Priority management

By Carole Martin

“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” ― John C. Maxwell

Tell Me About Yourself – one of the most difficult interview questions to answer correctly.

By Carole Martin

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During the interview, the hiring manager’s job is to find the person among the group who has an extra edge, something uniquely beneficial they can bring to the company above and beyond the other candidates. And it’s that extra edge, that uniquely beneficial trait that ultimately wins the job.

So what makes you unique?

What extra benefit do you bring to the table?

Most job seekers don’t have an answer to this question. Or, if they do, it’s usually the same canned answer that everyone else is using. This is deadly in a tough market like the one you’re in today.

If you can’t clearly communicate the unique advantages you have to offer an employer in a powerful, compelling way – the odds are extremely good that you’re going to lose the position to someone who can.

Click Here to see how you do on this Practice Interview.

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The Bachelorette – The Job Interview – Who Got The Job?

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Ok – it’s a sleazy show that draws a huge crowd of viewers – but it is also the “ultimate” when it come to interviewing for a job. There are twenty-five candidates to begin the show – contenders for the job. We are not sure how the twenty-five are chosen – but they are the “candidate pool.” Week-by-week they are eliminated – many in the beginning and then it narrows down to the final few. When all is said one “guy” (in this case) is chosen. What happens to all the other candidates? They move on and find other people to date – life goes on.

So, what does this have to do with the job interview? Isn’t the same scenario happening in the job interview? A pool of candidates is chosen – we are not sure how. And one-by-one they are eliminated until one person is chosen.

There is a comparison that can be drawn between the dating scene and the interview scene and the do’s and don’ts of dating and interviewing. There are several similarities between dating and interviewing.

Observing two scenarios – Bob’s blind date and Judy’s first interview demonstrates some behaviors in either situation that are positive and negative. Imagine Bob in the interviewer role in the blind date situation and Jane as the candidate in the job scenario.

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Customer Testimonial

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“Interviewing for a position in the highly competitive job market of today requires time, practice, and skill to be confident and have an edge over the other candidates. Butch Reiser taught me how to sell myself and understand what the interviewer is looking for. He facilitated mock interviews and showed easier ways to answer hard questions. His coaching gave me the confidence to tell my story effectively. I would highly recommend his coaching expertise for your next career interview.”

Marybeth Wade
Interim Manager – Chick-fil-A, Inc.