So you’ve gone through the application process, mastered the interview, and now the company is interested in you. But before you can embark on stepping up to take your new boss’ job (I kid,….sort of) you need to come up with some references so that the company can do it’s due diligence to see if … Read More »
From my experience working with job seekers there are many misconceptions about resume writing and the job search in general. As much as we hope that every hiring manger sits and studies our resumes every time we submit for a job, this unfortunately just does not happen. When a company posts a job on a … Read More »
Many are quick to point out that during an interview, it is important to be able to read the body language of the panel and if necessary, make any changes to your presentation strategy. When applied properly, this is indeed a useful and valuable skill to possess. As an example, during your interview you notice … Read More »
Sometimes the interview goes well, and sometimes it just doesn’t. Having been involved in several interview panels recently, here is a recap of the most memorable moments, both good and bad:
The candidate who threw her current City Manager under the proverbial bus: When asked why she was applying for the job, she said that the … Read More »
Some government job candidates miss a critical part of the hiring process. The step most often skipped is post-application follow-up. There are three reasons to follow-up after you submit your application. The first reason is to ensure the application was received or uploaded into the electronic system. The second is to strengthen your candidacy. The … Read More »
Applying for a government job can be a brutally competitive experience.
Not only will you be subject to a lengthy interview process that can sometimes span three to four different meetings, you’ll also be up against hundreds – if not thousands – of other job applicants. Government positions can be very lucrative jobs and are always … Read More »
Work in local government often requires knowing the right people to better understand how your community functions and how to accomplish the tasks at hand. Knowing and talking to the right people can also help you get the job you want within local government, even when you aren’t running for an elected position. If you … Read More »
You’ve been in search of that next great job for months now and finally an offer comes through! Are you feeling excited…or more anxious? For many, particularly women, we take the offer that’s presented at face value and NEVER even consider negotiating!
I know – I’ve been there. I’ve learned a few things along the way … Read More »
Many falsely assume that preparation for a successful interview is simple, fast and straightforward. In reality, it is not. Such assumptions serve as the fatal flaw that causes so many candidates to perform poorly. They preclude even the best candidates from being invited back to the next phase of a hiring process.
Leon Joseph Suenens once … Read More »
I still remember the day that my sister-in-law taught me how to use the Internet. I learned about Google and Yahoo and how easy it was to find people, places and things. As recruiters, we used to have to dial hundreds of phone numbers to find candidates to fill jobs, but now, all we have … Read More »