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The Job Interview and The Words You Use

“I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a...
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Interview Training

How to Create Outstanding Keyword Headers for Your Outline Format Federal Resume

FOCUS -    “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay...
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what you know

The words that you use to express yourself send a strong message about who you are and what you know....
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Interviewing Regularly

No matter how happy you are at your job, you need to be interviewing regularly (numerous times a year) and...
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Interview Training

The Ultimate Virtual Interview – The Skype Interview

THE SKYPE INTERVIEW The video job interview is becoming more and more popular for screening and even hiring candidates -...
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Interview Training

How do you distinguish yourself from the other candidates?

Have you ever wondered how two equally qualified candidates can walk into an interview, but only one walks out with...
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Interview Training

The Graduation Celebration is Over and Now on to the Job Search

As difficult as it is to accept - it’s time to stop celebrating that grand moment in your life ---...
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Interview Training

Dear Interview Coach   Thank you again for all of your help. Your honest feedback was incredibly helpful. I did...
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Interview Training

More than one offer?

Lucky you! What’s the problem? Choose the one that pays the most and move on, right? Wrong! If you don't...
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Career Interview Training Job Search Jobs Outlook

Success Story

I'm not sure what I do differently in an interview. I guess I am personable and I tend to be...
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Interviewing Skills Coach

Thank you so much for being such an extraordinary “early morning” interviewing skills coach.  Your skill in providing insight into...
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DO’s and DON’T’s – TIPS for Interview Preparation

Do – an inventory of what you have to offer. This includes the skills that are not “knowledge based.” Often...
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Tell Me About Yourself

Your “holistic-self” – from your work to your family.

“Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family,...
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Behavioral Interviewing Questions Are About Your Past Behavior Carole Martin

Is this a new technique? No, it's been around since the 70's when industrial psychologists developed a way of "accurately"...
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INTERVIEWER’S QUESTION

"Why has it taken you so long to find a job." Select the strongest answer (A) Because the job market...
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Job Interviewing: What do you have to offer?

Interviewing for a job is in many ways comparable to a sales person making a sale. If you were a...
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Interview Training Job Search

Three Common Deadly Mistakes Made In Interviews

That first impression can be a great beginning, or a quick ending to your interview. Three areas of performance, which...
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Hiring Practices Interview Training

Not asking questions

It is extremely important to ask  the right questions. • When asked, “Do you have any questions?” if you answer...
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Job Search Jobs Outlook

Job Fairs – aren’t what they used to be. Are you ready?

TIPS TO GET THE MOST FROM THE JOB FAIR 1. Check websites to see announcements of local job fairs. They...
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Job Search

Networking for a job means “talking to people”

Talk to everyone you know first - fellow students, former teachers, family members, friends, former workers at the places that...
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Testimonials

Rod is one of one of the best
professional coaches we have in
the business today. Rod’s
commitment levels are rare, and
commendable – he gives it his
all! Rod brings in a very clear framework, and
creates metrics for success. As an HR leader,
I implicitly trust Rod’s coaching/mentoring skills.
What makes him authentic is the fact that he has
tremendous business experience, and draws from
it to coach/mentor his clients. I highly
recommend Rod to anyone who is looking for a
coach/mentor/guide.

`D.K.
 

“I bought your Instant Interview
Coach package a few days ago.
I went for a very formal
government job
and was able
to considerably improve my
interview performance by focusing on my
friendliness (I think I usually come across as
pretty officious in an interview due to being
anxious) and my ability to enthusiastically lead
a team to outstanding outcomes (I usually try to
prove I can do a hundred things which ends up
like a shopping list).”

I was a lot less stressed than usual and had
the five fingers full of things I wanted to add and
I had a question for them that led to them giving
me a lot of info and us having a laugh together
(always a good sign!).”

– B. Jackson

 

Dear Carole,

Thank you so much for being
such an extraordinary “early
morning” interviewing skills
coach. Your skill in providing
insight into my communication style was spot-on.
Today during my interview, I was relaxed and the
interview that was for 1 hour went to 1.5 hours
and the interviewer closed for a second interview.
The time flew and the interview was more
conversational. Furthermore and most
importantly, I was well prepared and everything
aspect I prepared for with you was used during
the interview.

Some other good news…yesterday, was really
fabulous as I also received notice of two
additional terrific positions and they both were
referrals from people who worked with me in the
past. Any leads were sparse for a year. But, now
everything seems to be full speed ahead for a
finding a career position that matches with
my values.

You get my five finger vote for Virtual Coach
of the year.

 

Carole, thank you again for your
assistance and help the past
few weeks, especially given the
short-turn around from the time
I was notified when my
interview was scheduled. I will most definitely be
recommending you and passing your name on to
a few of my friends who want to pursue this kind
of work.