by Jay Markunas A new company called Knack is helping clients find candidates through a non-traditional way. Sounding like something lifted right out of the 1984 film “The Last Starfighter” (where acing a video game identified and help recruit “Starfighters” … Continued
Workers and Managers are busier than ever being bombarded by emails. The overflow of information is overwhelming. Hiring managers are no different. They are overloaded, and are juggling something they would not rather do – screening and interviewing a cadre of candidates. Their regular day-to-day job is busy enough, and now they need to review resumes and interview candidates. And a simple call can be the difference between a job and a rejection pile.
When considering applying for an internal job, make a personal connection when possible. Setup time with the hiring manager to find out more about the position. This lets you find out more about the position to see if this is truly a fit. It also allows you to find the pain points the manager is dealing with, what’s working in the group, what isn’t working, the manager’s style, and the dynamics of the group. You can also determine fit and see if this is the position for you. This type of information helps any job candidate have an advantage during the application process.
Are you technical? Many technical candidates participate in a technical interview. VJ Vijai claims he has been on 20 or so technical interviews, and has gotten a job from each one. He uses “Jedi mind tricks” and Nuero-Linguistic Programming (NLP). In this short video of a 2008 presentation in Seattle, VJ explains his techniques of Syncing, Anchoring and Footprinting:
by Jay Markunas, Career Consultant With over 115 sunny days per year and an average temperature of 69 degrees, Austin is a great place to live. The weather is just the icing of a very delicious cake. Austin is clean, safe, … Continued
By Jay Markunas How do you quit a job? Sure, you can creatively quit your job like the Jet Blue flight attendant or the guy who wrote “I Quit!” on his chest and paraded around the break room. But, you … Continued
The video below (click here if you’re not reading this at the GreatOccupations.com site) features Gabriel Bouchard, VP of Monster.ca, who talks about the “hidden job market” and says that in addition to looking for a job online, you need to leverage relationships in your network. In 2:38 minutes, Bouchard summarizes very well the most critical things you need to know about effective job hunting. In addition to networking to find jobs that aren’t posted, he suggests you…
Companies are not forced to hire those with disabilities, but those companies that do win my respect. I will continue to support Disney because of their choice to hire those with disabilities. Sound off in our comments of other companies. That company will get my respect (and possibly my business), and you may be helping someone living with a disability.