Why preparation and practice do make perfect with interviewing; tips for success

Contribution from Dorothy Tannahill-Moran. Recently, I conducted an interviewing workshop where I polled the group on how many times had they interviewed and how many times had they practiced interviewing.  Out of 16 people, only 2 had interviewed at all in the previous year; and none of them had practiced.  How can you expect to be … Continue reading Why preparation and practice do make perfect with interviewing; tips for success

Don’t neglect this component of LinkedIn, post updates

The last article I wrote on the LinkedIn series discussed the (work) experience section. Prior articles talked about the summary and branding headline. Something that’s not discussed enough is the importance of posting updates on LinkedIn to better network with your connections. This feature allows you to inform them about matters such as which events and … Continue reading Don’t neglect this component of LinkedIn, post updates

If you’re on LinkedIn, put effort into it

In my LinkedIn workshops I ask how many attendees are on LinkedIn. Some reluctantly raise their hand, clarifying they're on LinkedIn but haven't touched it in years. I tell them we'll do something about that, because otherwise it's a waste of time. Alison Doyle of About.com wrote an honest article entitled “Don’t Waste Your Time On LinkedIn.” Let me … Continue reading If you’re on LinkedIn, put effort into it

Soccer and doing what it takes; 7 things to do in your job search

The other day, my son and I were shooting the soccer ball at the net. He was loving it, and I was hating it for the mere fact that my feet were numb from the cold. Regardless, I was constantly telling him to shoot with his opposite foot. “Why?”he asked me. “Because you need to … Continue reading Soccer and doing what it takes; 7 things to do in your job search

When someone writes your résumé, they need to thoroughly interview you. The experts will tell you

You’d think that writing a résumé that is typically one, two, three, or even four pages long shouldn’t be difficult, yet even the most accomplished professionals find it daunting. Self-analysis is not an easy thing, as it involves some soul searching and brutal honesty. Although some can easily identify their skills and experience, others need … Continue reading When someone writes your résumé, they need to thoroughly interview you. The experts will tell you