My CV gets me an interview, but my experience lets me down

first_img Comments are closed. “M”asks: When I go for interviews I’m always being told that I don’t have enoughexperience for the post despite the fact that I’ve reached the interview stageon the basis of my CV. How can I show future employers that I do have theknowledge they want? Peter Lewis, consultant at ChiumentoConsulting Group writes:  There could be a number of reasons for encountering thisdilemma of getting to interview then being told that you do not have enoughexperience.As you imply,the objective of the CV is to obtain an interview and yours has been successfulin obtaining a fair number. It seems churlish of them to tell you that thisclearly (I hope) outlined experience is not sufficient for the job.Howeverthat is not the whole story. The CV also sets the agenda for the interview, andyours may be raising questions which dwell on negatives, so ensure that your CVis achievement-orientated, pointing out how you have delivered in areasspecific to the position for which you have applied. Conversely, you may be“overselling” yourself on your CV, so that, while it gets you the interview youare not matching the expectations it arouses. Ifthe CV is striking the right balance, and you are being interviewed for jobsfor which your skills and experience equip you, then it is most likely that youare not doing a good job of getting those same skills and experience across.Establish what particular areas of weakness you may have by getting somedetailed post interview feedback. This may require some persistence to getbeyond the accurate but meaningless “there was a strong candidate field and anumber of the other applicants met my client’s full specification more closelythan yourself.”Solidinterview preparation will normally identify the skills and qualities requiredin a role. Reframing your answers to demonstrate real achievements in theseareas will help. A fund of examples of actual situations will enable you todemonstrate insight into their problems and make you more confident in the waythat you answer their questions. You may also find that you have a new insightinto the kinds of problems they are already encountering, together with theirsolutionsRemembertoo that interviews are not just about the question “can you do the job”, theyare also about your willingness to do the job in the longer term and yourpersonality fit. Far too many people approach interviews as if they wereappearing on Mastermind, whereas in fact Blind Date is the moreappropriate TV analogy and a key quality to get over is rapport.MargaretMalpas, joint managing director of Malpas Flexible Learning writes:Itmay help to ask future interviewers for more extensive feedback. Fewemployers actually include applicants on the shortlist who do not match theirperson specification. Could they be giving you this feedback because theyare uncomfortable telling you exactly why you didn’t get the job?  Maybeyou need some coaching in interview skills so that you present yourself in thebest possible light? Finally,try to use the interview to display your knowledge. Answer questions morefully – for example, “This is how I would go about ….”.  Have you undertaken any training which hasbeen assessed?  Taking the results of this along to an interview wouldhelp to prove that you had the relevant knowledge. Related posts:No related photos. My CV gets me an interview, but my experience lets me downOn 26 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Relativistic electron acceleration and precipitation during resonant interactions with whistler-mode chorus

first_imgResonant interactions with whistler-mode chorus waves provide an important process for electron loss and acceleration during storm times. We demonstrate that wave propagation significantly affects the electron scattering rates. We show that stormtime chorus waves outside the plasmapause can scatter equatorial electrons ≤60 keV into the loss cone and accelerate trapped electrons up to ∼ MeV energies at large pitch-angles. Using ray tracing to map the waves to higher latitudes, we show that the decrease in the ratio between the electron plasma and gyro frequencies, along with the normalized chorus frequency bandwidth, enable much higher energy electrons ∼1 MeV to be scattered into the loss cone. We suggest that off equatorial pitch-angle scattering by chorus waves is responsible for relativistic micro-burst precipitation seen on SAMPEX. Off-equatorial scattering at pitch-angles well away from the loss cone also contributes to the acceleration of higher energy ≥3 MeV electrons.last_img read more

Cincinnati Bengals’ A.J. Green suffers setback, out indefinitely

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(CINCINNATI) — Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has suffered another setback as he tries to return from an ankle injury suffered during the preseason, and now his return is completely up in the air.The star receiver says he is unlikely to make his season debut this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens. He told reporters that his left ankle didn’t respond well to workouts earlier in the week.“For me, just gotta make sure I feel comfortable going out there and pushing it,” Green said Thursday. “I [have to] take care of me first before anything else.”Green tore multiple ligaments in his ankle during the team’s first preseason practice in Dayton, Ohio. Bengals players criticized the turf on that field after the injury.Green had begun doing individual drills in recent weeks, and was said to be nearing full participation in practice. But on Thursday he said “my ankle is saying it’s too much. That’s when you gotta back off.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. November 7, 2019 /Sports News – National Cincinnati Bengals’ A.J. Green suffers setback, out indefinitely Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

The Irreverence Crusade

first_imgI feel like I’ve been on one of those jerking, rattly, helter-skelterish roller-coasters. I’m finding it difficult to coherently fit all the glimpses and fragments of inverted reality into some linear fashion.This is not undesired, however; the play is described as a ‘big ball of bizarre theatrics.’ Bizarre is an understatement, the show is a Björk dress of a spin on entertainment. The problem with this rogue attitude towards convention is that there is a tightrope walk between the luminous creativity, energy, and eccentricity of a director/writer like Jack Sanderson Thwaite, and presenting entertainment in a manner coherent enough for an audience to appreciate the wackiness. It is a quadruple loop the loop, bruise your head repeatedly on the safety harness sort of a feat to pull off, but equally astounding to witness if done successfully.The show is a series of manic, energetic, and balmy sketches, which are light hearted and blunderingly silly. They have principal, recurring characters, and there is a tenuous thread between the scenes which is sometimes so puny as to be terminally threatened with extinction. However, there it remains, against all odds, evidenced now and then by the players’ mocking of form by ‘accidentally’ dropping catch-phrases from their other personas, culminating in one sketch based entirely on the actors doubling up and playing other characters. This is one of the most successful sketches in the play, it is no easy task to make humour work with solely the parody of style and physiognomy as a comic foundation, and it works with sophisticated ironic ease. The comedy is illogical and absurd, the idea being that the Irreverence Realm is replete with surrealism, the humour of this idea is Pratchett-esque in its creation of a world which is a ludicrous version of our own. So the ideas are psychedelic; we have desperate, pasty-faced fruit and vegetable addicts, a slow motion stick ‘em up gang, and a ‘wise man’ with a special hat. Some flow like molten chocolate joyously towards rapturous laughter, whilst others give us a more jolting, stultified ride. The ideas are impressive, and Sanderson- Thwaite’s talent is in evidence abounding. Comments on Python influence are unavoidable amongst student comics, as they are amongst comics in general; such is their ubiquitous, silly influence on sketch shows and with non-sequiturs and daftness replete, this show is no exception. This is not a threat to the internal-organ- rattling enjoyment of the kaleidoscopic treats on display, but the lack of pace at times is a difficulty.The comics themselves are a pyrotechnic, harmonious mix of personalities, which adds a depth to the humour. One needn’t worry about a show in the masterful hands of Alex Craven’s dry, sardonic wit, James Rupasinha’s nervous fumbling and gaping, worried eyes, and Sarah Hillman’s hilarious physical presence. All these elements create a symphony of comedy which is alone worth seeing. James Callender has the challenging role of ‘compare extrodinaire’ who speaks to the audience and is our fourth-wall-breaking guide. He is intentionally verbose and nervous, the reason why is unfathomable, as he ends up looking like he soiled his underwear. Although he has moments of brilliance, he is in danger of being upstaged by his multicoloured hair. However, he does have the gravitas and charisma to pull off a difficult role. The show is a dizzy whirl of flashes of comic delight and moments of jolting halts, the problem is the difficulty in pulling on the reigns of form and style to add a cogency which will stop it from descending into a free-fall of things that seemed like a good idea in the pub last night. Generally, the play achieves this, and is a very good offering for student comedy, but when roller-coasters make my head spin too much, I always want to get my feet back on firm ground. Charlotte Brunsdon Dir. Jack Sanderson-ThwaiteBT, 7.30pmlast_img read more

The Shirt 2017 features football players, ‘Here Come the Irish’

first_imgFor the first football season with the new Jumbotron, students will see themselves wearing navy, the color of this year’s The Shirt.The design for the front of The Shirt features football players holding hands, and the back carries an excerpt from the lyrics of the song “Here Come the Irish,” which was written by former football player and special guest of the unveiling ceremony John Scully. According to a University press release, this is the first time The Shirt has been navy since 2012. Michael Yu | The Observer Members of the Notre Dame cheerleading team don the 2017 edition of the shirt as they cheer at the unveiling ceremony at the Hammes Bookstore on Friday.Justin McCurdy, president of The Shirt committee, said this year’s design encompasses various aspects of Notre Dame football games.“It’s crisp, it’s clean, it’s Notre Dame, the navy, and it captures all aspects of the start of a football game: the players walking out, the fans getting the chills when the song comes on, the cheerleaders running out of the tunnel,” McCurdy said. “It just incorporates that beginning that we all know to the Notre Dame football games.”Kristin Andrejko, vice president of The Shirt committee, said the Notre Dame football experience is a unique one, and this year’s Shirt seeks to replicate that.“I think it’s special because I’ve never seen a Shirt that captures a moment in the stadium, and I think this Shirt really does just that,” Andrejko said. “It’s the players walking out at the beginning of the game, holding hands, a sign of unity … and it’s the chills you get when you hear ‘There’s a magic in the sound of their name.’”To create excitement about The Shirt unveiling, the committee hosted several events last week, allowing students to design a Shirt on a cookie in the dining halls and to participate in an Amazing Race scavenger hunt, which had a prize of two on-field tickets for the Notre Dame-Miami (Ohio) game next year.“The Amazing Race, all headed by Alex Richard, was over in 11 minutes,” McCurdy said. “People were running into the final location sweating, out of breath. It was great.”Andrejko, who will serve as the president of The Shirt Committee next year, said the group looks forward to doing the event again.The unveiling ceremony itself featured free food from Barnaby’s Pizza, Let’s Spoon and ND Catering as well as performances by musical groups on campus and an appearance by Scully.The proceeds from The Shirt will be split between the Student Union and Student Enrichment Endowment, which seeks to allow all students to enjoy the Notre Dame experience regardless of their financial situation.Tags: Student Enrichment Endowment, Student Union, The Shirt, The Shirt committeelast_img read more

Part Of Route 60 Closed Due To Serious Injury Crash

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageUPDATE: Police Identify Seven-Year-Old Killed In Route 60 CrashFREDONIA – Part of Route 60 between Laona and Lakeview Roads is closed as first responders work the scene of a multiple injury crash between a semi truck and car Monday afternoon.The Fredonia Fire Department, Cassadaga Fire Department and Chautauqua County Emergency Services were dispatched to the scene just after 4 p.m.A medical helicopter is being called to the scene for a child with head trauma. Image by New York State Police.last_img read more

Jane Krakowski on Getting Her ‘Chops in Order’ for Her B’way Return

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 She Loves Me Jane Krakowski is slated to appear in the starry She Loves Me next spring and she stopped by Live! with Kelly and Michael on July 22 to talk about returning to the Great White Way. “I’m so excited, it’s been a while,” said the Tony and Olivier winner. Performing in eight shows a week is a challenge Krakowski knows all too well, jokingly admitting: “Mama hasn’t done it for a long time…I’m gonna have to get those chops in order!” Check out the interview below; Krakowski will begin performances alongside Laura Benanti, Josh Radnor, Gavin Creel and more at Studio 54 from February 5, 2016. Related Shows Jane Krakowski Star Fileslast_img read more

Communications Committee studies audit survey findings

first_imgCommunications Committee studies audit survey findings The Bar’s Communications Committee is studying the results of an audit of the Bar’s methods of supplying information to its members.Chair Jim Lupino recently reported on the results of the audit to the Board of Governors, and on other committee activities.He said the committee, under incoming Chair Mike Glazer, will spend the coming months reviewing the audit findings, which looked at the Bar’s Web site operations, and the Bar Journal, News, and Journal directory.The survey showed that most Bar members still prefer receiving printed copies of the Journal, News, and directory and overwhelmingly see all three publications as useful and important. Younger lawyers were more likely than older lawyers to view an electronic version of the publications.Two-thirds of those surveyed said they have used the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, in the past year, and just over half said they would like to receive e-mail from the Bar on such topics as CLE, breaking news, legislative updates, and member benefits.The firm that conducted the poll recommended some design changes for Journal and News and establishing a five-year plan to phase out the printed version of the directory. For the Web site, it recommended a complete visual, structural, and technical redesign and incorporating more video presentations and information.On another matter Lupino said the Communications Committee presented to the Bar’s Citizens Forum a question on whether lawyers should be able to include binding arbitration clauses in their client contracts, an issue raised in an ethics inquiry to the Bar.He said forum members overwhelmingly said such a clause might be okay for fee disputes but not for any other disputes, such as malpractice questions.He also thanked three departing Citizens Forum members for their services. They are:• Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, who has served on the Citizens Forum for four years and is district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration in Jacksonville and a former Peace Corps director in South America and Africa.• Diana Santa Maria of Davie. Santa Maria is active in The Florida Bar and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. She is finishing her second two-year term as a lawyer member of the forum.• Gerri Rocker, director of corporate diversity and work/life planning for Ryder System, Inc. in Miami. She has served on the Citizens Forum since 2002. July 1, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img Communications Committee studies audit survey findingslast_img read more

DOD increases military loan protections

first_imgby: Henry MeierConsumer lending is about to get even more complicated for all credit unions, especially for those of you who provide loans to members of the military, their spouses and dependents.Yesterday, President Obama announced a final rule expanding the protections afforded to military personnel getting consumer loans. The rule means that most military consumer loans, including credit cards, will eventually be subject to a Military Annual Percentage Rate cap of 36%.  All of you should review this regulation. Credit unions are not exempt.  It’s time to call your vendor and get ready to groan as you are taught about these mandates at an upcoming compliance conference.First some context.  In 2007, responding to reports of predatory lending and payday loan practices around military bases, Congress passed the Limitations on Terms of Consumer Credit Extended to Service Members and Dependents,” Act (10 USC 987).  The Act gave the DOD discretion in deciding which loans would be subject to greater protections.  It ultimately made payday loans, vehicle title loans, and refund anticipation loans subject to a special Military Annual Percentage Rate (MAPR) of 36%. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

What are the most vital AI applications for credit unions?

first_imgThe world is not soon going to be taken over by robots — and neither are credit unions. But for the latter, bots can be a crucial component of member engagement and employee productivity.So argued Matt Kinney, founder and CEO of Attando Technologies, a provider of artificial intelligence solutions to credit unions, speaking Sept. 12 at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Technology Council in Chicago.“You can’t go to a conference in 2019, without hearing the hype associated with AI,” said Kinney. “But I want to make sure we don’t overpromise and underdeliver, because there’s a lot of that going on.”Instead, he suggested that credit unions focus their AI development on four distinct use cases: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more