Category Archives: websites

The Future of Job Applications

Speaking of job applications, I’m impressed by many infographic resumes I’ve seen lately… I will share some of my favorite Infographics here very soon!

With the advent of social networks, video job applications, infographic resumes… you know what, this is getting tiring just talking about it. A lot has changed – what’s the future going to hold for job applications?

Check out this article I recently found on Recruiter.com to find out!

The Future of Job Applications

Happy Networking,

Terry

Advertisements

If You Can Get a Date, You Can Get an Interview…

If you can get a date, you can get an interview.  If you can get an interview, you can get a job!

Have you ever had a date progress to a long-term relationship or marriage?

Think back; how did you meet that person –  how did it progress to dating?

Likely, its attributed to being available and receptive.

The same is true for getting an interview or job.  Opportunities don’t present themselves unless you make yourself available and receptive to them.

When coaching clients, I often compare interviewing to dating and jobs to committed relationships and marriage.   Dating can result in committed relationships and/or marriage.  Interviews can result in jobs.

The dating best practices found in the previous link are nearly identical to these job search and interview best practices:

1.   Stay positive, regardless of the outcome. Every interaction is an opportunity.  If the interview doesn’t result in a job, that’s ok.  The more you interview, the better you become at interviewing.   Its a learning experience.

2.   Look your best. Wear what makes you most confident and makes you look your best.  Do your hair, shave, trim your nails and tone down jewelry and fragrances.

3.   Relax and have fun.   Enjoy yourself.  Don’t force an outcome. Having a sense of entitlement or expecting something to result from the interview creates tension and can lead to hurt feelings.   Consider each interview a networking opportunity.

4.  Compliment. Within reason.  Don’t try to hard.  You could end up looking desperate or insincere.

5.   Be interesting and engaging. Stay knowledgeable about relevant news and events of interest to your industry or target company. Build rapport and find out what the other person enjoys doing.

6.   Be honest and forthcoming. With a caveat:  Don’t give too much away. Answer what’s asked of you, then stop.  As in dating,  its not time to share your life story or detail why you’re leaving your job.  Don’t scare them away.

7.  Plan Ahead and be timely. Who’s the interviewer?  What’s their background?  Research the company and their role in the company.  Make sure you have the right address and print the driving directions, job description and your resume the night before.  Your internet could go down the day of the interview!  Give yourself travel and parking time.  Don’t be late.

8.  Surround yourself with positive, like-minded people. Give and get support by networking with other job-seekers, encourage each other, share leads, share tips, share challenges, exchange ideas and learning opportunities!

Whether searching for dates or jobs, you’ve probably registered on dating websites and job sites.   Though helpful in your efforts, alone, they won’t get you noticed in a sea of available fish.  It takes more than just a website to make things happen.

When you make meeting new people a priority, you improve your odds immensely.    (click the link for tips on meeting new people)

How do you “Get a Date, Get an interview… Get a job?”  Get out there and make yourself available and receptive to new opportunities.

As Always, Happy Networking!

Terry

Twitter-Boosted Networking via Linkedin + Facebook Connections

Tweet me!

Linkedin + Facebook are great ways to boost your Twitter following and network.  

I recently created a group focused solely on Twitter.

Meet and/or follow other “Tweeters” on “Tweet cha!

Whether you’re already a Twitter user or want to be,  “Tweet cha!” is for you.

Join and introduce yourself… then post your Twitter-name for members to follow.

Check out Tweet cha! Networking groups: Linkedin & Facebook

A Twitter-user name account and mutual member following are not required for group membership.

Tweet with me! @TerryJobs or @WoWomen

Happy Networking!

Terry

Job Spot Networking
Women Veterans Networking

Tweet me! Facebook fan page

© 2005 – 2010 Copyright // Job Spot Seattle // ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


 


Has anyone seen this? Is this SOP for the FDIC going forward?

Has anyone seen this?

Is this SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for the FDIC when dealing with all U.S. Banks
going forward?  This seems so wrong! As a WaMulian, and an American, I feel violated… = (

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2028619/the_true_story_of_the_downfall_of_
washington_mutual_facts_that_must_be_addressed/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd_zI1FNIJ0

Please, Please, Please!… Post your replies/concerns at will.

Terry
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_West_Coast/message/

Job Spot Seattle Group Goes Plaxo!

I’m taking advantage of the social media sphere!

Today, I added Job Spot to  Plaxo’s site of online social networking groups!   Here’s the link… http://job-spot-seattle.plaxogroups.com

Hope to see you there & Happy Networking!

Thanks – Terry

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_West_Coast/message/

(Job Posting) Financial Analyst – Sr. , Corporate Property Services

Happy Friday Job Spot Seattle,

Another awesomeWaMu Job! Please feel free to share this position with anyone who might be interested in a great opportunity or might know someone who is!

Financial Analyst – Sr. (CPS Facilities) / 433619

For a complete position description or if you’d like application
instructions please contact Terry Hall at terry.hall@wamu.net

This position is responsible for providing in-depth financial
analysis, budgeting / forecasting for real estate facility assets
within the Corporate Property Services Group.

Functional responsibilities include: monthly and quarterly variance
analysis and forecasting, seasonal trend analysis, performance
measurement (metrics), expense control, project financial planning,
business case analysis, reporting and ad hoc financial analyses,
industry benchmarking, and auditing.

Key Qualifications:
• 5-7 years relevant work experience, preferably in a finance or
facilities services capacity
• Degree resulting from graduation from a four-year college or
university with major course work in analysis or equivalent.
• Strong financial modeling and database experience

Washington Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace
differences, welcome diversity, and value a culture of respect.

Terry A. Hall
Corporate Recruiter
Corporate and Commercial Recruiting
Corporate Human Resources

Washington Mutual
1301 2nd Avenue, WMC1602
Seattle, WA 98101

Terry.Hall@wamu.net

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_West_Coast/message

Networking Groups (Question) – Professional Only, Not MySpace

Happy Wednesday Job Spot Seattle!

I’m an avid user of Linkedin and I enjoy the format. I’ve noticed other networking sites promoting similar professional networking benefits, but I don’t see many members
on those sites.

Does anyone use networking sites like Spoke, Plaxo,Facebook or Zoominfo for professional networking?

Are you using other sites outside of Linkedin and the others mentioned for sourcing and networking?

If so, please share your experience with those along with your recommendation of the best you’ve found!

I look forward to your responses!

Happy Networking (recruiters and to job seekers)

– Terry

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Job_Spot_West_Coast/message/