Average is Dead

Average is Dead

Average Is a Dead-End By Seth Godin, Monster Contributing Writer Remember average? It’s the brand marketer at a packaged-goods company refusing to sell whole-wheat bread, because the average person doesn’t like it. Or the dietitian at the airline who says it should serve only peanuts, because the average person won’t eat a corn chip. Average […]

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Passion Can Drive Your Career

Passion Can Drive Your Career

Passion Can Drive Your Career By John Rossheim, Monster Senior Contributing Writer Whether it last happened today or 20 years ago, most of us have been hit with that pit-of-the-stomach, Monday-morning moment of questioning: Why do I work here? Is this all there is? What’s missing for many American workers is passion, a positive emotional […]

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The Dog Ate My Homework

The Dog Ate My Homework

The Dog Ate My Homework… How many excuses did you come up with during your school days about why you didn’t finish the homework assignment? I’ve had my fair share. I found, though, that without doing the homework, I was never quite as well prepared for the exam. Homework is a way to prepare and […]

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Resume
Building a professional and strong resume is your first chance to stand out among the other applicants. The document should be concise and to the point while offering important details about your experience and specialized skills. The cover letter is your chance to show more individuality. It can be more unconventional than the resume to grab attention, but it is still a proper introduction.
Research
Once you've landed the interview, research the company and educate yourself on its main goals and achievements. Know a little bit about the industry and be able to speak about it in conversation. Know the company that you are interviewing for and make sure your goals align with theirs.
Self Preparation
Be ready to represent the best version of yourself to your potential employers. This includes practicing and perfecting eye contact, body language, voice inflection and even keeping those nervous habits under control. Dress the part and present yourself as the best candidate for the job.
Interview
The interview is a chance to make sure you are a fit for the company AND that the company is a fit for you. Prepare 10-15 questions to ask after your interviewer has finished their line of questioning. It's then your turn to delve into the company and find out if you can see yourself working as a part of their team. Make your questions thoughtful and interesting, and watch the positive impression it makes on your interviewer.
Follow Up
After you finish a strong and successful interview, always follow up that same day with an email thanking your interviewer for their time and consideration. This is a kind way to acknowledge the value of their time, but also another way to keep them thinking about you.

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