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Job Search -- One of the Secrets of a Trade Show
A trade show is a great place to network, look for a job, find a new employee or develop a partnership.
Are you in the market for a change? Maybe. Maybe not. But it's always smart to be willing to chat.
CAVEAT ? Don't gossip. Don't be negative. Don't burn bridges. Every industry is a closed loop, so what goes around comes around. You never know who knows what.
HERE'S A START - 50 QUESTIONS.......
These can be asked in an official interview or during a random, casual conversation. Listen carefully not only to the words but the tone and context.
1) Why did or do you want to leave your last employer?
2) What is your favorite aspect about your job?
3) What is your least favorite aspect about your job?
4) Have you ever had to tell your Boss "no"?
5) Have you ever had to tell your client "no"?
6) What is the last trade magazine you read?
7) What trade associations do you belong to?
8) How important is travel? Are there restrictions?
9) Are you a team player? How? Give some examples
10) If your Boss asked you to do something, and your client asked you to do something different, what would you do?
11) If your Boss asked you to do something, and my Boss asked you to do something different, what would you do?
12) Tell me about your experience with software programs
13) What is one fundamental need when you negotiate a contract?
14) If you just finished a task and had nothing else assigned, what would you do?
15) If you needed new or additional resources to do your job better, what would you do?
16) What is your opinion of the XYZ industry? Where do see the industry going in the next year?
17) Why are you interested in working at this firm?
18) Why should we hire you?
19) What would you do if you don't receive information or a contract by a deadline? What could you do to prevent this in the future?
20) What do you do when you know you are right, your supervisor disagrees and cannot be swayed otherwise?
21) Have you thought about leaving your present position before? If yes, what held you back?
22) Tell me about a conflict you faced in your prior job and how you resolved it
23) Describe the best qualities of your previous Boss
24) Describe a time when you worked on an unsuccessful team. What made it unsuccessful? What could have saved the team?
25) Describe a time when you worked on a team when everything clicked
26) Describe yourself by using action verbs
27) Tell me about the last time you broke the rules
28) Tell me about the last time you had to tell someone something that they did not want to hear
29) How did you prepare for this interview?
30) Name a time when you had to bend company policy to better serve a customer
31) What do you see as the role of support staff in an organization?
32) How do you handle conflict within the office?
33) Do you have any language or cultural skills?
34) What type of special skills can you bring to this company?
35) Do you prefer to work as part of a team or by yourself?
36) Do you prefer to be incentivized as part of a team, or individually?
37) Are you an innovator or an implementer?
38) How do you make your workplace a good place to work?
39) What is your top pet peeve?
40) What is the last non-industry book you read?
41) Tell me about a speaker you heard that you really enjoyed, and why?
42) What do you like to do in your free time?
43) Have you ever fired anyone? Why? How did it make you feel?
44) What are some things you would like to avoid in a job? Why?
45) What kind of problems have people called on you to solve? Tell me what you did
46) What was your most difficult decision in the last six months? What made it difficult?
47) What specifically do you do to set an example for your staff?
48) Would you rather write a report or give a verbal report? Why?
49) Do you make a lot of lists? How do you prioritize?
50) Is there anything I've neglected to ask you about yourself?
These questions are just a start. Bring your imagination, sharp ears and your own questions to the show.
Julia O'Connor -- Speaker, Author, Consultant --is an expert in the psychology of the trade show environment. She is the author of The Trade Show Reader and president of Trade Show Training, inc., a sales training and marketing consultation firm.
Discover What You Really Want To Do
Are you doing what you really want to do or did you just fall or wander into the job you now have. As a friend of ours once said,' I am one of twenty two doctors in our family. The only ones in our family who are not doctors are the dogs and cats'. Did you decide what you wanted to do or are you one of a growing number whose work was dictated by circumstances or their parents?
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"Bill, thanks so much for your assistance with this search. We're very happy that Robert has accepted the position. He will be a great addition to our organization". At this point, while most would consider the placement complete from both the candidate and employer's side, I would put forth that you are not quite at the finish line just yet.
Be Prepared for the Unexpected
How long has it been since you last had to search for a new job? These days it's not at all unusual to change careers or jobs several times in a lifetime. The idea of retiring from the same company after a lifetime of service is much less a reality in today's world than it was a couple of decades ago. The likelihood of unexpectedly losing your job is greatly increased today due to a number of different factors such as corporate downsizing, technological evolution, and globalization just to name a few. Being thrust into a job search can be a rude awakening and an eye opening experience. Ideally a job seeker should already be prepared for the unexpected with an up-to-date resume and versed in good communication skills. The reality is most people don't have a current resume much less know how to effectively converse with a prospective employer. This lack of preparedness intensifies the stress and fear that comes with being unemployed. Having current documents and sharpened interviewing skills will greatly increase your sense of control over the situation and relieve some of the stress. The process of writing your resume will highlight to you the skills you have acquired and the challenges you have overcome. In turn your confidence in your abilities will have a positive impact on your self esteem which will effect a potential employer's impression of you. Review your resume and determine whether it portrays you to be the candidate a prospective employer would be eager to meet. It should paint a picture of a person ready and willing to use your skills and talents to further the mission and improve the bottom line of a prospective employer. A progressive climb to bigger and better opportunities should be evident upon first glance. Knowing how to answer and ask questions intelligently with professionalism and grace is just as important. Your resume is the tool to unlock the doors to interviews. Once the door has been opened the ability to communicate well is necessary to convey how you can be an asset to the company. This is the time to present your personal sales pitch. You should be prepared to ask intelligent questions as well as answer questions. Inquiries about the company's philosophy and mission, what will be expected in the position, and the degree of camaraderie among employees are examples of some of the questions you should ask. Usually applicants are given an opportunity at some point to ask questions and are very well expected to do so. Spend some time reviewing your personal marketing documents. Do some research on the internet or at the local library to learn how to communicate well in an interview. Make your own list of questions about the job and the company to pose toward the end of the meeting. Practice answering and asking questions with a friend or family member. Pay attention to your body language and composure as well as your verbal responses. You can turn an unexpected job loss into a positive experience. Take some time to discover the multitude of possibilities in which your skills and talents can be used and make it a positive one. You know the old saying, "When a window closes, a door opens." Even if you aren't currently seeking a new job, a career advance, or a change to improved employment conditions, be proactive and do the best you can to stay a step ahead. Keep your resume updated and your interviewing skills sharpened...just in case.
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The New Year is a great time to analyze your job and the satisfaction you get from doing it. Running the rat race is just that, scurrying around only to find that at the end of the day or week you are still not happy about who you are and what you do. For many people they think exercise, changing their eating habits, or learning a new sport or language will make a difference in their emotional and physical well being. Fortunately for some that's all it takes, but for others a complete job makeover is the only way.
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When we lose our jobs, no matter the reason, we lose a big part of our identity. Think of the last several times you met new people. After names are exchanged and polite comments made on whatever event you are attending, the question quickly arises: "What do you do?"
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Finding a Career in Harmony with Your Life Path
Which of the following would you chose? Doing your lifework as a permanent occupation or a regular activity performed in exchange for payment. The first is the definition of a career and the second that of a job. Both involve physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something, but in a career you are self directed and at choice. In a job you are generally following orders and passive.
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