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10 Ways Job Seekers Land Their Dream Job

10 Ways Job Seekers Land Their Dream Job | Career Advice | Scoop.it

"Here are Ten creative techniques for acing that interview and increasing your chances of landing that dream job."

 

Even though this article is focused on the job interview, think outside the box.  These 10 traits are used throughout the job search.

 

Especially the first one, have a compelling story. Better yet, have atleast 3 to cover the most common questions you will hear during the job hunt.

 

The article covers all 10 ways, here are the first 5:

 

1. Have a compelling story

2. Study The Industry Well

3. Have A Professional Online Presence

4. Be punctual, presentable and well-organized

5. Manage stress

 

As you read the points consider that one never knows who you are having a conversation with which will lead to a referal and your dream job. As one of my mentors used to say, "Always act as if the person you are talking to may some day be deciding if they should hire you". Both in and out of any interview situation.

http://addicted2success.com/success-advice/10-ways-to-ace-your-dream-job-interview/


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A Unique Question Job Seekers May Receive - Forbes

A Unique Question Job Seekers May Receive - Forbes | Career Advice | Scoop.it

"A blog post by someone named Kevin Morrill at a San Francisco startup called Referly describes a job interview question that Morrill says sifts out the highest quality candidates in the space of just five minutes."

 

"What’s most intriguing about Morrill’s question: It shows that success on the job hunt can turn not on know-how, smarts or experience, but on the ability to communicate, empathize and show that you can work toward a goal."

 

Here is how Morrill frames the question...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/10/04/a-big-question-that-could-decide-any-job-interview/

 

After reading the question, ask yourself, what would you choose? All of us are good at something and at first this question should stop you in your tracks. If not, you may likely "jump" too fast into questions the interviewer is expecting you will take a moment to consider. A "pause" to collect your thoughts shows you care in most situations such as how Kevin Morrill asks the question in this article.

 

My recommendation, have stories in the back of your mind which you want to tell during an interview which demonstrate your skills and capabilities which the hiring manager is looking to find. A well crafted story about one of your skills would allow you to quickly outline in your mind how to respond to the question Kevin M. likes to ask during an interview.


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5 Mistakes Job Seekers Make Before the Interview

5 Mistakes Job Seekers Make Before the Interview | Career Advice | Scoop.it

"Sure, it’s hard enough trying to get through the actual interview without making a mistake but what about before the interview? "

 

"While big blunders may not take place until you’re sitting in front of an employer, your attitude, along with the preparation that happens in days leading up to the interview can affect the outcome even before stepping through the door."

 

"Make sure you don’t make the following wrong assumptions and preparations before your interview."

http://www.wetfeet.com/blog/2012/august/5-mistakes-you-already-make-before-the-job-interview

 


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Job Seekers Hook Dream Jobs with Great Stories

Job Seekers Hook Dream Jobs with Great Stories | Career Advice | Scoop.it

"The stories you must be ready to tell are about things that took place in previous jobs, things that back up the skills and qualifications you wrote about in your resume. Since hiring managers have plenty of good candidates to choose from, expect them to ask tougher interview questions as they try to reduce candidate pools and ensure they hire the right people."

 

"If you’re not a natural storyteller, start practicing immediately. Why? Because when the hiring manager asks a behavioral-based interview question (e.g. “Please share an example of a time when you used a particular skill…”), you want to respond smoothly and confidently, ultimately triggering an internal emotional response within the interviewer."

 

Connecting during the interview with the hiring manager and having them "visualize you" in the job is the objective.

 

Story is one of the best ways to connect and help the hiring manager see you working for them in the stories you tell. This is why practice is important. Don't try to "just wing it" during the interview.

 

We've all heard a person begin to tell a joke and they can't remember the punch line. You only get 1 interview to make an impression, learn to lead with stories which emphasize your skills which match the needs of the hiring manager.

 

Read the full article here: http://canyoulead.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/tell-a-great-story-get-a-new-job/


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