6 Subtle Interviewer Body Language Cues You Should Know

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

We all instinctively know many more body language cues than we realize, such as making or avoiding eye contact, frequently checking the time or quickly tapping a foot. But interviewer body language can be far subtler.  I believe that if you learn to pick up on these subtle cues, you can dramatically shift the interview

How to Ace an Internal Interview

Monday, January 28, 2019

You did it! You got the attention of a hiring manager within your company and have been selected for an internal interview. Since you already have inside knowledge of the company, you're probably thinking this is going to be easy. Maybe it will be. But you can't assume so. It’s possible your prospective boss already

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