It’s the time of year when “Pomp and Circumstance” plays around the country, as excited seniors take the next step in life—graduation. But while these soon-to-be-former students celebrate their triumphs of the past four years, a new reality awaits them—finding a job. Here are five tips to help graduating seniors become happy and productive members of the workforce.
Most people know how to prepare for a job interview – they ready themselves to talk about their strengths, weaknesses, former job responsibilities and hopes for the future. But candidates should also be prepared to answer behavioral interview questions.
You found your dream job and you’re off to a great start. You had a strong interview and your skills are a good match for the position. What next? Ideally, a strong finish. Use these tips to set yourself apart from other candidates who also want the position.
Conducting a job interview over lunch is a great way woo a top prospect. But it can be easy to let the friendly, social nature of a meal overshadow the task at hand, which is to learn as much as you can about your guest in a short period of time. Here are tips to keep things on track while you enjoy your working lunch.
Most job candidates know how important it is to make a great first impression; fewer of them know how to do it. Use these tips to set yourself apart during a job interview.
Why is it that we can feel fantastic about some purchases we make, and negative about others? Sometimes our feelings are swayed by how much the product or service costs, how it performs, and how easy it is to fix if something goes wrong.
If we dig a little deeper, we can see that all of these factors are linked to our expectations for the product or service before we buy – and by extension, to our experience with the salesperson who helped us make our choice.
Hiring managers in Orlando, Tampa, and across Central Florida know the importance of making the most of the time they spend with job candidates. Hiring exceptional employees requires mining for key details during the interview process. If your business hopes to find the best and brightest, here are three things to include in each job interview you conduct.
Employees who have resigned from a company have one last, very important gift they can give their employers. That gift is...cleaning the break room microwave. No, I'm kidding (although that would be nice, and think of the recommendations they would get from their boss and coworkers down the road!). That last important gift is an exit interview. Why an exit interview? I recently asked that question, and a few others, to Tonya McGriff-Stice, whose job title is Program Manager, Talent Acquisition for PSCU in Tampa.
We can sure learn a lot from a show that was about nothing. In Seinfeld's 9 seasons, Jason Alexander's George Costanza held many jobs, including sitcom writer, manuscript reader, hand model and real estate agent. George is what we might refer to as a Job Hopper. Having so many jobs means George went on a lot of interviews, with varying results of success.
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How long should you wait before accepting a job offer? If it's your dream job, then about a millisecond, enough time for your brain to get the message to your vocal cords to create the words "I accept". When the job duties, pay, commute, and everything else that makes up your job commitment all align, then there should be no time wasted. Snatch that baby up.
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