Save it, print it out, highlight it, and read it three times before you do a video interview. There are examples of what not to do (keep your finger out of your nose, even if you think the interview is over / don’t get sloshed to “calm your nerves”) and a great list of what you SHOULD do.
Yes, you can buy the guy’s book if you want, but make sure you save this article for a quick reference when you are preparing for the interview. From lighting to makeup to waiting 3 seconds after the question is asked… this stuff WILL make or break your interview.
There is a lot of buzz about how to get your resume through an ATS (aka: applicant tracking system). An ATS is to a recruiter what JibberJobber is to a job seeker. It is a tracking system.
Before I go on, if you don’t think you need JibberJobber to keep track of your job search, realize that HR and recruiters are using some kind of ATS or tracking system to keep track of you. Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight – get on JibberJobber!
In yesterday’s Ask The Expert call with The Recruiting Animal, Animal said he doesn’t use an ATS, and that is really something that internal recruiters are going to use. In other words, getting your resume through an ATS is not going to be an issue for ALL recruiters.
I’m a couple of days late on this, but it’s not too late to sign up. This is a series of free teleseminars by some big names in the industry. See the schedule here and sign up here!
I think you’ll be able to access the recordings later, too, so register. It’s free and there’s nothing to lose. (maybe next year they’ll have a course on how to organize your job search with JibberJobber )
Since JibberJobber started we’ve had a special offer for military and veterans (and spouses). This comes from my history being around military families, starting when I was 11, and continuing through today. I can’t do much, but as the owner of JibberJobber I can give veterans one year of JibberJobber premium to help them transition. We have been doing this since 2006 (veterans can sign up at JibberJobberUSA.com).
Recently I read an article that disgusted me – it talked about some problems that one specific veteran is facing in his transition home, and as he tries to get a job outside of the military. As I was reading about this veteran I thought that I could do a little more, and decided to reach out to my network of career coaches and resume writers to see what they are currently offering. The list below is surely not complete (leave a comment or email me if you know of something that should be added, or if something is misrepresented – this list should get better over time).
NOTE: Service providers who are not listed here have either not responded to my request or do not have special discounts for military. Please respect their business choice – in some cases their prices might already be very low, or for some reason they have made a business decision which does not allow for discounts. Please respect their business choices, for whatever reason they made them.
Join us for a candid conversation from The Recruiting Animal. Animal has hosted his own radio show for years, talking to and with other recruiters. Not only is he really knowledgeable about how to get a job, he is HONEST about it all. He has no agenda, nothing to sell to you, he is FRANK and CANDID.
Register now and then join us on Tuesday morning (make sure you double check the time zone so you are there at the right time!
Actually, that is coincidental, not by merit. But here is what Joshua Waldman says:
“My friend and mentor Jason Alba started JibberJobber.com in 2006 and can claim development of the first online job-search platforms. By far, JibberJobber offers jobseekers the most comprehensive set of tools for managing relationships, job searches, and careers.”
Isn’t that cool? I like “the first”, “By far,” “the most comprehensive”… those have a nice ring to them
In the first edition, Joshua listed JobKatch.com and becomed.com in the list of “tools to organize your job search.” Those are both out of business. Of the others that are listed in the second edition, I’m guessing that three won’t be around in a year or two.
Nick Corcodilos writes a weekly newsletter that is worth subscribing to. Today he wrote his 500th edition, and it’s great. He normally answers questions from readers (many know him as “Ask The Headhunter”). He wrote his own question this week, instead of using someone else’s, and it’s very blunt:
Nick talks a lot about a lot of the aspects of employment (and the job search) in America. His article is worth reading, and marking it up with a highlighter. He exposes a key problem with HR departments, and the horrific affect of outsourcing hiring to recruiters, etc. He again exposes the ridiculousness of job boards, which according to a hiring survey are horribly ineffective but still a huge destination for corporate spending. He talks about some ideas on how to fix the problems at a meta level. He even talks about believing in yourself and starting your own business, if the hiring thing isn’t working out!