10 Interviewing Tips That Lead to Best Job Offers

The best candidates make use of these mental hints to earn job offers;

1.Positive energy 
Often recruiters are attracted to those who showcase positive energy, are optimistic and buoyant with respect to their career path. One of the tactics to interviewing is resonating keen about the role and by assuring the recruiter that you’re fascinated about the job and able to contribute to their team endeavor.

3. Remember it’s what you can do for the employer
The best trick to sell is to interact with respect as in what the other person need. Think about what advantages and talent you bring to the desk. Go-through the job description and foresee the concerns and requirements of that potential recruiter.

9. Ask the right questions in the right manner
When you pose questions, don’t encounter as cynical or snooping, instead ask questions since you need information. More often, people don’t appreciate concealed agendas and recruiters are not very different.

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7 New Job Search Trends You’ll Want to Know

Here are seven new job search trends you’ll want to start applying to your search:

1. Remote Work

It’s no secret that remote work continues to grow, and the growth is triggering significant changes in the workforce. Rather than base your search on your geographical area, use remote work and work flexibility to expand your search. Even if the job isn’t advertised as being flexible, the company might be and likely willing to work with you.

7. Design Your Career

Job seekers have more control over their careers now than they ever have before. Rather than taking a job because it pays well, professionals are able to find a job they enjoy with a company that matches their values and personality. Here’s a secret: employers support this since they too are looking for that “perfect fit.”

In addition to work flexibility and technology driving the job market, so are the companies that are embracing new ways of work and the professionals looking to find meaning and balance in their lives. As you conduct your search, keep the these job search trends in mind to make the most of your time and efforts.

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12 Tips for Landing a Job

The job market is competitive. The search can be a long process. The interviews can be stressful. Right out of college, you have very little job experience and even less professional interview experience. Even if this is your first real interview, you won’t let anyone know that, because you will follow these 12 tips for landing a job and you will look like a seasoned pro.

6) Be Professional

Even if the person interviewing you seems laid back and friendly, you should remain professional. It is okay to laugh and smile, but don’t slump in your chair or say anything that could be seen as inappropriate. If the person interviewing you uses a curse word, that does not mean it is okay for you to do so. This person is your future boss, not your buddy. Keep it professional from start to finish.

7) Be Yourself

If you get hired, they are going to expect the same person they interviewed, so keep it real. Don’t make up stories to make yourself look a certain way. Don’t say you enjoy doing something if you don’t. Definitely don’t pretend to know how to use a specific database or software if you don’t. Like I said before, just keep it real.

10) Be Professional

Even if the person interviewing you seems laid back and friendly, you should remain professional. It is okay to laugh and smile, but don’t slump in your chair or say anything that could be seen as inappropriate. If the person interviewing you uses a curse word, that does not mean it is okay for you to do so. This person is your future boss, not your buddy. Keep it professional from start to finish.

Be Yourself

If you get hired, they are going to expect the same person they interviewed, so keep it real. Don’t make up stories to make yourself look a certain way. Don’t say you enjoy doing something if you don’t. Definitely don’t pretend to know how to use a specific database or software if you don’t. Like I said before, just keep it real.

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4 Strategies Job Seekers Should Prioritize in 2016

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It’s not the same environment for job seekers that it was even a few years ago. Increasingly, those looking for work must be aware of an expanding list of dos and don’ts about everything from what not to tweet during their search to how to use social media and the latest tech tools to reach recruiters and hiring managers more effectively.

With so many more details to understand now when you’re in job-search mode, it’s important to know which tips to prioritize. Here is a list of the latest strategies that job seekers should not ignore if they hope to score a new career opportunity in 2016.

2. If you want flexibility, ask for it. Workplace flexibility is the name of the game in 2016, with the technology industry leading the trend toward offering employees wider options in how they structure their workday and where they get their work done. As much as one-quarter of the workforce already teleworks at varying levels of frequency, according to a report from GlobalWorkPlaceAnalytics.com. In response, major companies worldwide are restructuring office space around the fact that employees are so much more mobile than they were in the past, with multiple studies showing that people are away from their desks more than 50 percent of the time. The tech industry continues to lead the charge in upping the ante when it comes to creating workplaces that are more balanced, flexible and family-friendly. So if you’re among the up to 90 percent of employees who are interested in having some type of flexible work arrangement, even if only part-time, this is a great year to negotiate for it.

3. Continue to craft your social media presence carefully. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn show no signs of fading as vital components of a job search in 2016. While you may have grown comfortable with the use of social media in your everyday life to keep up with events and share news with your personal and professional connections, it’s crucial to remember that recruiters and hiring managers frequently check candidates’ social media profiles to inform their decisions. If your tweets are negative, inane or inappropriate, you may miss out on opportunities to even land an interview, much less compete for the job. If you fail to take control of your digital identity to create a polished and professional image, you may find yourself regretting it this year and beyond.

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Do Your Job References Help or Hinder Your Chances?

While it’s no longer a common practice to put “references available upon request” on your resume, you do actually still need to have three to five professional job references ready to speak on your behalf if you’re in an active job search.
Finding people to say good things about you may sound like an easy task; however, choosing people that can speak to your skills and work ethic on a professional level is something that needs to be taken seriously. And once you find these individuals, it’s also your responsibility to prepare them to speak to potential employers.

Follow these tips to align yourself with the best job references:

1. Select your job references carefully.

  • Don’t ask family members to be professional references. Just because you share the same gene pool doesn’t mean they know how you operate in the workplace.
  • Choose a past supervisor, current colleague, or another professional in your industry.
  • Know somebody in the company you’re targeting? If you know them on a professional level, and they have a good standing in the company, see if they would act as a reference or at least give you a recommendation.

2. Prepare job references just as carefully.

There’s nothing more awkward for a hiring manager than to call a reference and be met with, “Oh, John? I didn’t even know he was applying for jobs again.” Bad move.

When approaching a reference:  

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5 Job Search Taboos You Should Reconsider

When you’re job searching, you’ll inevitably receive an onslaught of advice. Some of it might be good (e.g., you should tailor your resume to the job you’re applying for), but the rest of it? Well, let’s just say that some advice might not be in your best interest.

3. Having multiple passions or jobs.

It makes sense to think that if you’re applying for a job as, say, an accountant, you would want your resume to reflect all of the work experiences you’ve had that relate to accounting. But let’s say you worked as an English teacher for a while, too. Does that mean you have to skip over that part of your collective career? This is just one of those job search taboos that you’ll want to reconsider, since showing a wide range of interests can be intriguing to a potential boss, and is not considered a negative any longer.

5. Being honest about your work habits.

Sure, you’ve worked in offices for most of your career. But truth be told, you much prefer to work alone. So when you’re asked during a job interview if you’re a team player who likes to work in an office surrounded by your colleagues, you’re not really sure how to answer. If you admit that you are more of a loner, you’ll surely lose the job, right? Not necessarily. Being honest and upfront from the get-go shows an employer that you know yourself, know what type of work style works best for you, and know why your personality might make you a prime candidate for a remote job.

There are so many job search taboos that might be worth taking a second look at. After all, no employer expects you to have the perfect work history, sans employment gaps, have only work history that relates to the job you’re applying for, and be without any sort of weakness. Show who you really are, and you’ll have a much better chance of getting the job you want!

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