Millennial Job Interview – How to Hire The Best Talent

Millennials are joining a job market and employers are looking forward to hiring new talent. It’s key for millennials to understand what’s expected of them so this article is about the Millennial Job Interview-How to hire the best talent.

Employers want to benefit from the fact that this is the first generation that is a digitally-native. Millennials get the vast majority of their information and news from the Internet. So, here we list a few important features that will help both employees and millennials looking for work to meet each other. So the Millennial Job Interview plays an important role.

Tips for Millenials Preparing for the Job Interview

Crucial to job interview success is scrupulous attention to your preparatory homework. You really should not ignore this part. Think about it.

Interviewing for a new career opportunity in middle age, especially if considering a career tangent, can be a little daunting. Here are some tips for success. Today’s focus is on pre-interview preparation. Review of posts of the past 10 days or so will provide more background information on some of the issues mentioned here.

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How the Smartphone has Changed Recruitment

Did you ever wonder why it’s so hard for many people to put down that phone? Well, our brains are affected by hidden psychological effects. Studies have shown time and again that smartphone users often develop serious problems like losing the ability to focus and real addiction. Just listen to Jeff Butler at a TEDxHilliard meeting talking about the way smartphones change the way you think:

Let me tell you what recently happened. It was raining so I decided to take my son to watch a movie. So we did a search online for our local cinemas, viewed the listings, checked the reviews and BBFC rating (for child-friendly suitability), booked the tickets and checked Google Maps for the best place to park to avoid getting too wet

Hang on, did I mention I hadn’t yet sat up in bed? Not a desktop or laptop in sight, I did it all on my phone (I also later used my phone to check-in on Foursquare just to maximize the pain and embarrassment of watching Mr. Popper’s Penguins).

My point: the smartphone has seriously changed my behavior (and yes both my online and offline behavior – I do many things differently in the ‘real’ world now due to my mobile access).

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Fashion Design Jobs

Want to Study Fashion Design? If you are a creative person interested in current trends in clothing and accessories, you may wish to consider a career in fashion design. How do you find out if this is the career for you? One way is to look into attending a fashion design school and make sure you’ll get one of the best possible fashion design jobs.

Required Training for Fashion Designers

Most employers expect entry-level fashion design employees to have a bachelor’s degree in Fashion. In addition, you must have an obvious knowledge of fabrics, textiles, plus an opinion about the current trends in the Fashion Design Market.

You will probably be required to show a portfolio of your best work and current ideas. This won’t be a problem if you’ve attended a fashion design school because there you will have the opportunity to build an up-to-date portfolio to share with potential employers or clients. You may wish to earn a Master’s of Fine Arts degree which will improve your credentials and may make you more desirable to an employer.

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Preparing for the Job Interview

Researching any prospective employer serves two purposes. First, it allows you to evaluate whether or not you want to work there. A potential employer often sounds promising but after researching them you might find out that it is not a good fit with your interests and professional goals. Research thus prevents you from making a mistake. Not all job offers are worth the trouble, but it’s up to you to go to the trouble of finding out if it is. When preparing for the job interview, see also this short Kaye/Bassman International Search Process video that will help to make sure your interview will be effective. It may all sound a bit “bossy” but it has some good elements:

Secondly, if you research a company well, it may help you to impress your interviewer. The job interview is your perfect chance for selling yourself and knowing a lot about your prospective employer shows that you’re really interested in the job and that you’re really motivated to get the position. You need to portray politely and positively that you are knowledgeable about the organization and do have something to offer it.

Your CV/resume may already have shown some good examples of your team player skills, but now you’ll have to convince them as well that you’ll fit their team. Research enables you to form a picture of what their “team” looks like. Solid research enables you to say at the end of the interview confidently: “I’m absolutely interested in getting this position. What would be the next step?”

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Millennial Job Interview – The Good First Impression

Interviewing for a new job can be a grueling ordeal for some people and especially for millennials. Approaching the interview process with a plan can alleviate some of the stress. If you know what to expect at your millennial job interview, what to watch for and how you are expected to act, then part of the mystery is removed and the stress with it. Ridding yourself of stress makes you more confident and a more appealing candidate. This post is all about the millennial job interview – The good first impression.

How do you eliminate stress from the interview? You don’t but you can reduce it to manageable levels. Do your homework well ahead of time. Know something about the company and the position you are applying for. Then, follow these tricks for making a good impression during your interview and success is within your grasp.

Be Positive. This applies to more than your disposition. It helps to have a sunny disposition as no one wants to work with a cranky person all the time. Being positive is more than just smiling brightly through the interview.

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Time for a Change? Career Coaching is a Must

At one time, a job with a company meant security for life. Your employer was like an extended family. You could count on them to be there for you and your family for as long as you needed a job, providing you came to work every day and gave your all. Today, this is no longer the case and when it’s time for a change, career coaching is a must.

The competitive nature of business has companies struggling to survive, to hire the best employees at the lowest possible wage and to run as efficiently as possible. Gone are the days when a company felt an equal loyalty to its employees. Today’s mindset is more of a ‘what have you done for me lately?’ type of thinking.

This working environment can leave employees feeling undervalued and vulnerable. You may find yourself feeling stuck or blocked into the job. You have with nowhere to go. Should you find yourself in such a situation, it may be time for a career change.

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Transitioning Military Job Seekers

For the most part, the US military does a wonderful job of training our soldiers in skill sets that are transferable to civilian life upon discharge. Unfortunately, one of the items in that training package can actually be a detriment to making a smooth transition – military lingo. This post offers lots of information about transitioning military job seekers.

If you are fluent in military terms and tend to work them into your everyday conversation you may encounter significant problems during your job search.

Back in the day when resumes were printed onto bond paper and actually screened by administrative assistants to hiring managers, the degree to which military lingo hampered a job search was largely a function of the admin’s proficiency in ASL (acronyms as a second language).

If the soldier had the good fortune of dealing with a vet or military spouse, the translation would be taken care of for him and full credit would be given for primary and collateral duties. Also, the more experienced the admin, the more likely she possessed some fluency in ASL.

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Perfectly balanced as all things should be – Telecommuting can help

Telecommuting is a more common career choice in today’s computer- and Internet-driven world. It allows people who may geographically be located hundreds of miles apart to work side-by-side, so to speak. It provides cost reductions for both the employer and the employee while providing an effective and efficient work environment. So perfectly balanced as all things should be, telecommuting can help balance your life.

While some telecommuting jobs require set hours so that you can be available to communicate with others, many positions allow flexible work hours. This lets you schedule your day in a way that fits your lifestyle. Night owls can work late, once the kids are asleep. Others may choose to work while the kids are at school and keep their evenings free.

The loss of a daily commute is a real time saver. In congested city traffic, it can also be a great stress-reducer. The time spent getting dressed and ready to go to the office and the drive time to and from work can be used in ways that add balance to your life.

You might choose to have a relaxed breakfast or dinner with the kids, take up an exercise class or go to the park in the afternoons. You could choose to put the saved time into doing extra work if you are trying to advance or earn a little extra.

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Goal Setting for Physicians

Most physicians I know see themselves as natural goal setters. And indeed we are, but good goal setters of a particular type – the long-distance goal. We’re expert at the four-year plans well represented by the college to medical school to residency path. We’re about as hot as the rest of humanity at the shorter term aspirations, which is to say not very hot at all. So read on to learn more about goal setting for physicians.

Because for all the hype, the slick little acronyms, the diaries, daybooks and planners, goal setting and goal achieving are a cross country drive apart – you’ll not make it in a couple of days and you’ll have blown tires or detours somewhere along the way, usually just when you thought things were going swimmingly.

There are all sorts of mnemonics out there to help you achieve your goals. Be SURE for specific, understand what’s involved, realistic, and being enthusiastic. Not for you? How about SMART for specific, measurable, attainable[also action-oriented or achievable], realistic and tangible?

Somehow these don’t cut it if you’re after bigger fish than a better exercise schedule. So, I, humbly, offer the following observations formed from my own school of hard knocks.

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Non Clinical Physician Jobs-Get an MBA

When it comes to a career change, don’t think that highly educated people like physicians or attornies are not considering doing something else that they’re trained to do. For many of these professionals, getting into another line of work, though related to their profession, may be a great option and to do so, let’s look at alternative careers for physicians: Non-clinical Physician Jobs-Get an MBA.

As you go about your work at the hospital or clinic you entertain the thought that an MBA degree might open up all sorts of new career vistas. While there are specific considerations for each physician, the following general issues should be thought through carefully. See also this great Christi Hay video (TEDxFoggyBottom) about a doctor’s standard career path.

A. Remember that it is a part of our professional culture as physicians to place a high value on formal qualifications. Project ahead; how do you envision using the degree?

B. If you elect to get an MBA degree as a way around a career conundrum, you are short-circuiting the process of putting your career under the microscope.

C. An MBA is a general business degree. You get a taste of a whole range of business disciplines, but little in substantial depth.

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