Preparing for an Assistant video interview

Practically Perfect PA

The vast majority of recruitment agencies and employers now use video as part of their interview process, because it saves time and money on the early stages of the interview process.

CEO Interview: Ofer Tirosh, Tomedes Translation Agency

Small Business CEO

Ofer Tirosh has been running a successful, global translation agency – Tomedes – for over ten years. … Management interviewToday, he has taken time out of his busy schedule to share his experience with SMBCEO readers. When did you set up Tomedes and why?

Warmth or Competence: What Job Interviews Are Looking For

Dumb Little Man

She smiles nervously, but warms to the interview quickly. We look first at two characteristics: how lovable they are (their warmth, communion, or trustworthiness) and how fearsome they are (their strength, agency, or competence)”. The interviewer goes into ‘avoidance’ mode, trying to get away from the threat in front of them. We think of job interviews as all about demonstrating competence. See Also: 8 Interview Tips For Introverts.

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Preparing for the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

Many of my clients have asked me to help them prep for a phone interview. The interviewer can’t see you – there is not opportunity to gauge body language or make the same kind of connection. The minute you do your phone interview from your cell is the minute that technology fails you.

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Résumé + Interview = A Job

Job Advice Blog

It’s a competition for sure, and only, say, five résumés might be considered for invitations to face-to-face interviews. The Interview Congratulations! Landing Expert is a premier career-coaching service with the objective of preparing job seekers for interviews.

5 questions to ask before you start your next job search

Practically Perfect PA

It can take a lot of time with hours of searching through job descriptions, speaking to recruitment agencies and then, of course, the time spent preparing for and going to job interviews. We all know that looking for a new job isn’t easy.

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what to do with bad interviewers

Job Advice Blog

But if you’ve just met the person, how are you to know if they’re a lousy interviewer – or you’re a lousy interview? I speak often about the importance of an interview being a two-way street. If the interviewer doesn’t have those sales skills, you need to elicit the information.

The Interview Is about Understanding the Psychology of the Interviewer

Job Advice Blog

So let’s talk about the types of interviewers one may face. As a job candidate, if you can quickly identify what type of person the interviewer is and adapt to his style and needs, you’ve already achieved at least 50 percent success. When interviewing with a yellow, explain WHY.

How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Job Advice Blog

First , prepare for the interview by working with a seasoned career coach. A career coach can practice with you certain mock-interviewing techniques, thereby helping you to not only answer difficult interview questions but also recognize traps and avoid saying the wrong things.

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Keywords in Résumé Lead to Interviews

Job Advice Blog

Then the employee reviews, say, 20 and submits 5 to be interviewed. Landing Expert is a premier career-coaching service with the objective of preparing job seekers for interviews.

So you want to find a new assistant job?

Practically Perfect PA

Working with recruitment agencies. Dealing with agencies – hum, this is tricky. In my experience there are some terrible agencies out there that will treat you really badly and will put you forward for jobs that are totally unsuitable for you. Interview them too.

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10 questions to ask a recruitment agent

Practically Perfect PA

Dealing with recruitment agencies can be a mixed bag and it can be a frustrating experience particularly if you are desperate for a new job. This will give you a idea of the organisation you can expect to work in and also the calibre of the agencies clients.

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How to use your personal brand to get the right job

Practically Perfect PA

During the interview is your time to shine. It will also allow you to remain focused during the interview as you will be able to relate each question back to your key attributes. Work with a recruitment agency that understands your personal brand.

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Day in the life: Tess Keppe

Practically Perfect PA

For example, when my boss wanted to get into shape I had to go and view gyms and interview PT’s…. A day in the life interviews with Personal Assistants PA Perspective admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2017 190

How important is office culture?

Practically Perfect PA

Remember, you can ask questions in the interview about the office culture! You will get a good sense of what to expect from the interviewer’s answers. During your interviews also take a look at the office itself – what is the set up and what does the furniture look like.

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CV Template for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

I do not include my contact details on my CV because these days you are normally either applying for the job online or through an agency and you have to give them your details anyway. Pin It.

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Winning Strategies for Employment: Reference Preparation

Job Advice Blog

In general, when a company asks for your references towards the end of the interview process, it is a good sign of interest; but don’t take this final step for granted.

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paralyzed by the need to be perfect?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection paralyzed by the need to be perfect? Even those who know it’s unattainable try for it when they interview.

2010 180

CV Template for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

I do not include my contact details on my CV because these days you are normally either applying for the job online or through an agency and you have to give them your details anyway. Education – Do put down where you went to school or university (your interviewer might have gone there too – this happened to me recently!) Career Interviews admin administrators CV CV template Employment Executive Assistant Human resources LinkedIn PA Personal Assistant

2012 157

how to write a thank you letter

Job Advice Blog

Anyone who tells themselves that foregoing a fundamental rule of etiquette doesn’t matter, not only taints themselves in the mind of the interviewer, but misses two additional opportunities to sell. Second paragraph What took place during your interview?

2010 194

Why a Missing Button Could Keep you From Getting Ahead

On The Job

Then the reporter cut to an interview with a woman walking out of a local employment agency. Nor are they able to read an interviewer's body language or network with an employer at a job fair.

2011 230

Do You Have That Spark in Your Eyes?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Do You Have That Spark in Your Eyes? That point is also evident in terms of a job interview.

2010 151

We Judge with Our Eyes

Job Advice Blog

It’s even more critical when you go in for an interview. As a career coach, I counsel people every day—not only on how to answer interview questions correctly and how to avoid interview traps but also on how to let your body communicate the message you want to convey.

2010 165

“Tell me about yourself”–one more time.

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection “Tell me about yourself”–one more time.

2010 130

The Need for More and Better Future of Work Data

Small Business Labs

There's long been a need for our government agencies to collect more timely and better data on the the forces impacting jobs and work. We did this because our interviews back then showed traditional survey questions about "jobs" simply didn't work. 

2017 176

Word of Mouth is How Freelancers Find Jobs

Small Business Labs

Via agencies and brokers came in 2nd with 17% and former employers came in 3rd with 9%.   In interviews, independent workers who invest in social media tell us they see social media as a tool for building their reputation and brand.

2013 224

Using LinkedIn effectively

Practically Perfect PA

Be proactive if there is someone in a group or a particular recruitment agency that would be useful to network with then do connect with them. An excellent recruitment agency or a brilliant colleague. LinkedIn is the Facebook of the business world.

2013 265

It's All About Flexibility

Small Business Labs

 We did this because almost everyone we interviewed described balance as having a flexible work schedule.  According to another Business News Daily article a survey by staffing agency Randstaff found that more than 70 percent of organizations using contingent workers say the flexibility of the contingent workforce has allowed their business to remain nimble during economic ups and downs.

2012 156

The New and Improved SBA.gov

Small Business CEO

Recently the SBA , a United States government agency that provides support to small businesses, gave their website a complete re-haul. If you’re interested in what the new SBA.gov can do for you and your small business, go over to Small Business Trends Radio and listen to the full podcast interview. Entrepreneurs business tools government podcast interviewIf it’s been a while since you last visited the U.S.

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How to Market Yourself During A Career Search

Dumb Little Man

Once you know your USP, it needs to be highlighted throughout your resume and interviews. In addition, you need to take care of the details, such as sprucing up your LinkedIn profile, updating the job boards with your resume , and putting yourself out there through recruiting agencies. It’s also a good idea to brush up on interview skills and make sure you’re ready to impress. See Also: 6 Interview Hacks That Are Sure To Land You The Job.

2017 146

The keywords to help you land your next PA role

Practically Perfect PA

Firstly, you will probably have to apply to an agency first, through an online application. If you are anything like me, the new year brings a lot of soul searching and a nostalgic look back at the 12 months past.

2017 194

The Secret behind Reference Checks

Job Advice Blog

My informal research revealed that a significant number of applicants have motor vehicle violations, bad credit, and collection agency records.

2010 171

Measuring the Impact of Social Media

Customers Rock!

Per social media manager Rachel Gross (shared in an interview I did with her for my book , p. This post is part of the Social ROI Blog Carnival at Think Customers: the 1to1 Media blog.

The job of looking for a job

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have been involved in conducting a few interviews for admin jobs and here are two of the main things I have noticed about those who are unsuccessful: resumes are out of date and not relevant to the job applied for and the person was not prepared for the interview. When you go for an interview you have to keep in mind that they really do want to hire someone, but you have to make it worth their while to hire you. 1) Do try the temp agencies.

2012 135

Flurry of Articles on Micropreneurship

Small Business Labs

Why Micropreneurship May Be the Key to Job Creation :  A Huffington Post article that interviews the CEO of Task Rabbit, a micro-job site.   Side-hustlin' : From MTV's Scratch Gen Y marketing agency the article describes the side businesses that Gen Yers are building, alongside the regular work they do, to make more money, fulfill their dreams, or maximize their potential in ways that their 9-to-5 might not be able to.

2012 148

LinkedIn Profile Is More Important Than Résumé

Job Advice Blog

Landing Expert is a premier career-coaching service with the objective of preparing job seekers for interviews.

2010 177

For Those in Transition, Not Knowing Hurts the Most

Job Advice Blog

What is evident is that it seems to take forever to get an interview–if at all.

2010 163

“Tell me about yourself”–one more time.

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection “Tell me about yourself”–one more time.

2010 130

8 Ways to Avoid Job Scams

On The Job

If someone wants to interview you about a job, you need to communicate via phone or email. These offers also may include names of official-sounding government agencies, such as the Office of Budget Advancement, which doesn't exist.

2018 130

What's on your Top Shelf?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection What’s on your Top Shelf? I strongly endorse that you prepare for an interview by becoming an expert on you.

2010 165

Writing a Resume that Matters

Job Advice Blog

Get you the interview Getting the interview is the goal. Your résumé won’t get you the job – you still have to ace the interview. link] But a résumé that is boring, blasé, and plain won’t get you the interview.

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While in Transition, Focus–But on What?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection While in Transition, Focus–But on What?

2010 186

Endear Yourself to the Buyer

Job Advice Blog

This is probably the single most important document you’ll be evaluated by, and it will determine whether the hiring folks want to invite you to an interview or not. Probably only three to five candidates will be called in for face-to-face interviews.

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