After a 17-year career, I was part of a downsizing a company did some years’ age.
Here is how I turned a negative into a positive.
In a subsequent interview, I was asked, “how do you feel about being let go after so many years”? My response was, “It was a great ride [...]
For those of you that follow my articles, you know I typically cover all things related to the job search, preparing for an interview and the interview itself. For those of you that know something of my background, you know I have an extensive retail history where I wore many hats as well as coached [...]
Does your resume show that you are equally strong in several competencies, and do you list the same amount of accomplishments to support each one? If so, you will most likely not get the job.
A resume that touts you can use any one of several strengths equally is tantamount to saying “I am [...]
I know most of you probably quickly answered to yourself, yes, of course. But, do you really?
I am not talking about obvious times when someone helps you in the spare of the moment, like when you approach a door and someone coming out holds the door open for you, or when you drop [...]
The Three Most Important Answers in an Interview
While an interview is very subjective and can vary in all kinds of ways depending on the interviewer, including the amount of questions you may be asked.
Once you are passed the social amenities, the number of questions you get can be minimal in [...]
Overqualified or Most Qualified Candidate?
Recently while speaking to a client, I asked what the biggest concern about going to an interview was. His response was he would be overqualified for the position.
For job seekers that have fifteen years or more of work history or are of “Baby Boomer Age” or behind, [...]
Do you say so on your resume?
If your answer is yes, that just might keep you from getting the next position you seek.
Here is why, just as it is sound advice for job seekers to nix the Objective Statement from the resume because it emphasizes what you want, (which few hiring [...]
Thirty, Sixty, Ninety Day Plain (for the job search)
If you have spent any time in a retail career, a sales position or a position where you had to develop, create or deliver a product or a service in a given amount of time, you have more than likely heard of the 30, [...]
That is a great question, and truly deserves the full attention of all job seekers. Most of you are probably already shouting internally to yourselves, in the interview; and in almost all cases, that is the correct answer.
First, I would be remiss not to mention that if you do not take care [...]
Great Way to Sell Yourself
When you are conducting a job search and preparing for an interview, a skill set you must develop to be successful is the ability to sell yourself. This process is not always easy and for some job seekers, it may seem daunting. There are ways to make the process [...]