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Henry’s Thoughts on NY Times’ How To Write a Cover Letter”

Posted on November 8th, by Henry Goldbeck in Interviewing Advice, Resume Writing. Comments Off on Henry’s Thoughts on NY Times’ How To Write a Cover Letter”

Henry’s generic response to this article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/22/business/how-to-write-a-cover-letter-that-stands-out.html?emc=eta1&_r=0smarterliving@nytimes.com

This is a good article with lots of great ideas about writing cover letters that make a difference.

My guilty secret, it has been many years since I have read a cover letter. This does not negate the value of great cover letters, but their value is dependant on the type … Read More »

How to Answer this Common Interview Question without Sounding Unprofessional

Posted on September 8th, by Goldbeck Recruiting in Career, Career Development, Interviewing Advice, Job Search, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on How to Answer this Common Interview Question without Sounding Unprofessional

“Why did you leave your last job?”

This may be one of the most common questions asked by a potential employer, and the interviewee’s pitfall if not carefully answered. No matter what your reasons were for leaving, keeping the tone positive and professional is integral to leaving the right impression with a potential employer.

Here’s how to answer:
Focus on the … Read More »

NY Times: Older People Are Finding Work, but What Kind?

Posted on September 2nd, by Henry Goldbeck in Job Search, Recruitment. Comments Off on NY Times: Older People Are Finding Work, but What Kind?

Comment on article:

This is an interesting article on how age affects the type of positions that people are commonly hired into.  It only discusses a short list of jobs, probably the most numerically common. The writer does not mention less common jobs where the average candidate is over the age of 50; such as, CEO, … Read More »

Hiring In The Summer

Posted on July 13th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Career Development, HR Management, Human Resources, Job Search, Recruitment. Comments Off on Hiring In The Summer

Summer often brings a tide of events to the workplace, including social gatherings, vacations, performance reviews, and sometimes a transition in employee allocation. For employers, the need for a new hire during the summertime is a challenge that affects the whole team and one which must be evaluated from many angles.

The Challenges of Summer Hiring

During summertime, most employed … Read More »

5 Questions Candidates Should Ask A Prospective Employer

Posted on July 11th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Career Development, Job Search. Comments Off on 5 Questions Candidates Should Ask A Prospective Employer

1. What are the most important objectives that this position needs to accomplish within the next year?

This question demonstrates your focus on team success, while gaining an understanding for your immediate responsibilities upon commencing your new role.

2.  What are the company’s expectations for the progression of this position?

It’s good to know what parameters you are … Read More »