Job Search January Challenge #20 The job search can be an endurance race. In addition to working to stay positive, it is important to maintain an approach in which you are engaged, passionate, honest, and persistent. Attitude Approach each new opportunity with focus and optimism, even if you’ve been disappointed. If you start projecting pessimism, [...]
Job Search January Challenge #18 We’ve discussed the value of networking in your job search. In addition to meeting people and asking them if they have any job information, there is another step you can take. You can request an informational interview. Never ask for a job. The purpose of an informational interview is to [...]
Job Search January Challenge #10 Whether you’ve been called for a job interview or are merely anticipating that call, it is never too soon to prepare. Your entire job search will be more productive if you imagine yourself from an employer’s perspective and present yourself as an effective job candidate. More on How to Act [...]
Cue the Rocky music! You’ve scheduled the big job interview and now you want to ensure victory. What would Rocky do? He would train, of course! The most successful job candidate shows up for the job interview prepared and ready to rumble. How do you train for a job interview? I wrote a couple of [...]
If two candidates of equal merit interview for the same position, which one will most likely receive the job offer? The one who interviews better, of course. When I ask clients how they plan to prepare for their job interview, I often hear, “I’ll just be myself.” This could be either noble or naïve: noble, [...]
Approach the Job Interview like a Consultation. Come to the interview as if you’re wearing a stethoscope. This is your opportunity to look, listen, and get a feel for the company, the culture, and the ailment they are hiring in order to cure.