Standing Out In a Group Interview

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on October 04, 2019 at 11:48:22 AM

Job interviews are always a nerve-wracking and stressful experience. Taking part in a group interview only increases these feelings for most of us. In the group setting it is no longer just about making a good impression on the hiring manager, but also about setting yourself apart from the rest of the candidates. Here are 5 tips to help you stand out in your next group interview. Stay true to yourself.  This one sounds simple enough, but take a seat next to "Know-it-all Alan" or "Chatty Cathy" & it will be tempting to try and keep up. Let your own unique personality shine through. You want a hiring manager to see exactly what you bring to the table and be able to determine if that makes you a good fit for the company.  Be polite.  Group interviews are a great way to see how candidates will interact not only with people in authority (like the interviewer), but also their peers. You may think that your experience or expertise puts you miles ahead of your competition, but never let that show in a condescending manner during the interview. Even if you have a great idea to interject, refrain from interrupting other candidates or hogging the...

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7 Books that Will Help Your Business Grow

by Melanie Korn | Category: Book Review

Posted on October 03, 2019 at 06:47:47 PM

Looking to help your business grow? Spend some time nose deep with these seven books: Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being RemarkableIn his new bestseller, Seth Godin urges you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build, and everything you do, to create something truly noticeable. It's a manifesto for anyone who wants to help create products and services that are worth marketing in the first place.In Search of ExcellenceBased on a study of forty-three of America's best-run companies from a diverse array of business sectors, In Search of Excellence describes eight basic principles of management -- action-stimulating, people-oriented, profit-maximizing practices -- that made these organizations successful.The Smartest Guys in the RoomThe Enron scandal brought down one of the most admired companies of the 1990s. Countless books and articles were written about it, but only The Smartest Guys in the Room holds up a decade later as the definitive narrative. For this tenth anniversary edition, McLean and Elkind have revisited the fall of Enron and its aftermath, in a new chapter that asks why Enron still matters. They also reveal the fates of the key players in the scandal.Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NikeIn this instant...

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Recruiting Now - Selling Power

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on October 01, 2019 at 07:24:00 PM

There are plenty of job applicants out there, but choosing the right ones for sales positions is still tough. Henry Glickel of Sales Recruiters says the pool of recruiters has shrunk, along with the economy. But the best companies are doing several things to prepare for the next mad chase for sales talent. “In many states, the law requires you to keep resumes on file for six months to a year, but firms do not have the room,” Glickel notes, “So they use us to store and sort the resumes they have received.” Firms are also doing proactive recruiting. They analyze their sales force and calculate the odds that a given position will have to be filled. “They want to make sure ahead of time that they know the talent out there, both for replacements and eventual expansion,” Glickel notes. Human resources departments are also interviewing their top performers in each job classification, so they will already have the profile of top hires when the time comes to move. Some companies are bringing in entry-level reps and committing to developing their skills in-house before sending them out on the road. And some top companies are realizing that sales drives everything else, including corporate strategy. “They...

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