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Creating Star Quality in your Interview

Imagine the person that would be a real “star” in the position you are applying for.  How do you imagine they would be dressed?  How would they enter the room?  Introduce him or her self?  How would they be managing the conversation?  What would they want to get from the 60 minute interview?  What information […]

Would You Win An Academy Award for Your Interview?

I just saw the King’s Speech this past week and recognized some of the anxiety that Bertie felt when he stepped up to the microphone!  While Colin Firth put on a brilliant performance, it is probably not a performance that would win anyone an Academy Award in the interview process or in a presentation! Bertie […]

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 […]

The First and Most Important Step in the Job Search: Letting Go of the Old Job

After a happy and satisfying stint with an organization for which you thought you were a great match – until you got downsized and out-placed – what can you do to move on? Celebrate what you accomplished! No doubt you left behind a long list of accomplishments. If you can’t make a list of 10 […]

Putting YOU in Your Resume, Really!

Last week I did a webinar for ASAE Career Services about the Qualifications Summary in the resume. The title was Taking your Resume from Good to Great: Putting YOU in the Qualifications Summary! “The concept of being able to be ‘me’ in a resume was almost stunning. Didn’t think that was ‘allowed’. Wow!” The response […]

Become a Believer in Asking Questions!

Be curious. Ask great questions! Going for an interview or exploring some potential employers? Ask open ended questions of people you meet who work there –What do you like best about working there? What is the prevailing management style? What is the average age (or most prevalent) age of employees? How long have people on […]

Exploring “Fit” in the Interview!

Just what does it mean – we’re looking for someone that is the “right fit”? The chances are good they are not talking about a skills fit, an experience fit, or an accomplishment fit! Those are a given by the time you pass the screening for the interview – or they are close enough that […]