Expert Insight: What An HR Manager Looks For During An Interview


For the past couple of months, we have been featuring hiring managers at various nonprofits and sharing their hiring practices with Idealist Careers job seekers. Today, we share with you an exclusive on-location video clip with Deirdre Simmons, Human Resources Business Partner at Dress for Success Worldwide, headquartered in NYC.

Deirdre shared some great tips with students enrolled in our Reboot Your Resume course on the online learning platform, Udemy. Watch the video below to get a preview of some of her best advice to job seekers who want to make a great impression!

As a “thank you” to our readers, you can enroll in our Reboot Your Resume course at the discounted rate** of $19- that’s $10 off the regular price!

**Please note: this offer is good until December 10, 2015.
Enjoy the video clip and let us know your favorite tip in the comments below!

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I became acquainted with Idealist in late 2000 while working in the career development office at a private liberal arts college in NYC. I used it almost daily to help students and alumni find meaningful careers. After a 12-year stint in higher education, I worked as a career coach for professionals in various industries (and still used Idealist). During one of those many searches, a listing really caught my eye- the one for the newly-created position, Careers Program Coordinator. So... I jumped at the opportunity. Since then, I took on the role of Manager of Career Content for Idealist Careers, creating career content for job seekers, leaders, and other nonprofit professionals. Understanding the roles that a positive outlook and holistic self-care play in career success, I've shared with our readers time-honored methods for improving confidence and productivity. Now, as Manager of College and Professional Development, my focus is on lifting the advice from Idealist Careers "off the page". Drawing from my experience in career development, I propel job seekers and career changers towards taking control of their searches with confidence and removing fear, uncertainty, and other blocks to success via in-person workshops and seminars, webinars, and conference programming. My great loves are cooking (preferably without a recipe, otherwise I doctor it up), dancing, live cultural performances, identifying the tasting notes in a good cup of coffee, exploring neighborhoods for hidden gems, and anything else that sparks the senses and allows me to experience all the beauty, dynamism, and intrigue that vivaciously living in a remarkable world offers.

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