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Beware of Hidden Interview Pitfalls

 Suit. Check Spend time on company research. Check Spend time on practicing answers to interview questions. Check Extra copies of EHS provided resume. Check Fancy leather folder thingy to hold extra copies of resume. Check Limp, wet handshake. Huh? All the expert interview advice and all the practice in the world still might not prepare…

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Eight Worst Things to Say in an Interview

Interviews are nothing if not opportunities to drive yourself crazy. Just remind yourself to look good, appear confident, say all the right things and don’t say any of the wrong ones. It shouldn’t be so hard to follow these guidelines except you’ll be on the receiving end of an endless line of questions. Factor in…

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Ways to Impress a New Employer

  It can take four to 14 months to find the right job… and fewer than 90 days to lose it. According to executive coach Linda Seale, most professional and managerial dismissals are due to failure to understand and fit into a company’s culture. It is during these first weeks on the job that your…

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Tips for Avoiding Common resume blunders

HOW BADLY DO YOU WANT THAT JOB? WELL, THEN DON’T MAKE THESE MISTAKES Updating your resume — doesn’t that sound about as much fun as a poke in the eye with a sharp stick? OK, OK, the experience might not be all that bad if you’re accustomed to keeping your resume updated and ready always….

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What NOT To Do When You Resign

Giving the old two-weeks’ notice, eh? Time to move on from your current company and seek new opportunities — I get it. It’s a part of the career lifecycle. However, how you resign can leave a lasting impact on your employer and your colleagues. To not tarnish your legacy or become fodder for industry gossip,…

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Why you didn’t make it past the first interview

 by Kathy Khalvati March 31, 2017 You breezed through the phone screening and your first interview went surprisingly well. But weeks go by and you never hear back. If you do end up getting a rejection email, you’re left staring numbly at an auto-response with too many clichés and not a single explanation of why…

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Do Not Accept A Counter Offer

Do not accept a counter offer!!! Here is why… Published on July 20, 2016 Lushia Van Buuren Someone has to say it like it is and stand up for what they believe in When you have received an offer of employment which you are inclined to accept, you must consider very carefully whether it really…

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Resume Accuracy

If you’re looking for a new career, get your act together. Don’t send me a resume and leave the last two years off. Don’t fake it either, we check. Don’t stretch the dates on job #2 and #3 to eliminate the one in the middle that didn’t work out. We hate spelling mistakes too. If…

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GIVING NOTICE

The Resignation Meeting   So how do you give notice?   • First of all, you shouldn’t give notice until you have an offer to accept. • Second, it is very important to be prepared, with written letter of resignation, before calling a resignation meeting with your boss.   You will need to write a…

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THANK YOU EXAMPLE LETTER

Date Person Company Address   Dear Sir/Madam,   Thank you for the time you shared with me Friday, as well as your candid disclosure of what you require in the candidate for VP of Sales.   Obviously, I must compliment you and your management team’s abilities in delivering the same level of strength, enthusiasm, confidence…

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Job Board = Identity Theft

Phony Ad On Job Sites Leads To 100,000 Stolen Identities Security researchers have unearthed the single largest cache of stolen identities, thanks in part to a Trojan stealing the data that has been hidden in a fraudulent advertisement on online job sites like Monster.com. Don Jackson, a researcher with security company SecureWorks, told InformationWeek that he found 12…

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YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS? TRY YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH

Candidates should be ready for the tough questions during job interviews   Dear Mark and Dale: What is the best way to answer an interviewer, who asks, “What is your biggest weakness?” Also, what is a good way to explain your reasons for resigning from a good job? (I lost interest because of a merger,…

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Closing an Interview

by Carole Martin How can a job-seeker make a strong closing argument in job interviews? Find expert tips for closing the job interview, and getting one step closer to a job offer. Closing the Sale: “When do I start?” That’s about as aggressive as you can get at the close of the interview. It may…

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Words not to use on your resume

So, you’re experienced? Before you advertise this in your résumé, be sure you can prove it? Often, when job seekers try to sell themselves to potential employers, they load their résumés with vague claims that are transparent to hiring managers, according to Scott Bennett, author of “The Elements of Résumé Style” (AMACOM). By contrast, the…

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The Big Eight

To be certain that you will get past the initial screen, be aware of the following common candidate red flags: 1. No Home Address, Telephone Number or E-mail Address If they can’t find you, they can’t hire you. Without basic information and an easy way to contact you once interest is established, your chances virtually…

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Use Numbers on Resumes

Use Numbers to Give Your Accomplishments the Attention They Deserve! If you were an employer looking at a Restaurant Managers resume, which of the following entries would impress you more• • Dropped labor costs. ——-OR—- • Dropped labor costs by 3.2% from 21.3% to 19.1% within six months of hire. Clearly the second statement carries…

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Your Resume

MS Word as a format is quite imperative in the current computer operating system requirements for most of our employers. If you do not have MS Word format, copy the resume from your current format into the body of an email and send it to your EHS representative. TARGET YOUR JOB…. EHS suggests that each…

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Resume Writing

Your Resume A good resume cannot get you a job; but a bad resume can prevent you from getting the interview and without the interview, there’s no chance of getting the job. Since your resume is your primary marketing tool for finding a better career opportunity, extra time spent on its preparation is a good…

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What you should say in your interview

By Hannah Hamilton Monster Contributing Writer Interviewing for a new job can be incredibly nerve-wracking and it’s natural to feel nervous about it. But if you take a deep breath and focus on preparing to say the things recruiters want to hear, you’ll be fine. Just take these five tips from experts. “Let me tell…

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Having an interview at Dinner

• Spaghetti It’s bad form to cut it, worse form to twirl the huge ball and worst form to slurp up the one that tried to get away • Pizza Ever get hot pizza stuck to the roof of your mouth• Or pulled the toppings off in a clump right into your lap? • French…

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BEWARE OF COUNTEROFFERS

You’ve been offered a position with growth potential and a moderate increase in compensation. You’ve analyzed and agonized over the decision to leave a good (or bad) job for what could be a better one, and have accepted (or decided to accept) the offer. However, upon resigning, your current boss asks you to stay. This…

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OFFER COMPARISON SHEET

  Candidate: ________________ Date: __________ CURRENT EMPLOYER FUTURE EMPLOYER Concept Style  Stability • Excellent • Good • Fair • Poor   Current Position • Title in 1 yr • Title in 3 yrs   Concept Style  Stability • Excellent • Good • Fair • Poor   Current Position • Title in 1 yr • Title…

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INTERVIEW CHECKLIST

It seems like you’ve been sending out cover letters and résumés forever. Suddenly, a prospective employer calls and asks you to come in for a job interview. Take this as a compliment, as unqualified applicants typically are eliminated well before the interview process. Being invited to a face-to-face meeting is a sign that you’re a…

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YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS? TRY YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH

  Candidates should be ready for the tough questions during job interviews   Dear Mark and Dale: What is the best way to answer an interviewer, who asks, “What is your biggest weakness?” Also, what is a good way to explain your reasons for resigning from a good job? (I lost interest because of a…

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THE FIVE DEADLY SINS OF INTERVIEWING

In working with job seekers, we have come to recognize five deadly interview sins, any or all of which will keep a candidate from getting an offer. Following are these sins of omission and commission, and the suggested penance. Sin No. 1: Under preparation Many job seekers just show up at the appointed time with…

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CANDIDATE PREP SHEET

COMPANY INFORMATION 1) Review job keys/job description/short term company problems 2) Visit a store to understand concept, or visit specific location. 3) If possible, review client WEBSITE     INTERVIEW INFORMATION 1. Review the Interviewer’s name, title and interviewing style   2. Discuss Interview procedure and expectations. • Arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. •…

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ACCEPT LETTER

  7/18/07 To: From: Congratulations on making a career move! Decisions to improve your career and quality of life are always difficult and should be. I have enjoyed working with you and helping you to improve your career. I believe that this move is the right one for you at this time in your life….

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TERMINATION NOTICE

OBJECTIVE   TO LEAVE ON FRIENDLY TERMS AND LEAVE A GOOD PROFESSIONAL IMPRESSION.   LEAVING ON BAD TERMS   May bring unpleasant repercussions later. • May jeopardize chances of good recommendation elsewhere. • Will probably influence interviewing company when checking on your references from previous employer.   LEAVING ON GOOD TERMS • Former employer will…

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TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF

  Why is it that interviewers/companies still need this crutch question to begin their interviews• Some use it from habit, some because they didn’t have time to prepare, and some because they don’t know any better. But despite trying to prep our clients away from the dreaded opening interview question “Tell me about yourself,” we…

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RESIGNATION LETTER

To All:   It is with mixed emotion yet firm conviction that I write this Letter of Resignation from my current Assignment at XYZ Company in Cheshire, Connecticut.   My contract over the last X months with this excellent company and its many fine people has been a significant part of my professional and personal…

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REFERENCE RELEASE FORM

  All our clients require business / peer references from prospective candidates. Signing the disclosure statement below allows us to check your references, which will only be done when we deem it necessary to further the placement process or to verify information you have given us. Reference information is always kept in the strictest professional…

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CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE

  Thank you for selecting the EHS Hospitality Group during your current search. EHS specializes exclusively in the discovery and placement of Hotel & Restaurant / Hospitality professionals for some of the nations finest employers. It is our goal that you will always find our Career Managers concerned and helpful. We have found that your…

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CAREER OBJECTIVES

Short: To get the juices flowing again and get back into a full service non resort type setting Long: Make a long term home with that company as a GM or regional   Reason for Leaving / Seeking Opportunity: Wants to get back into an operations position she has been transferred to the theme park…

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PHONE INTERVIEW TIPS

Now a days, employers use telephone interviews as a way of identifying and recruiting candidates for employment. Phone interviews are often used to screen candidates in order to narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for in-person interviews. While you are actively job searching, it is important to be prepared for a phone…

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INTERVIEW REVIEW

Regardless of whether you are a rookie or veteran at the interview game, it is important to review the basics periodically. And it is a game! The best players have fun at it, and succeed at a far higher rate than others. The best players have fun because they are prepared and confident. Confidence is…

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THE DO’S AND DONT’S OF THE INTERVIEW

  In an interview, it’s not always just what you say that is important, but also how you say it and how you look when you are saying it. Despite answering all questions thrown at you with precision and confidence, if your body language is weak, your overall image may be perceived in this way,…

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What to ask your interviewer

  • When you made the move to come here, what was the most compelling reason?   • What keeps you here?   • I’m looking for a leader who I can believe in and whose coattails I can ride. Tell me your ambitions.   • What do I have to do to get your…

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2nd INTERVIEW TIPS

  You have been selected for second interview. What now? First interview versus second interview: what is the difference? In a nutshell, the people attending each interview could change, questions should deepen and claims you made in the first interview will probably be tested. If an HR person or a recruitment consultant conducts the first…

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Job Board = Identity Theft

Job Board = Identity Theft Phony Ad On Job Sites Leads To 100,000 Stolen Identities The Trojan stealing the data was hidden in a fraudulent advertisement on online job sites like Monster.com. By Sharon Gaudin InformationWeek August 17, 2007 03:51 PM Security researchers have unearthed the single largest cache of stolen identities, thanks in part…

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