Monthly Archives: April 2012

Phone Interview tips #21-25!

21. Do not talk in a negative way about last position, manager or company.

22. Have a list of prepared questions.  This shows your preparedness and indicates you are mature, professional and interested.  A lack of questions can be mistaken as a lack of interest. Some possibilities might be:

  1. What would I be expected to accomplish in this position?
  2. What are YOUR (the interviewer) expectations of this position over the next six months? Over the next year?
  3. What will it take to be successful in this position?
  4. How do you define or rate success in this position?
  5. What are some characteristics of your successful staff?
  6. What is the company culture like?
  7. What are the greatest challenges in this position?
  8. How do you think I fit the position?

23. If they have answered all your questions just say “I did have questions but you have answered them all”.

24. Express interest in going to the next step.

25. If you are comfortable you can ask where you fit in with the other people they have interviewed

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“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” – Thomas Edison

“The three great essenti…

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10 questions to ask before an interview

10 questions to ask before an interview

This article is brought to you by Forbes magazine…what are your thoughts?

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How to write a letter of interest

To maintain a competitive edge while searching for a job, people are becoming more and more crafty! This article explains how people are now drafting detailed letters of interest to potential employers. Check it out and let us know your thoughts.. Do you think a letter of interest will help push a candidate forward in the job race?

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Phone interview tips #16-20!

This week’s questions focus on questions you should always be prepared to answer in an interview… Best of luck!

16. Be prepared for the question, “tell me a little about yourself”. Try to keep answer related to what the client is trying to accomplish. Don’t go too far back, last job if longer than five years or five years back.  Give a few specific references to previous successes or achievements. For example; highly successful projects, ways you increased productivity, processes developed, systems installed, etc.

17. A question you should be prepared to answer: Tell me about your background and accomplishments

18. A question you should be prepared to answer: How would you describe your most recent job performance?

19. A question you should be prepared to answer: What interests you about our company?

20. A question you should be prepared to answer: What are you strengths?  Weaknesses?

Are you enjoying these helpful hints? Would you like more tips for the live interview? Let us know !

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6 jobs that are in demand | Career Builder

Hear what Career Builder has to say about 6 of the most in demand jobs out there currently! Then, check out the rest of the article at..

What are your thoughts? Do you have a job in one of these fields or are currently searching for one?

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Direct Hire Staffing Needs

What makes our placement process different? Effective placement is never an accident, but occurs when the candidate and the company meet each other’s needs. Our recruiters ask the right questions and then listen carefully to the answers. Becker Technical Staffing takes pride in its reputation for precision placements for both the candidates and the client companies we serve.

Our approach to finding top-notch talent:

  • After planning sessions we match our targeted talent acquisition process to fit your hiring process.
  • We will then: assess, identify and recruit candidates that meet your desired profiles.
  • Our process goes far beyond most, as we gather in-depth market study and analysis, which includes: information about companies competing for the same talent, geographic specific restrictions and other information concerning your specific acquisition market.
  • While our team provides a “boutique feel” with a personal touch, we have the resources you would expect from a nationwide corporation

Some terms and conditions:

  • All work done on a strictly confidential basis.
  • Contingent searches are paid for after the successful candidate(s) start working for you.
  • Fees are a % of your new employee’s total first year compensation.
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“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“Three Rules of Work: Ou…

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Phone Interview Tips #11-15!

Phone interviews can be challenging. Here is more advice on how to conquer them!

11. Answer questions by relating to the position you seek. Present your attributes in a manner that demonstrates the benefits of your abilities. In other words show your interviewer what you can do for them.Mention specific accomplishments that show your abilities and determination to succeed in this job.

12.  Always ask them if you have answered their question. You can’t see their face in a phone interview.

13. Keep personal information to a minimum.

14. If you don’t understand a question, ask for it to be repeated.  Better to ask, than to answer the question incorrectly.

15. If you can’t answer a question, don’t just say “no”. Say “no, however I have done something similar at…”

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Hashtags + Job Search

Using hashtags in your job search!

Interesting article on how to utilize hashtags on Twitter when searching for a job. Great advice!

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