While right now you are thinking that all those job applications online are a tiring business. Fill in the form, which is always different for each employer, submit your resume, which is always a different format, and answer a bunch of psychology questions to boot before you even know if you've secured a phone interview. The interview platform is naturally, evolving further!
Employers in growing numbers, are now working toward requesting the job applicant submit to an online interview. While that in itself isn't so new, the next step is the submission of a 'UTube' of sorts, a self job resume.
No time for humility folks, for this will be your opportunity to embrace your five minutes or so of fame, and encapsulate your entire life's work into sound bites. You will need to work on your body language, your tone of voice and diction, your appearance as well as your skill sets to do the job. I feel a trip to the hair salon coming on and that hair dye I never wanted to do again becoming necessary. And where did I put that treadmill.
Well I guess it'll save commuting time and gas, so maybe it's a green solution. But for some people this may be intimidating, though perhaps no worse than the dreaded interview itself. Perhaps those will become unnecessary too. We'll all have no choice but to embrace the change, and soon no doubt will be working as droids from home with a less than now blurry face image on conference calls and sound bite instructions and directions for meetings. Handshakes may disappear altogether, face time will be at a whole different premium and personal help sessions with mates by the water cooler will be extinct. Guess if it becomes time for me to enter a nursing home my kids will have to take a smart phone interview of me and zap it over to the Director and let them decide if I'm worthy of a place based on my coherence, appearance or more likely, the lack thereof.
Written by RSS team member Nikki.
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Don't worry. RSS will be up and running with our multi-media platform soon and we'll guide you through the segment. By the time we've finished with you and you've secured your career spot you'll be able to handle TV interviews with aplomb. I can see you on the Late Show with Johnny Dep on one side and Gordon Ramsay on the other, or the Nightly News ( hopefully still with Brian Williams), discussing the best way to handle the solar energy surplus, happy and confident as ever.
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True you could reach for a cocktail, sit down in front of your favorite movie and zone out for a bit. Ease the pressures of the day. Fall asleep a few cocktails later and wake up at two a.m. and retreat quietly to bed and hope your other half ( if you have one ) doesn't notice. Alternatively, you could try something a bit more productive.
I call them the E-men. My E-men ( I prefer to think of them as men but that's just me), are the body's chemical release agents 'endorphins' which are triggered every time you exercise. You don't have to run a marathon around the block to motivate the E-men, they will happily filter into your system and march in step to a brisk walk. Take the dog. He'll leave you alone later and so will the Mrs. The natural high the E-men deliver actually becomes addictive. Yes, it's true. You'll find after about two weeks of walking once a day for about 30 minutes that you actually want to get out of your 'ergonomically, body sculpted designed to energize you chair that doesn't' in front of the what was the box and is now a tiny little laptop computer screen you need glasses to see and get some exercise. You could even visit the gym, maybe meet and commiserate with a few others similarly suffering the downturn in the economy working out at 11.a.m., and compare notes. After all you've already paid for the membership and it's non refundable, you've tried.
As an added bonus you'll ward away the evil stress, enhance your wonderful outer self as well as boost your inner self, and the Mrs., Mr., partner or other yet to be met person will soon be by to offer you the joy of other activities. Well, we can dream can't we...
Seriously. Take care of yourself. It works, I promise.
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