2 vital areas where extraverts can improve their job search

With the plethora of job-search advice for introverts (Is) and approximately zero for extraverts (Es), it must make the Es feel...unloved. I'd like to give some love to the Es, because that's the kind of nice guy I am. In this post I'll advise the Es on mistakes they can avoid. There are two components … Continue reading 2 vital areas where extraverts can improve their job search

6 ways to interact with one of the most important people in the interview process

Who is one of the most important people in the interview process? The recruiter? Sure they’re important; you go through them to get to the interview. Human Resources? They’re important, as well. Like the recruiter, you may have an initial phone interview with them. The hiring manager? Definitely important. They make the final decision. You don't have the … Continue reading 6 ways to interact with one of the most important people in the interview process

6 topics to include in your interview follow-up note

Some job candidates believe the interview is over after they've shaken hands with the interviewers and have left the room. Well, that went well, they think, and now it's time to wait for the decision. And perhaps it went well. But perhaps one or two other candidates also had stellar interviews and followed up their … Continue reading 6 topics to include in your interview follow-up note

13 ways to act professionally in the job search

Years ago my daughter had to defend her position when she was accused of something that she and I felt was unjust. Nonetheless, before she spoke to the principal, I told her to act professionally. The look on her face was priceless. "How should I act professionally in this situation, Dad?" she asked. Exactly. How … Continue reading 13 ways to act professionally in the job search

5 ways dwelling on your age will hurt your job search

I've added one more reason why dwelling on your age will hurt your job search. As with anything you try to achieve, attitude is key. One of my connections sent me part of an email he received in response to a job lead he shared with a networking group. The damning part of her email … Continue reading 5 ways dwelling on your age will hurt your job search

7 reasons to say no to a job offer

I don’t recommend that my customers say no to a job offer unless there’s a good reason. That’s why when one of my most promising customers told me she was reluctant to accept a job offer at a leading hotel corporation, I advised her to consider the circumstances. First of all, she would be assuming … Continue reading 7 reasons to say no to a job offer

4 reasons for NOT saying at an interview that you’re a Perfectionist

I can say with certainty that I am not a perfectionist. Today, for instance, I'm wearing brown shoes, olive-green pants, a black belt, a blue striped shirt, and a Mackintosh plaid tie. And, oh, my socks don't match. I attribute this imperfection to my upbringing in a chaotic household, where no one really knew how … Continue reading 4 reasons for NOT saying at an interview that you’re a Perfectionist