What Employers Want
II. Job-Search Letters
Resumes: General Advice &
Miscellaneous Tips, Types, Electronic Resumes
Landing the Interview
Interview Types: Telephone, Case, Behavioral,
Stress, Group & Panel
Interview Questions: Yours and
What Employers Want
The most important qualities in a college graduate and the 10 hottest transferable skills.
What's the first thing an employer notices about a job candidate? Nearly half say it's the
candidate's "general demeanor" -- overall appearance and attitude -- that first
catches their eye.
Here is a list of questions that most employers ask themselves regarding job applicants.
Once you know what employers are looking for you can begin to position yourself correctly.
Employability skills are not job specific, but are skills which cut horizontally across
all industries and vertically across all jobs from entry level to chief executive officer.
A study by the U.S. Department of Labor and the American Society for Training and
Development identified seven skills groups needed by employees for
workplace success in the 1990s and beyond.
You have your resume and cover letter prepared and you're ready to begin your job search
campaign. What about your reference list? Is it effective?
the right references
They might not be necessary on a resume, but they make all the difference when getting
do your references stack up?
A phrase like "references available upon request" can be found at the bottom of
most resumes, but the attention given to those references should be a top priority for job
references that sing your praises
"References available upon request." Those four little words, usually printed on
the bottom of a resume, have cost job seekers many opportunities.
to make the most of your references
An astonishing number of candidates leave this crucial job-search element to chance. They
assume or hope that those empowered to comment on them will do the right thing. But in
reality, its up to you to assure that your references support your candidacy.
win interviews, but references win job offers
As many senior-level candidates have found out the hard way, the better the job and the
higher the pay, the tougher the screening process. So if youre being considered for
a top job, its likely that your references will be checked thoroughly.
When should you begin gathering references? You should be gathering these
throughout your career life, whether you have a current need for them or not.
to look for in job references
Getting fired or quitting work in anger can leave you, obviously, in a spot of trouble.
But not just over being unemployed. A great new opportunity may materialize the next day
-- but what if it hinges on your references?
What your former employer can and can't say about you.
boosts fear of reference checking
A growing number of job seekers who want to find out what their former
employers are saying about them are using the Internet to find the services
that make the calls.
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