Interviewing

The 5 Kinds of Job Interview Questions

Posted by on May 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm

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

Posted by on May 26, 2012 at 11:38 pm

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

Posted by on May 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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

Posted by on May 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm

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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Common Ways Applicants Ruin Job Interviews

Posted by on May 6, 2012 at 10:50 pm

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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Job Interview Tips In Chicago This Week

Posted by on April 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I’m very excited to present “From Hi to Hired…How to Simplify and Ace The Interview” this Thursday at the Executive Network Group (ENG) in Chicago! If any of you (or someone you know) is in Chicago, I hope you’ll join us! Here’s what ENG sent out to attendees this week: Your resume gets you the [...]

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A Shocking Recruiter/Resume Statistic

Posted by on April 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Per this article and a new study from TheLadders, recruiters spend an average of six seconds before deciding whether a resume is a “fit” or “no fit.” The study analyzed the eye movements of recruiters, revealing their visual patterns. Per the article: In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed [...]

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Video From Last Week’s GO! Network Session

Posted by on October 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

In case you weren’t able to make last week’s GO! Network Session, I had the privilege of presenting “From ‘Hi’ to Hired”, sharing how to simplify and ace the interview. The good folks at GO! Network were great to video the session, and you can see Part 1 below. Let me know what you think, [...]

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How To Ace The 5 Types of Interview Questions

Posted by on September 18, 2011 at 11:00 pm

This Tuesday, September 20th, I’m honored to be presenting “From ‘Hi’ To Hired: How To Simplify & Ace The Interview” at GO! Network. As the blurb at the GO! Network site says, in today’s market, you have to become an expert at developing and implementing your own career marketing plan. After spending hours, days, or [...]

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A Few More Phone Interview Tips

Posted by on June 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Based on some of the feedback from my last post, I thought it would be worthwhile going a little deeper into what you should try to achieve through a phone interview. First, off, for those of you who HAVEN’T had to do a phone interview, this kind of interview is often a quick evaluation (most [...]

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