by Jason Nemoy

For those that in are in transition, companies may decide to engage in a video interview vs. in-person. For some of us, it can be a little awkward or uncomfortable simply because it might be a first time. So let’s ensure we’re ready to go: notes prepared and in front of you, quiet space (no dogs barking please!), great lighting, dress to the 9’s, maybe even practice talking to the camera. Anything else? Most important, go with the flow and have fun with the experience. Be creative.

 

by Jason Nemoy

For those that in are in transition, you’re most likely going to land the phone interview/screen before anything else. Feeling a little anxious about it? Butterflies in the stomach? I’ve been there before, and know the feeling. So as corny as it may sound, take a few deep breaths just prior to the call, actually SMILE, and prepare to be as poised and enthusiastic as possible. The interviewer will absolutely feel (and appreciate) your energy, and first impression will be established in the first 10 seconds. And please… don’t forget to have your resume and notes in front of you for quick reference. Appreciate the opportunity for the call, and enjoy the experience. Be creative.

 

by Jason Nemoy

For those that are in transition, you might find yourself expressing interest in several opportunities… for the same organization. A colleague of mine recently applied for 3 roles: Sr. HR Generalist, Recruiter AND HR Manager all within 3 days. My 2 cents (and please collaborate/comment with me on this one), I’m not sure I would have thrown every available dart, even if you feel you might be a “fit”. Just thinking out loud here but the hiring manager on the other end might sense a lack of focus on the applicant’s part, and it may actually hurt the incumbents search efforts a bit. We realize you may be open to all opportunities. Consider pin-pointing your strengths, and your professional focus, and how you communicate your “brand”. Be creative.

 

by Jason Nemoy

For those that are in transition, there’s definitely a mix of emotions. Probably some anxiety. Confusion. Ticked-off. Maybe a little relief? And let’s be honest… the one emotion that might hit us first is “ticked-off”. How many of us have ever been asked to pack up our stuff and leave the building? (I’ve been there twice; layoffs.) Yeah, it sucks. All I can say is really keep those emotions in check, and remain as positive as possible throughout your journey. From the time you leave the building through the official landing of your next opportunity, don’t throw anyone or any organization under the bus, offer to provide any additional support to ensure a seamless transition (if applicable), remain insanely professional. Especially in the beginning of your transition… gain POSITIVE MOMENTUM. Simply put, take the high road. And on your way out, please, don’t take the goldfish. Be creative.

 

by Jason Nemoy

For those that are in transition, your journey is hard work… and a big deal. Along with divulging (at times) a ton of personal/professional information and feeling like you’re always “on”, there are lots of emotions swirling around too. And with those emotions we’re often looking for people we can trust, to help us move our search efforts downfield. You’ll have opportunities to connect with corporate recruiters, and especially professional services (agency) recruiters. Seek to collaborate and partner with the right individuals whom you trust, who care, who have your back. Have they taken the time to sincerely understand your background, what you want to do, and help you connect the dots? Do they truly know your “brand”? Surround yourself with as many transformational experiences as possible (vs. transactional). Don’t be rushed to act on anything. Seek clarity. Don’t let anyone hit the “send” button too soon on your behalf. This is YOUR journey! Please own it. Be creative.