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Stellar Resume But They Blew the Interview!

An association executive recently shared with me her experience in interviewing candidates for the number 2 spot in her association.  She received several excellent resumes accompanied by glowing recommendations from former employers or colleagues.  Desperate to find someone to assume a strong number 2 role who could partner with her in taking the association to […]

What is getting your juices flowing?

I had an eye opening experience yesterday when I asked a question that I always ask my clients as a way of getting to know them: “What is getting your juices flowing these days?” I expect to hear about the stimulating projects or creative endeavors they are working on; or the fun things they are […]

Climbing the Ladder of Success

Yesterday I heard someone say that they had climbed the ladder of success but when they got to the top, they realized it was leaning against the wrong wall.  What a great visual metaphor for our career journey! I think the concept may have come from a Stephen Covey quote: Management is efficiency in climbing […]

Stepping up to bat

When you think about it, the whole process of finding a job is like playing a game of baseball – you probably aren’t going to get to home base the first time you get up to bat, so keeping your eye on the next base is the name of the play! STEPPING UP TO BAT: You […]

Adding Meaning to the Season of Giving!

I guess it started with the three magi and their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh or the miracle of the oil and Chanukah Gelt, or maybe the introduction of St. Nick or Santa Claus or perhaps gifts to celebrate Epiphany or the New Year! Whatever the messages from your past or from the media […]

Don’t stop yourself, create an experiment!

For almost everything we do, we can approach “It” with a mindset that makes it a big stakes game of win or lose OR we can approach it as “an experiment.” When you make it an experiment, it isn’t just about doing it the right way or the wrong way, it is about learning from […]

Can You Over Prepare for the Interview?

And a related question we will answer here about the interview PROCESS: who is interviewing whom? You are there to find out what they need. And when you find out what they need you can share with them what you have that will help them address that need and get the results they are looking […]