Archive for May, 2012

The 5 Kinds of Job Interview Questions

May 31, 2012

Winging a job interview is never a good idea – especially when a little preparation can help you ace it! From my years in HR and as a Career Coach, I can tell you that there are five classifications of job interview questions – all of which you can easily prepare for with a little [...]

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How CEOs Should Handle Corporate Culture Change

May 29, 2012

Change in one’s career is a major theme of this blog (if you don’t believe me, simply click the Career Change box within the categories to the right!). The reason is because I firmly believe that how you deal with change sets your course for success in life. We’ve primarily focused on individual changes – [...]

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My Latest STL Post Dispatch Column: Why Should They Hire You?

May 26, 2012

When I was asked to contribute a monthly column on current career-focused topics, one of the first things that came to mind has actually been “current” pretty much since job interviews began. I’m talking about the interview question that people have struggled answering possibly more than any other: “Why should I hire you?” Answering this [...]

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Why You Should Never Fib On Your Resume

May 23, 2012

Some people think, “Well, I may have only worked there 10 months, but it will look better on my resume if I say I was there a full year…plus it will show less time between jobs for me. What’s the worst that could happen?” I’m here to tell you that the worst that could happen [...]

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How To Close a Job Offer That’s Too Low

May 20, 2012

You’ve interviewed with multiple people. You know you’re perfect for the job. You can tell they love you. And then they offer you the job with a 20% salary bump and everything is perfect…right? Sometimes it happens this way. But just because someone really wants to hire you doesn’t mean they’re not going to try [...]

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The Future of Networking is in the Palm of Your Hand

May 18, 2012

Did you know that, on average, people spend more time using Facebook and Twitter on their mobile phone than they do on computers/laptops? As this article and report point out, it’s true. Now, we’ve looked at how Twitter and Facebook can play into your networking approach before. But as I’ve pointed out, Linkedin is still [...]

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Meeting in Person Is Key For Managing and Networking

May 15, 2012

In the day and age we live in, email, text messages and phone calls are the norm in professional communication, be it a management relationship or a networking relationship. While this is a current reality, shifting your approach could make a major impact on your career and separate you from the rest of the pack. [...]

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If You’re Job Searching, Don’t Do It Alone

May 9, 2012

When you hit roadblocks in your career search, how are you going to respond? I tell my clients that not getting there is not an option – that we’re going to figure out how to get there and reach their goal. And from my experience, it’s easier to reach those goals when you surround yourself [...]

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Common Ways Applicants Ruin Job Interviews

May 6, 2012

Last week in Chicago I spoke to a group of executives about how they can simplify and ace the job interview. I shared how to put off difficult questions but still answer them confidently, how to get hired for the job even when your experience doesn’t exactly fit their description, what to say if you’ve [...]

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Branching Out Your Network With Facebook

May 1, 2012

It’s true: some people network better for their careers on Facebook than on Linkedin. While that may defy logic (after all, Facebook has established itself as THE social network for friends while Linkedin is clearly THE social network for career contacts), I’ve had more than one client who found more success networking on Facebook. Here’s [...]

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