Episode 42 features Orlando Haynes. He is a veteran that has over 15 years of experience that includes Corporate and Agency recruiting. He has worked in a variety of recruiting roles from U.S. Recruiting Manager to Branch Manager. Orlando has worked with an array of professional disciplines ranging from Administrative to Engineering, Finance & Accounting, Medical, and non-profit. Orlando has a well-rounded perspective of what hiring managers are looking for in candidates and how recruiters manage them. Orlando is committed to the process of helping candidates go from job seeker to the sought after candidate. He is a published author and speaker for all things career development. During this episode, Orlando shares insight and behind the scenes information from the eyes of an active recruiter.
Episode 23 of features Roger Lear. He is the President of OrlandoJobs.com and Co-Founder of GreatInsuranceJobs.com. OrlandoJobs.com is Central Florida’s #1 employment site that caters to over 1,200 companies seeking employees. GreatInsuranceJobs.com is the #1 website nationally in the insurance niche and offers candidates a selection from over 5,000 current insurance openings. Roger shares his journey to being a respected leader and strong business partner in helping candidates connect with quality companies providing upward mobile employment opportunities.
“Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside.” ~ Unknown
The way you walk into a room can be an influential indicator of how you will carry yourself in a potential position. Be diligent in your efforts not to let nervousness or excitement for an interview be too profound that it affects the outcome of you being viewed as a qualified candidate for the desired position. It is important for you to walk and speak with confidence and make strong eye contact with everyone that you interact with during your interview process. Research the basics of body language before starting your career search. Learn or refresh your knowledge of how your body language relates to interviewing and daily interactions with people. Your increased awareness of body language can potentially become your gauge of how an interview is progressing. Your body language during an interview is equally important as your interview attire, interview dialogue, resume, social media presence, and follow-up communication. Your body language preparation can be favorable in confirming that you will be viewed as qualified for your next desired career move.
“Energy & persistence conquer all things.” ~Benjamin Franklin
Demonstrating healthy habits during your career search will help you look and feel your best, while taking time to de-stress frequently. Your focus of re-strategizing your career path through education, coaching, or through a company change needs constant healthy living refueling.
Your career search sustainability will thrive when you take care of your body, mind, and spirit. Your healthy living refueling routine should play out in your life daily through positive words, encouraging reads, promotable actions, detailed planning, clean eating, satisfying exercise, and sufficient rest. Get clever with your healthy habits. Review and research social media and periodicals. Consult with friends and family for yummy recipes and fun exercise routines that you will enjoy implementing into your lifestyle. Your health habits will bestow great energy that will be noticed during your career search activities.
Healthy Living Suggestions
- Drink 6 – 8 ounces of water daily.
- Avoid emotional eating opportunities.
- Eat clean and healthy snacks and meals.
- Exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes.
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” ~ Vince Lombardi
During your career search, keeping your industry skills current and relevant should be a constant and consistent focus throughout your search. It is important for you to practice your craft daily and not let excessive time pass to the point that your skills only read well on your resume. Take the time to ensure that your skills remain test ready through conversation or an assessment. Your ultimate goal is to get a return on your education and training investment that you are proud of and feel well compensated for. Keeping your skills sharp is a factor to being interview ready. The future of you career is worthy of your skills refresh time and can potentially lead you in successful salary negotiation if warranted.
Have fun and get creative with your practice and review sessions to keep your skills industry relevant and current.