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Lessons from the Expert

l.jpg We usually look to career coaches to teach us solutions and tips on how to search for top jobs. This can range from lessons on tweaking a resume to learning proper etiquette techniques during an interview. Since career experts can provide insight from the employer’s perspective, their opinions about trends in job-hunting can be viewed as valid and credible. Take Jeanne Knight’s take on the recruitment process. She acknowledges the frustration and arduous procedure of researching and applying for multiple jobs. Many times job seekers are left in the dark after an interview and are therefore unsure as to where they stand with the recruiter. Hiring managers should make the effort to contact the candidate if he or she will be considered for a second interview, or even if it may be a phone call letting the job seeker know that they do not fit the qualifications of the position. This doesn’t mean you are to sit and wait around for a response. Job seekers should take advantage of every opportunity, whether it be networking at events or sending a simple “Thank you” email after the interview. Most importantly, be prepared when meeting the employer face to face. Articulate your skills and contributions and make sure you do your homework about the company!
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