Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why a Strong Mobility Program Attracts the Best Candidates

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter. How easy is it for one of your employees

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The One Interview Question You Must Prepare For

“What do you know about our company?” “Why are you the ideal candidate for this position?” “What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?” These are all pretty standard interview questions that most job seekers expect going into an interview. When you’re preparing, you’ll obviously want to brainstorm and think about your responses to these questions

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The One Thing Keeping You From Getting a Job

When you’re feeling down about being unemployed or frustrated with not being able to find your next opportunity, it can be easy to slip into the habit of having a negative outlook. In addition to that, throw in the fact that you’ve been rejected by the last three employers you interviewed for. Perhaps you’re feeling

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Making an Interviewer Laugh?

Employer: “What’s your greatest weakness?” Job Seeker: “It’s a toss-up. On some days, it’s pizza. On others, it’s ice cream…I’m kidding. In all seriousness, my greatest weakness is…” While some employers might laugh and appreciate your sense of humor, others might perceive you as unprofessional and too casual for throwing a one-liner into your interview

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Hilarious Job Interview Bloopers

I recently stumbled upon a list of job interview bloopers compiled by the Wall Street Journal. Hopefully some of these can make you laugh just as hard as I did. Here were some of the highlights, as taken directly from the list: 1. Brought her large dog to the interview. 2. Balding candidate abruptly excused

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An Argument for a Strong Vacation Policy

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter.  How tightly do you manage your employees’ vacation days?

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Don’t Forget the Evidence!

Preparing for an interview as a job seeker can be quite a daunting and time-consuming process. From researching the company and the position’s qualifications to dry cleaning your suit and figuring out how to get there, you’ve got a lot to do beforehand! With so many tasks, it can be easy to overlook some very

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The Top Hiring Complaints

When looking for a new employee, employers want someone who is qualified and talented, excited about the position, and a good fit for the culture of the company. For all of these reasons, they put a lot of time and effort into the hiring process. Despite this willingness to dedicate resources to this process, finding

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Why Work-Life Balance for Your Employees Should be a Priority

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter.   As technology advances at a break-neck pace, the pressure

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