Once upon a time not very long ago, I wanted a certain job. I knew there would be competition. I knew I had to stand out. There would be lots of people with my skills interested in the role. So, I did what most people do: I revised my … Read more about Resume Not Working? You Are Overlooking This.
The Hiring System is Broken (a story we tell ourselves)
I’m going to say something that might not be popular with my readers: If you are not getting a job offer, it is time to consider that you might be the problem. There, I said it. I felt I had to say something, because I see so much posted … Read more about The Hiring System is Broken (a story we tell ourselves)
How do I answer Those Tricky Interview Questions?
You probably wonder sometimes when you’re talking to employers, “Why are they asking me that?” Because sometimes the questions seem so, well…canned, or in some cases, disconnected from anything practical.It’s not done to throw you off. I … Read more about How do I answer Those Tricky Interview Questions?
How to Find the Hiring Manager When It Seems Hopeless
You found a great job online. You want to apply. Trouble is, you don’t want to get lost in the crowd of applicants. You know that many people will have at least your base qualifications, and though your resume is terrific (you got a … Read more about How to Find the Hiring Manager When It Seems Hopeless
Your Inner Game of Job Searching: Relax. Trust Yourself.
In the 1970s, a tennis coach named W. Timothy Gallwey was helping players improve their games. Over time, his students started to improve—a lot. It was curious. Some of them had not played very long. One woman had not been physically active for … Read more about Your Inner Game of Job Searching: Relax. Trust Yourself.
There is No Substitute for Personal Contact
I often hear from people, "No one is responding to my job appplications." Well, the truth is that merely applying for a job isn't enough. You have to do more than than. A client of mine is doing a great job at this. She is deep into her … Read more about There is No Substitute for Personal Contact