Tag Archives: interviews

11 job-search blunders I find hard to believe

Some things I find hard to believe; like I stepped on my scale this morning expecting to be two pounds heavier due to weekend of overeating, but I was actually two pounds lighter. Or I deliver the best workshop of my life … Continue reading

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5 steps to uncovering career opportunities

I tell job seekers in all my workshops that research is key to their job search. I’m being redundant, but it’s true and worth repeating. The time you put into research will be a tremendous return on investment. Many believe that the … Continue reading

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10 first impressions for job-search success

When I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones, I was not impressed. I’d heard it was a great show, but the gratuitous violence did more to turn me off than draw me into the most important episode of the series. I … Continue reading

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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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Can we have a little transparency at the interview, please?

  A conversation with my daughter in the past aroused in me emotions of both concern and relief. Two conflicting emotions you’re thinking. Yes, two conflicting emotions, but the feeling that stays with me is the feeling of relief. The feeling of relief … Continue reading

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Younger interviewers, 9 reasons why you should not discriminate against older workers

As a followup to 5 reasons why older workers should not discriminate against younger interviewers, this is the flip side of age discrimination. I hate seeing trepidation in the eyes of my older workers. It concerns me and then I get angry. The reason … Continue reading

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10 ways to beat the interview nerves

Have you been so nervous during an interview that you temporarily forget your name or what your previous title was? It happens. Have you been so nervous that the cup of water you’re holding is shaking beyond control? Sure, it … Continue reading

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