Using Voicemail to Make a Great First Impression with RecruitersWritten by Scott Brown
Job seekers know there is more to a job search than want ads and e-mails. But when it comes time to make that phone call, are you really prepared? You might think leaving a message isn’t a big deal, but it really is. Look at it this way; first impressions are always important, and sometimes a phone call is first impression people have of you. So make most of phone calls you make. Job searching is a process, so take every aspect of it seriously. You never know what just might seal deal.
Speak With Confidence
There’s not a lot you can do on phone to sell yourself, so set out to perfect basics. To start with, prepare what you’re going to say and then make sure you feel confident saying it. The phone call should be brief but factual. You want to leave most informational message possible without talking their ear off. If they’re bored of you on phone, they probably won’t want to wait to see what you’re like in person. Be clear and concise and tell them what they need to know. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
* Leave a message for a specific person. Anyone can call and say they’re simply calling about a job or possible opening. If you do a little research to find out who you should speak to, it will only pay off. It will show that you have a sincere interest in job and you’re not afraid to go extra mile to get what you want
The Group InterviewWritten by Michelle Roebuck
Sometimes, when going on job interviews, you might end up in a situation where you are in a group interview. A group interview is where you are being interviewed along with several other candidates for job. Some professions that might conduct group interviews are sales, education and flight attendants.
The purpose of group interview is to observe candidates’ interpersonal skills and personality traits. After group interview, number of candidates is lowered and usually one-on-one interviews are set up.
Potential employers want to see how you interact with other people. This gives them an idea of how you will deal with managers, co-workers and customers. They also want to find out how well you work in a group. Sometimes, group is asked to work together in order to solve a hypothetical problem. While group is working, employer is noticing several things: