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• Friday, October 14th, 2016

Most employers and recruiters prefer (and often require) a cover letter.  This is an opportunity for the job seeker to express themselves and provide a targeted message to the hiring manager/HR/recruiter. However, most job seekers do not take advantage of this opportunity and render their Cover Letter useless! What are they doing wrong? Many job […]

• Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Practice using the STAR Method on these common behavioral interviewing questions: • Describe a situation in which you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way. • Describe a time when you were faced with a stressful situation that demonstrated your coping skills. • Give me a specific example […]

• Sunday, August 21st, 2016

 • Recall recent situations that show favorable behaviors or actions, especially involving course work, work experience, leadership, teamwork, initiative, planning, and customer service. • Prepare short descriptions of each situation; be ready to give details if asked. • Be sure each story has a beginning, middle, and an end, i.e., be ready to describe the […]

• Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Our brains adapt to new ways of absorbing content, and a prime example is how we interact with the Internet. Twitter makes us share thoughts in 140 characters or fewer. Now you’re forced to keep your point short and sweet. For a person like me who loves the details, condensing my thoughts into short bite-sized […]

• Saturday, August 20th, 2016

SHARE Model A similar method to the STAR Method is the SHARE Model for responding to behavioral-based job interview questions: S — Situation; describe a specific situation; H — Hinderances; identify any hindrances or challenges faced; A — Action; explain the action(s) you took in response; R — Results; discuss the results or outcomes from […]

• Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Money and Numbers on Your Resume: Did you make money, generate it, contribute to, save or help someone else in the process? Employers care greatly about the bottom line. As a direct contributor, how did you impact the bottom-line profitability of the company? For an executive assistant, how did your initiative and foresight allow your […]

• Friday, August 19th, 2016

Employers have discovered that computer software systems are good at scanning keywords on a resume, but they’re not good at discerning talent, trustworthiness, dedication, hard work, and most importantly FIT. Resumes that used to function as your “first impression” to an employer have become the second or third thing an employer will see about you. […]

• Friday, August 19th, 2016

One strategy for job-seekers preparing for behavioral interviews is to use the STAR Technique, as outlined below. (This technique is often referred to as the SAR and PAR techniques as well.)     S ituation or T ask Describe the situation that you were in or the task that you needed to accomplish. You must […]

• Monday, July 25th, 2016

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – After a two-year wait, GE Healthcare opened a new 210,000 square-foot drug development facility in Massachusetts that the company says will employ more than 500 people when the precision medicine facility is operating at full capacity in 2017. The site is home to 40,000 square feet of laboratories supporting cell and immune […]

• Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Recently, Fortune magazine sorted through a list of 1,500 companies from the Fortune 1,000 and non-U.S. companies in its Global 500 database, ranking the Top 50 Most Admired Companies, from a list of the top 340 companies. BioSpace (DHX) then filtered that list of 340, focusing on the top eight pharmaceutical companies. Fortune and its […]