Tips and Advice
4 Steps to the Elevator Speech
I. Start by introducing yourself (full name, smile, handshake, & pleasant voice)
II. Summarize what you do (relevant information such as your background, education, & skills)
III .Explain what you are seeking (consideration for a business, job opportunity, internship or simply to get contact information)
IV. Finish with a call to action (asking for or stating what you want to happen next - meeting or interview)
Sample: Hi, my name is Aldin Beslagic. It’s so nice to meet you! I’m a General Manager with a special focus in staffing and recruiting. Along with my fifteen years of professional experience, I graduated with my MBA from Quinnipiac University, with a focus on finance/international business. I find the work of recruiting (helping people finding jobs or clients adding talent that align with their culture) to be innovating and refreshing—I’d love the opportunity to put my expertise to work for your firm and add value to your process. Would you mind if I set up a quick call next week for us to talk about any upcoming opportunities on your firm?”
SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE WHEN SEARCHING FOR A JOB
Social Media Presence
5 Easy Tips to Improve your resume
How to condense your resume!
BLS Webinar - Resume Writing 101
Your resume is a brief history of your accomplishments that you prepare for potential employers. a good resume is:
Clear. Effectively state your skills and experience in a concise, easy-to-read manner.
Well-Organized. Employers should see your strong points at a glance.
Dynamic. Content and action verbs should enliven your resume and engage the employer.
Sleek. Its appearance should say, “I’m proud of who i am and what I’ve done”
Your resume should be designed with one thing in mind – to get you job interviews.
Chronological ---> Header - Summary - Education - Experience
Resumes can come in a variety of shapes & sizes, but how do you know if yours is desirable to a hiring manager? This short comedy skit demonstrates some of the red flags that can commonly present itself on a job application.
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Tips while job searching
Start the journey by understanding yourself, your skill sets, attributes, and career path
Create a #resume based on your strengths and attributes
No two #roles are alike and resumes are not one size fits all; you need more than one tailored resume (position, structure, and keywords). Also, review your resume for typos, grammatical errors and accuracy.
Please stay positive and avoid any negativity towards the "hiring process" or companies; although validating, it exacerbate jobseekers frustrations, offers no solutions and the negative comments become your #brand.
#network with family, friends, coworkers, events and anywhere you go like there is no tomorrow. #linkedin does work yet it takes time and effort to make connections; engagement is key.
Good luck in this journey, stay consistent, persistent, and positive.
12 Tips on how to work with a recruiter
Ask the right questions. Every relationship begins with a courtship phase as the two parties get to know each other.
Be honest when working with a recruiter.
Don't expect recruiters to do your part.
Don't be shy about money.
Stay in touch, even after you land an assignment.
Spread the good news.
How to select the right company / boss
When finding your next #job, don't just look for a higher #salary.
Find a boss that you can work well with, #develop you, and #lead, and #guide you properly. According to insperity.com, “A great boss is someone who inspires their employees to be their best selves. They should be able to identify their employees' best qualities and bring them out.”
Without a good boss, even if you have a great salary or better #benefits, you won't be #happy or progress in that job.
If you worked under a bad boss, you will truly understand this. A good boss is better than a good company.
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Know What You Want. ...
Build Your Portfolio. ...
Customize Your Resume and Cover Letter. ...
Ask for Informational Interviews. ...
Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile. ...
Use the Right Job Boards. ...
Attend Industry Events (Virtually, Too) ...
Job Search Strategies for Success.
3 Stages to prepare for an #interview
Before Interview: 1 . Learn about the company 2. Understand the job 3. Know your value 4.Prepare questions of your own 5 . Get the big picture
During the Interview: 1.Make a Good First Impression 2. Be punctual 3. Dress right 4. Firm Handshake
5. Speak correct body language 6. Be honest
7. Be enthusiastic 8. Find common ground
After Interview: 1. Self-evaluate 2 .Thank you cards
3. Follow up
Video Interview Tips and Tricks by Scarlette S.
I. Always make sure your internet connection is up and running
II. Make sure you join the conference a couple minutes prior
III. Dress professionally
IV. Engage with the interviewer
V. Always make sure you are in a well lit and quiet area
Tips on how to make good first impressions during an interview by Scarlette S.
Follow these steps to ensure you make a good first impression during your interview:
Arrive on time
Use good posture
Use a friendly greeting
BLS Webinar - How to do well in an interview
Figure out in advance how well you qualify for the job. For each requirement listed in the job posting, write down your qualifications.
Make a list of questions that you would like to ask during the interview. Pick questions that will demonstrate your interest in the job and the company.
Be prepared. Remember to bring important Notebook and pens / Extra copies of your resume and a list of references / Copies of letter(s) of recommendation, licenses, transcripts, etc./ Portfolio of work samples
On the day of the interview, remember to: Plan your schedule so you arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Look professional. Dress in a manner appropriate to the job.
Display confidence during the interview , but let the interviewer start the dialogue. Send a positive message with your body language.
End the interview with a good impression. A positive end to the interview is another way to ensure your success. Don't forget to send a thank-you note or letter after the interview.
Common Reasons to strike out during an interview
Arrive on time. Early is on time and dress in a manner appropriate to the job.
Be prepared: Make a list of questions - research the company and position
Display confidence during the interview
Eye Contant and weak hand shake
Condemnation of past employers
End the interview with a good impression. Ask for their business card and send a thank you 1 day later. If you like to add a personal touch, mail a handwritten thank you note.
DON'T FORGET… after each interview, be sure to immediately send a thank you letter/note, or
you won’t even be considered for the next round.
HIRED TIPS (First 90 days)
Tips for your First Day of Work
Prepare - Dress up / Plan your commute / Point of Contact.
Review onboarding and orientation materials carefully.
Meet with your supervisor.
Add value and ask plenty of questions
Meet people/ Observe others / Eat lunch with your coworkers.
Relax and be positive.
Say goodbye when you leave.
Tips for a great First Month at Work (30 days)
Apply skill set and add value to the new organization
Make friends, be friendly, and contininue meeting more team members from the organization
Stay organized and have a to do list
Meet with your supervisor, discuss the progress and any outstanding actions
Be humble and thankful to those who helped you in your first month
Tips for a great 90 Days at Work (90 days)
Set up a 90 days review session with you manager and ask for feedback
You should understand the companies products/services/processes/ stakeholders
Become independent / autonomous
Suggest improvements/ Add value to the organization
Be open to feedback
HIRING AND PROFESSIONAL TIPS
Having hired over 5000+ people in the past 15 years, I have seen it all. Its time to put back the "HUMAN" in Human Resources:
Have a strong hiring process - Providing candidates with feedback should be a standard practice.
Hiring Managers must recognize transferable skills.
Treating candidates with respect and empathy.
There is no "100% match” candidate.
Hire attitude and train skill.
Unemployment is temporary. Being a human being and having a strong hiring process goes a long way.
Tips to stay focused while working from home
1. Have morning route
2. Working area / designated spot (quiet with no distractions)
3. Have a plan / to do list
Couple more - stay active, take plenty of breaks, stay connected with your teams
Why your Business Needs an Online Presence
In the digital age, it is absolutely essential for your business to have an online presence. Whether it’s a website or a social media page, getting your company online will reap major benefits. Even if your company does not conduct business online, customers and potential customers are expecting to see you online. If they don’t see you there, you could be losing out on the opportunity to increase your customer base and get the word out about your business.