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Networking For Your Next Job – How’s Your Network Working?

Seeking a job and networking are a lot like trying to meet new people at any event. I recently moved...
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Who Wants To Job Search In The Summertime

The temptations are there – warm, lazy, casual days, when the shoes of choice are "flip flops." Taking the summer...
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Graduation and the Job Search

Hooray for you --- you've achieved your goal – you've come to the end of the road and your college...
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Interview Training

Three Reasons You Fear The Job Interview

The Diagnosis Are any of these symptoms familiar? At least some of them? Your heart is beating faster than usual,...
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Job Interview Coaching Works!

Carole Martin, The Interview Coach By: Lisa, a recent client I'm a RN with my BSN. I've actively been seeking...
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Four Ways To Answer Any Job Interview Question Without Being Paralyzed By Fear

Any interview can bring up questions that you fear. It is almost as though you project the question that you...
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Salary Talk During the Job Interview – What is the best way to respond?

Even though you may have gone through a phone screening that involved answering questions about salary, the subject may come...
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“Why Did You Leave (Are Planning To Leave) Your Last Position?”

This is a question that you can almost count on being asked at your next interview. What the interviewer wants...
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Your Turn To Ask Questions In The Job Interview “Do you have any questions?”

When this question is asked in the interview, surprisingly, the most common answer is "No." Not only is this the...
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Is Your Job Search Feeling Hopeless?

Here are some tips to keep your spirits up when you’re feeling down during this process. 1. Don’t give up....
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Assessing Your Job Skills – What Makes You Different From All The Others?

If you have been reading articles or listening to news reports about the job market, it becomes obvious that the...
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Explaining A “Survival Job” In The Job Interview

If you find yourself "under-employed" in a position that you are over-qualified for now or in your past, one of...
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How to Cut to the Front of the Interview Line – 5 Easy Steps

The question is, “How can you make yourself stand out when there are so many other candidates looking at the...
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Job Interview First Impressions – Make It The Best

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

Ten Tips for the Job Interview Follow Up

Not getting a follow-up call after a job interview when promised is a very common occurrence. Candidates are sometimes sure...
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Interview Training

“Why Did You Leave (Are Planning To Leave) Your Last Position?”

This is a question that you can almost count on being asked at your next interview. What the interviewer wants...
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Employment is UP – Unemployment is DOWN.

Time to get ready for the interview – Are you prepared? Boost Your Interview IQ - Second Edition (white cover...
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Become the Solution To The Job Interviewer’s Problem

The absolute worst way to go to an interview is with the attitude of: “Please, please – hire me.” When...
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And the job offer goes to . . .

Envelope Please . . . There are numerous award shows that honor the top-performers in film and TV. There is...
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Interview Question – 2 1/2 years out of work – Explain that

Question: After retiring from the service I took a job as an IT Specialist. Because my wife was transferred, we...
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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


“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.