Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from your Heroes of Hiring

Friday, November 22, 2013

Give Thanks
Ah, November. Not only is this the month of pumpkin spice lattes and eating yourself into a turkey coma, it’s the month of being thankful for all you have. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I’m thankful for and thankfully, I have a career I love. Can you honestly say you love your career?
Don’t get me wrong, I have tough days at work just like everyone else, but I have a team who supports me and I know my hard work does not go without being recognized. I decided to make a list of all I’m thankful for in my career and hopefully these are some things that you will look for on your career search!
·         Purpose-I know my career and company serve a purpose. We help improve people lives through the product we sell and I help people find a career they can love too!
·         Give Back-Does your company give back to the community? I’m proud to say my company has a national philanthropy and we give back locally.
·         The people-Do you have a best friend at work? I love the people I work with everyday and they are more than co-workers to me. They give me reason to show up every day.
·         Rewards-Rewards are different for everyone. They can be financial or non-financial. Personally, I love to be recognized for a job well done and rewarded for my hard work through praise and celebration.
What are you thankful for this month?
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Don’t get lost, get found

It takes two to tango. While companies are striving to be the most attractive at career fairs, it’s mutually imperative for you to stand out in the crowd. While attending a career fair, don’t get lost in the hustle and bustle. The key is to be found!
Here is how to stand out and give a lasting impression:
1.       Be prepared
·         Utilize your local Career Services to proofread your resume.
·         How would you sell yourself in 30 seconds or less? Create and practice your elevator speech. (To learn what and how to perfect an elevator speech, please click on the following link.
2.       Don’t waste your time
·         Familiarize yourself with the companies that might be a potential fit.
·         Really want to stand out? Recruiters may ask if you have any questions about the company or position. Prepare thoughtful follow-up questions, which will show your interest in their company.
3.       Dress to Impress
·         Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have. If your goal is to be a professional, dress business professional.
·         When it comes to hair, there are two rules of thumb. If it’s on your face, shave it. If it’s on your head, make it neat.
4.       First impressions are last impressions
·         It’s no secret that people enjoy being around happy people. Approach with a genuine smile and make an effort to remember people’s names.
·         Start things off on the right foot by having your resume handy and your elevator speech ready. Now is the time to shine!
5.       The three day rule isn’t just for dating
·         Follow-up is important, although timing is key. By calling the next day, you could be perceived as desperate. However, if you wait too long to follow-up, you might seem uninterested.
·         Follow-up with your recruiter in a few days. Two to three business days is ideal.
By following these basic guidelines, you will be found and never lost again!
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Preparation for Phone Interviews
Are you on the career search and want to find ways to WOW the interviewer and raise your chances of sealing the deal on moving to the next step in the interview process?
Here are some helpful tips to help you during your next phone interview:
1)   Have a copy of your resume printed out in front of you – this can help you stay on track when telling the interviewer your past experiences. Make bullet points of specific points you would like to share with the interviewer. 
2)   Dress the Part – assume the role, go ahead and dress professionally just like you would for a formal face to face interview. Getting focused will help you be successful and confident in the interview!
3)    Find a Quiet Place – find a quiet room to interview in. Make sure it is quiet so you can hear the interviewer clearly and they can hear you. Pets should be put in another room or outside if it is a safe environment for them.
4)    Smile – a smile can be transferred through the phone, so make sure to take a deep breath and smile. Show enthusiasm for the position you are interviewing for!
5)   Research the company - Do research on the company before the phone interview. Write questions down and have them in front of you to ask the interviewer. This will WOW the interviewer showing that you are serious about your career search and have taken the time to research the company.
6)   Give Yourself Time for the interview - When you receive a first call from the interviewer they may ask if you are available right then to do the phone screen. If you are driving or have not done research on the company make sure to politely ask to schedule the interview for a different time. This will ensure you can get to your destination safely and that you will focus on the interview and provide better answers when not being focused on driving.  Another great tip to give you time for the interview is to do not try to squeeze an interview into your lunch break. Block off a minimum of 30 minutes for the phone interview.  The interviewer could call a few minutes late or the interview may run over. The good sign is when the interview goes longer it means you are doing great and you would not want to have to be cut off or cut the interviewer off!!
Conclusion: Follow these six steps!!!!