Archive for June, 2008

Save Avis

As a proud alumna of Saint Louis University, Department of Communication, 2007, I am appalled by the attacks by the university on tenured faculty member, Dr. Avis Meyer… I urge you to visit http://saveavis.wordpress.com to learn more about the struggles of Dr. Meyer against the university.

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Continue Reading June 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

Top interview mistakes – Part 3

Continuing in my series of the worst things you can do in an interview (see parts one and two), let’s talk about arrogance. In a Career Builder survey of hiring managers, 44 percent said that one of the worst mistakes an interviewee can make is to be arrogant.

Continue Reading June 9, 2008 at 9:12 pm Leave a comment

You heard the people

I just read this article on Career Builder about how to manage your career in a tight job market. I whole-heartedly agree with their advice.

1. Brand yourself
2. Network, network, network
3. Be flexible and innovative
4. Keep it relevant
5. Have a fabulous resume

Continue Reading June 6, 2008 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

Top Interview Mistakes – Part 2

Continuing my series on the worst mistakes people make during interviews, here’s number #5 – Insufficient answers.

Did you know that 30 percent of hiring managers think that interviewees do not provide sufficient answers to questions during interviews? The best way to prevent insufficient answers in your own interviews is to prepare for difficult questions ahead of time.

Continue Reading June 4, 2008 at 4:38 am 1 comment

Top Interview Mistakes – Part 1

Twenty-nine percent of hiring managers said that interviewees do not ask good questions during interviews. I am not surprised to hear that this is a top complaint. When I first started interviewing for jobs, I would sit fairly still during the entire one-way conversation. I’d spit off answers to the interviewer’s questions and smile politely. Once they were finished with the third degree, they would ask that dreaded question, “So, do you have any questions for me?”

Ahh! Of course not. Well, I had one, “So are you going to hire me?”

Continue Reading June 4, 2008 at 3:57 am 3 comments

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

When you’re applying for a job, you can wax poetically about your near-Ivy League education, your selfless volunteer work and your relevant experience. But it all comes down to three crucial elements.

1. Why you’re applying for the job.
2. What you can do for the company.
3. What makes you different from everyone else applying.

Continue Reading June 4, 2008 at 3:28 am Leave a comment