|By PR Newswire||
|March 20, 2014 07:17 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reporting 10.5 million Americans being out of work - and new reports claiming that the actual unemployment and underemployment number could be up to 10 million higher than the BLS figures – there is no question that competition is stiff for new jobs.
"At this point we had all hoped to see a more positive employment outlook for Americans, but the reality of the situation is that the open job market remains extremely competitive," said Jamie Freundlich, CEO of LiveCareer. "So, we at LiveCareer continue to do everything we can to help job-hunters be prepared – whether that's with our resume builder, our LiveCareer resume review process, or our helpful interview tips."
In its continuing effort to help job seekers land their dream career, LiveCareer North America has surveyed its network of career counselors, human resource professionals and recruiters to determine the Top 3 Things Not To Do In A Job Interview.
- Do Not Be Caught Off Guard. In other words, do your research. Most people know to research the company they are interviewing for, and possibly even the specific position, but many don't think to research those who will be interviewing them. Looking up information about interviewers on LinkedIn and through the company website is a best practice. And the information found can be a great conversation starter.
- Do Not Dominate the Conversation. An interview is supposed to be a dialogue, not a monologue. And, in that same vein, always come prepared with questions. The right job is about a good fit, not just for the company, but also for the employee.
- Do Not "Badmouth" Your Previous Employers. The workforce is smaller than people realize – especially within the same industry – and you might not realize whom the interviewer may know at other companies. If asked in an interview why you left the company, be diplomatic and factual.
Other commonly mentioned mistakes noted by LiveCareer's professional network include:
- Being too humble. It is best practice in an interview to talk about what you have done individually rather than "we" did this or "the team" completed that.
- Not sending a follow-up email or card thanking the interviewer for their time.
- Making it very clear during the interview that you are interested in the position.
- Having a weak handshake.
- Discussing salary in the first interview (unless it is brought up by the employer).
- Coming unprepared. Know what you are required to bring with you, such as samples of work.
According to a poll conducted by Right Management and reported by the Wall Street Journal, more than 80 percent of employees surveyed in North America reported that they plan to actively look for new work in 2014. With this in mind, a successful interview and a standout resume are crucial to landing the job. As the home of America's #1 Resume Builder, LiveCareer's mission is to provide products that assist job seekers in every aspect of their careers, helping them make better career and educational decisions to improve their lives. In these tough economic times, a well-written resume is essential. LiveCareer's interactive tools – including a cover letter builder, resume builder, resume review, and a vast array of resume samples – help job seekers easily and professionally secure the jobs they want.
LiveCareer, home of America's #1 Resume Builder, is a leading online career destination, helping people create job-winning resumes. LiveCareer was named one of the Top 100 employment websites by Weddle, and is featured in Weddle's prestigious Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet. Thus far, LiveCareer has helped over 10 million registered users find career success through their award-winning cover letter and resume builder products, scientifically validated online career and education tests, salary resources, and job search engine. LiveCareer products are designed with the user in mind; assisting them in every aspect of their careers and helping them make better career and educational decisions to improve their lives. For more information, visit the LiveCareer website at http://www.livecareer.com.
Media Contact: Ashleigh Emerick, LiveCareer, 415.839.6413, [email protected]
News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, will provide economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. This session will also include a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.
Oct. 27, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,073
DevOps is speeding towards the IT world like a freight train and the hype around it is deafening. There is no reason to be afraid of this change as it is the natural reaction to the agile movement that revolutionized development just a few years ago. By definition, DevOps is the natural alignment of IT performance to business profitability. The relevance of this has yet to be quantified but it has been suggested that the route to the CEO’s chair will come from the IT leaders that successfully ma...
Oct. 27, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 16,633
Ask someone to architect an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and you are guaranteed to see a reference to the cloud. This would lead you to believe that IoT requires the cloud to exist. However, there are many IoT use cases where the cloud is not feasible or desirable. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, will discuss the strategies that exist to extend intelligence directly to IoT devices and sensors, freeing them from the constraints of ...
Oct. 27, 2016 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 3,198
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
Oct. 27, 2016 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,397
We are always online. We access our data, our finances, work, and various services on the Internet. But we live in a congested world of information in which the roads were built two decades ago. The quest for better, faster Internet routing has been around for a decade, but nobody solved this problem. We’ve seen band aid approaches like CDNs that attack a niche's slice of static content part of the Internet, but that’s it. It does not address the dynamic services-based Internet of today. It doe...
Oct. 27, 2016 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,025
Intelligent machines are here. Robots, self-driving cars, drones, bots and many IoT devices are becoming smarter with Machine Learning. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Sudha Jamthe, CEO of IoTDisruptions.com, will discuss the next wave of business disruption at the junction of IoT and AI, impacting many industries and set to change our lives, work and world as we know it.
Oct. 27, 2016 10:02 AM EDT Reads: 138
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
Oct. 27, 2016 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,156
By now most people have either created their configuration management solution or are just embarking on this journey. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Marco Ceppi, a DevOps Engineer working at Canonical, will discuss how to take configuration management to the next level with modelling and orchestration. He will also discuss how and why people are moving from a machine-centric view to a service/application-oriented view of deployments, and how you can leverage the knowledge a...
Oct. 27, 2016 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,048
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
Oct. 27, 2016 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 11,585
In the 21st century, security on the Internet has become one of the most important issues. We hear more and more about cyber-attacks on the websites of large corporations, banks and even small businesses. When online we’re concerned not only for our own safety but also our privacy. We have to know that hackers usually start their preparation by investigating the private information of admins – the habits, interests, visited websites and so on. On the other hand, our own security is in danger bec...
Oct. 27, 2016 08:15 AM EDT Reads: 522
Enterprises have been using both Big Data and virtualization for years. Until recently, however, most enterprises have not combined the two. Big Data's demands for higher levels of performance, the ability to control quality-of-service (QoS), and the ability to adhere to SLAs have kept it on bare metal, apart from the modern data center cloud. With recent technology innovations, we've seen the advantages of bare metal erode to such a degree that the enhanced flexibility and reduced costs that cl...
Oct. 27, 2016 07:45 AM EDT Reads: 523
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
Oct. 27, 2016 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,952
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and microservices. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your conta...
Oct. 27, 2016 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,612
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Oct. 27, 2016 07:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,020
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
Oct. 27, 2016 07:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,935