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COMMUNICATION ETIQUETTE: 4 TIPS TO SET YOU UP FOR JOB INTERVIEW SUCCESS

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Sep 21, 2016 10:50:43 AM

Whether you are seeking a job or you already have a job, good communication helps you to build strong relationships. Professional and effective communication opens doors to opportunities, including promotions.

With today’s technology, there are many ways to communicate. Here are some methods and how to use them most effectively.

  1. TEXTING
  • Do respond to texts from a recruiter or an employer, using professional language, and correct punctuation and grammar.
  • Don’t initiate a communication via text to a recruiter or an employer.
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Topics: Career Services, Job Interviews, Careers, Communication

3 WAYS TO TALK ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESSES

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Sep 9, 2016 12:37:23 PM

Talking about yourself should be the easiest thing for you to do. Who knows you better than you? However, responding to this question during a job interview can be stressful and uncomfortable. Here are some ideas on how to craft an impactful and memorable response.

  1. Be sure you know who you are. Assess yourself and create a consistent message regarding your background and experience. Then, tweak your message for each individual situation.
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Topics: Career Services, Webinars, Job Interviews, Careers

4 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR JOB INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Aug 9, 2016 10:08:23 AM

You’ve worked hard to achieve your degree and are excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. You’ve sent your resume to several well-known companies. And, thankfully, you have received an invitation to interview for a position that sounds perfect for you. What should you do? How should you prepare?

An important thing to remember is the hiring manager has already determined that you have the qualifications to do the job based on your resume. The purpose of the interview is to determine if you have the right attitude, demeanor, and communication skills to do the job.

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Topics: Career Services, Veterans, Faculty, Webinars, Job Interviews, Careers

HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT COVER LETTER

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 21, 2016 11:43:13 AM

Cover letters are the best way to introduce yourself to a potential employer. For most job openings they are a necessity – and a great way to get the hiring manager to review your resume.

An effective cover letter will not just sell your skills and qualifications, but will also sell you as a person – avoid regurgitating your resume! You will want to use language that paints a vivid picture about who you are and how you will add value to the hiring organization. By talking about how you can contribute through the use of concrete examples, you’ll be able to put yourself in the best position to be noticed.

The “perfect” cover letter should contain four main paragraphs:

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Topics: Resumes, Job Interviews, Careers

COMMON SENSE JOB INTERVIEW TIPS FOR VETERANS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 10, 2016 3:00:00 PM

For many transitioning veterans, job interviews are unlike anything they’ve ever experienced in the past.Corporate job interviews are most often behavioral based, with the interviewer identifying job-related experiences, knowledge, skills, and abilities that the company deems necessary for a particular position.

For example, if the job description states that the position requires a team player with excellent customer services skills and the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, expect that questions relating to those skills will be asked in the interview.

An example of this type of question is, “Describe a professional experience where you were able to solve a communication crisis with a co-worker while maintaining team harmony.”

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Topics: Veterans, Military, Job Interviews

THESE 3 COOL TOOLS CAN HELP MAKE YOUR JOB SEARCH EASIER

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jan 5, 2016 5:29:23 PM

In late 2014, Trident’s Career Advising & Development Center launched its successful webinar series. Over the course of this year, we’re going to be looking back at many of these sessions, which are filled with wisdom and advice from career center Manager Tanya White-Earnest.

Today, we’ll be recapping the very first CADC webinar, “Cool Tools For Your Career Development.” In this session, Tanya gave an overview of some of her favorite career-enhancement tools on the web. If you’re looking to get your job search going in the right direction, this is a great place to start!

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Topics: Webinars, Job Interviews, Careers

HOW SHOULD YOU ANSWER A STRANGE JOB INTERVIEW QUESTION?

Posted by Tanya White-Earnest on Sep 16, 2015 3:00:00 AM

You’re interviewing for a job and the hiring manager asks you this rather strange question, "If you were an animal, which animal would you be?"

How should you respond?

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Topics: Career Services, Job Interviews

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