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Monday, November 24, 2014

10 Easy Steps To Thrive During A Job Phone Interview


"Job hunting starts at the phone interview. To get the job, you need to present yourself well over the phone - say the right things, mind your tone, and be confident overall. To see how you can do this, read this article so you can land a job".

Phone interviews are frequently used by companies to save time by pre-qualifying your interest and expertise. The following are some recommendations to ensure your next phone interview is successful for you.

Isolate Yourself
Phone interviews place you at a disadvantage because you only have one tool of communication, your voice. The interviewer's impression of you is shaped by all the sounds coming through the phone. Insulate yourself from distractions and background noises. Do not have your phone interview when you are surrounded by a lot of noise like an outdoor café at a busy intersection. If the call is on your cell phone make sure the caller can hear you clearly.

When the phone interviewer first contacts you, make sure it is comfortable for you to talk on the phone for at least 20 minutes. If it's not convenient, recommend scheduling another time for the call.

Schedule the Phone Interview
If you can not speak comfortably when the first call arrives, ask the interviewer if you could schedule a specific time for the phone interview. Be sure to define who will call who. It is recommended that you offer to call the company. This ensures you are fully prepared and in a situation where you can speak without interruptions. Schedule the phone interview just like you would any face-to-face interview.

Stand Up
During the call stand up, walk around and smile. All these things make a big difference in the projection and quality of your voice.

What's Next
At the conclusion, ask the interviewer about next steps and timing of their hiring process.

Get Face-to-Face
If you are interested, ask for a face-to-face interview. Remember that your objective (during the phone interview) is to secure a face-to-face interview. You will be most effective discussing your background and assessing the company in a face-to-face meeting.

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    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Seven Signs You Should Consider a Franchise

    Starting our careers with the greatest intentions often leads us down the well-trodden path only to find ourselves somewhere down the road feeling stuck in the mud.

    As we all know, what looks like a successful career to most observers, may actually feel like a dead end — if you’ve lost that spark that used to make you jump out of bed every morning, eager to start the day.
    Rather than popping a couple of Xanax, you might consider a new career to rejuvenate.

    The wide world of franchising offers many options to change your career and take back control of your life. Whatever your skills and interests, there’s likely a good franchise match for you. You can find franchises across many sectors, from business-to-business to consumer services and sales. Think everything from tech support to printing services to haircuts on the go. With a franchise, you get a fully-tested system, ongoing support and training and, best of all, you get to be your own boss. Plus you have a whole network of fellow franchisees to consult, all of which helps franchisees find a high rate of success.

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    So take your career pulse and decide if you’ve got any of the Seven Signs You Should Consider a Franchise:

    1. Frustrated with Corporate America?  With multiple handbooks on what to wear, how to talk to the opposite sex, forms to fill out for vacation days, and little flexibility when it comes to tweaking all the rules and regulations, corporate America sometimes seems to have more bureaucracy and red tape than the IRS. If you’ve had it up to your eyeballs, it may be time to consider your options.

    2. Tired of office politics?  Maneuvering around the touchy boss or sketchy co-workers can take a toll. Make all the decisions yourself when you are your own boss.

    3. Want more flexibility in your career?  If you need to stretch those skills beyond the same old, same old or yearn for a new playbook to shake up the cobwebs in your brain, you may require a new work paradigm where you can use your creativity to solve problems and invent new ways to do it better. Have more fun at work!

    4. Tired of making more money for your employer than you make for yourself?  When you own the business, all the profits are yours. And with a franchise, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel.

    5. Want more work/life balance?  Next time you want to reschedule your vacation to suit a family member’s schedule, you could just do it! That is, if you’re the boss.

    6. Tired of unreasonable work expectations/demands?  Needless to say, everyone’s had a boss at one point or another who has played favorites or shifted blame to cover their own incompetence. Then, there are the bosses who never give an inch and far too often keep you at work long after your children go to bed. If you’re ready to take control over your work schedule, try a franchise.

    7. Suffering age discrimination?  Many companies are often quick to lay off or sideline the mid-career worker, whether he or she is too expensive or for no rational reason whatsoever. Rather than submit, break free and turn the skills built over a solid career into a business for yourself.

    If you exhibit even a few of these signs, it’s time to consult a franchise coach and learn how a franchise can free you from the tethers of corporate America.

    Ready to make your dream of becoming an entrepreneur come true? Get your free evaluation today!

    Contact Dan Citrenbaum to help you create the career you’ve always wanted. As a franchise
    coach, Dan brings years of experience helping people select and buy a franchise or existing
    business. You can reach Dan at or at (215) 367-5349.

    © Dan Citrenbaum 2014


    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    HERE COME THE HOLIDAYS - Some Tips for the Unemployed!

    "What if Christmas doesn't come from a store.What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"~Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    The end-of-year  holidays, that magical time of the year… But if you have been out of work and looking for a job for months, the holidays can also be that most hopeless time of the year. There don’t seem to be as many job opportunities, or people aren't available to interview or take calls. 

    Must your life go on hold? And then there’s the gifts, the entertaining, the decorating.
    You do not have to go down that road. Energize yourself with the spirit of the season -  joy,  gratitude, good friends and family. 

    Here are some things you can do to participate and keep up your momentum into 2015:

    •   Continue your job search. Do not give up. The resume that you submit in December may not get read until January, but it WILL get there. Create you own Personal-Job-Search.
    •  Go to parties and get-togethers. They are great for networking, meeting new people, keeping your spirits up. 
    • Worried about gifts – DIY! People don’t expect lavish gifts and what’s better than something made with love. Do you bake, knit, paint or like photography?
    • Consider having a potluck. Have everyone bring a dish and have your own party! BYOB!
    • Take a stroll downtown or in your neighborhood with friends and family to look at the beautiful lights and/or window displays.
    • Remember to exercise to keep your mind clear and your energy high.
     Make the last weeks of 2014 count and look forward to 2015. These are YOUR holidays, too - ENJOY!


    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    Washed Up at 45: Must read from CNN.Money

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    "Adults age 45 who lose a job may never find another..."

    Editor's Note: This article, published in CNN.Money takes a look at the perpetuation of false and negative stereotyping of older workers throughout the world. And it seems to be occurring at even younger ages than ever before. The prejudices remain the same: older workers are not up-to-date with new technology, they can be difficult to work with, and they are more likely to get sick.

    It sounds depressing at first, but read the article to the end and you 'll be surprised to learn:

    "corporate workplace might not be baby boomers' final destination, anyway. They're turning entrepreneurial, increasingly starting their own damn businesses. Almost 21 percent were in the early stages of creating their own businesses, compared with 28 percent of prime-age workers, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development last year."

    Read entire article here.

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