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The Telephone Interview

April 14, 2012 by  
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The telephone interview has become one of the most popular first round interviews for college students
and new grads. If you are a college student looking for an internship, it may be the only interview you have and if you are a new grad, it will often be the first interview you have with a company.

I have decided to blog about the telephone interview today because I just coached 2 college students in the interview process. Both are juniors and were looking for an internship for this summer. We worked hard together and my telephone interview coaching was key in their success just as much as the overall coaching program. Both received several offers and one student had 6 telephone interviews in 1 week with …

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12 TIPS FOR HOW TO LAND THAT JOB IN 2012

December 29, 2011 by  
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12 TIPS FOR HOW TO LAND THAT JOB IN 2012

Ellyn Enisman

Author: Job Interview Skills 101, the course you forgot to take

2012 is just about here and with the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions. If your resolution is to find a job and you want to be the candidate that stands out and gets the job offer, then here are 12 tips to follow.

1.   Become An Expert at Interviewing. Nobody gets a job without going through the interview process. This takes a lot of preparation and planning. It starts with knowing yourself and your experiences and learning how to convey to the interviewer that you have the knowledge, skills, experience, and attributes that make you the best fit for the job. Learn …

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What Employers Are Really Looking for and How to Prove That You Have It

June 27, 2011 by  
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Hint: It’s All In Your Story…
When it comes to new grads and college students, employers look for attributes first and technical skills second. As a new grad or student, employers don’t expect you to have a great deal of experience in the career you have chosen.
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Career Week: Job Interview Skills 101

May 18, 2011 by  
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PIX11’s Career Week continues with the all important job interview and Ellyn Enisman, the author of Job Interview Skills 101, wa here with some great suggestions to help your next interview.

Things To Avoid: – Don`t be late – Don`t wear perfume or cologne – No heavy makeup, no heavy jewelry simple – Dont forget the small talk –
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15 Steps To Overcoming Job Search Anxiety

May 4, 2011 by  
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Graduation is just a few weeks away and the class of 2011 along with their parents is feeling the anxiety, big time. What’s the anxiety about? The job market. It’s been four years of hard work, new friends, and fun. Now it’s time to leave all that behind and go out and find a job and begin to build a career. When this class entered college, the job market was better and although it has been reported that this job market will be better than last year for 2011 grads, this job market will be more competitive than ever. Fear and anxiety can keep you stuck. Some describe it as if their feet are stuck in cement and they cannot move. Usually this happens when …

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15 Steps To Overcoming Job Search Anxiety

May 4, 2011 by  
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Graduation is just a few weeks away and the class of 2011 along with their parents is feeling the anxiety, big time. What’s the anxiety about? The job market. It’s been four years of hard work, new friends, and fun. Now it’s time to leave all that behind and go out and find a job and begin to build a career. When this class entered college, the job market was better and although it has been reported that this job market will be better than last year for 2011 grads, this job market will be more competitive than ever.
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The Interview Isn’t Always What You Expect

April 27, 2011 by  
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A client of mine went for an interview the other day. She was greeted by the woman who she knew was going to interview her. The woman asked her to join her and when they entered the room there were four other people at a conference table waiting to interview her. She didn’t know this was going to be a panel interview! Not only was this a panel interview, it was a well orchestrated one. There was a manager from each department and a peer level staff member as well. They had a list of questions, mostly behavioral questions, and passed the list to each other throughout the interview. The interview went well because my client was prepared. Here are some tips: If you have …

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How to Make the Most of Your Campus Job Fair

February 24, 2011 by  
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A job fair can be a great way for college students and graduates to get their resumes in the hands of multiple recruiters in one swoop, but it can be hard to stand out amid the mass of other eager job seekers.

“With the recovering economy, job fairs are surging back on the hiring scene,” says career coach Dilip Saraf. “It is a good idea to know how to make the most of this hiring channel.”

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May 11, 2009 by  
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Success Stories

Matt-Matt, Marist College
Prior to meeting Ellyn I needed plenty of work on my resume as well as some brushing up on my interview skills. I felt that I was wandering in the dark with each interview I had been through in the past. I never knew what to expect or how to be prepared to respond to difficult questions. To me the interview process was the most nerve wrecking experience. As a military veteran I thought that I faced some of the toughest situations that life had to offer, never knowing that sitting face to face with a potential employer could be worse! Read more
James-James, Marist College
I went through Ellyn’s program and used her book to prepare a plan for attacking my job hunt head on. The tips listed here are excellent, but only scratch the surface of tools she gives you to prepare for the interview process. Using her system I learned more about myself, how I fit the jobs I was looking for, and even more importantly how the positions fit into what I wanted. After reading her book I landed an MBA internship which turned into a permanent position where I have been able to thrive. Not only do I now have a job, I have one I love. Read more
Hans-Hans, Gettysburg College
Ellyn provided insightful and comprehensive career counseling, and I would recommend her to any and all young professionals looking for assistance with their professional endeavors. Read more
Rebecca-Rebecca, Adelphi University
After college, I found the interview process very intimidating and difficult. Then I found Ellyn who fully prepared me for interviewing and provided me with a job search strategy. Her tools were unlike others I found in researching the internet. Read more
Francesca-Francesca, Georgetown University
I want to thank you for everything you have done for me this past year. Before I met you I was overwhelmed with graduating and wanting to find the “perfect” job. Read more
-Director of Career Services, St. Thomas Aquinas College
On behalf of the Career Services Office and the St. Thomas Aquinas College Community, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your valuable time with us and contributing to the continued success of our students. Read more
Joanna-Joanna, University of Pennsylvania
Ellyn not only coached me through the interview process, but also got me thinking about a career path, not just getting a job. I owe to her my first, second, and third jobs out of college. Read more
Allison-Allison, George Washington University
I don’t know if I would have gotten my job if it weren’t for Ellyn Enisman! The self assessment and discovery process she created helped me understand the value of my education, project work, internships, work experiences, and life experiences.Read more
AlishaAlisha, Northeastern University
Before my interview process began I contacted Ellyn to help revise my resume and take a professional look at the job offers that were available to me. She coached me about different careers that I might be interested in and the types of things that companies are looking for in candidates. Read more

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