Hired Now!You’re Talking Yourself Out of Getting a Job by Giving Wrong Answers to Interview Question

by Christian Schoyen, leading U.S. job expert, life architect, and author – ASecondLife.com

Everyone knows that the first step to securing a job is a compelling and convincing resume. But most people don’t know that the next step, the job interview, is so important that if you make a handful of common mistakes, you’ll blow your chances and walk away empty-handed.

The Problem: You’ve got the right education, experience, and references, all presented on a well-put together resume. It’s getting you job interviews, but no job offers.

The harsh…


Career Advice: Three Secrets to Telling Your Story for Career and Life Success

When was the last time you received a job promotion?  You are doing a great job at work but everyone else seems to get the promotion you want.  You may even start making excuses as to why you are not getting the career promotions you deserve.  Well, I ask you the following question:

Did you ever tell your story?

The following career advice story will show you how to put your career on the fast track:

Recently, I was facilitating an oceanfront retreat for over two hundred employees of…


Job Interviews – The Six Most Frequently Asked Questions And Ways To Answer Them

Many people think that one cannot prepare for job interview questions. Thus, they often relied purely on fate for the outcome of their interview. This is definitely not the way that it should be.

If you have attended several job interviews at one go, you would realize that there are certain common questions that job interviewers always kept asking. And if you have prepared for these questions earlier, wouldn’t you have improved your chance of success in interviews?

Here are the 6 most commonly asked…


Landing Your First Job During Recession

If you are a fresh graduate looking for your first job, the times could not have been tougher. The global economic downturn and its impact on the job market is for all to see. While companies across sectors across the globe are cutting jobs to control costs, there has been little or no hiring in companies. Some companies that are still hiring are doing it only on strict need basis. Thus, for graduates looking for fresher jobs, it has become very tough to land a job to launch their…


Your Job Search Resume Cover Letter Do You Send It To Human Resources Or Directly To The Hiring Person ?

Your Job Employment Cover Letter: How do You Know Where to Send It

In submitting your job employment resume cover letter how do you know where to send this letter?

Some organizations do not accept unsolicited applications, resumes or cover letters.

Often applicants who address communications to the human resource (H.R.) department get a standard form letter stating that no applications are currently being accepted. So much for the successful job hunter. The task just got more challenging.

How do you know how and where to submit your employment…


Landing Your Dream Job – You Need A Step-by-Step Approach

You sit at the same desk, day in and day out, doing the same tasks and thinking to yourself, “I hate my job. I wish I could do something I really love.”

Or, perhaps you are still in school and thinking about the day when you will finally get the perfect job – that job that we all dream about, the one that made us promise that we wouldn’t settle for anything less than it.

Then life happens and there are bills to pay and suddenly we’re…


Create A Good Resume To Land That Perfect Job

Are you looking for a new job or a new career? If you are, have you already started using the internet or your local newspapers to find jobs? If you have, you may be at the applying stage. The applying stage of job hunting is perhaps the most important part. Many times, you are only required to send in a job application or submit your resume. Since your face and your personality will not originally be seen, you will need to let your resume to all of the work…


How to Work With a Headhunter

With the cutbacks in Human Resources and the fewer jobs to work with out there, contingency recruiters are working even harder to fill those jobs.  You may be asking what is a contingency recruiter and how do I work with them?
A contingency recruiter is a third party recruiter, often referred to as a headhunter.  They are an outside recruiter, or third party, which has partnered to work with a Human Resources department to help them fill their positions.  They usually work with multiple companies at one time and…


Seven Tips to Get Your Ideal Job… Faster and Easier

1. Self-assessment is the first step to finding your ideal job. Assessment involves getting clear on your interests & passions, life goals, skills & knowledge, personal characteristics, internal and external motivations, and preferred work colleagues and work environment. If these personal needs, values and abilities are not compatible with your next job, you probably will not be happy, satisfied or fulfilled.

2. Brainstorm many as many jobs/careers as possible before beginning your actual job search… so you can identify the ones that may best satisfy you for many…


Careers Nigeria for Nigeria Graduate Jobs-Attracting Employers for Interview

 Many young people troop about looking for jobs but very few eventually get hired. Many employers are looking for young smart people to work for them, however, a handful of our young people are interviewed and hired. So why are they not getting jobs? Why are the employers not hiring freely?


Most times I conduct my interviews as an employer right in front of the office door. ?When did you live school? Did you complete senior school? Are you computer literate? Are you Internet literate? Do you have…


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