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  1. 1. Get a job!<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIG4_GNHHHg&feature=related<br />
  2. 2. How to pass a Pre-employment Personality Test<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxImKkbM9jE&feature=related<br />http://www.ehow.com/how_4446746_pass-preemployment-personality-test.html<br />
  3. 3. The Resume<br />“There is a myth out there that the resume has to be one page. So people send their resume in a two point font. Nobody is going to read that.”<br />HR director at a financial firm<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  4. 4. “Resumes don’t need color to stand out. When I see a little color, I smirk. When I see a ton of color, I cringe. <br />And walking in and dropping off your resume is not longer seen as a good thing, It’s actually a little creepy.”<br />Rich DeMatteo ~ HR Consultant<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  5. 5. “Most of us use applicant tracking systems that scan resumes for key words. The secret to getting your resume through the system is to pull key words directly from the job description and put them on. The more matches you have, the more likely your resume will get picked and actually read”<br />Chris Ferdinandi, HR professional<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  6. 6. “We will judge you based on you e-mail address. Especially if its something inappropriate like kinkyboots101@hotmail.com or johnnyliketodrink@gmail.com” <br />Rich DeMatteo<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  7. 7. “When it come to getting a job, who you know really does matter. No matter how nice your resume is or how great your experiences may be, its all about connections.”<br />HR director at health care facility<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
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  9. 9. “Once your unemployed more than six months, your considered pretty much unemployable. We assume that other people have already passed you over, so we don’t want anything to do with you.”<br />Cynthia Shapiro, author, Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets Your Company Does Not Want You to Know <br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  10. 10. MYTH #1: I can use the same resume for multiple job targets<br />“It is understandable that you may qualify for multiple positions or be interested in pursuing alternate careers. If so, try to create a customized resume for each job target. <br />When it comes to a resume, never follow the “one size fits all” approach.”<br />http://www.saicareers.com/resumes_and_cover_letters/top_five_resume_myths_exposed.html<br />
  11. 11. MYTH #2: Make up that degree -- no one will know<br />“Lying on a resume is the worst mistake a candidate can make. Even if you pass the background check (very unlikely considering how sophisticated background checks have become), a savvy employer will discover the deception within days, if not sooner.”<br />http://www.saicareers.com/resumes_and_cover_letters/top_five_resume_myths_exposed.html<br />
  12. 12. MYTH 3: UNUSUAL IS CREATIVE. <br />“To a potential employer, unusual resumes serve more as a warning sign than a sign of your creativity. Employers are looking to hire someone who will be a part of the organization—unusual resumes are often interpreted as a sign of nonconformity or strangeness. When it comes to your resume, let your qualifications and accomplishments do the talking.”<br />http://www.welcoa.org/membership/ten_killer_myths.pdf<br />
  13. 13. MYTH 4: A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS. <br />“Not in this day and age. Submitting a photo with your resume puts a potential employer in an uncomfortable position—putting them at risk for violating Equal Opportunity legislation. In fact, many organizations have made it a practice of not interviewing those who submit personal photos.”<br />http://www.welcoa.org/membership/ten_killer_myths.pdf<br />
  14. 14. MYTH 5: MY REFERENCES WILL SPEAK FOR ME. <br />“For the most part, references do little but take up valuable real estate on your resume. The key purpose of a resume is to attract enough attention to gain an interview. References will come later (at the point of extending an offer). At this point, qualifications are key.” <br />http://www.welcoa.org/membership/ten_killer_myths.pdf<br />
  15. 15. The Interview<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epcc9X1aS7o<br />
  16. 16. “Its amazing when people come in for an interview and say “Can you tell me about your business.” Seriously people, there’s an Internet. Look it up.” <br />HR professional New York<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  17. 17. Don’t just silence your phone for the interview, turn it off!<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  18. 18. “If you have a weak handshake, I make a note of it.”SharlynLauby<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  19. 19. “Know how to pronounce my name , even if you have to call and ask the receptionist before you come in.”HR Executive in New York City<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  20. 20. “If you’re a candidate and the hiring manager spends 45 minutes of the interview talking about himself, the company, or his Harley, let him. He’s going to come out of the interview saying you’re a great candidate.” Kris Dunn<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  21. 21. “One time I said to candidate, ‘Tell me a little abut yourself.’ An hour an a half later, I was afraid to ask question #2”SharlynLauby<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  22. 22. “Never tell us you were fired from you job. Your resume will automatically go into the trash. In 90% of the cases……we have no way of finding that out.”Cynthia Shaprio<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  23. 23. Some Favorite Interview Questions<br />Tell me about a time you had to work with someone you did not personally like.<br />How much do you know abut our company?<br />Tell me about a time your personal integrity was challenged. What was the situation, and what did you do?<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  24. 24. “Yes, we do look at your credit as part of our background check. And if you’ve got a bankruptcy or if your credit score is below 650, you’ll have a hard time getting a job.”Cynthia Shapiro<br />Couch, M.,"50 Secrets Your HR Person Won't Tell You" Readers Digerst , April, 2011<br />
  25. 25. Great Source to Prepare You for the Interview<br />http://jobsearch.about.com/od/interviewquestionsanswers/a/interviewquest.htm<br />

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