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Old 10-13-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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If a person spent hours and hours in mock interviews and communications skills training would that really help you get a job?

Before a politician is sent out to run for high office, he/she will spend hundreds of hours with professionals looking at every aspect of their communication and presentation skills. They will learn all about marketing themselves, talking points, body language, tone, inflection, eye contact and how to sell themselves.

Why can't job hunters use these techniques to learn how to sell themselves? I spent four years learning how to be a paralegal but now am trying to learn how to sell myself and everyone says it is a waste of money?

(I am also getting an advertising expert to look at my resume)
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Still here?

Okay, I will answer your question. The problem for most job hunters today is NOT their performance in an interview, because most applications do not result in an interview. So how can you "sell yourself" if you don't even get responses from the employers to your application for work?

After you learn all the communication tricks that people running for high office do what is the next step?

Burst univited into the office and force the company you want to work for to interview you?
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Thought you were an HR manager? Must be a reincarnation.

Anyhow, you posted about this before as Weekend Traveler. What is your problem?
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Thought you were an HR manager? Must be a reincarnation.

Anyhow, you posted about this before as Weekend Traveler. What is your problem?
Please post the link for our amusement (and send it to the mods letting them know who is back).
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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Please post the link for our amusement (and send it to the mods letting them know who is back).
He she it had so many variations of this question!

http://www.city-data.com/forum/work-...ay-better.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/work-...mployment.htmlhttp://www.city-data.com/forum/work-...pplicants.html

The writing style is just so similar...please Tokyo Rose, give us a break.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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If I were an admin, I'd ban this person....
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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hrrm... doubt it, the problem as the 2nd poster said is getting the interview, virtual luck of the draw when one position might get 500 resumes. I've gotten the job pretty much every interview I've ever done. But when you apply to close to 100 jobs, and do not get a single email or phone response... (such as is pretty common)...we have a problem.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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Only about ten are going to be interviewed anyway. Managers do not have the time to see more than that. All the people interviewed will look about the same on paper so the one that sells themselves best would most likely be hired. So interview skills are key!
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