“I will never find a job!” “I’m just not as smart as other candidates.” “What is wrong with me?” As a job seeker, it’s very common to have these thoughts. It’s understandable that you will start to feel discouraged when you aren’t getting leads, hearing back from employers, or aren’t landing interviews. Many people begin to internalize their perceived lack of success by blaming themselves and focusing on the negative …Read More
“Should my resume be one or two pages?” This is one of the most commonly asked questions I receive from new grads about their resume. As you embark on your new career, you know that a well-written resume and cover letter are often times the first step to getting an interview, and you obviously want to put your best foot forward. But how long should your resume be? Should you …Read More
Many job seekers stop looking for a job during the holidays because they think businesses aern’t hiring. Although things can slow down a little, many businesses are still actively looking for and hiring job candidates! Most importantly, as a job seeker, it doesn’t mean that you need to slow down! In fact, the holiday break can be a great time to give your job search a boost. Some job search …Read More
Do you start squirming and get uncomfortable just thinking about how you’re going to respond to the interview question “Can you tell me about some of your weaknesses?” Most of my clients do! Today, I want to dispel some myths for you about that question, and teach you how to respond to it! Myth #1 –“I should try to turn my weakness into a positive so I have a better …Read More
You have a big interview next week and you’re preparing for the big day. As part of your preparation, you’re trying to figure out how to answer the question “What are your strengths?” Of course, you feel you have many strengths, but do you know what they really are? How do you identify what your strengths are and how do you relate them to the job position in which you’re …Read More
Interviewers make a first impression of you the second you walk into the room to be interviewed. It only takes about 5 to 7 seconds before they decide whether they like the way you look, walk, and carry yourself. You definitely want to make yourself stand out from your competitors. So, what can you do to create a positive impression? (1) Posture – walking into a room standing tall with …Read More
10 seconds. This is the average amount of time recruiters have to scan your resume to decide if they will continue reading. How can you make your resume, that is sitting in a pile of 300 other resumes, be the one that stands out? It’s because of something called white space. White space is the space around the text on your resume that is used to draw attention to the …Read More
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