Tag Archives: accomplishments

Leaving “I” out of your interview answers is NOT noble. Use a 4-step process to answer interview questions

When I ask my workshop attendees to answer an interview question, some of them refuse to talk about their role in a past assignment. An article on Recruiting Blogs details this problem job seekers have, the unwillingness, or inability to describe their role in … Continue reading

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10 reasons why recruiters and hiring managers dread reading a résumé

Here’s a fact: Very few people like reading résumés, especially those who read hundreds of them a week. Ask any recruiter or hiring manager (HM). I critique and write résumés as part of my job. I’ve read hundreds of them and have … Continue reading

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Self-promotion is necessary in childhood and adulthood

I’m not worried about my son. My son is in his second year of playing basketball. He’s quite good, for someone who just started playing, and talks a lot of trash. He’s usually the shortest kid on the court, but … Continue reading

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3 reasons why you need a strong LinkedIn Experience section

While I’m amazed that some people don’t have a LinkedIn Summary, I’m just as befuddled by folks who don’t see the value of a strong LinkedIn Experience section. When employers and visitors see a profile that lacks details in this … Continue reading

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4 reasons why you need a strong LinkedIn Summary

I still remain perplexed that some LinkedIn members put little effort into their Summary section, or don’t have one at all. Would you go to an interview or business meeting without shoes? Of course not. So I wonder why people … Continue reading

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13 activities to do after losing your job

I was once asked, “When you get laid off which is more important, to start networking or spend a week writing your résumé?” I thought this was a great question but believe jobseekers need to think of other important activities after they’ve lost their … Continue reading

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5 reasons to let your boss know about your accomplishments

A woman I work with whispered to me that one of her customers wrote her an email complimenting her on a job well done. I congratulated her on her accomplishment and told her to tell our boss. “No way,” my colleague … Continue reading

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