Remember that an interview is a two-way conversation. For you, the interview has three purposes, in the following order of importance:
One, to sell yourself,
Two, to evaluate the position, and,
Three, get their commitment for (or at least establish their desire for) the next step in the process (whatever it is)
Don’t forget to ask questions during your job interview, for the following reasons above. Pohly’s Net Guide has a listing of important job questions you can ask during the job interview, in case you’re stuck and not sure what to ask. As always, make sure to tailor the questions to your job search and functions. A question such as, “Are any acquisitions, divestitures, or proxy fights on the horizon?” may not be appropriate for certain types of jobs. As always, use common sense and don’t think of asking questions as a bad thing.
P.S. Pam Pohly’s website also has a listing of resources for workers in the medical profession. Take a look at the resources they have to offer.
Books about Interviewing:
Barrier-Breaking Resumes & Interviews – Jumping the Hurdle of Unemployment - Anita Doreen Diggs
No Nonsense Job Interviews : How to Impress prospective employers and ace any interview – Arnold Boldt
Sweaty Palms : The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed – H. Anthony Medley
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Sound familiar? Most of us have been there at some point. Maybe you were initially excited about the position, but after doing further research or finding other opportunities, you’re just not that into it anymore. Maybe a friend is pressuring you to “just go talk to the recruiter!” at the new company she’s joined. Or maybe you’d simply prefer to spend that precious half-day off work getting a massage instead of sitting in a windowless conference room.
I get it, and I’ve been there, too. But I’ll give you the same advice I gave my friend: Go anyway.
You Should Go To That Interview (Even If you Don’t Want To) [Daily Muse]
Practice makes perfect, and interviews are no different. In the quest to find your dream job (or any job, for that matter), a successful interview is one of the keys to landing a job. The Daily Muse posted an article today on going to the interview, even if you don’t want to, that will make you think twice about skipping the interview for what’s on TV or the book you can’t put down. In going to the interview, you may find out that the job or environment is not what you were expecting. After all, if it’s hard to write a resume, can you imagine what it’s like writing a job description to hire someone? If it’s a recruiter who is interviewing you, chances are, you may have to deal with them again down the road. Therefore, not showing up makes for a bad first impression. And, the interviewer may ask you questions about your resume that you thought were clear when you wrote them. For all these reasons, make sure you go to that interview!
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Nursing requires almost superhuman strength, stamina, and compassion. And due to its nature, none involved in the profession practice in a vacuum. Both students and recent graduates preparing to enter into their studies or career should look to the experiences of their predecessors for information and inspiration. Some have plenty to say about the profession and their particular specializations.
101 Blog Posts Every Nurse Should Read
Thinking about going to Nursing School or already enrolled? This website lists 101 Blog Posts that every Nurse should read!
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During your first interview, when a potential employer asks if you have any questions, they don’t want inquiries about parking validation; they want to see if you’re prepared, educated and inquisitive.
What are the 6 Best Questions to Ask in a Job Interview?
Even though every employer will ask this question during a job interview, out of fear or out of caution, very few job seekers ask questions during an interview. The benefits of asking a question are huge: they let you have an idea of what the employer is looking for, and the employer develops a deeper understanding of you. Asking questions help you realize whether the job is a good fit for you, or not, depending on how the employer responds to them. In the link above, the questions offered will give you an idea of what the “right questions” are to impress hiring managers.
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When it comes to writing a resume, any advantage counts. With so many people applying, making your resume look different yet not abandoning the standards of a resume’s style is a tightrope walk. Candidates looking to get ahead read this article, “What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces (Smashing Magazine) because understanding what fonts work best for readability help recruiters get to the actual points your resume is trying to get across. While written for Graphic Designers, looking out of the box and applying principles not normally found in Resume writing shows recruiters you’ve gone the extra mile to catch their attention. They will notice, and you will succeed.
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Macy’s is hiring for Part-Time Sales Associates on March 14th from 10-1 at the Suffolk County One-Stop (725 Veterans Memorial Highway). Part-Time Option 5 Sales associates have the following job duties:
- Scheduled for one to two shifts per week, based on their availability
- Able to pick up additional shifts each week using our self-select tool
- Able to maintain work-life balance by designating three non-event
- selling days per month as “unavailable” to work
- Enjoy a retail discount of up to 20% on their purchases
- Eligible for paid time off and other benefits if minimum hours requirements are met
- Typically available to work when our business needs are the greatest, including Friday nights, weekends, holidays, and big events
Don’t forget to dress to impress and bring copies of your resume. The Career Center can help you create a new resume or improve your current resume and cover letter.
From Brentwood, the 3B or the S45 could take you the the One-Stop. Connections are also available through other routes. Visit Hopstop.com for Public Transportation directions.
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Being pregnant and job-searching requires a different strategy to landing the job you want. The Unofficial Rules of Job Hunting While You’re Pregnant can help you determine the best strategy to getting your next job while pregnant.
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