Things Career Related | A Practical Look at the Job Search
Bob McIntosh, CPRW, is a career trainer who leads more than 17 job search workshops at an urban career center, as well as critiques LinkedIn profiles and conducts mock interviews. Bob’s greatest pleasure is helping people find rewarding careers in a competitive job market. Through this blog he helps people to find rewarding careers.
Rarely will anyone say behavioral-based questions are easy to answer. They require a job candidate to recall a time when they performed a skill successfully, or unsuccessfully, and then tell a story about performing the particular skill.
And five possible reasons why you were fired, plus how to explain why. Interviews are not something most people relish, especially if they have to address the fact that they were fired. (I prefer the term, let go.) The fact is that people are let go, good people. So the revelation will come when an […]
What these folks fail to realize is that there are situations when disclosing your deepest and darkest secrets is not a wise move. And a networking event is one of them. So when is it harmful to your job search to disclose TMI?
Tough interview questions can raise the hair on the back of your neck, and behavioral-based job questions usually fall into that category. One behavioral-based question my clients say catches them off guard is, “Tell me about a time when you failed in your job.” This question is general, and a good interviewer will give the candidate some […]
While doing a LinkedIn critique with a client, I asked him if he's taking advantage of his See contact info area. His reaction was typical. He didn't know it existed. Sadly, he's not atypical of most LinkedIn users.
How do most people endorse LinkedIn members for your skills? They click on the visible top three and move on to other activity on LinkedIn. Don't be that person! Instead, click Show More, which expands a user's skills list, so you can endorse them for other skills.