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Four Simple and Powerful Words

Earlier in the week, I was chatting with a small business owner who has operated his own firm for many years. His business, like many, has witnessed a never-ending cycle of change to the point that he may decide to...

What An Almost Five-Year-Old Can Teach Job Seekers About Interviewing

Over the weekend, I attended a pre-holiday gathering. One of the little boys there – we’ll call him Jessie – was 4.75 years of age, soon to be a full five years old! Jessie is hilarious, smart and not afraid...

Decisions, Decisions

de·cide di?s?d/ verb 1. come to a resolution in the mind as a result of consideration. Recently, my client and I were talking about these two words: I decided and how it is a big deal to finally decide. When...

Why Didn’t I Get the Job Offer? 6 Interview Mistakes Executives Make

The resume did its job and you are called for an interview. After the interview you don’t hear back from the employer or recruiter. You are left wondering what happened. 1. Show up late for the interview. There are no...

Do You Know How to Bake A Cake?

When I was in high school, I was “required” to take a class called home economics. I recall my teacher telling me that I would not make a very good wife. I wondered why? She went on to say that...

5 Toughest Interview Questions Executives Need to Master

If you have been an executive for any length of time you have probably been involved with the interview process in your company at one time or another. Whether you are part of hiring a new employee or not, you...

What is the Best Time and Day to Send Your Job Search Email?

Job seekers send emails to hiring authorities and recruiters for a number of reasons: To ask for a job interview To ask for an informational interview To ask for a meeting To send a thank-you email after an interview To...

The -ions of your J-O-B Search

-ion a suffix, appearing in words of Latin origin, denoting action or condition, used in Latin and in English to form nouns from stems of Latin adjectives. Last week my client and I were discussing the language of job search....

Survey Shows Uptick in Social Media Hiring: Job Search Tips

Wondering how much recruiters are using social media to source and vet candidates? Thinking you need to get more active in social networking to grow your career? These findings from Jobvite's 2013 Social Media Recruiting Survey will give you insight...

8 Hiring & Resume Trends Every Executive Needs to Know

Resume and hiring trends can confuse even executives, especially when they are getting advice from multiple sources, and some information may contradict what others are saying. So what data can you depend on? Career Directors International created a Global Hiring...

A Whole Basket of Things For Your Job Search

Watching the news today, CBS This Morning had a segment with Brian Kelly talking about U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges. Mr. Kelly’s language to describe what goes into the rankings: “a whole basket of things” caught my...

Corporate Dating and The Job Search

Do you recall when you first started dating? Regardless of the age, did your date propose marriage your first time out together? Yes? No? Maybe? When you go on a corporate date (job interview) are you contemplating an offer of...

How Long Does It Take to Get Back To Normal When You Lose Your Job?

How long does it take to get back to normal when you lose your job? my client inquired. Normal. Hmm. I pondered the word. What would you say if someone asked you this question? Would you give them a specific...

8 Tips for Success In Executive Job Search

Most people have never been taught how to find a job, unless they have had the insight to work with a career coach. Research shows that the average executive spends 4 years in a job — and has as many...

Are You Totally Awesome and Amazing?

What is a testimonial on a résumé? my client asked. Sure seems weird…have not heard of such a thing before. Why should I bother with all that? I asked my client if he was on LinkedIn (LI); he said “No,...

3 Tips for Success with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) for Executive Job Seekers

Even executive job seekers do not escape the reality that applicant tracking systems (ATS) are used by companies and recruiters for all levels of potential candidates. Because of their efficiency to track keywords and phrases, these ATS systems have an...

Throwaway Comments and Your Job Search

Maybe I'm amazed at some of the ‘stuff’ people tell other people -- other people such as the population I love working with: job seekers. Take, for instance, some of these one-liners my clients have been told by their circle...

The "R" Word and Your Job Search

When you hear the word r e j e c t i o n, what comes to mind? Are your thoughts positive? Are your thoughts negative? How would you define rejection as it applies to looking for a job in...

"What Is Your Excuse for Not Having a Job?"

In a recent interview, one of my clients was asked this question: “What is your excuse for not having a job?” Have you ever been asked this question in an interview? Here are some reasons (some people call them excuses)...

Five Things to Expedite Job Search Success in 2013

The following question from a recent client prompted this post: If there were but five things you could share with today’s job seeker, what five things would they be? Looking for a job in 2013? Think you might lose your...

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