As an old standby in the strategic planning process, SWOT can also be applied to your career planning process. During the strategic planning stages, companies use SWOT analysis to convey their current strengths or positives in the marketplace, current weakness or things they can improve on, opportunities that can be taken advantage of, and possible threats that may be avoided or lessened.
At this point, most people know what an elevator speech is, especially job seekers. In an interview, an elevator speech (or elevator pitch) is a clear, concise message about yourself. Typically lasting about 30 seconds, it communicates who you are, what you are looking for and how you can benefit the company or organization. Whether or not the origin of the term came from running into important people in elevators or delivering a concise and clear sales pitch in the time it takes to ride an elevator from top to bottom, one thing is certain – it’s important.
We’ve all been there during a job interview. We’ve said something we wish we wouldn’t have or we wish we would have done something differently. Some job interviews just leave us slamming our hand against our foreheads, saying, “Why did I do that?”
What are the most common job searching mistakes? We’ve gathered up a few things many job searchers said they wish they would have done or done more of. Take their advice!
We’d like to think appearance doesn’t matter during the job searching process. Whether you get the job should be based on your qualifications, education and experience, right? Truth is, a clean, professional appearance is not just aesthetically pleasing, but it can also tell your future employer a lot about you as a person. Make the right choice with your wardrobe and you may have a better shot at your dream job!
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when you’re looking through your closet for that perfect interview outfit:
How many times have you heard the old cliché “overworked and underpaid”? If you are a member of today’s workforce, chances are you’ve heard many grumblings that signal a need for some time off. While you can’t always control how much you’re getting paid (that’s a whole other topic), taking time away from work is important for several reasons. First of all, you don’t want to burn out, especially if you’re working in a career that you love. It’s hard enough to take your mind off work, even on vacation.
When picking the perfect hotel for the perfect getaway, you probably have a checklist of hotel amenities that you consider mandatory. Some of these may include: free Wi-Fi, cable, pool or Jacuzzi, and in-room safe. While it’s important to think ahead and make sure the basics are covered, you may want to consider every amenity your hotel offers before you confirm that reservation. You may be surprised to learn that your hotel offers more than you would expect.
Let’s face it – The LSAT is a scary test. Here’s how to fight back.
What did our favorite “Legally Blonde” heroine do to prepare for the LSAT? When asked how she planned to score at least a 175, Elle Woods quipped, “I once had to judge a tighty-whitey contest for Lambda Kappa Pi. Trust me, I can handle anything.”
Hopefully, if you’re considering law school, your plan of attack for the LSAT is stronger than poor Elle’s.
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