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Job Interview Q and A iPhone app

July 16, 2012

Career Confidential just launched an app for iPhones and iPads every job searcher will want to use.  The app is named Job Interview Questions and Answers and it is free.  This app provides mock interview practice with a real job coach.  I just tried this myself and loved it!

Professional Job Coach, Peggy McKee, asks a variety of tough but common interview questions.  You video yourself answering the questions so you can see what you look and sound like to the interviewer.  Nobody sees your video but you.  After you replay your answer you may try it again as many times as you wish.  Then you watch and listen to Peggy answer the question and explain the reason behind the question and what the interviewer is looking for.  This teaches you the best way to structure your answer to make a strong, positive impression on the hiring manager.

The coaching and the practice you get with this app is incredible and it will make your answers to interview questions much more effective.  It is also a confidence booster.

It really makes you think about what’s missing in your answer and tells you exactly what the hiring manager really wants to hear from you.

The following 5 questions and answers are free:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why do you want to join this company?
  • Why have you been out of work for so long?
  • Describe yourself to me in one word?
  • What have you been doing since you have been laid off?

There are additional questions which you may purchase if you desire.  For more information visit http://careerconfidential.com/blog/.

Rose Waltz
http://www.rosewaltz.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/rosewaltz

Job Searching? Remember to include your phone number on your LinkedIn profile.

May 13, 2012

I received a call from a recruiter recently who found my profile on LinkedIn. He was trying to fill a good paying job in Dallas, TX and I had the experience his client needed.

He thanked me for including my cell phone number on my profile so he could call me.  He mentioned a lot of candidates don’t list a phone number in their profile.  He had a number of positions to fill and didn’t have time to send an e-mail through the LinkedIn website and wait for a response.  When a recruiter finds a good candidate they want a phone number so they can speak with the candidate immediately.

Many recruiters use LinkedIn as their candidate pool when filling open positions; if you want to get a job I highly recommend including a phone number and an e-mail address in both your profile summary and personal contact sections on LinkedIn.  Make it easy for recruiters to get in touch with you.

Lately I’ve obtained more job interviews as a result of recruiters finding me on LinkedIn than as a result of applications I’ve submitted for posted job openings.  It has also been my experience that recruiters and employers seem more interested in me as a candidate if it was initially their idea to contact me.

I have many recruiters and HR people in my LinkedIn network.  Please feel free to invite me to connect and let me know you read my blog.  Perhaps one of my connections could help you land your next job.

Rose Waltz
http://www.rosewaltz.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/rosewaltz