In the world of sales, it is a numbers game. The more calls a salesperson makes often equates to more sales. A person might ask, “Is there a certain number of calls a salesperson has to hit to close more deals?” Or, is it the luck of the draw? Some people may think that it is luck, but it is proven that the more activity a sales person has in their day, the more sales they will close.Continue reading »
According to an oft repeated phrase, sometimes “the devil is in the details.” Perhaps you went to a job interview feeling you had the exact qualifications needed to ace the interview. Yet, no offer was forthcoming.
You rack your brain for what could have led to this disappointment. Was it the lack of an Ivy League college degree? Was it your recent work gap during the current recession? Was it not knowing the intricacies of PowerPoint?
Surprisingly, you may have unwittingly committed an interview faux pas. Following is a list of (surprisingly) common occurrences that can torpedo a successful interview outcome:Continue reading »
Much like dancing, working as a temp or supplemental employee takes ability, flexibility, dedication, and overall quality performance. To outshine the competition takes know-how and delivery. So you think you can dance temp? The art of the temp audition takes a common sense approach.Continue reading »
As an individual who spends my entire professional life screening, interviewing, and referencing potential candidates for a variety of industries and career tracks, I have seen first-hand the good, the bad, and the downright ugly when it comes to employment seekers. With the recently released stats that the United States has reached double digit unemployment rates, the competition is tougher than ever. However, some very simple tips can help you stand out above the crowd. Here I share my “Secrets for Success” based on thousands of successful job placements and a variety of candidate backgrounds.Continue reading »
The economy may be slowly recovering from the recession, but what does that mean for job seekers? You need to be aware of what makes you marketable and what makes you stand above the rest so you can highlight that experience.
Take a look at this data from a survey of 2,700 hiring and HR professionals recently conducted by CareerBuilder and USA Today:Continue reading »
One of my favorite recent commercials, a true piece of marketing genius, is the popular “talking stain” commercial advertising Tide’s stain-removal prowess. It features a man engaged in a job interview who is sporting a coffee stain on his very white dress shirt. The stain is so large and obvious that it distracts the interviewer to the point where all of his words sound like babble.Continue reading »
So, you’re a recent graduate? Recently unemployed? Looking for work? You’re like thousands of others. Unless, you’ve been living in a hole….under a rock….or on another planet, you know that the job market is ultra-competitive thanks to the worst financial crisis in 80 years and a 9.5 percent unemployment rate. Job hunting is a full-time job in itself, with various stages. Avoid the rejection pile by interviewing like a professional with these tips to land you the gig of your dreams (or at least one that will pay the bills).Continue reading »
As a job seeker in a tough job market, it can be tempting, if not necessary, to take a jobContinue reading »