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Job Hunting Zen Thought of the Week - October 16, 2015

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Here is your Job Hunting Zen Thought of the Week!

You go to an interview fully prepared.

Your résumé is immaculate.

You dress perfectly.

You answer the interviewer's questions to perfection.

You ask all the right questions.

And you don't get the job.

Sometimes companies simply miss the mark when it comes to hiring.

Scott Singer is the President and Founder of Insider Career Strategies Resume Writing & Career Coaching, a firm dedicated to guiding job seekers and companies through the job search and hiring process. He is a Human Resources professional and staffing expert with almost two decades of in-house corporate HR and staffing firm experience, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).

Insider Career Strategies provides resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services, including a free resume review. You can email Scott Singer at scott.singer@insidercs.com, or via the website, www.insidercs.com.

 

Job Hunting Zen Thought of the Week – October 9, 2015

Here is your Job Hunting Zen Thought of the Week!

You interviewed this week for a job. You didn't blow the interview, but you didn't exactly wow the hiring manager, either. In short, you demonstrated you could perform the duties of the job, but you didn't really close the deal.

There's still hope!

A well-written "thank you" note to the interviewers could still get you the job. Demonstrate your passion for the position and the company by sending an eloquent, thoughtful note. Reiterate those topics you found of particular interest. Demonstrate how you can demonstrate value to the organization.

A hiring manager who wanted to continue searching may decide you're the right fit after all.

Scott Singer is the President and Founder of Insider Career Strategies Resume Writing & Career Coaching, a firm dedicated to guiding job seekers and companies through the job search and hiring process. He is a Human Resources professional and staffing expert with almost two decades of in-house corporate HR and staffing firm experience, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).

Insider Career Strategies provides resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services, including a free resume review. You can email Scott Singer at scott.singer@insidercs.com, or via the website, www.insidercs.com.

 

Job Hunting Zen Thought of the Week – October 2, 2015

Here is your Job Hunting Zen Thought of the Week!

Did you leave your last job on less-than-best of terms? It's unfortunate, but often a job isn't always a match between you and a company.

Will it hurt your chances of getting that next job? Maybe.

The best thing you can do is own it. When asked by a potential employer about why you left a position, explain the circumstances which led to your leaving, and take responsibility for your own part in it.

The employer will likely appreciate the honesty. They may still wish to validate your story, but you've saved them and you from any potential surprises.

And you have the opportunity to find a better fit.

Scott Singer is the President and Founder of Insider Career Strategies Resume Writing & Career Coaching, a firm dedicated to guiding job seekers and companies through the job search and hiring process. He is a Human Resources professional and staffing expert with almost two decades of in-house corporate HR and staffing firm experience, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).

Insider Career Strategies provides resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services, including a free resume review. You can email Scott Singer at scott.singer@insidercs.com, or via the website, www.insidercs.com.