As a resume writer, career management coach and job search strategist, I work with my clients on all aspects of their career growth plan…often that includes interview preparation. It always seems to be one extreme or the other. I have had clients who are comfortable and confident in interviews and just need the right tools […]
I had the pleasure recently of working with an executive client on her job search strategy plan. I was very happy to learn that she stayed engaged in her career management and networking efforts over the years. I recognize that it’s scary for many jobseekers who have not looked for a new job in more […]
For many people, no matter how long they have been in their careers, interviews are never fun. I often challenge my clients to think of the interviewing process as a meeting or an exchange of information. Sort of like, I check you out and you check me out and see if we are a right […]
If you are actively searching for new executive job opportunities, you may have experienced this before. You have aced the interview, felt confident about the outcome only to hear these dreadful words: “I’m sorry, but we feel you’re overqualified for this position.” Not again! What thoughts are going through your head? If you are like […]
You are energized, excited, positive and motivated – you have finally made up your mind to find a new job and you are off to a great start. Fast forward to 3 months, 6 months and even 18 months later. How do you feel? What is your energy like? Are you still excited about the possibilities.
Congratulations! You have finally landed a job interview with one of the top companies on your target list.That’s exciting, now don’t screw it up. Don’t ever fool yourself into thinking that interview mistakes are just for the inexperienced, early-in-career job candidates.
We can all relate to this story. You attend an event or party, you spoke to several people, but only remembered a few. Why did you remember those people? Generally, it’s something they did or said that stood out in your mind.
Recently, I have been doing a fair amount of interview coaching for my executive-level clients and when we drilled down to their primary concerns it all came back to their responses. They are worried about giving the wrong answers or simply talking too much. Guess what? Interviewers are concerned about the same thing as well. […]
When you are heavily engrossed in a “I-need-new-job-please-hire-me” job search mode, it is easy to forget that as the executive job seeker you can interview the company as well. At the end of the day, it is really about the right fit for both sides. You will not be productive, intellectually stimulated or creative in an environment that […]
It is great when all the dots connect – during one of my career development workshop with federal employees, an observant participant noted that accomplishment statements used on executive resumes are great career success story builders for executive interviews. Yes, yes, yes! Finding and replacing talented executive employees is costly and time consuming for companies, so they want […]