3 Ways to Make Hobbies Show You’re the Best Candidate

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Last time, I wrote about critical job skills that can help you advance your career and the hobbies that build these skills. Today, I’m going talk about how to make hobbies show you’re the best candidate. Not all hobbies though. Consider only hobbies that: Are directly related to the position you’re pursuing. Show you have

How to Explain Your Reasons for Leaving a Job

Monday, May 7, 2018

If there is one question you can be sure is on your interviewers list, it’s your reasons for leaving a job you just put 3 or 5 or 8 years into. And how you answer this question can make or break your interview. You’ll need to satisfy your prospective boss’ interest in this topic because

Job Offer Negotiation from the Hiring Managers Perspective

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I instantly liked your resume when I first read it, and I liked you even more in person. You have exactly the background the team needs. And your open, friendly manner will make fitting in a smooth transition. In fact, I was imagining you on the team during the entire interview. And so was everyone

Rejected for Being Overqualified? Solution #2

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Getting rejected for being overqualified is an insult to your dedication, work ethic and everything you were led to believe about what it takes to be successful! I know, it's painful. It also means you're just going to have to get a little more creative, strategic and assertive to land the job you really want.

Getting Rejected for Being Overqualified? Start Here

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Kudos to you! You knew at a young age what you wanted to do with your life. And so you worked your tail off to get into a great college. And of course, you got excellent grades. Your parents happily paid for you to participate in summer programs, internships and other opportunities to further boost

11 Signs You Will Not Get an Offer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We all like to think that if we can answer all of the interviewers’ questions and the conversation is pleasant, then an offer letter is the next natural step. But this isn’t always the case. Several excellent candidates will not get an offer. If you pay close attention, there will be subtle signs in every interview

Waiting Game: 4 Ways to Survive Job Offer Anxiety

Sunday, September 3, 2017

I have a client named Taylor who has every reason to believe that the rock star of a company he’d love to work for is about to make him an offer. At the end of four rounds of interviews, he was told that they really liked him and would like to create a position for

8 Tips for Acing a Video Interview

Thursday, April 27, 2017

As the percentage of remote workers continues its astronomic rise and globalization extends the reach for qualified employees, it becomes increasingly likely that a video interview is in your near future. Are you ready? A video interview is most often conducted via Skype or live conference call. But a client called me recently, somewhat disturbed

Top 5 Ways New Grads Fail Interview Questions

Sunday, March 26, 2017

You leave the interview feeling like it went well. Not necessarily great, but hardly a complete loss. You probably could have answered a few questions better, but you also had some really strong ones you're proud of. And so you wait... until the day you realize you probably aren't going to hear back. Did I fail

When an Interview Fails to Bring Out Your Best

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The interview is cruising along and you're feeling pretty good about yourself -- until your interviewer raises a brow, and not making eye contact, scribbles a note in the margin of your resume. That dreadful, sinking feeling overcomes you as your mind quickly retraces what just happened. What did just happen? Did I say something