outcome? Salary questions: What salary are you seeking? Career development questions: What are you looking for in terms of career development? Getting started questions: How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team? More questions about you: How would you describe your work style? Brainteasers: How many times do a clock's hands overlap in a day?
23 Psychological Life Hacks to get an Advantage Have you always wondered about the subtle things you can do to totally improve the outcome of a situation? It is something that I have constantly been thinking about. After spending some time searching up on the subject I came across some incredible bits of advice from a reddit discussion. From this, I’ve pulled out and organized users’ top advice on how to improve your outcomes. 23 psychological Life Hacks to get a Situational advantage. When you first meet people try to notice their eye color while also smiling at them. 3 Books to Pick up more Psychological Life Hacks Check out these articles! Share these great tips with your friends!
Using a Digital Signature to Spruce Up Your Cover Letters Home > Cover Letters > Using a Digital Signature to Spruce Up Your Cover Letters Most job applications are submitted through the Internet today, either through an online application system or by e-mailing cover letters and resumes as attachments. Sending electronic cover letters is very convenient, but it precludes the applicant’s ability to sign the letter. Unless you want to print out, sign, scan, and then e-mail every single cover letter you write, it’s easier to just send them without a signature. One way you can make your cover letters stand out is to insert a digital image of your signature. Many online application systems won’t be able to process the digital image of your signature. Jessica Holbrook Hernandez is an expert resume writer, career and personal branding strategist, author, speaker and President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast. Jessica Holbrook Hernandez Latest posts by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez (see all)
In Pictures: Online computer tutorials based on pictures. Tapping our powers of persuasion Most psychologists will read this “Questionnaire” with Robert Cialdini, PhD. That may or may not be true, but according to Cialdini, that statement is powerfully persuasive because we tend to go along with our peers. Cialdini, who retired last year from a teaching and research position at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., is a renowned expert in the science of swaying. Cialdini distilled his findings into six “weapons of influence,” each grounded in how we perceive ourselves or others: Reciprocity: We inherently want to return favors. In recent years, Cialdini has been leveraging those weapons to address major world problems such as climate change by persuading people to reduce energy use. Cialdini now takes his findings to meetings where he shares them with environmentalists, policymakers and business owners, in hopes of inspiring them to use his weapons of influence to reduce energy usage among industries and consumers. I think it’s a little too early.
Preparing for an Interview When it comes about preparing for an interview, we must consider that preparation includes all the aspects before you face the interview; even if you had other interviews before, you should consider that a constant preparation is the key of success; in this section we offer you some tips about how to prepare for an interview. Job interviews are some of the most intimidating experiences and it get worse when one is not prepared; on the other hand if you had an excellent preparation, your interview result will help you distinct from other candidates even your resume were better than yours. There are a series of steps that you must follow: practicing the questions and answers, preparing a list of things that you must bring with you, researching your job title and the organization itself. Know Yourself You might think that who can know you best that yourself? What are my skills and abilities? Prepare Yourself General areas to research: Practice Your presentation
7 Social Hacks For Manipulating People 1. Whenever someone is angry and confrontational, stand next to them instead of in front of them. You won’t appear as so much of a threat, and they eventually calm down. 2. Open with “I need your help.” People don’t like the guilt of not helping someone out. 3. 4. 5. 6. The Cloud Approach To Writing Your Resume One of the hardest things about writing a resume is the process of preparing it for electronic eyes--many resumes are scanned and ranked against preferred keywords and never even reviewed by hiring managers. (I can say this frankly because I have worked as a recruiter, and have selected the keywords for positions before listing job openings. I've worked on the "other side of the process.") As a job seeker, it's important to write your resume so that you can pass this first scan test. 1. 2. 4. You will now see a visualization of word highlights for your target position.
Part 1: Fedora Core 6 Version 1.0 Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com> Last edited 02/17/2007 With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the first of a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Fedora Core 6 in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. 1 Preliminary Note To fully replace a Windows desktop, I want the Fedora Core 6 desktop to have the following software installed: Graphics: Internet: Office: Sound & Video: Programming: Other: cd /home/falko/Desktop you must replace falko.
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD: 8 Leadership Skills for Work and Home We humans need to learn many skills to be able to function most productively in different situations. Learning to be a good and effective leader is one of these skills that can be beneficial both at home while raising children and in the work environment, whether a teacher, a director or a manager. To be a good leader means you can bring your authority out and look at the situation objectively and rationally to see how you want to deal with the issue at hand, and in a way that is proficient to both individuals involved and the system they are a part of. Because if you pay too much attention to one and not the other, then disorder happens. A good leader, whether a parent, director or a manager: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. To be an effective leader in any situation one needs to work on having a sense of integrity, compassion, rationality, honesty and understanding. Roya R.