Archive for the 'Jobs Outlook' Category

FIRST JOB? Tips for your job search

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Whether you’re looking for your first job, or you’ve been in the game for a while and are considering a change in careers, you may have better opportunities now than in the recent past. According to Gallup, the National Jobs Creation Index recently reached its highest point in the last six years. Instead of just basking [Read More..]

STRESS AND FEAR DURING THE JOB INTERVIEW

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Michael sits in the lobby of a company that has invited him in for an interview. His hands are sticky and wet, his heart is beating faster than usual, and his mouth feels like it has cotton inside. The interviewer approaches and Michael wipes his hand on his pant leg before shaking hands. The interview [Read More..]

EVERYBODY GETS NERVOUS

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

It’s OK To Be Nervous It would be nice if your heart didn’t palpitate, your hands didn’t sweat, and your mouth didn’t go dry, but most people, even executives, experience one or more of these symptoms when they interview. But here’s the good news: it’s OK to be nervous. Let me repeat that. It’s OK [Read More..]

Job Interview Questions are Changing!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

If you’ve been on an interview in the last year or so, you may notice a difference in the questions that are being asked. Hypothetical questions are OUT —- “What would you do if?” Dumb questions anyway. How do you know how you would react if you haven’t experienced the situation? Behavioral questions are IN.

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..]

INTERVIEWER’S QUESTION

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

“Why has it taken you so long to find a job.” Select the strongest answer (A) Because the job market is so tight, I did not run out and try to get just any job. I took my time, thinking about finding the “right” job. I went on some informational interviews to find out what [Read More..]