How to Land a Job in this Tough Market

As an educator I spend a considerable amount of time researching the latest and greatest, and implementing things in the classroom to make my graduates more marketable upon graduation.  We have implemented an I.V. start certification, as well as Academic Service Learning credentials to help “beef” up our graduate’s resumes.  We also spend time writing resumes, having guest lecturers speak about interviewing including what a good resume looks like, and what it should consist of.

All these things we do are fantastic building blocks for success, but the one factor we cannot control is how our graduates conduct themselves during the interview.

I recently read a blog I found through a linked in group I belong to.  This blogger hit the nail on the head!  I was so impressed I continued to read the rest of the posts.  My favorite quote from the blog is :”Most interviewees do not understand that the interview is not about them, personally.  I realize that this is a hard concept to accept because you and the interviewer spend the whole time talking about you.  But, it is still not about who you are and certainly not about what you need.

It is a business meeting. The company has a position that they need filled.  This position has duties and responsibilities that are essential to the operations and profitability of the company.  In exchange for hiring someone capable, they will pay a salary and in most cases, benefits.

Your interview is about what you can do for the company and how well you will do it.”

There are excellent tips for interviewing, as well as the most common Interview Questions and how to answer them.

You can read the blog here: http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=120397043&gid=37962&articleURL=http://www.infoployment.com/blog/&urlhash=MCp9&trk=news_discuss

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