15 Facts a Job Seeker Should Know  

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1.  Skills and experience are critical when an employer hires a person.   About 86% of employers also look at "soft skills" to be one of the top reasons why they hire someone.

2.  Many positions are filled by networking. Keep your network list up to date and make sure to ASK your former co-workers, family, and friends, if they know of any openings.

3.  When doing your resume remember -  

  • OBJECTIVE -  State what are you seeking to do for an organization
  • QUALIFICATIONS - First half of 1st page, list your career accompolishments using: size, scope, budgets and your operational strengths.
  • WORK EXPERIENCE - Chronological work experience, most recent listed first,  minimum of 10 years (no gaps) and include: measured accomplishments, size and scope of responsibilities. for each position.
  • CERTIFICATIONS - Keep current and keep relative
  • LICENSES - List professional licenses both current and past
  • TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP - If you are an enrolled member of a Tribal Nation, please state so, in bold letters, on your resume.

4.  Approximately 90% of all hiring managers ask others in the department for their thoughts on hiring decisions. The point is, smile and be friendly with everyone you meet in the parking lot, the front desk, people you pass in the hall, sitting in the reception room, etc. Being courteous and respectful to everyone is the RIGHT way to be.

5.  Hiring managers believe that about 1/3 of job candidates exagerate about their jobs, responsiblities and experience. Remember, honesty is always the best policy.

6. The gaming industry is a privileged industry and your employer WILL do a background investigation.

7.  During your interviews, you must make a positive impression on the employers.  They interview a lot of people and you do want to be remembered,

8.  The top five communication qualities that interviewers look for in a candidate are:  honesty, enthusiasm, likable personality, excellent listening skills and concise verbal skills, as you respond to their questions.

9.  ALWAYS… Research the company and the job so you can discuss how your skills fit what the employer is seeking, if your skills do fit. You'll stand out from the other candidates, in a positive way.

10. Think of words that describe you and remember these words.  You should be able to give the potential employer a specific description of how you describe yourself.

11.  When you are asked questions about a specific position you currently hold, or have held, please state an overview of your duties and responsibilities and then talk about specific and measured accompolishments, for example:

  • How much revenue, customers, sales, or other elements, did you increase for your employer;
  • What was the size and scope of your budgets;
  • What was your impact on the growth or increasing revenues;
  • How did you help protect company assets; 
  • How did you reduce turnover and build team morale; and,
  • Any other measured elements of your department and position responsibilities.

12.  Email a "Thank You" note to the potential employer. You can recap high points of the interview, as a reminder to the employer of who you are, and clarify anything you thought of…AFTER leaving the interview… and we all do.

13.  BE HONEST!!!!