Becoming one of the finalists while interviewing for a desired position is exhilarating. Falling short is disappointing. Continually being the runner-up is very discouraging. So what can you do about it? You’re the best – You may be one of the best candidates but not get the job because of internal politics, favoritism, a change of mind or a number of other factors you can’t control. When it … Continue reading the story "FALLING SHORT AS A FINALIST?"
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You can’t control everything in your career (or life). But you can find those areas where you have a degree of influence over situations or people that you can manage. Part of the answer is to subdivide those things you can influence and those you can’t. Figure out which issues are worth worrying about, those that you can directly or indirectly influence and the important … Continue reading the story "CONTROL VERSUS INFLUENCE?"
What’s your definition of success? How do you achieve it? Your answer becomes the pathway to your future. Random plans will get you somewhere, but not necessarily where you want to go. Some may define success as holding on to their current job; many see success only with a promotion, a higher title and a 30% salary increase; others may define success as a continuum of … Continue reading the story "HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?"
Everyone has a bad day once In a while, but a job or career that goes off the rails is a different problem. No matter what the cause, a job or career mistake can usually be corrected with the right approach. It takes some thought, determination and the right attitude to come out ahead. My experience is that job derailments come from an expectation that you, … Continue reading the story "HAVE YOU HIT THE (CAREER) WALL?"
Interview questions can be tricky and sometimes responding to them can be difficult. The simplest answer to a question is usually the best. Complexity can get you into a tangle of conflicting replies. Here are a few confounding questions with some alternate answers:
- TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF - Be ready for this one! Provide a crisp but positive response. The hiring manager is looking for … Continue reading the story "INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO CONFOUND YOU"