Career Tip #2 Tell me About Yourself
Apr15

Career Tip #2 Tell me About Yourself

Today’s career breakthrough tip is about the interview question you hate: Tell Me About Yourself. When you can answer that question with ease, you will feel more confident about your interview.  Welcome to a series of career breakthrough tips that will be shared by video. If you want access to all the career tips, you will find them on YouTube. Subscribe to my channel to get notified when a new career tip is uploaded.   ...

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Career Tip #1 – Get on LinkedIn

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Three Actions to Take When Looking for a Job

One of the things I do is work with people looking for a job. Sometimes they are entering the job market for the first time; sometimes they just got fired or laid off. Either way, if you have not been in the job market, there are three actions you should take immediately to increase your exposure to companies looking to hire you. Develop or Update Your Resume Consider your resume to be your personal marketing materials. Include any...

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Revealing your weaknesses in an interview

Does revealing your weaknesses in an interview mean that you are being authentic? It’s a question that came up in a conversation when discussing topics for a professional organization panel group. It’s the dreaded question that no one likes to be asked. No doubt, you shy away from telling someone your weaknesses – after all what employer wants to hire you if you are not perfect. Is that the dialogue going through your head? Let...

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Focus on organization culture – hit a home run
Mar09

Focus on organization culture – hit a home run

There is research to back up that the majority of people leave an organization because they don’t like their boss and/or the organization culture. I urge you to place greater emphasis on the organization culture because that rarely changes. Here’s why. The organization culture is an important part of a decision about where you work, just as knowing who will be your manager and what kind of work you will be asked to do. Perhaps...

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Six Reasons You Did Not Get the Job
Feb16

Six Reasons You Did Not Get the Job

Frustrated that you did not get the job you coveted? Perhaps one or more of these reasons on the list played a role in the missed opportunity. Consider what you might do to overcome one of these job-hunting deal killers. You are casting too wide a net. Contrary to what many career coaches or counselors tell you, going after too many different kinds of jobs will not help you get the job. When recruiters or employers are confused about...

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