How to survive a Behavioral Interview

The use of Behavioral Interviewing (BI) in company recruiting strategies is on the rise.  It’s use in the overall interview strategy varies.  While some organizations use the BI process for each skill set being tested, many organizations spread a few of these detail oriented, open-ended questions throughout the interview.  A well trained interviewer should know […]

July 14, 2009 20 comments READ MORE →

Resume length – does it matter?

The most frequently asked question about resumes that I receive is, “how long should it be?”  If you put in some time to research the topic, you’ll easily stumble on certain suggested guidelines on resume length.  For years everyone was told to keep their resumes to one page – no more!  Makes you shriek doesn’t […]

July 13, 2009 3 comments READ MORE →

New website just for Philly area job seekers is launched

Philadelphia area resident, James Oley has decided to make things easier for Philadelphia job seekers.  Oley came up with an idea for an easy to use, Philadelphia area ONLY job search engine.  With those ideas in mind, Oley launched www.phillyjobfest.com sometime early in July. Surely it will take some time for phillyjobfest to spread around the […]

July 13, 2009 2 comments READ MORE →

Questions YOU should ask at an interview

Smart applicants spend a great deal of time preparing and practicing for an upcoming interview, hoping to successfully predict the questions that will be asked.  However, many times candidates pass on preparing their own questions for the interviewer, which leaves them looking like a deer in headlights when the recruiter or hiring manager asks, “Do […]

July 12, 2009 10 comments READ MORE →

Need a Job? Here’s 4 Reasons You NEED Linkedin

Have you ever heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”?  When it comes to your career, this saying is completely spot on.  Most people that I’ve met over the years will happily go out of their way to refer, or promote an individual that they think has done a job […]

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