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Have you ever bombed a phone interview? Are you afraid you might?
Or do you just think phone interviews are awkward and painful?
If you answered 'yes,' I have a solution for you.
What should happen (and what CAN happen) is that each one of your phone interviews should get you invited to interview in person.
If you want that to happen for you, then you need to come to my free training webinar, Phone Interviews: 25 'How To' Tips You Need Now.
In this webinar, I’m going to share with you my top 25 tips for a fantastic, stress-free phone interview. We’ll talk about how to get ready for it, what to say, how to answer their questions, and how to avoid some really big mistakes.
These tips are going to help you stand out from the other candidates and make sure your name gets to the short list.
I’m offering this training webinar free of charge.
Categories: Finding a Job, Getting Hired, Interviewing Skills and Tips, Job Interview Advice, Job Interview Preparation, Job Interview Questions and Answers, Job Interview Skills, Job Search, Job Search Success, Job Search Tips, Jobseekers, Other Popular Stories, Phone Interview Questions, Phone Interview Tips, Phone Interviews
Most of the LinkedIn profile Headlines I see on LinkedIn today are LinkedIn default headlines. What is the LinkedIn default headline? The default setting is your last job title and the company you worked for.
Example: Marketing Manager at ABC Company. Sounds terribly exciting doesn't it? I just did a search on LinkedIn for "Marketing Manager" and the results were 1,329,169 results for "Marketing Manager". Yes, I used the quotes because I wanted that exact phrase. Just a little competition.
So being a Marketing Manager, that's OK, but it's JUST OK. You need to breathe some life into your headline in order to stand out on LinkedIn. You are competing with almost 300 million profiles. Your headline does not have to be your job. You are not your job. Even if you are in a job search your headline should showcase who you are. It should be your ideal target position and what you do, not just a job title.
Your dream job is opening up in a great company. Someone the company knows and trusts says, "Hey, I've got the perfect person for this."
That perfect person is YOU. The company is excited to meet you. You already stand out from all the other candidates and have a fantastic shot at this job.
If you would like this to happen for you, then you need to read my latest ebook,
How to Work With Recruiters Effectively:
Get Headhunters to Market You
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If your job search sucks, it's probably the result of one of 3 things:
- You can't find good jobs to apply for
- You can't get interviews for jobs you are interested in
- You go to interviews, but you don't get job offers
If you want to find great jobs, get the interviews you really want, and get job offers every time you interview...
Here's what to do:
LinkedIn says 51% of profiles are complete, and 49% are not at the All Star level.
LinkedIn calls it a profile strength meter. The Profile Strength meter is on the right side of your profile and gauges how robust your profile is. The strength will increase as you add more content.
Move and hover your cursor over the circle in the box to view the next level of strength you can reach. You can click the Improve Your Profile Strength link for a guided tour that’ll guide you through adding content to your profile.
There are 5 levels of strength
One of the most important social media platforms for business is LinkedIn. So how do you stay top of mind with your connections on LinkedIn?
Here is a list of ideas to make you stand out from the crowd.
1) Share an article in your updates with others on LinkedIn, or in your groups, and even a connection that you think may benefit from reading it.
2) Use the contacts feature under the drop down for your network. Congratulate someone for landing a new job, wish them a Happy Birthday, or send them a note about an article they were mentioned in.
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- Step-by-Step directions to write the perfect cover letter
- How to use the job description to tailor your letter
- The secret to grabbing the attention of potential employers
- How to complement your resume with your letter
- How to make your cover letter ‘sell’ you
- How to avoid the biggest mistake most job seekers make with their cover letter
- What to do if they don’t respond that keeps you in the game
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What should you write in your job interview thank you note to encourage them to offer you the job?
Find out in my free report:
Following Up After the Interview: Beyond 'Thank You'
This report tells you...
- What the best thank you notes say (it's never just 'thanks for meeting with me')
- What to do after you send it (When is it OK to call? And what should you say?)
If they are on the fence about you, you can save your job offer with a good thank you note and follow up plan.
If they like you already, you can boost your value to them (and possibly your starting salary offer) with this information.
If you want the job, get this free report.
Discover the best way to follow up after your job interview and get hired.
Click on 'Email My Report', fill in a valid email address, and I'll send it right to you.
Best of luck!
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