Tuesday, July 5

Strong & Weak Qualities for an Interview

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Common questions seem to pop up in many job interviews. Inquiries about where you see yourself in five years or what you liked about your last job can be expected. You might also be asked about what you consider to be your strong and weak personal and professional qualities. Potential employers are looking for honesty and how you fit into the company. Have a few answers like these ready to go because you never know what you may face in terms of interview questions.

Focusing on People Skills

One way to answer a question about your strong or weak qualities is to focus on your people skills. A potential employer wants to know how you interact with others and if you work well with a team. Strong interpersonal qualities that you can emphasize are examples of how you have communicated with your coworkers or took the lead on specific projects. If you feel that you have weaknesses in the area of working with others, turn it into a positive. Say you work very well independently and don't need a lot of guidance to get your work done.

Highlighting Techie Tendencies

When conducting interviews, many companies want to know what technical and computer skills you bring to the table. If techie skills are a strength for you, focus on what specific software or specialized job skills you possess. If you are able to calculate complicated equations in a spreadsheet program, share that in a story. If you are weak in terms of technology, you could say that you are eager to learn new programs. Focus on specific qualities you have that make you a quick study instead.

Organizing Your Time

If you have a Martha-Stewart-like brain for organizing, questions geared toward your ability to manage time and resources are easy to answer. To show off your strengths, think of specific examples where you juggled many tasks at once. You could also detail how you've kept track of schedules for your previous managers. If you're asked about your weak qualities and this area is one for you, focus on what you've done to overcome it. You could explain that a traditional to-do list isn't your strength, but that you downloaded an app to your phone and it keeps you organized.

Motivating Yourself

Your potential employers want to know about your ability to be self-motivated. Strong qualities that fit in this area include taking initiative at work to solve problems or seeking out opportunities to advance in your career. If you have trouble getting motivated and this is a weakness for you, explain that you work best with other people and that you get your energy when you're working together as a team. Turn your weaknesses into some kind of strength that is an asset to your boss.




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Based in the Midwest, Gina Scott has been writing professionally since 2008. She has worked in real estate since 2004 and has expertise in pop culture and health-related topics. She has also self-published a book on how to overcome chronic health conditions. Scott holds a Master of Arts in higher-education administration from Ball State University.
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How to Prepare for an Engineer Interview

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You have studied all those hard engineering courses for four or five years and you may now feel that you are ready to step into an engineering job. What you really need to know, however, is that your potential employer is looking to hear about how you will add value to his business. The question is how to convince that employer that you are, indeed, what the business needs. Well, it all has to do with that engineering job interview.

The Questions

Questions are there to allow you and the interviewer to have a conversation. The only difference is that the engineering questions will be a bit more technical, and this is because engineering interviews seek to understand what kind of an engineer you are. To prepare for an engineering interview, align your thoughts to your specialty. If you are a Civil engineer, think about structures and the things that really matter in that regard, and if you are a mechanical engineer, visualize engines and how they can work best. With this kind of thoughts, you will be anticipating questions that may be thrown your way in addition to synthesizing what you have learned with real life scenarios. Once you develop that frame of mind, you be in a position to tackle questions that will come your way.

Presentation

As much as engineers work in the background, employers like to hire people who can present themselves. When a potential employer invites you for an interview, he is providing you with an opportunity to showcase yourself and your professional achievements. If you get invited to an interview, your potential employer has already gone through your resume and determined that you have the necessary qualifications. However, you may not be alone, so the game changer may really be on how you present yourself. Be on time, dress well and polish your knowledge of current affairs so that you feel ready and relaxed.

Read

Reading is one preparation that many candidates overlook before heading to an engineering interview. Engineering graduates may feel that they already know enough just because they passed their engineering courses. Because it is not unusual for an interviewer to ask questions about what you learned, it's a good idea to brush up on key points. If you don't, you will come across as being unprepared for the interview.

Company Background

The company wants to know that you have a genuine interest in what they do. So, learn about the company. Search for it online, and read about its work in trade publications. Your reading should give you something topical to discuss, and it always will help you to ask your own questions about the company. Your potential employer wants to know that you are not just out to get a paycheck, and asking questions shows a genuine interest in the company.

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Tuesday, November 11

SALUTE

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Salute
On Veterans Day, Americans focus on how to honor veterans. But it is also a day when we must renew our resolve to support our veterans and their families. They served for us — now it’s our turn to serve for them.


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Thank you today and everyday for the sacrifice you have made on the battle field and beyond. I have nothing but the utmost respect and gratitude to every men and women in uniform and every veteran of our great nation. You are what makes me proud to me an American.



To Vietnam Veterans:

You don’t know me and chances are if you’re a Vietnam vet, I was not even born yet. I make it a habit of going out of my way for Vietnam vets because I know from first hand stories you were not always treated with respect or shown any appreciation for what you did during the war.  I have been touched and personally effected by Vietnam by none other than my own hero my Father - Your Brother USMC who sacrificed it all to protect this country.  I grew up in a family that taught us to stand when the flag came down the parade route, and to cheer a little louder for the Vietnam vet; maybe to make up for the others over the years that were too soap boxy to realize how wrong they were in their judgments of the men and women who fought for this country for something they never understood because they were never there.
I don't know if there were ever a time when an American in uniform didn't garner the greatest love and respect from their countrymen and women.

That is until Vietnam...

We all owe our service men and women a debt of gratitude but, the ones that put on the uniform during what was quite possibly the most unpopular war in our history as a nation are owed what then?

They could have went to Canada, many did just that and, President Carter gave them a break, that those whose name are on the Wall never received.

Just remember this America, they never asked for anymore than to be a part of this great nation, they just paid a bit more for the privilege.

 One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for all 

The post is dedicated to a few very special Veterans to me and in no particular order
VIETNAM VETERANS
My Father  
Theodore John Romaszewski, USMC   
1st Combat Engineer Battalion, FMF | Texas
I will always love you and think about you everyday 

Dominik G. Nargele, LtCol USMC (Ret),MA, MSA, PhD 
2/6, 1/5, 2/9 Awarded Purple Heart | Virginia 
Published Books By Dominik Nargele 
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Larry Brigman - United States Army  | North Carolina
Vietnam 82nd and 101Airborne






 
Roy Cullum - Vietnam Combat Veteran, Scout Platoon, B Troop 2/17 Calvary 101st Airborne Division | Texas





 Desert Storm Veteran

 
 Derrick Duncanson United States Marine Corps | South Carolina
 2nd Marine Div 2nd Assult Amphibious Battilion
 Desert Storm Charlie Company 3rd tracks and Med 22 MEU





Operation Iraqi Freedom III
 


       Nolan Lewis United States Army | Texas
       30th Infantry Div, 18th Airborne
       




 
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Saturday, October 12

5 (Online) Steps to Landing The Job you Want

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CREATE, CONNECT, SHARE AND CUSTOMIZE

Did you know 69% of Annual hires are the results of candidates' networking efforts.



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