Monday, January 29, 2018

Phone Interview Tips - How to Prepare for a Phone Interview

Today, we are talking about phone interviews and how to prepare for a phone interview. Some people find it very hard to know how to ace a phone interview, simply because they find them unpredictable. But preparing for a phone interview is actually quite simple if you understand the psychology and what the hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters are really looking for in the phone interview. Once you know those things, you’ll know how to answer in a phone interview. Today, I will be teaching you four key items that you need to know so you know what to expect in a phone interview. One of them is something you probably would NOT have guessed!

So specifically, I’m going to share with you what recruiters, HR and hiring managers are REALLY looking for when they do that initial phone interview before bringing you in, and how you can prepare for it better.

So if you’re someone who’s been getting phone interviews but not getting past that first round to an in-person, then you know there is definitely room for improvement.

You might think, I need to speak better be more clear and that is true, but there are other factors that you need to keep in mind so you can nail your next phone interview.

So, what are HR, hiring managers and recruiters looking for when they’re doing a phone interview with you? Here are 4 key items that interviewers are looking for in the phone interview that you need to keep in mind:

1. Energy and confidence
2. CLEAR, concise and articulate answers
3. Technical fit
4. Top-notch resume

Friday, January 26, 2018

3 Ways to Lead Yourself Into the Future

There are three ways to lead yourself into the future, and it simply starts with understanding how to recalibrate your GPS. GPS stands for:

• What am I grateful for? When you get up every single day, can you identify the one, two or three things that you are most thankful for as you start the day? This allows us to be more productive during the day.
• How do I intend to be purposeful? Where there is no purpose, abuse of time, energy and resources is inevitable. So how do you find your purpose? Ask yourself, why are you here right now? What is that you can do to make the biggest impact and difference today?
• What will it take to be a slashy? Whoever told you that you have to do just one thing, don’t believe the hype. If you’re working in a job, it’s OK to have a side hustle. If you’re in business for yourself, it’s OK to do a few things—just make sure you love it.

We are now living in a very disrupted world—a world of uncertainty, ambiguity and change. The most important thing we have to think about is how we are going to lead ourselves into the future.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

7 Tips to Be More Effective in 2018

The beginning of a new year brings a fresh start, brand new possibilities, and new goals to achieve. I am here to help you stick to your New Year's Resolutions and make the most out of 2018! Follow along with these 7 tips to be more effective in 2018.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Tax Time Is Around The Corner

As Tax Season approaches here are some free resources to help you prepare for filing:

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!
The EKS campaign is hosted by the United Way Bay Area to provide free tax preparation to households earning less than $54,000 a year. Partners include the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), churches, nonprofits, AARP, and other organizations. Find a location near your (click here).

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
AARP offers free tax preparation help to anyone 50 and older who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Find a location near you (click here). Note site is open annually from late January/early February to April 15

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Find a location near you (click here).

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

How to Make a Great LinkedIn Profile - 6 LinkedIn Profile Tips

I will teach you how to make a great LinkedIn profile using 7 LinkedIn profile tips so you can get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers and become a job magnet. If you've been wondering how to make a professional LinkedIn profile, this video is for you.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Are You Lying to Yourself?

If you are going to be successful, you have to get out of denial and come to terms with the things that are holding you back from success.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Job Search Tips: Do's and Don'ts of Social Media

In this week’s video, we’re going to go over the do’s and don’ts of social media.

Most people think social media has absolutely nothing to do with their job search. That’s definitely not the case. Over 50 percent of employers check out an applicant’s social media profiles before hiring them. If they saw yours, would you still get the job? Check out the job search dos and don’ts of social media:

DO - Show your personality.
Whether you’re a fashionista, foodie or just want to show off your adorable puppy, share the things that make you, you. Employers want to see who you are.

DO - Pick the safe choice.
Changing your privacy settings on your profiles is the safest bet. You never know what could slip through the cracks. Although you may be careful about what you post, tagged photos can be your worst enemy.

DO - Use it to your advantage.
Keep your eyes peeled for things on social media that could actually help your job search. Use your network to ask friends if their jobs are hiring. Or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter to ask job search questions or get insider tips.

DON’T - Let it all hang out.
While you want to show a glimpse into your life, not everything is for the world to see. Appropriate doesn’t have to mean boring. Just follow the mom rule: If you wouldn’t want your mom to see it, don’t post it.

DON’T - Badmouth.
As an employee, you represent your employer on and off the clock. Talking trash about your old job, coworkers or even professors will leave a hiring manager wondering what you’d say if they hired you.

DON’T - Stalk the interviewer.
Researching the company, good. Cyber stalking, bad. It might sound like a great idea, but accidentally mentioning a personal detail you stumbled across isn’t worth it. I guarantee it’ll be weird - very weird.

Social media can help or hurt your job search, it’s all in how you use it. Now that you know the do’s and don’ts, share, like, and retweet away!

Monday, January 8, 2018

5 Ways to Create a Strategic Life Plan

Start looking at your strategic life plan with the lens of value. What is the value you’re bringing to every day, every week, every month?

What’s my vision? Did I achieve what I intended to do? Did I learn? Did I truly understand? Did I have an experience that is second to none?

Friday, January 5, 2018

How to be Confident in Interviews

Confidence for job interview is exactly what you need to succeed and land the job. If you want to learn how to be confident in interviews then watch this video about confidence in interviews.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

How to Develop a Success Mindset

Success is not an action; it’s a way of life. If you want to accomplish great things, greatness must be reflected in everything that you do. Thus regardless of what it is you want to accomplish, the path to success must begin by adopting a success mindset.