The interview is the final step in the elimination process, and the most important one. Nobody obtains a position without an interview or a series of interviews and, in most cases, the difference between the person who gets the job and the one who does not is the manner in which the successful candidate handles it.
Roughly one-in-four employers recruit workers from the pool of current and former interns. With an internship being a real way to get your foot in the door, t is more important than ever for job seekers, whether college student, grad, recent grad, or re-entry to the workforce, to perform well in these employment proving grounds.
For most people, boasting about oneself does not come naturally. It is not easy or comfortable to tell someone all the wonderful things you have accomplished. But that is exactly what you need to do if you are seeking a new job. Selling your accomplishments, both in person and on social media, will allow you to craft a successful professional brand.
An effective contact strategy takes research, initiative, and accuracy all important ingredients of a successful job search. Research is required to assemble your contact list. Initiative is required to place calls and visit every single person on that list. Accuracy is required because you will need to confirm the spelling and pronunciation of each person’s name as well as his or her title.