Archive for the 'Job Search' Category

How to recover from arriving late for an interview

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Decisions… “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” ― Robert H. Schuller Imagination… “Technology can be our best friend, and technology [Read More..]

Success Story

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I’m not sure what I do differently in an interview. I guess I am personable and I tend to be animated and just be me. I attribute a lot of my success to preparing those stories that The Interview Coach teaches. “What was the problem?” “What did you do about the problem?” “What was the [Read More..]

DO’s and DON’T’s – TIPS for Interview Preparation

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Do – an inventory of what you have to offer. This includes the skills that are not “knowledge based.” Often the skills you have which are consider “softer skills” can make the difference between your skill set and the next person who is equally qualified as far as the job responsibilities. An example would be, [Read More..]

Behavioral Interviewing Questions Are About Your Past Behavior Carole Martin

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Is this a new technique? No, it’s been around since the 70′s when industrial psychologists developed a way of “accurately” predicting whether a person would succeed in a job. They concluded if candidates were asked questions that requested examples of past behavior it would be an indicator of their future behavior. What is the difference [Read More..]

Job Interviewing: What do you have to offer?

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Interviewing for a job is in many ways comparable to a sales person making a sale. If you were a sales person and were about to sell a product to a customer you would do some homework or research so that you could convince your customers that your product was the best product on the [Read More..]

Three Common Deadly Mistakes Made In Interviews

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

That first impression can be a great beginning, or a quick ending to your interview. Three areas of performance, which should be considered dangerous and deadly, are worth spending some time thinking about before your next interview. 1. Poor non-verbal communication image It’s about demonstrating confidence • Stand straight, and make good eye contact. (Note [Read More..]