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<a href=”http://www.succeedinamerica.com/behavioral-vs-competency-interviewing-dont-miss-a-diamond-in-the-rough/”>Internet job search</a>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;The Internet&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Today, the Internet has become an integral source for job listings. The bad news it is easy to get overwhelmed by trying to utilize so many options. The good news is that you can find numerous options for job search sources online.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Most of these resources provide services such as job announcements alerts, company information, and resume upload.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;To help you get oriented, I am listing below some of the most important online resources for job seekers. In addition to LinkedIn, which is a must for any professional, I recommend choosing two or more other sources that both suit your needs&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;and easy to use.&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;LinkedIn&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Either you are looking for a job or want to enhance your professional image, LinkedIn is number one social network where you should establish and maintain your professional presence.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;What is LinkedIn? Simply put, it is the world’s largest online directory of professionals and organizations. It is used by&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;individuals&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;for&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;job searching and networking. Companies use LinkedIn for recruiting.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Why Use LinkedIn in your job search?&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span&gt; It helps you establish yourself as a professional by setting up and developing your brand, grow and maintain your professional network, by updating your status, staying in touch with your alumni and colleagues.&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span&gt;Another important reason is that Linked in enables you to learn about the hiring manager or recruiter when searching for a job or interviewing. According to the Forbes’ research, 97% of recruiters use LinkedIn as part of their overall recruitment process. This means that majority of hiring managers and recruiters will check you out on LinkedIn&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;even before they&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;contact you. Moreover, some recruiters will reject you just for not listing your profile on LinkedIn.&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span&gt;Also, you can find a job by networking in groups, through many job posting that will appear in update feeds, and company pages.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span&gt;And finally, you can find job openings on LinkedIn Job Board. Use the job search section to find job listings.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;In a nutshell, LinkedIn gives you competitive advantage and just about any professional needs to have LinkedIn presence. So make sure you optimize your profile with keywords and phrases hiring managers and recruiters look for. How to do that?&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span&gt;Research job postings in your field&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span&gt;Find keywords, buzzwords, and phrases that match your qualifications and experience&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span&gt;Integrate the matching language into your profile.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Company Websites&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Developing a list of target companies will help you to be successful in your job search. Visit their websites to see a  list of&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;job opportunities often advertised exclusively on their website.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;Often, you can apply for jobs right from company websites.&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;Larger companies also often have so called employee referral bonus programs. Read on.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Employee Referral&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Employee referral programs&lt;b&gt; &lt;/b&gt;are an important method of recruiting employees in today’s corporate America. What is employee referral program (ERP)?&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;It is an internal recruitment method used by companies and organizations to identify potential candidates utilizing their existing &lt;b&gt;employees&lt;/b&gt;’ social networks.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;For a company &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;employees, there can be various rewards&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt; if&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;referral  leads to a hire.&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;For instance, an employee referral leading to a successful hire that reaches a three to six months probation period, may get a substantial referral bonus up to $1500 or more. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;How to take advantage of employee referral program? It’s always a good idea for the job seeker to check LinkedIn for acquaintances and associates currently employed in your target company or to find a contact in face-to-face networking.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;This would be a “win-win” for both you, job seeker, and your company contact if you successfully land the position.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;If you’re a college graduate check with the career or alumni office for contacts in your company of interest.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Alumni Groups and Associations&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Don’t disregard Alumni Associations and Groups.&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;They can be very effective in helping to achieve your networking and job search goals. Often, they offer different career development programs varying from networking events to career webinars.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Facebook&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;With over two billion users, facebook is just about the most popular social network. Unlike LinkedIn,  which is strictly professional, Facebook is mostly used for social networking, but you should not disregard Facebook when you are looking for a job. Unlike LinkedIn, Facebook allows you to add personal information to your profile, such as your favorite books and movies. It also has an easy way to add your work history and credentials. So take time to fill in this information to become more visible to recruiters.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;You can find your networking connections on Facebook and other social networking sites through your connections to people you may know personally rather than professionally. However, keep in mind that the line between social and professional is blurry and you need to be careful when you are job searching.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Post informations relevant to your career or professional goals that you think recruiters and hiring managers may see.  Needless to say, no profanity, nudity, or even cleavage, but include, if not professional, at least a reasonably neutral image.  You can showcase things like family events, pets, hobbies. While it is okay to post some personal information (your kids or pets), think twice before you post your photo in a bathing suit or drinking beer at a party. Also, try not to refrain from any religious or political comments.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;With other social media such as Twitter, YouTube, MySpace&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;apply similar guidelines, think in terms what recruiters can see.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;a href=”http://LinkUp.com”&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;LinkUp.com&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;LinkUp boasts about helping you to avoid spam and duplicate listings as well as scams. They often provide job seekers with unadvertised jobs sourcing the from company websites.&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;The site monitors scorers of company career sites, varying from small to midsize to large companies.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;You can also use features such as “Saved Jobs” and “Search History” which make your job search more efficient. &lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;CareerBuilder&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;CareerBuilder is one of the largest if not the largest job boards. Founded in the USA, it is also present internationally in Asia, Canada, and Europe.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;It partners with many newspapers around the United States to include job listings from their online classifieds. For job seekers, it provides resume posting, job listings, and career advice.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Indeed&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Indeed is one of the leading job sites. An enormous aggregator of job listings from all over the Web, it consolidates listings from numerous job boards. It compiles information from various company career sites, professional associations, job boards, newspaper classifieds and allows you to share your resume, get email alerts, and search for jobs locally and across the world. It also provides information on salaries, and more.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Dice&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Dice.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt; is the largest and is the leading site with thousands of jobs posted daily and which also provides tech news and career advice for tech job seekers. You can filter your search by location including telecommute. You can see openings without creating an account but to apply for job you will&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;need to register and upload your resume. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Glassdoor&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Glassdoor also provides help with resumes, career advice and will let you know who reviewed your resume. Currently this is a no fee service. The site  provides company information by current and former employees.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;Y&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;ou can also find information on salary ranges along with anonymous employee reviews. This will help in research on company culture even before you apply for a position. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;table cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=”middle”&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;img src=”data:image/png;base64,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” alt=”pastedGraphic.png” /&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;NOTE!&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=”middle”&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;i&gt;C&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;i&gt;autionary note: this information often reflects individual opinions and may be subjective. Always research and verify the facts.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Monster&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;This immense site boasts  the largest number of job listings of any other job search related site. It allows you to upload your resume and enables you to utilize its networking boards and job vacancies email alerts.  Veterans can check out  job openings at such companies as Raytheon, US Border Patrol, Lockheed Martin, US Customs and Border Protection, Booz Allen Hamilton, ManTech International, Schneider National, Inc., and more.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;SimplyHired&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;This search engine allows job seekers fine tune their searches by concentrating on companies according to different criteria such as those who hire veterans or follow or practices that don’t harm environment. It also offers an email notification service and lets you save your job searches.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Us.jobs&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;The US Government is a major employer. You can find information on government job openings and employment counseling services at &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;i&gt;usajobs.opm.gov&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;. The website &lt;a href=”http://www.statejobs.com”&gt;www.statejobs.com&lt;/a&gt; lists links to employment opportunities and services in all 50 states. It features Veteran’s Job Bank and a schedule of in-person career events.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Although, generally, you must be a U.S. citizen to work for the Federal Government,&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;there are some exceptions.Each job posting lists “who may apply” and “qualifications” to help you understand if you fit the job’s requirements.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Google for Jobs&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;i&gt;Google for Jobs&lt;/i&gt; is a job search engine in the U.S. that lists all types of jobs — from entry-level to high-end positions. It puts together listings  from  different sources, including other job search engines. Instead of going to a certain job search site, you can just type a job title into their Google search bar. Google then pulls up related listings. You can make your job search more specific by narrowing your search by type of job, company, location, company type, and more. If you are interested in a job, you can apply for it on the source website (be it a company’s website or a job-career website).&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Idealist&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;If you are considering a career or an internship in the non-profit sector, the website Idealist is a good place to look. Here you might find organizations listed by their mission and find opportunities in full-time internship and volunteer positions within specific niches.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;If you register, you&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt; can search for contacts in the areas of interest and message them for networking purposes. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Ladders&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Ladders provides a paid online job search service. It lists management and executive jobs that mostly pay $80,000 and above salaries. It also has Resume Reviewer which can analyze your resume for key words, grammar and any missing information.&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;Ladders as well as other fee based companies market themselves as providing an advantage by sifting only the right jobs for a particular job seeker. Is there value in paying for such a service? Read the note below.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;table cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td valign=”middle”&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;img src=”data:image/png;base64,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” alt=”pastedGraphic.png” /&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;NOTE!&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td valign=”middle”&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;i&gt;Is there value in paying for online job search? Maybe! I know people who have enlisted and were successful while others did not have good results. Making the decision to sign up for fee-based services takes some research and answers to questions, such as:  what exactly you are getting for the fee: will you get an unlimited access to job listings? Is a resume review an additional cost? How many job matches will you get per week or per month?, etc. Also, if you know people who have used the service, ask them what has worked and what didn’t. This research will help you to make a better decision.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Final Advice on Internet Job Search&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;I have listed some of the most prominent job search websites but there are so many. As websites evolve&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;— new ones spring up and some old ones change names, and evolve, and even disappear.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;You need to be aware that online information becomes&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;dated&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;fast and can become obsolete quickly. Job hunting online&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;can be extremely time consuming. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;While being under false impression that you are doing something constructive,&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;it is s easy to get sidetracked and waste immeasurable amount of time — with no result.&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;To make your online job hunt more effective, keep the following in mind:&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ol&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span&gt;Determine the kind of job that you want. Brand yourself for that type of job.  Do not waste time on job openings for which you are not qualified. Narrow your applications to a relatively few positions and research them thoroughly. Make a convincing argument on how you qualify and how you can add value to the company. It’s a lot of work, but your chances of being hired will increase considerably.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt; Explore the above list of the best job search websites and&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;register with not more than two or three&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;sites that offer different experiences, features, and benefits that seem most appropriate for you.&lt;span class=”Apple-tab-span”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;•&lt;span class=”Apple-tab-span”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ol&gt;&lt;ol start=”3″&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span&gt;Refresh your resume weekly or biweekly so that it remains active and at the top of search results.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ol&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;4.&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;Spend no more than 10-15 percent of your time for online job searching. Dedicate most of your time to networking (in person and via LinkedIn and other social media). Meeting people face to face, generating leads, informational interviews and researching companies is more productive.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Job hunting can be tedious work.  Apply the proverb from the fable of the tortoise and the hare — “slow and steady wins the race”.   If you work slowly but constantly and effectively, you will increase the chances of success.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Good luck!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Additional Resources and Literature:&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;a href=”http://www.Teachers-teachers.com”&gt;&lt;b&gt;www.Teachers-teachers.com&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt; —&lt;/b&gt; enables to find new and exciting teaching jobs, administrative jobs and other related service positions. The service helps you to efficiently find teaching jobs by position, area, and location. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;www.Roberthalf.com&lt;/b&gt; — features job listings from the companies from around the world. Many of the opportunities are exclusive to Robert Half and can’t be found elsewhere&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;www.H&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;ealthcareJobsite.com&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt; —&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;contains job opportunities in a broad range of positions within the healthcare sector.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;www.Internships&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;.com — &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;provides internships and summer job opportunities in the broad spectrum of fields at over 65,000 organizations; resource for students and  part time workers to find basic hourly employment&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;www.SalesJobs&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;.com — &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span&gt;identifies sales opportunities at thousands employers. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;www.upwork.com &lt;/b&gt;— provides a platform for independent contractors and freelancers .&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;www.efinancecareers.com &lt;/b&gt;— helps you to identify opportunities in various&lt;span class=”Apple-converted-space”&gt;  &lt;/span&gt;niches within finance.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;b&gt;www.FlexJobs.com&lt;/b&gt; — enables you find employment opportunities with flexible schedules so that you can balance work and personal life.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;,&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

letters-786090__340-2In the business world, lack of information about etiquette and unspoken rules on gender interaction and norms can create misunderstandings crucial for an individual’s success. Consider the following job interview situation, adapted from the book How to Get a Job in the USA:

 Olga Petrovskaya did not understand why it took so long for her to get a job in America. She had graduated with honors from the top technical school in Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia.

She had been the most valuable IT manager in a very successful jewelry manufacturing plant for the last two years. When her family moved to the US, she was not worried at all about the transition. Her English, she thought, was fairly good and her profession was in great demand in America. 

In the business world, lack of information about etiquette and unspoken rules on gender interaction and norms can create misunderstandings crucial for an individual’s success.

But things did not proceed as smooth as she had anticipated. Potential employers were impressed with her credentials, as well as her résumé, which she had created with the help of an American friend. However, even though she went to many interviews, she did not receive any job offers.

She could not understand why. She replayed her most recent interview in her mind again and again. Yes, she wore her best dress, the one with a little lace collar and buttons down the back; it went perfectly well with her new red patent leather shoes with silver buckles. She recalled that the recruiter, a man, seemed somewhat strange to her: he extended his hand for a handshake first. ‘How rude,’ thought Olga. Should he not wait until she, a woman, extended hers first? Then he had smiled at her throughout the interview. Did that mean he fancied her? She tried to avoid his eyes and maintain a very sombre expression so that he did not get any ideas….

Clearly, those who are being relocated internationally need to understand gender issues. The following are some suggestions for a human resources manager:

Consider the possibility that you actually have a problem. Do not assume that because expats travel a lot, they know the protocol in each and every country. Instead, ask your relocating employers to give their views on the role of women and men and how they are perceived in their cultures of origin. Never assume that your expats know the intricacies of gender interaction in the US or you will have a problem or even potentially face legal complications.

Think about getting a professional to conduct a training program to set expectations about American workplace culture. I found this helps companies address gender issues.

Many countries throughout the world have laws guarding against sexual harassment in the workplace. However, different nations have different interpretations of them. That is why I define sexual harassment in my book, Ameri$peak , as “inappropriate—from an American standpoint—behavior when interacting with the opposite sex.”

(This is an excerpt from Dr. Nara’s article published in Worldwide ERC Mobility Magazine.)

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tn[2] (2)**Dr. Nara Venditti is the owner of Succeed In America specializing in business communication skills for foreign-born professionals and cross-cultural communication in the workplace. She is passionate about cross-cultural understanding and helping non-native speakers of English succeed in the American workplace. She
 speaks  and writes on Business English and communication across languages and cultural divides. She is  the author of numerous articles and books on the topics available on SucceedinAmerica  and  on  Amazon amazon-underground-app-us-black.    

 


 

 

There are four stages to a job interview in the US: small talk (which means “polite informal conversation”,

next, the interviewer will tell you about the company and briefly describe the position, after that the interviewer will ask you questions about you and pertaining to the position, and, finally, you will be given the opportunity to ask your own questions.

Int this post I will provide some examples of small talk.
Remember that small talk is simply a transition to the stages of dialogue that will follow. The interviewer may lead with a few informal questions such as: 

Q: What is the weather like out there? 

A: The weather is great. I like this time of year.

 

Q: It is beautiful outside, isn’t it?     A: Yes it is.

Q: How was your ride in?    A: Great. Thank you.

Q: Did you have any problem finding us? 

 A: No, not at all. I studied the directions.



During the small talk stage, keep your answers cheerful, short and crisp (no more than one or two short sentences), as shown in the examples above.

(excerpt from How to Get Job in the USA)

Following small talk, the interview moves to Stage 2, description of the company and position. This will be a topic for another post and video episode. Any questions? Email me at nara@SucceedinAmerica.com 

Recruiters need to keep in mind that behavioral interviews may be misleading when dealing with multicultural candidates, especially those who interview for certain categories of jobs in entry level or technical positions. In the US, much emphasis is placed on performance during behavioral interview phase of hiring process. When determining who is the best candidate for the position, sometimes in the US we are getting too carried away with the significance of the results of the behavioral interview. However, behavioral interviews are pretty much prepared answers, and they very often indicate candidates’ ability to self-promote rather than do the  job. Describing past experiences and accomplishments may be very challenging for the candidates from high context cultures (e.g. Asia, Latin America).  Self-promotion is not appreciated in many parts of the world.  When we look for the best candidates regardless of his or hers background we need to keep that in mind. In my opinion, skill tests are much more objective particularly when we are dealing with foreign-born candidates. Note: link to YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX8P-HySDe8