Don't believe the resume summary hype--a resume objective statement is key to the effectiveness of your resume. A summary of qualifications causes you to miss out on an important opportunity. In the video below, I'll tell you why you need a resume objective statement and how recruiters and hiring managers see them.
If you've been laid off, you can still ace the phone interview and get hired for a new job.
Layoffs make some job seekers so uncomfortable that they don't do well in phone interviews--so they get screened out immediately. In this video, I'll show you how to address a layoff in your phone interview (and how to do well in the following face-to-face interviews). I'll tell you:
What questions interviewers will have for you
How to answer their questions so the layoff is no longer an issue
How to not only eliminate their fears about you, but make them excited about you in the job
How to take the focus off the layoff and put it on the positives you will bring to this organization
Here's more information about some of the things I talk about in the video:
There are words and phrases we all say in everyday language that, if you say them in a job interview, can absolutely kill any chances you have of getting the job.
In the video below, I'll tell you the 5 things you say that lose job offers--and then I'll tell you the 3 things to say that encourage employers to offer you the job. Click on the video to watch.
Are you getting ready for an important interview? Download my Free Job Interview Prep Kit! This kit is the ultimate job interview guide that will show you how to research the company, how to prepare for interview questions, how to ask insightful questions, what to wear to the interview, and critical interview dos and don'ts.
It sounds like an urban myth, but it's very real. There are 'hidden' jobs not posted on Monster or Indeed or Simply Hired--and if you can find them, you are in a great position to get an interview and get the offer.
In the video below, I'll tell you more about the hidden job market and how to find these great jobs.
I've developed a tool that finds dozens of hidden jobs for you and puts you in contact with the hiring managers for those jobs. Check it out here: Hidden Jobs Finder. (Other job seekers have had great success with this tool--see our Hidden Jobs Finder Customer Reviews.)
So you've had the phone interview, and now you don't know if they're moving you forward to the face to face or not. You even tried to call the nice HR woman you spoke to, but you still don't have an answer. Do you just give up? What if you really want this job?
Watch this video to get cutting edge tips on who to you need to talk to and what to say to that person in this situation to give yourself a shot at moving forward to the face-to-face.
Click to watch, and then download my Free Report on How to Follow Up After the Interview. You'll know exactly what to do after phone interviews and face-to-face interviews, in every circumstance--from your thank you note to any follow up phone calls you may need to make. This report will help you get more job offers.
Do you want to stand out in your phone interviews? Watch this 1-minute video to see why you should send a thank you email after your phone interview and when you should send it. You'll also see who else should get a note from you, and how you can use these as another way to stand out and be impressive.
Click on the video to watch--and then click to download my Free Report on how to write a Thank You Email After Interviews. You'll see what the best thank you notes say and how to keep the process moving forward to the face-to-face interview.
Interviewers like to try and put you on the spot with difficult job interview questions, like \"How did you handle it the last time your boss chastized you or strongly disagreed with a decision you made?\"
In the video below, I will tell you how to answer difficult job interview questions like this one. Click the video to watch.
Do you research the company before your job interview? How about the interviewer? You can give yourself a huge advantage in your job interview if you research the interviewer ahead of time.
In the video below, I'll tell you how to gather information about your interviewer...what questions you should ask, who you should ask, and what you're looking for. These tips will put you ahead of the other candidates and make you absolutely stand out as the best candidate. There are 3 important places you can gather information. Click the video to watch.
Find out more places to gather information and see how it can help you ace your interview in my blog article: Phone Interview Tips #8.
Resume objective statements are valuable--IF they're done right. A badly written objective statement is a waste of space and worthy of the scorn that's been heaped on it by some. A well-written objective statement is going to grab the attention of hiring managers. It might even stand in for your cover letter. (Busy hiring managers might not read it.)
Watch the video below to see more about why objective statements are so important and get ideas for what a good resume objective statement would look like for a marketing job. Click the video to watch.
Looking for a fast way to find a job? Your previous boss might just be a good resource for you--in a variety of ways.
In the video below, I will tell you why it's worth contacting your previous boss when you're in the job search, and how these people can help you in more ways than you know. Click the video to watch.
Do you have a poor relationship with your previous boss? Maybe you were even fired? Read my blog post on how to contact previous bosses in your job search for great tips on how to handle even difficult situations with past bosses. Fastest Way to Find a Job Tip 2.
For lots of out-of-the-box ideas to help you find a job fast, check out my blog series, Fastest Way To Find a Job - 25 Tips for a Super-Fast Job Search.
Handling questions about money or salary in job interviews is tricky. Everyone struggles with how to answer interview questions concerning money--but it's easier than you think to successfully answer salary questions.
In the video below, I will tell you how you can respond to any questions about salary in your job interview, and even why you can consider these questions to be a good thing. Click the video to watch.