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Changing Careers or Re-Entering The Workforce – It’s In The Attitude

Changing careers or re-entering the work force can feel very intimidating to someone who is facing a tough job market...
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No Job Offer – Dealing With Rejection – Not Easy To Accept

When rejection comes it may trigger old wounds from past life experiences. You may feel hurt or angry and fed...
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10 Interviewing “To-Do” Rules To Use In The Job Interview

Am I Dreaming – or am I back in the military? If these rules sound familiar it may be because...
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Job Search

Mom’s Returning To Work After Time Off For Children

It is very important to assess what you have to offer. Not just the skills required for the position, but...
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Changing Careers And Have No Or Little Experience At The New Career

1. When you change careers the focus will be on the “softer” skills – referred to as “transferable” or “portable”...
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Boost Your Interview IQ helps candidates ace the tough questions

Job interviews are not conversations. They're oral exams that must be passed with all the right answers, particularly in today's...
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Job Search

Job Interview Question of the Day Should you take samples of your work to the job interview?

Question: I had a quick question for you.  Do you think it’s a good idea to take samples of my...
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Interview Training

Job Interview Techniques: Re-entering The World of Work and Changing Careers

Creating a self-inventory and doing some basic preparation can make a big difference in the way you view yourself and...
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Interview Training

How to Prevent These Three Common Deadly Mistakes In Job Interviews

No two interviews are alike so it is difficult to be prepared for the unexpected. You can however focus on...
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Interview Training

How to Find and Use “Key Words” in Your Job Interview

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

Mom’s returning to work after time off for children

It is very important to assess what you have to offer. Not  just the skills required for the position, but...
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Interview Training

How to Prepare for the Job Interview If You Have Been Fired From A Job

1. Script Your Thoughts. Whether you were fired under unfair circumstances or for something you did that you regret, write...
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Interview Training

Changing careers and have no or little experience at the new career.

1. When you change careers the focus will be on the "softer" skills - referred to as "transferable" or "portable"...
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Interview Training

Returning to the workforce after an extended absence. Interview Tips From The Interview Coach, Carole Martin

1. Be able to explain why you have decided that now is the time for you to return to the...
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Interview Training

Why Hiring a Veteran is Good for Your Organization as Well as the Country

“Veterans have received some of the best training in the world and most likely have used the latest technology and...
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Interview Training

Boosting Your Confidence by Carole Martin, The Interview Coach

You say you're feeling nervous about interviewing? Guess what - so is everybody else. It is very common to be...
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Employers are looking for certain qualities in an employee. By looking at a question and matching it to a factor...
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Interview Training

How Would You Answer These Questions?

1. What's important for you in a job? 2. How do you handle working with a difficult colleague? 3. How...
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Interview Training

4 Ways To Answer Any 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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Interview Training

The MOST Important Trait That You Can Bring To The Interview Is Self-Confidence

How Do You Demonstrate Confidence? As you read articles and books about interviewing you will notice that most of the...
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“I bought your Instant Interview
Coach package a few days ago.
I went for a very formal
government job
and was able
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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
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– 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.