If your employer were an animal, what would it be?

By Andrew Stott

We want to hear your impressions of employers you have worked for!  Can you describe an employer in five words or phrases? If so, we will give you a complimentary, transferable (in case you don’t need it!) 3 month subscription to ProHireMe, the step-by-step job search tool.

Just send us the following by email to info@prohire.me

  • Employer name
  • Location where you worked (there can be big differences between locations in global employers)
  • Last year in which you worked there
  • Your rough level – junior/mid/senior/board
  • The “high five” – five words or phrases that best describe your perspective on this employer in this location

Feel free to make the comparison with an animal but here are more suggestions on types/categories of word/phrase

  • Size
  • Hierarchy vs flat
  • Work ethic
  • Formal/informal
  • Teamwork/competitive
  • Diversity
  • International/local
  • Dynamic/stagnating
  • Arrogant/humble

 

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How To Make The Interview Cut!

By Mariluz Garcia

The CV is in most cases a negative filter, to exclude candidates: the challenge for recruiters being to funnel down thousands of CVs as quickly as possible to those worthy of an interview.

This is done digitally (by only selecting CVs with specific keywords in them) and/or manually by going through a pile of CVs one after the other. Given this challenge, you won’t be surprised to hear that with human intervention, your CV will get only a few seconds attention to make the cut.

In order for your CV to make the cut and reach the “Interview” pile, it needs to be adapted to the specific requirements of the job vacancy. For digital screening, getting the keywords associated with the job title and requirements is an essential in this digital age.  For manual screening, your CV needs to be easily scannable by the eye: easy to read so the brain can use System 1 (see Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman) and not have to strain to find what it is looking for, clearly highlighting relevant strengths and experience), PLUS add something distinctive which calls attention to why you might be interesting to talk to!

Tailor your CV to highlight the most relevant and differentiated experience and competences. Try to turn negatives into believable positives. Don’t be discouraged if the requirements look demanding, so long as you meet the most important ones, especially if it is your dream job! If you never give it a shot, you will never know.

 

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ProHireMe: the all-in-one job search tool

Hello world! ¡Hola mundo! Bonjour, tout le monde!

 

Welcome to our first post on the ProHireMe blog! We are here to help all you job hunters be successful in your search, and to help your advisors to help you more effectively through tools, tips and templates. ProHireMe is currently available in English and Spanish.

 

We conceived ProHireMe after feedback from members of Globiles, the international community of the global and mobile, many of whom are in the process of international job searches.

 

 

 

We have created a tool which helps you to

  • build and manage your profile, including a “master” CV or resumé
  • find job vacancies (around 1 million jobs are listed from around the world)
  • plan and execute a step-by-step process for your target job vacancies

 

Our systematic approach has been developed with leading international recruiters around a five step framework we call TRAIN – Target, Research, Apply, Interview, Negotiate

  • Target – focus on the employers and vacancies that meet your requirements and where you stand a good chance of entering the selection process
  • Research – take the time to investigate target employers to make sure you would fit and therefore avoid wasting your and their time on unproductive selection processes. Similarly evaluate your fit with the job vacancy and the job vacancy’s fit with your objective
  • Apply – make sure you tailor your CV/resumé and cover letter to the employer and job. No two job vacancies or employers are the same
  • Interview – go into your interviews prepared, having identified and prepared answers to likely questions. Even if they are not asked, you will be more confident and therefore will present yourself better
  • Negotiate – DON’T negotiate anything until you get an offer, then know what aspects of the offer are likely to be negotiable.

 

 

ProHireMe provides an action planning tool for each job opportunity you are pursuing. Throughout the process you have access to tips and recommendations and additionally you can get personal advice on your progress, either by inviting your existing advisor or coach or by requesting advice from our panel of Career Advisors, setting your own budget to do so.

 

You can also rehearse your interviews using your own personal videoconference room provided by our partner MashMeTV, and talk to your advisors and friends.

 

Don’t forget, we are here to help you!

 

Good luck with your job hunt!

 

ProHireMe team

 

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