Category: Interview Tips

The Apprentice Interviews……Bullyboy Tactics or Challenge with Respect…..

I always watch with some trepidation the “interview” episode in the series. I do feel it can be the opportunity to really understand how some of these candidates got picked in the first place! And I am sure you will agree this is often a question in our head! Surely there was something in the […]

20 Interviews and No Job – What Am I Doing Wrong?

Your CV is spectacular; your cover letter engaging. You’ve been to numerous interviews and everyone was smiles and nods, but you still don’t have a job. What’s gone wrong? Most likely if you’ve had a number of interviews, you can assume your CV, covering letter and follow-up are good. Just as likely, your qualifications and experience […]

Dressing Up a Job Title

I’ve seen a lot of people looking for employment who struggle with making mundane job titles sound somewhat more exciting. To some extent, selecting a job title that is more descriptive of your actual job duties can be, at times, a good idea. For instance, if you hold a generic job title, such as ‘Clerk’, […]

Over-qualified vs. Under-qualified – How to Overcome Objections

Many employers have a mental image of the perfect candidate for each job. In most cases, this includes a list of the must-haves, the nice-to-haves and a salary range. Their objective is to get the person with the most skills at the lowest cost. Unfortunately for the employer, rarely do ‘perfect’ candidates walk through the […]

Smokers Beware! You Might Be Killing More Than Your Health

Smoking is bad for you. Yes – yet another unsolicited opinion on why you shouldn’t smoke. But I have a slightly different point of view on this issue. You already know that smoking is bad for your health, so I won’t bother rehashing all of the medical arguments. Smoking can kill your chances of getting […]

After the Interview – Standing Out from the Crowd

You created a killer resume. You bowled them over with your amazing wit and personality at the interview. Now what? We’ve been discussing the proper way to follow-up with a potential employer after an interview. You now know that follow-up is important, but standing out from the crowd becomes your next concern. We’ve already discussed […]

Fine Line Between Appearing Keen and Appearing Desperate

Following up with prospective employers can be a tricky proposition. On the one hand, you want to assure the company that you are truly interested in the position and are excited to work for the company. On the other hand, you don’t want to appear to be an overanxious, desperate stalker that calls every day […]

Interview 101: Researching Your Potential Employer

You received the call; the interview is set. Now it’s time to get down to the business of preparing for the interview. Your next step: research. If you’ve listened to my advice in previous articles, you will already have a file or folder containing basic research you performed on the company before you made your […]

Interview 101: Don’t Let the Little Things Trip You Up

This week I would like to start a series of articles addressing interview techniques and tactics. The first part of this series – Interview 101 – will present advice about the basics – those things you need to do and not do before you ever step through the door. These topics are essential – if […]

Welcome to You’re Hired!

It is my pleasure to officially roll out the You’re Hired!TM series of workshops for those of you who participated in my MasterClass in the past and begged me to begin to offer the workshop on a regular basis. Our first class was a phenomenal success for the participants. We reached our goal of 80% […]

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