How can you stand out when you are interviewed by or as part of a group?

There are two types of interviews that could frighten even the most experienced job seeker: The Panel interview AND the Group interview. By a Panel interview, I mean that you are being interviewed by more than one hiring manager at the same time. There are several things that you can do to be effective at…

How can a daily declaration get you hired?

You have probably heard me mention in my prior blogs the terms “Daily Declaration (DD)” and “Statement of Intent (SOI).” These terms may be something entirely new to you or you could have heard of something similar in books such as “The Secret” and “Think and Grow Rich” (both of which I highly recommend!).  The…

The Top 5 Ways to Transition Your Career

I have been asked to speak on several television shows lately about how one should find a new job when they are looking to transition their careers. I have come up with a list a of the Top 5 things that you need to do if you are looking to make a career change: 1)…

The Adaptability Factor

There is an interesting chasm that we are noticing in the market right now. It is something that almost every law firm and corporation we work with has noticed as well. That chasm exists between the millennials and the baby boomers. The millennials have amazing technical skills and can complete a project, but often lack…

Why Lie?

Why do people lie on their resumes? As a recruiter, it makes no sense to me. More and more we are noticing people who “inflate” their skills, add a fake degree and/or increase their length of time at their last employer on their resume. The sad thing is, for the most part, they don’t have…

What you say IS what you get

Have you ever listened to what people say? I mean, really listened? Over the last few years I have begun to pay attention to the language that people use in their job hunt and how it directly correlates to their effectiveness or lack of effectiveness in finding a job. What I have begun to notice…

More on Proactive interviewing

In my last article Proactive vs. Reactive interviewing, we discussed the difference between a proactive and a reactive interview. In this article, I wanted to give you an additional way that you can proactively approach your next interview. One of the major reasons that people are ineffective at interviewing is that they are unprepared for…

Proactive Vs. Reactive Interviews

What is the difference between a proactive vs. a reactive interview? A majority of the job seekers in today’s market are passive interviewees who wait for questions to be asked of them (reactive). The difficulty with this style of interviewing is that you are waiting to be asked the “right” questions so that you can…

The Power of Perspective

A few months back, right before the holidays, I had received a call from a job seeker who was referred to me. She was rather distraught that she had just been laid off right before Thanksgiving. She had a great resume with good stability and I told her not to worry, that I would do…

Reference Etiquette

If you want someone to give you a good reference for a potential job, what is the appropriate reference etiquette? 1) Stay in touch! The worst references I have ever checked have been the ones where the reference only vaguely recalls the prior employee because that person did not keep in touch. 2) Call the…

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