Daily Archives: July 25, 2012

Six Key Interview Answers Employers Need to Hear

During the typical job interview, you’ll be peppered with many interview questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know?

“Most [candidates] have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question,” says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. “They tend to think it’s a competition to outwit the interviewer.”

The reality is that employers have neither the time nor inclination to play games with you, especially when hiring. Your interviewer is not trying to outguess you — he’s trying to assess your answers to six key questions.

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http://career-services.monster.com/yahooarticle/six-answers-interviewers-need/article.aspx#WT.mc_n=yta_fpt_article_interview_answers

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Job Openings With West Memphis National Guard

Dozens of Job Openings With West Memphis National Guard.

 

Reported by: RandyWimbley

Email: RWimbley@abc24.com

Published: 5:28 pm

Updated: 6:43 pm

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (abc24.com) – Need a job? Uncle Sam can

help. The Army National Guard is recruiting for hundreds of

openings. Many are right here in the Mid-South.

From tuition assistance to low cost health insurance, there are

several benefits that come along with the dozens of job openings

with the National Guard in West Memphis. But there are strings

attached. Or more fittingly, one really long one.

“It’s very important with the economy we’re in today to have a steady

job to know that you’ve got a paycheck coming in,” Staff Sergeant

Charlie Williams said.

With a nearly nine percent unemployment rate, the Mid-South knows

that all too well.

The 1123rd Transportation Company in West Memphis is looking for cooks, mechanics and truck drivers.

“Here there are over 50 slots available so it’s a great opportunity to grow, great opportunity to serve your community and be part of

something that’s better than yourself,” Williams said.

The Arkansas National Guard offers to help pay tuition or repay loans for college students and graduates. Those who haven’t

made it that far are still encouraged to apply.

“We have had somebody that actually got their bachelors degree and graduated with their master’s and that’s in the Army

National Guard and this person only started off with no GED coming into the military,” said Sergeant First Class Shonnon Sims.

All the jobs require eight weeks of basic training in boot camp. After that guard members work just 39 days a year plus

deployments.

“If you like physical activities, you like to challenge yourself, we want you,” Williams said.

Guard members are paid for training and can also get bonuses while on the job. They have to commit to a six year enlistment

plus two years of inactive service.

“We like to always say we’re trying to save the world one enlistment at a time,” Sims said.

“If you’re 17 years of age up to 35 years of age we’d love to talk to you,” Williams said.

For more information call (870) 735-6920.

 

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Are Certificates Replacing College Degrees?

According to OnlineCollege.org

“With the rising cost of college tuition, the lengthy process of study, and the lack of available jobs for graduates, more and more students are becoming turned on to the idea of a short, sweet, and cheap certificate instead of a college degree. At the same time, others seek out certificates to bolster their existing degrees, launching them into new employment opportunities.”

According to  the GoodEducation Blog.

“Going to college is still one of the best ways to set yourself up for success in the workforce, but not every job in the 21st century economy requires a four-year degree. Sometimes a certificate is all you need to get on your desired career path. Indeed, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, certificates are the fastest growing form of postsecondary credential around.”

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