Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The 10 best ways to handle a job interview

1.Be on time
Give yourself enough time to research your destination, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area. You will have enough stress with respect to the actual interview. Don’t add to it by complicating your travel. Consider trying to find the company prior to interview day. Plan to arrive 10 to 20 minutes before your scheduled time.

2.Occupy yourself while waiting
Do bring work with you, so you can do it. There is always another e-mail or memo to write or a chance to review your to-do list.

3.Research the company
Google the company to find out more information.

4.Dress the part
Females and males need to dress to impress.
Proper Attire for Men
•Choose a conservative suite in navy, black or gray either pinstripe or solid.
•A solid white dress shirt.
•Ties should be made of a silk like fabric. Avoid ties with cartoon characters.
•Shoe should be clean and well polished. No tennis shoes or flip flops should be worn.
•Keep jewelry to a minimum and don’t wear any earrings.
•Personal hygiene is the key to success. Don’t over due your fragrance.

Proper attire for Women
•Start with a skirted suit or pants for the most conservative look. How ever skirted suits look more professional.
•Skirts should be knee-length or slightly above or below.
•Blouses and sweaters provide color and variety to woman’s clothing, but should be appealing and not revealing.
•Makeup shouldn’t be put on heavy.
•Avoid excessive amounts of jewelry. Keep it simple one ring per hand, and one set of earrings in each ear.
•Personal hygiene is the key to success. Don’t over due your fragrance.
•Wear dress shoes with a medium heel. Avoid flip flops and tennis shoes.

5.Tie your answers to the company/interviewer
Once you have background information on the company, try to tie that information to the work you have done. You will show initiative in doing research and have demonstrated the value you can bring to the company.

6.Be courteous to the staff
It’s easy to be courteous and respectful to the interviewer and the interviewer’s boss. How ever, make sure you are treating all the employees within the company the same way. The courtesy speaks well of you and could be something the company is observing.
7.Be energetic but not desperate
There is a fine line between being energetic and being desperate. Show that you are interested in the job, but don’t be so interested that the interviewer thinks that this interview is you only one, even if it is. The best approach is to have restrained enthusiasm.

8.Don’t badmouth current/former employer
Speaking unprofessionally about a former employer, could come back to haunt you. Even if the interviewer asks you what you disliked about your former boss, refuse to take the bait. You can speak about things you learned, even if the context is different from what the interviewer might be thinking.

9.Be clear on the next steps
Before you leave, get a sense of what will happen next. Will they make a decision? If so, when? Who should call whom? Will there be a second interview? By knowing this information, you can get an idea of what to expect and can prepare accordingly.

10.Send a thank-you note afterward
After the interview, take the time and send a “real” (non electronic) note to your interviewer. I know it means more time and expense, but sending a note can make you stand out from any competition you might have. Be sure to re-emphasize the points you made, plus any others that might have occurred since that time.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

EG Weekly Publication

EG Weekly Publication April 27th-May 3rd
EG Weekly Publication April 27th-May 3rd

Check out this week's great career opportunities:
North American Trade Schools
Logistics One
All-State Career
Bello Machre
American Beauty Academy
McCormick & Comapany Inc.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April showers bring May flowers!!

The rainy season is here and it almost feels like it might last forever. The sound of the raindrops hitting your windows and roof may be enough to make you hibernate for days. There are ways to enjoy the day indoors when it is raining outside.

1. Make soup! Soup is one of the best dishes to make and enjoy when the weather is cooler and wet outside. Grab a recipe and spend a couple of hours making a big pot of soup.
2. Watch movies. If you are rained in and just can’t bear the though of leaving the house then relax and watch a couple of movies. Remember to pop the popcorn and enjoy!
3. Read a book/magazine. When the weather is cold and wet outside curl up with a favorite book or a magazine. The time will certainly fly by when you are engrossed in the fantastical words of a book/magazine.
4. Exercise your brain. If the rain is running your workout routine and you can’t go running or walking in the rain, the exercise your brain with Sudoku, crossword puzzles, or word games.
5. Bake cookies. Baking cookies will keep you busy and give you a nice treat of all of your work. Not to mention having your house smell so yummy and delicious.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

EG Weekly Publication

EG Weekly Publication April 20th-April 26th
EG Weekly Publication April 20th-April 26th

Check out this week's great career opportunities:
North American Trade Schools
Stella Maris
Signature Flight Support
All-State Career
Chimes, Inc.
HMS Host
American Beauty Academy
Airport Terminal Services

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The 5 steps to guide you through your career change!

How does it happen? Perhaps you just began to lose interest and find something that interests you more. Perhaps your company is downsizing. These are just some are the reasons why people find themselves changing their career.
Check out the following featured schools in The Employment Guide to begin a New Career today:
North American Trade Schools
Tesst College of Technology
American Beauty Academy
Baltimore School of Massage
All-State Career
Stein Academy
Please be sure and click on the name of the school for more information.

Here are some steps to help you get started in your career change:

1.Assessment of Likes and Dislikes- lot of people change careers because they dislike their job, boss or company. Identifying the dislikes is often the easier part of this step. However, you will not know what direction to change your career unless you examine your likes. For example, what do you like doing while you at work, home or in your spare time?

2.Transferable Skills- Leverage some of your current skills and experiences to your new career. There are many skills such as communications, leadership, and planning that are applicable to what you want to do in your new career.

3.Networking- One of the real keys to successfully changing careers will be your networking abilities. People in your network maybe able to give you job leads, offer you advice and information about a particular company or industry.

4.Find a Mentor- Changing careers is a major life decision that can get overwhelming at times. Find a mentor who can help you through the rough patches.

5.Be Flexible- You’ll need to be flexible about nearly everything from your employment status to relocation and salary.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

EG Weekly Publication

EG Weekly Publication April 13th-April19th
EG Weekly Publication April 13th-April19th

Check out this week's great career opportunites:
Gallagher Services
North American Trade Schools
AEX Group
All-State Career
CES Security
Maryland Department of Public Safety
D&T Sales Service

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Go Orioles!!!!!!!!

The Baltimore Orioles fans weren’t going to let the rain showers put a damper on their Opening Day celebration. The heavy rain earlier in the day didn’t discourage ticker holders. The Opening Day on 4/6/09 had the largest crowd in Oriole Park history. The home team kick off in 2009 was an impressive victory over the New York Yankees.

The Orioles Opening Day was a day to remember as the bats came alive and defeated the New York Yankees 10-5. The newest Oriole Cesar Izturis capped the day off by depositing for a two-run homer in the 8th inning. The Orioles added two more runs to put the game away.

The have been some changes in Camden Yards on Monday that hasn’t been seen it years. The oriole fans were really, really into to the game. There were many fans standing in a long line waiting to buy a jersey. The Yankees got roasted badly by the Oriole fans in the pre-game ceremony.

There was much to cheer about as the Orioles pounded out 14 hits against the Yankees. The majority of the fans thought the game was a rivalry and a good time to party. Many fans were excited to see vice president Joe Boden throw the first pitch during the Opening Day game.

Did you go to the Opening Day? Do you think the Orioles will improve this year? Please leave a comment and let us know.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

EG Publication

EG Weekly Publication April 6th-April 12th
EG Weekly Publication April 6th-April 12th

Check out this weeks great career opportunities:
Oak Crest
North American Trade Schools
All-State Career
Ivy Hall
Maryland Department of Public Safety