Hi. My name is Amy Schlubach. If you’ve looked at this site a couple of times, I’ve posted here about some things that I’ve learned. But I thought we should communicate more on a one-to-one basis, so I decided to tell you a little more about myself.
I’ve worked hard and I’m proud to be in my final year at Western Connecticut State University working on a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
It didn’t hit that I was approaching “the real world” until the end of my junior year in college.
The thought of getting my diploma and having to start repaying on my student loans and put some money away was not going to be easy out in the real world in my chosen field of marketing without any practical or hands-on experience meant that it was highly unlikely I was going to get hired by anyone.
My thoughts led me to making the decision to get some “real world” experience it would probably have to come as an intern with a company.
Timing is everything!
Posted in Crossroads Consulting, LLC, Hiring Company News, Job Seeker News, Resume
Here at Crossroads Consulting, we’re always here to offer as much help to you in getting ready for an interview as possible. Whether it’s Resume Preparation, or custom individualized Interview Preparation, we offer it all.
But we also offer a lot of non-paid help to those coming to us.
Here, Amy Schlubach offers some tips on preparing for your next big job interview.
Posted in Crossroads Consulting, LLC, Interviewing, Job Seeker News, Resume
Tagged Business, Crossroads Consulting, employment, interview, Interview Advice, Interview preparation, interviewing, Job description, Job interview, Job Search, LLC, resume, resume preparation
By: Amy Schlubach
Basic Ways to Prepare for your Interview
One of our jobs at Crossroads Consulting is to help land you an interview at your desired workplace. The interview could be the pathway to the job, so don’t blow it by not being prepared! Preparation could be the key difference between getting the job or not.
If you really care about getting the job, then it is important to show you care. Employers expect you to know some background information about the company, so don’t forget to do some research prior. Books, internet, magazines, and journals are great for company research. If the company is very well-known, more research will be required. If you are clueless about the organization you applied to work for, the employer will not be interested. They want you to want to work there.
Another way to prepare is to prepare your clothes. Make sure you wear something business professional. This can be a matching suit in navy, black, or grey, or some other type of well-fitted appropriate attire. You should look clean, well-trimmed, and conservative. Every company has a different culture, meaning the dress will be different from place to place, so be aware of how the employees dress before the interview. I’ve always heard to dress “one notch above” the regular dress attire the day of the interview.
Come to the interview with extra print-outs of your résumé in a folder or portfolio. Depending on the job, come with reference letters and lists, and possibly a notebook for taking some important notes, but take only few notes.
If you are out of work, or ready to start a new job, Crossroads Consulting can help you find a job just right for you.
By: Amy Schlubach
At Crossroads Consulting, we read plenty of cover letters and résumés, and reading the same information in two different ways is far from thrilling. The cover letter should “sell” your résumé, not duplicate it. A cover letter is your chance to show how the skills listed on your résumé can directly tie into the job you desire.
Posted in Crossroads Consulting, LLC, Hiring Company News, Job Seeker News
Tagged Application for employment, Business, coverletter, employment, Executive, Job Search, resume, Resumes and Portfolios
The Importance of a Good Résumé
By: Amy Schlubach
What Your Résumé Says About You
At Crossroads Consulting, we read resumes all the time some are terrific and others…well let’s just say they’re not too terrific.
Remember this…a résumé is an advertising piece designed for you to market yourself! Your résumé is your sales brochure. It tells a potential employer what you have to offer and can bring to their company. Conversely, a poorly written résumé can send signals that you are, or could possibly be the Ford Pinto of employees. In other words, at the slightest touch you could blow up in their faces; certainly not the signal you want to send…especially at a time when finding a job is so incredibly difficult.
Posted in Crossroads Consulting, LLC, Job Seeker News
Tagged Business, Crossroads Consulting, employment, Ford Pinto, interview, Job Search, resume, resume preparation, Resumes and Portfolios, Spell checker, United States, Word processor, Work experience
By: Stephen West
Here at Crossroads Consulting, we care about all the aspects of what’s going on in the State of Connecticut and how it affects your employment or hiring decisions. Well there are more factors that go into it than just resumes, cover letters and interview techniques.
In doing some internet reading, we came across this amazing article that seemed so right on target. The column is from “The Day” in New London about the status of the State of Connecticut. Dick Ahles, a retired freelance columnist wrote this piece and it is so accurate. We thought we’d present it here for you, but if you want to read it in it’s original place you can read it here.
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Tagged Connecticut, Dan Malloy, Democratic Party, employment, New London, New York City, New York Times, State of Connecticut, Ted Mann, The Day, Tom Foley, Unions, United States