Donald Sonn's Blog (7)

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…

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Added by Donald Sonn on June 5, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

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,…

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Added by Donald Sonn on January 27, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

6 Rules To Get Your Resume the Attention It Deserves!

1. Basic Guidelines for Resume Preparation

Typesetting

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…

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Added by Donald Sonn on December 4, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

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

http://profrecruitersblog.com/Man 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…

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Added by Donald Sonn on November 19, 2014 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Six Critical Techniques for Using Social Media in Your Next Career Move

Posted by Donald Sonn   http://profrecruitersblog.com/

If you are looking for a new opportunity, or even If you just want to…

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Added by Donald Sonn on November 12, 2014 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Six Critical Techniques for Using Social Media in Your Next Career Move

If you are looking for a new opportunity, or even If you just want to surf around the web for attractive job opportunities, I recommend that you begin with social media channels!

Don’t just seek – become sought after: You may not know it, but employers spend time searching for their most suitable candidate online too. Run a search of yourself on search engines – are you there? If you are, is the information found professionally branded? If you’re not…

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Added by Donald Sonn on November 6, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

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