CMA 2009: Green Career Central

Green careers are all the rage these days. We chatted with Carol McClelland at the recent CMA conference and had her tell what GreenCareerCentral is all about.

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CMA 2009: chat with 4 career coaches

While strolling the halls of the recent Career Management Alliance we met 4 career coaches/resume writers and decided to have a chat. Here are Donna Sweidan, Wendy Enelow, Carmen Croonquist and Louise Kursmark.

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CMA 2009: chandlee bryan on social media (audio)

Here is Chandlee Bryan’s presentation called “Adventures in Using Social Media with Intention”. Its a 30 minute podcast from the recent Career Management Alliance conference in San Antonio from a few weeks ago.

Chandlee is author of Best Fit Forward, in her talk she dishes the dirt on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook.

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CMA 2009: Peter Weddle interview

Fresh off his keynote to the CMA audience Peter Weddle talks about todays job market.

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CMA 2009: why you should use a career coach

We interview Liz Sumner Director of the Career Management Alliance conference for career coaches/resume writers about the show and why you need a coach.

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LaidoffcampNY hacks the job search

Here’s some great audio on ‘hacking the job search’ a panel discussion from May 1st at Laidoffcampny. (approx 30 mins)

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News Alert: GLASSDOOR.COM® adding features

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SAUSALITO, CALIF (April 28, 2009) – With unemployment rising to record levels, career site Glassdoor.com is launching a new section today to help job seekers better prepare for and stand out in the increasingly competitive job interview process. Glassdoor’s new Job Interview Questions and Reviews section allows job seekers to get insight into the interview process and questions they may encounter for a potential job at a specific company – all for free. The company is extending the same “give to get” model it created to increase transparency around company pay and working environments to the most critical part of job cycle – the job interview.

Over the past several weeks, Glassdoor has been collecting anonymous job interview questions and reviews through a closed beta from applicants who have completed an interview in the past two years. The reviews include details from actual candidates about the entire hiring process from the interview format, average duration to overall difficulty, and actual questions that were asked. Each review also includes details as to whether an offer was made and whether it was accepted or rejected — and why — along with any negotiation tips. Approximately 2,000 interview questions and reviews for more than 1,000 companies across a variety of sectors have been collected to date. This data can now be accessed through a new Interviews tab from the Glassdoor.com home page. From here, anyone can also leave a review about a recent job interview experience through a short form that takes less than five minutes to complete.

“Today’s job market is more competitive than ever, and being prepared can increase your odds of getting an offer, give you more confidence, and reduce pre-interview anxiety. The job interview is the front door of the job cycle and is the next logical step for Glassdoor to bring greater transparency to every aspect of our careers,” said Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor.com. “Glassdoor’s new Interview Questions and Reviews section allows people to act like a fly on the wall in thousands of interviews, gathering important insights from the vantage of other candidates. In addition to the useful information found in Glassdoor’s company reviews and salary reports, Interviews allows any job candidate to customize a study guide specific to a job opportunity, company and industry to get an important edge in this tough market.”

Specifically, Glassdoor’s new Interviews Questions and Reviews Section includes:

· Interview background details: Each interview review is categorized by a job title, company, location and time period when the interview occurred. The easy page layout also outlines how the interviewee secured the interview (referral, job posting, etc), the type of interview(s) (1:1, panel, etc.) and how long the process took. Of the job reviews submitted on Glassdoor.com, the average interview takes 25 days from start to finish and more than half were secured through an online job posting (38%) or through an employee referral (17%).

· Interview questions and community answers: Interview reviewers are asked to share up to five of the most difficult or unexpected questions asked and provide any insights on the answer. Other community members can mark the questions as helpful or not helpful and provide suggested answers.

· Interview ratings (hard/easy; positive/negative): Users are asked to rate their overall experience for ease or difficulty and whether they were left with a positive or negative impression. Interestingly, a hard interview does not translate to a negative experience. For example, a marketing analyst candidate at American Express in New York rated the interview difficult but the overall experience positive, whereas a systems engineer candidate at Google in Santa Clara rated the process difficult and the overall experience negative.

· Interview outcome: Candidates are encouraged to wait until the interview process is over so they can share the final outcome: whether the candidate was offered the job or not and if it was accepted or declined, and why.

· Negotiation tips: Candidates who received a job offer can also share details of the offer and any negotiation tactics they used or suggestions for others in the same situation.

Adding to the Glassdoor community features, users have complete control over how the Interviews section is categorized by selecting relevant keyword tags for each review and question submitted. This makes it easier to browse by job types and companies and sort by the most relevant interview questions (e.g., marketing, java, sales, brain teasers, etc.).

Anyone visiting Glassdoor can view all Interview Questions and Reviews for its seven “Sneak Peek” companies: Accenture; Cisco Systems; Deloitte; Google; JP Morgan Chase; Microsoft; and Yahoo. To see job interview reviews for other companies, a user must create an account using a valid e-mail address and contribute an anonymous interview review or a company review. Existing members who have previously completed a company review have immediate access to all Interview Questions and Reviews. However, to see all salaries and other compensation data for all companies beyond the sneak peeks, a user must also complete an anonymous salary survey for any job held within the past the years. Students who have no interview or work experience can still access Glassdoor data after requesting an account using an active .edu email address from students@glassdoor.com.

Jobseekers speak out @ LaidOffCampNY

JobRadio.FM’s own Chris Russell attended the first day of LaidOffCampNY…here’s a couple of conversations with 2 job seekers with their thoughts on the job search process. Special thanks to Linda and Nick who talked to us and we wish you the best of luck in your search!

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Jobs and entrepreneurship in New York City

Tokumbo Shobowale is the COO of the New York City Economic Development Corp, which is entrusted with building the business community in NYC. He was the keynote speaker at LaidOffCampNY last week.

Click the player to hear his speech.

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JobRadio.FM needs a ‘Twintern’

Are you a recent grad or college student who loves twitter?

Do you need a part-time job?

Well if this sounds like you then JobRadio.fm might just hire you. We are looking for a part time intern (aka twintern) to help promote our station across the web. REQ: You’ll need to be good at tweeting and understand the medium.

To apply here’s what you need to do;

Send an email to jobradiofm at aol.com and answer the following questions in 200 words or less.

1. Why do you like twitter?
2. Why should we hire you?

The successful candidate will get $50/week and have to tweet a minimum number of times each day. We may also pay out small bonuses for the amount of follower you get or increased traffic to the JobRadio.fm website.

So who wants to be a Twintern? Lets the games begin…