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Interview Skills

Overcoming Ageism to Win the Job Interview

Overcoming Ageism to Win the Job Interview

(Part 1 of 2) As someone who works with well-established professionals and execs, I notice a big difference in the way a 50+ job seeker describes their  concerns v. someone in their 30s or 40s. For example: “It’s been years since I’ve had to even look for a job—I know...

Job Search Tips Told Firsthand

Job Search Tips Told Firsthand

James Johnson* had a successful 14-year engineering career, and for the first time in his professional life, he faced a job search. James was ready to move up from being hands-on to a director where he’d have greater impact on the business. But there was no room  for...

4 Top Tips to Manage Your 2019 Job Search & Career

4 Top Tips to Manage Your 2019 Job Search & Career

Have you resolved that 2019 is your year to job search and land a new job? Your year to be ready--just in case an amazing, unexpected career opportunity comes up? Your year to put more energy into proactively managing your career? If this sounds like you, then follow...

Job Interview Storytelling: 6 Ways to Excel

Job Interview Storytelling: 6 Ways to Excel

You’ve worked hard to get a job interview with your target company. A chance to sell your strengths through storytelling to convince the employer that you’re the best candidate. To make the most of that hour, use these 6 tips to frame and deliver relevant, impactful...

Mock Interview Your Way into Job Offers Faster!

Mock Interview Your Way into Job Offers Faster!

Most of us wouldn’t dream of giving a big presentation, speech, performance, or  demonstration without doing at least one run-through. Yet when it comes to hard-won job interviews, candidates often decide to skip mock interview practice and wing it. While the “wing...

How to Take Your Job Interview Skills from Stale to Stellar

How to Take Your Job Interview Skills from Stale to Stellar

If you’re like most job seekers I talk with, you find job interviews uniquely stressful for one of these main reasons: It’s been years since you’ve interviewed. You’re actively interviewing, but not getting offers.   You struggle to sell your skills, even though...

The Best Question to Ask in Your Next Job Interview

The Best Question to Ask in Your Next Job Interview

After you've discovered the Best Question to Ask below, access this cheat sheet to build a full list of questions for your interviewer! ~ Get your 16 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview Cheat Sheet here:  Typically,...

The Power of Positivity  in Your Interview

The Power of Positivity in Your Interview

A reputable recruiter told me that his three non-negotiables when deciding whether to advance a candidate in the interview process are honesty, responsiveness, and a positive attitude. The most noticeable factor when you first meet someone is positivity. Think about...

When it’s Your Turn: 10 Solid Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

When it’s Your Turn: 10 Solid Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

The more you can think of an interview as a conversation rather than an inquisition, the better. One of the best ways to do this is by asking thoughtful, smart questions. If you respond to your interviewer's invite to answer questions with, “You’ve already covered...