Archive for June, 2011
Job seekers using this new application will benefit from:
- Integration of Monster through Facebook
- Facebook connections/“friends” may be working at companies that have great opportunities for you. Sometimes it’s all about who you know
- Distinguish your professional contacts from your social connections
- Tell your friends about the application and connect with them on various networks
Employers using this new application will benefit from:
- Ability to create recruitment campaigns
- Build job seeker networks
- Post jobs daily
There are many ways to use social media while searching for a new job. Create active profiles on all! Just make sure your information and past experience is consistent. Have questions? Please leave a comment and we’ll be in touch!
Thank you AllFacebook for the news!
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Have you ever been contacted by a recruiter while at work? Did you turn the call away because you were happy where you were?
Although you may love your current job and are not active in the market, do not assume that what the recruiter has in store for you now (or in the future) won’t be the job of your dreams – or the dream job of one of your friends. (We have a great referral program!)
Here are some reasons why you should take the recruiter’s call:
- Nothing Is Official – Yet!
- While the recruiter might be calling you for a potential opportunity nothing is set in stone. Take time to listen to what the job has to offer. If it’s not for you it may be a good fit for someone you know.
- Stay Active While Inactive
- Even though you are currently happy where you are it is still beneficial to update your knowledge of the job market within your industry of interest while you’re not searching. You never know when you will desire a change or need to find another job in a hurry.
- Build Relationships
- Building relationships and networking can only help you in the future. Practice staying in touch and following up! Keep your recruiter in the loop and they will continue to contact you in return.
Do not shy away from new opportunities and relationships just because you are happy at the present time. Change is inevitable and nothing is permanent. Take the call!
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Congratulations! You are interviewing with the company you have been longing to work for.
The pressure is on. The hardest part is almost over. You’ve got your foot in the door and now you have to ACE the interview.
After you’ve answered all the tough and probing questions the interviewer will ask if you have any questions for them. Be sure to ask them one or two.
Once the questions are answered and you and the hiring manager are winding down…make a statement.
Imagine this is your one chance to sell yourself and possibly solidify a position that will bring all your career cravings to life!
Your statement could sound something like this:
“I just want to thank you again for your time. I would like to leave you with a couple of reasons why I would be a great fit for this position. (Insert two to three reasons why you would be a great addition to this team/company.) Again, I appreciate your consideration and opportunity to learn more about the company’s history and future goals. I hope to hear from you regarding the next steps in the process.”
Your goal is to leave an impression. Don’t allow room for the hiring manager to forget you. You are an asset.
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We consider ourselves lucky here at Pyramid Consulting Group. Our team is comprised of a mindful, hard-working, team oriented bunch who loves what they do.
However, Monster.com just conducted a survey with results that say there is a “50% chance that your coworkers think you’ve got bad manners.”
How do you think your coworkers would rate your behavior? How would you rate your coworker’s manners?
We look forward to your feedback.
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Our client is a luxury fashion brand looking to add a Retail Real Estate Development Manager to their team. This person must have Airport experience.
- Identifies opportunities to obtain retail spaces in target locations
- Responsible for each retail concept to identify target markets and locations
- Works with presenting real estate brokers to obtain information needed to properly evaluate opportunities
- Conducts on-site investigations of locations
- Identifies retail opportunities in travel retail locations, primarily Airports
- Determines bid requirements
- Identifies indirect methods of increasing the possibility of success recommends course of participation
- Prepares responses to Requests for Proposals for travel retail locations
- Negotiates with representative to eliminate obstacles to lease
- 5-10 years of Retail Management/Development experience
- Knowledge in dealing with travel retail opportunities at Airports or other Transportation hubs
- Previous Real Estate experience with emphasis on site selection, construction and real estate contract law
- Understanding of Real Estate market trends and economic conditions
- Superior oral and written communication skill
- Advanced negotiation and presentation skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Retail Real Estate Development Manager” in the subject for consideration. While we appreciate all candidates only those qualified will be contacted. Thank you for your application.
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The job market may be in a sad state but that doesn’t mean your career or job search have to be.
Stand out among other seekers by upgrading your cover letter.
- You’re applying because you want to work for the company, right?
- Sometimes we apply because we need a job but that should not be obvious in your cover letter.
- Research the brand and truly believe that you want to work for the company because…
- Make it apparent in your cover letter. Show that you know what you’re talking about.
- Make the call to personalize your cover letter
- Dear Sir or Madam, – Would you want to receive a letter that started out so vague?
- Your answer is most likely, “No.”
- Call the company and speak with the receptionist. Ask for the contact name of the person who is interviewing/hiring for the position.
- How to start and what to mention
- Begin with something familiar. Maybe you heard about the opening through someone who works at the company or a family friend of the person you are contacting.
- Highlight the key points in your resume – especially the experience that meets all the job responsibilities in the job description.
- Do not get ahead of yourself by talking about salary and title. These topics will present themselves once you are further along in the interview process.
- State your intentions
- Make sure you thank the hiring manager and state when you will be contacting them next to follow up. Make sure you do!
- No Mistakes with a friendly format
- There is no room for error here. Most of the time this will be the hiring manager’s first impression of you. Make it a good one, proofread, and make sure your cover letter is format friendly.
If you have any further questions about your cover letter please feel free to comment here or on our Facebook page.
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The who, what, where, when, why, and how of networking, job searching, and interviewing is what The Job Pyramid is dedicated to delivering.
Focusing on the foundation of the 5W’s and 1H of your overall job search is an important factor in keeping consistent with your network, contacts, and general search.
We would like to recommend keeping these five characters close by, even when you’re not looking for a job. Hunting can be hard and having a support system can only make things easier.
- The Dreamer/The Wake Up Call
- You should always have an idealist around to encourage you to follow your dreams no matter how outrageous they may be.
- Then again you don’t want to get lost in your career fantasies. A friendly wakeup call will always jolt you back into your career reality.
- The Teacher
- Making decisions for yourself defines your growth and allows you to learn from your mistakes. A life teacher/coach can offer advice, career experience, and maybe even some tough love
- A Career Confidant
- As in life, a friend who can share your hopes, dreams, losses, and victories comes in handy when you need a shoulder to lean on. Buddy up with someone who shares the same career path and they may even share opportunities and resources.
- Utilizing your past experience as a way to help someone who is in the same place that you were 2, 3, 4 years ago will boost your confidence, help reiterate your work ethic and morals, and prove to be beneficial when building a diverse network.
- The Insider
- When contacting this person make sure you do so sporadically, not only when you need something. Touch base on special occasions, birthdays, and even try and schedule a casual dinner. When it comes time to ask to be connected to someone on the “inside” for job and/or networking opportunities, you won’t seem like a “user.”
What are some of your networking experiences and how have they benefited you in your career? Please share and comment on our Facebook page.
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Last week we received a call from one of our candidates who has been through three rounds of interviews with one of our top luxury clients for the position of her dreams and then she received a competitive job offer.
The reason the recruiter was able to move through the counter offer seamlessly was because the candidate gave her recruiter full disclosure about her job search, previous and scheduled interviews, and salary requirements.
In the end she decided to hold out for the job she was interviewing for through Pyramid Consulting Group as – it was a perfect match. Low and behold she received a job offer for the position this morning.
It’s important to be open and honest with your recruiter about:
- Companies you’re currently interviewing with
- Why? We don’t want to duplicate our efforts
- We have to make sure that you haven’t already applied to the company or the position before
- The interview steps and stages you’re at with these companies
- It’s important to let our clients know this because they may be moving slowly in their interview process and may want to move quickly on you!
- The order in which the jobs you’re actively seeking fall in your “top choice list.”
- If one of your top choices are considering you, we want to know how available you are if one of our clients would like to offer you a position as well
- Any upcoming vacation plans, requested days off, and notice
- Letting the potential employer know these details in advance shows you are responsible and plan ahead.
- Find out how much notice you would have to give your current employer before leaving. You may have meetings coming up and you might have to train your replacement
- Salary Requirements
- Let your recruiter know your minimum and requested salary
Do you have more questions about what you should be telling your recruiter and what questions you should be asking before we present you with a position? Please leave your comments here. Or you can always “like” us on Facebook and comment there!
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