Friday, February 26, 2021

Attention Bay Area Job Seekers: Manufacturing Job Fair on March 19

Job Seekers - Are you looking for a career in Advanced Manufacturing? Be sure to check out AMBay Area and the BACC's Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair - Friday, March 19th | 2-5pm

Don't miss your chance to connect with manufacturers throughout the Bay Area simply using you cell phone or laptop. You can meet with manufacturers one-on-one, or simply explore employer booths at your leisure!

level and advanced positions available, see flyer for more details on how to register today!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Top Interview Tips: Common Questions, Body Language & More

Looking for interview tips? In this video, we dissect an entire job interview from start to finish. We analyze everything from common interview questions to etiquette and how to follow up. Our key takeaways are:

- Your interview begins the moment you step in the building. Have good posture, keep eye contact, and treat everyone you encounter with respect.
- Once in the interview, you'll likely be asked why you're interested in the role. To answer this, think about your past experience and how the role lines up with your future goals.
- Don't speak negatively about past places you've worked. Instead, talk about things you've learned.
- Practice polite, confident body language. Miming the interviewer's posture can create a sense of connection.
- Have a shortlist of questions prepared for the interviewer. Ask questions you would have if you got the job. Even if you don't have any questions, asking a few shows that you came prepared and that you care.
- Follow-up with the hiring manager within 24-hours of the interview. This can be a quick note thanking them for their time, or a longer one that elaborates on some of the things you talked about.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

How To Be A Good Manager

Do you know how to be a good manager? I think the key to being a great manager (not just a good one) is learning personality science. This is a very unique way to look at leadership. Most people think about management in terms of skills, I think it has everything to do with your personality style as a manager. I sit down with my partner Scott Edwards to discuss how this works.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself" Interview Question - 5 Key Tips and Example Response

Employers often kick-off an interview by saying "Tell me about yourself." It's typical to respond with a summary of your professional journey, but - depending on how you frame your answer - you can also show how your experience uniquely qualifies you for the role. Jen, a certified career coach at Indeed, shares her recommended strategy for approaching this common interview question.

Her 5 key tips are:

1) Use the "Past, Present, Future" format to structure your response.

2) Instead of summarizing your resume, tell your professional story.

3) Avoid sharing overly personal information.

4) Cultivate a human connection with your interviewer.

5) Practice makes perfect.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

4 Ways to Avoid Burnout | Brian Tracy

Burnout has a negative effect on just about everything in your life, including your performance, attitude, and motivation. If you don't identify the root cause of your burnout there can be extreme consequences. Take action to learn about what drives burnout and how you can reverse yours today.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

How to Create the Perfect Elevator Pitch - Plus Examples

A personal elevator pitch is a succinct story about your professional past and ambitions. Generally 90 seconds or less, a successful elevator pitch markets you as a standout hire.

In this video, Jenn, a certified career coach, will give you the knowledge you need to tell a compelling story about who you are and where you are going in under two minutes. This type of elevator pitch is perfect for introducing yourself in an interview or a networking event.

Monday, February 8, 2021

3 Must-Do's for a Personal Transformation

There are three must-do's to really experience personal transformation:

1. Quality Time

There's a difference between being busy and being effective. What I've discovered over time is that I was focused on a lot of different things going nowhere fast because I thought busyness equaled effectiveness, and it doesn't. If you really want to understand the power of quality time, look at every hour of the day as your personal employee: How do you deploy your energy, your thinking and your ability to get the maximum out of that hour? If it's true that we should sleep at least eight hours a day, that means there are 16 hours left in a day after we sleep, 16 hours to ensure it is the highest and best use of our time. So ask yourself, Am I being busy or am I being effective?

2. Quality Relationships

Whoever has your ear has your life. The individuals that really challenge you to be the very best are those who don't always agree with you. They may not "like" posts or comment on anything that you're doing, but when you do talk to them, they give you critical feedback that is needed for you to grow. So do you have quality relationships that give you a different perspective and lens on everything that's happening in your life?

3. Quality Life

If you want to have a quality life, it's making a decision every single day to let go of things that have reached a natural expiration date, so that you can let come what wants to emerge. How do you evaluate if you have a quality life? Take a quick personal survey: On a scale of 1 to 10—10 being the highest, 1 being the lowest—how happy are you with the quality of your life right now? If you say it's a 5, what would it be like to move it from a 5 to a 5.5, to a 6 or to a 7? What different decisions will you make today? What choices are you going to make? What things are you truly going to let go of?

Saturday, February 6, 2021

How to be Successful Without a College Degree | Brian Tracy

If you want to reach your goals without a degree, it requires hard work, dedication, and a plan of action. You don't need a college degree to be successful, but it's important to evaluate your goals and find a career path that does not require one. Watch this video to learn more.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

How to Answer "What Are Your Salary Expectations?"

Employers may ask, "What are your about your salary expectations?" during an initial phone screen or in final interviews. Their intention is likely to assess whether you are within the budget for the role. Salary negotiations do not begin until after a formal offer is made, but your answer to this informational question is an important opportunity to set the foundation for future compensation conversations.