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Getting Yourself Hired by a Great Company: Five Techniques for Mastering Job Interviews

A terrific job interview is about the employer and their problems - not about what you want or need.  The employer has a problem and is looking for you to solve it. They need someone for a variety of reasons but whatever their reasons - they are looking for someone to solve a problem, and you have to show how are the optimal person to do that for the company, given this specific situation.

Finding out first what problems the company has is the best strategy. Start by thinking how you…


Posted on June 5, 2015 at 2:44pm

The Three Key Techniques to Getting Ahead in Your Current Job

The Three Key Techniques to Getting Ahead in Your Current Job

1) If your boss does not know you want to move up in the company you are unlikely to get a promotion or even recognition for doing good work. Bosses annot read your mind. Our attention is split all over in this time of electronic communications, and the same is true of your supervisor;The bosses attention is focused on their team, politics, performance, paperwork,…


Posted on January 27, 2015 at 12:00pm

How well does Interviewing work in Choosing the best Employee?

Employee Performance There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance.  Using reference checks (.26), education (.22) or biographical data (.37) did not improve the odds too favorably. In fact, even the best predictor, test scores, came out at .57.  We could make the…


Posted on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm

6 Rules To Get Your Resume the Attention It Deserves!

1. Basic Guidelines for Resume Preparation


You can use your own computer with word processing software such as Word or WordPerfect. The quality of this method depends greatly upon the kind of printer you use with your computer. A less desirable…


Posted on December 4, 2014 at 2:37pm

The Wellsprings of Life are Love & Work, but in what order? travelling for Work

When I got my first professional position, I worked a lot of hours in the name of success. I’d moved for that opportunity, far away from my friends and family, but that was fine: I didn’t really have time for a life. My…


Posted on November 19, 2014 at 4:46pm

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