Post Archives from the ‘Blog: Career Advice & Tips’ Category



POST COVID PREPARATION

Posted on: March 9th, 2021 by
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There’s a great deal of uncertainty in the marketplace. That can be a problem or an opportunity depending upon your preparation and how you approach it. Ask yourself:   Why are you considering a change?  There are different answers and strategies for distinctive reasons:  Unused skills or talents?  A bad boss?  Underpaid for contributions?    Bored?  Unchallenged?  Frustrated with an untenable situation?  Ask yourself two questions before setting Continue reading the story "POST COVID PREPARATION"

SAVE YOUR BACON

Posted on: March 2nd, 2021 by
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A few careless loose ends at the end of a job search and you’ll never know why you didn’t get the job of your dreams. They are:   Inflated resume – Hiring managers get a lot of hyped-up resumes that get tossed.  Be careful with words that can’t be confirmed by performance, like: Talented, exceptional, highly productive, high energy, and so on.  Saying that you increased revenue Continue reading the story "SAVE YOUR BACON"

YOUR DIFFERENTIATOR: CERTIFICATIONS

Posted on: February 23rd, 2021 by
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Ever wonder why you missed out on a job that you thought was perfect for you?  Could be that someone with a similar background had a certificate in an area that the hiring manager thought would be of value.  That certification made the other person a better candidate in the eyes of the hiring manager even though you may be more competent.   Having the right certification Continue reading the story "YOUR DIFFERENTIATOR: CERTIFICATIONS"

FOLLOW UP REMOTE INTERVIEWS

Posted on: February 16th, 2021 by
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A positive remote interview is a great start, but it’s only 90% of being most effective.  The other 10% is a follow-up communique.  Here are some thoughts to give you that extra assist:   A follow-up email after a remote interview should include three segments:
  • A “thank you”
  • Communicating a high level of interest
  • A call to action
  Your “Thank you” segment should be tailored to the tone Continue reading the story "FOLLOW UP REMOTE INTERVIEWS"

WACKY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Posted on: February 9th, 2021 by
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You found an open position with a great company that’s just perfect for you.  Your resume was sent to the hiring manager, who set up an immediate interview with you via Zoom.  The interview was going extremely well since you were prepared and ready for any and all questions about your education, background, experiences and results from prior jobs.  Then, out of the blue, came Continue reading the story "WACKY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS"