March 2016 TEN Newsletter

*SPRING CLEANING EDITION*

Hi TEN Members,

We are encouraging all of our readers to do a little “spring cleaning” of their professional workshop.  What do we mean?  Now is a great time to refresh your resumes by:

  1. updating with any new job experiences that may be missing,
  2. keywords of any new technologies you are using,
  3. descriptions of new responsibilities in your current role,
  4. descriptions of new skills you’ve developed,
  5. updating worthwhile accomplishments,
  6. and any changes to both short-term and long-term professional targets and goals.

Remember to set aside any supporting documentation that can help describe and elevate your accomplishments.  We’re talking about items such as copies of performance reviews, complimentary or congratulatory emails, and details of quantifiable results (percentages, dollar amounts, before/after comparisons, etc.).

When you’re done, go ahead and send us a copy of your updated resumes, particularly if you are keeping your options open to new opportunities.

The job market in Southern California is constantly changing and we certainly would like to help keep you in touch with the times.  As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us for any assistance in your career search.

Remember, at eNamix Inc. we don’t simply place temporaries into jobs…we help people find and define their careers with the utmost care.  That’s the eNamix way!

Now back to our regularly scheduled March 2016 TEN Newsletter…

Over the past few months, we decided to explore some useful tips and techniques designed to help improve your interview experience.  Some of these newsletter topics included:

If you didn’t get a chance to review any of these articles, or if you would like to review them again, please click on the links above.

Below our job openings section is this month’s featured article “Tips for Successful Video Interviewing”.

We hope you enjoy reading the article below as much as we did.

Job Openings

 

Visit our candidate portal where you can search, view and apply for our latest jobs AND connect with us on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/enamix to see ongoing discussions and jobs that come up between newsletters. Here are our latest job openings:

  • Business Developer/Account Manager – Irvine, CA – $150k+ DOE
  • Sr. Technical Recruiter – Irvine, CA – up to $100k+ DOE
  • Sr. Manager – End-User Computing – Irvine, CA – RATE DOE
  • BSA – Great Plains – Irvine, CA – up to $108K
  • Technical Services Consultant – Laguna Hills, CA – up to $120k+ DOE
  • iSeries Systems Manager – Anaheim, CA – up to $140k+ DOE
  • Systems Analyst – Irvine, CA – up to $85k
  • Network Technician – Irvine, CA – up to $65k DOE
  • .NET Developer – Irvine, CA – up to $120k+ DOE
  • Sr. Product Manager/Director, Unified Communications – Los Angeles, CA – up to $165K
  • Sr. Product Manager- Retail Mortgage Solutions – Los Angeles, CA – up to $150k
  • (VP level) Product Strategist – Emerging Ecommerce/Payment Processing – Santa Ana, CA – $150k to $200k
  • Sr. Python Developer – El Segundo, CA – up to $140k
  • Xamarin Developer – Irvine, CA – up to $120k
  • DevOps Engineer – El Segundo, CA – Rate DOE
  • Backend Engineer – Calabasas, CA – up to $115k
  • Data Modeler / ETL – Calabasas, CA – up to $150k
  • Data Analyst – Los Angeles, CA – up to $70k
  • Lead Developer – Los Angeles, CA – up to $120k
  • Data Analyst – Culver City, CA – RATE DOE
 

Tips for Successful Video Interviewing

 

By Alison Doyle

Video interviews are becoming more commonplace in the workplace. As hiring becomes more global, both for employers and candidates, video interviewing is a way to expedite the interview process.

Hiring managers and recruiters can conduct first round interviews more quickly, save on transportation costs, and get the interview process started much faster using video conferencing than they can scheduling in-person interviews.

Video – The Next Step in the Recruiting Process

Companies hiring at all levels, from entry-level to experienced professionals, are more comfortable using technology (as you can see from the growth in Internet recruiting) and video interviewing is becoming the next step in the online recruiting process for many recruiters and employers.

For the job seeker though, it can be a little intimidating. It’s hard enough to interview face-to-face, let alone in front of a camera and microphone. It can seem like a scary proposition, even for those of us who are familiar with technology and use it on a regular basis.

How to Interview Successfully

Kim Bishop, Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International, a premier global provider of talent management solutions, shares her expert advice on how to interview successfully via video. Kim says, “With advance planning and preparation, the video interview isn’t very different from an in-person interview.” Plan your interview as you would any other job interview.

Review the following tips that Kim has compiled, to make sure you ace this type of interview. Keep in mind, a video interview carries as much weight as an interview conducted in-person, so you will want to make sure that you’re well prepared to interview remotely.

Tips for Video Interviewing

Advance Planning
  • Make sure that you send any materials (resume, etc.) that the recruiter needs in advance.
  • If the interview is at a company office, arrive early so you have time to get situated.
  • Ask for assistance if you’re not sure how to use the equipment. Actually, even if you think you can figure it out, it’s good to ask for a quick overview.

What to Wear

  • Dress professionally. Wear the same interview attire you would for an in-person interview.
  • Don’t make the same mistake one candidate did! He wore a suit jacket, dress shirt, and tie, presuming that only the top half would show. However, when he stood up the interviewer saw a full-length view, including the jeans he was wearing.
 

During the Video Interview

  • Make sure the table is clean and neat. You don’t want to distract the interviewer.
  • Be aware that the microphone picks up all the noise in the room. Don’t tap your pen or shuffle papers.
  • Make eye contact. If you don’t the camera will be focused on the top of your head.
  • Use the Picture-in-Picture feature so you can see how you appear.
 

The Interview Process

  • The interview process will be the same as an in-person interview. The interviewer’s objective (to screen candidates for employment) is the same.
  • You will be asked the same type of interview questions. Also, be prepared to ask questions, as well.
  • If you’re not sure about how the interview is proceeding, it’s fine to ask the interviewer how you are doing.
What’s most important is to consider this type of interview is just as important as if you were meeting the interviewer in his or her office. The value, for yourself as well as for the hiring manager, is equivalent, and interviewing successfully, however it takes place, is the key to getting hired.

Your eNamix Strategic Staffing Team

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Citations

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/interviewsnetworking/a/videointerview.htm