Victoria Schanen's Blog (5)

Short Interview? Be Afraid

Interviewing for jobs can feel like a whirlwind - driving to all corners of the city, lots of new names and faces, various business models, etc. Keeping all the details straight can be a challenge! But I urge all of you to take a breath, relax, and get all of your questions answered. Remember, you are interviewing the company as well and if you're like most people, you will stay an average of 18 months with the company if they make you an offer. Get as many of your questions answered and red… Continue

Added by Victoria Schanen on January 20, 2010 at 1:42pm — 4 Comments

Casting A Wide Net on the Net

I suppose this goes without saying, but when in a job search don't put all your eggs in one basket. Early in my search for an IT Staffing Recruiter position, I made the mistake of limiting my activity. I was talking and meeting with five firms, two of which were aggressively pursuing me. I let two new opportunities slip under my radar because things seemed to be going well enough that I expected to get an offer from one of the five firms.



And then the holidays came. Three of the five… Continue

Added by Victoria Schanen on January 11, 2010 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

I'm a Job Seeker, Hear Me Tweet

As I continue along in my job search for an IT Staffing Recruiter position, I'm becoming more and more keen on the benefits of using Twitter.



Sure, plenty of people use Twitter in less-than-optimal ways, sharing the minutia of their daily lives to anyone who will listen. But I'm not talking about that kind of tweeting. I'm talking about a genius yet easy-to-use tool that can and should enhance any job search if used correctly.



First and foremost, Twitter is about giving… Continue

Added by Victoria Schanen on January 5, 2010 at 9:44am — 4 Comments

Getting Hip to Social Media

Social media is becoming ubiquitous. Websites like Facebook and YouTube are among the most popular websites racking up millions visits - ok, and they're also among my most visited websites too. But beyond the entertainment factor, I'm realizing more and more that social media is an indispensable part of any serious job search. As a recruiter seeking a position right now, this is especially the case for me.



Why should social media be an integral part of your job… Continue

Added by Victoria Schanen on December 30, 2009 at 10:41am — 4 Comments

Job Interviewing Is Like Dating

"So, tell me a little bit about yourself."

"Describe a time when you_____."

"OK, I'll call you."



Think quick - was that a job interview or a date? Not sure? No kidding! That's because interviewing for jobs is as lot like dating, and can be just as awkward. Both scenarios are characterized by two people looking for the "right fit." Both will require a commitment. And all parties want to make sure they're getting the best possible deal.



The average job tenure is 18… Continue

Added by Victoria Schanen on December 22, 2009 at 9:13pm — 3 Comments

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