Eight Things Candidates Do That Sabotages Their Chances to Get the Job

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on September 19, 2019 at 07:56:11 PM



Candidates often commit blunders that harm their employment prospects and most of the time they are completely unaware of what behavior of theirs tipped the scales against them. This article will take you through the eight most common mistakes and oversights that you need to be mindful of to maximize your chances of landing a job. 1. Limited Communication mode When you are applying to jobs, you need to be open to all modes of communication. It is important to recognize that different people prefer different modes of communication. The two primary modes of communication are written and verbal communication. Written communication entails anything from emails to a text message while verbal communication involves phone calls and video calls etc. No one, especially no recruiter, owes you the courtesy of speaking to you in your preferred mode of communication. You might be a texting person, but if the person on the hiring end prefers voice calls, you have to be available to express your abilities over a phone call. Many jobs today, especially those in sales, are done via the phone, so the recruiter might want to assess your verbal communication skills by interviewing you over the phone. Additionally, it is incredibly easy and...


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6 Common Resume Mistakes Job Seekers Make

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on September 05, 2019 at 06:59:14 PM



Job seekers know all too well the pressures of putting together the perfect resume. That one piece of paper is usually the only chance you have to introduce yourself to a new company. We all want to make the best impression possible, so be sure to avoid these common resume mistakes. Don’t include irrelevant experience in your resume.  When it comes to selling yourself these days, less is more. Employers aren’t interested in skills & experiences that aren’t relevant to the specific job you’re applying for. While you may think that a resume full of every notable thing you’ve ever achieved would set you apart from the rest, irrelevant additions actually distract from qualities that would make you a prime candidate. Avoid using fillers and generic phrases.  While well-meaning, these fluff words like “team player” and “hard-working” do nothing to help build your case. Instead of simply listing these traits, provide specific examples of them in action. For example, instead of listing “team player” talk about a specific project that you successfully led the team on. Leave off personal information when trying to get hired.  While this was standard practice in days gone by, it’s unnecessary and can date your resume. This includes marital status, religious...


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6 Books to Impact Your Sales Hires

by Melanie Korn | Category: Book Review

Posted on September 05, 2019 at 07:06:43 PM



The Hard Thing About Hard ThingsFilled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary CompaniesFilled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the 21st century and beyond.Zero to OneThe great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.Think and Grow RichThink and Grow Rich has been called the "Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature." It was the first book to boldly ask, "What makes a winner?" The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world's winners himself. The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the...


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