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August 2014

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Alkar Human Resources
Welcome to our brand new information hub, "Hired!". Each month we are going to present you with the most cutting-edge tips, best practices, and information to help you take the next step in your career.
Don't Hate the Gatekeepers
Don't Hate the Gatekeepers
Use these tips to ensure your resume gets past human and automated "gatekeepers" -- and into the hands of a hiring manager.
Get past the gatekeepers!
Candidate Resource Center
Our Candidate Resource Center includes:
  • Managing Your Career
  • Achieving a Work/Life Balance
  • Land that Job
  • Personal Success
  • Best of the Web
  • On the Job

If you haven't checked out our resource center yet, we hope you will now!

Contact us!
Blog Link of the Month: Map Your Career Path
Blog Link of the Month:
How you manage your personal career path is defined by your daily decisions and actions. Use this series of mind maps and articles to help manage your career path more effectively.
Start mapping your future
Interviewing Tip of the Month: Nail Your Second Interview
Interviewing Tip of the Month

Second round interviews are typically with higher level professionals, so the questions are more focused (and usually more difficult). Don't get flustered or intimidated. Use these tips to nail the callback:

  • Find and leverage an ally. At this point, you've probably met someone who can give you the inside scoop -- it could be an HR contact, a staffing recruiter or even your first round interviewer. Find out what factors are most important to your second round interviewer. Politely ask for feedback and pointers to give you an advantage in the next round.
  • Stick to your guns. Your interview strategy landed you the second interview -- so you're doing something right! Be confident. Keep your responses and demeanor consistent with the first round.
At least you're not one of these guys...

I can't believe they did that

Need help avoiding interview blunders? Give Alkar Human Resources a call.

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