Why Stellar Employees Sell Themselves Short in the Job Search

Why Doesn't Going Above and Beyond Feel Extraordinary?

Earlier this month, I had a brief Twitter interaction with Jason Cortel of Leadership XL regarding my post, “Answering ‘How Have You Gone Above and Beyond in Your Work?’” Jason had liked the post and thought the question would be useful to him in his work. A while later, Recruiting Animal had this to add […]

The 4 C’s of Accomplishments

The 4 C's of Accomplishments

It’s no secret that accomplishments trump a listing of duties on a résumé. Achievements that tell your career story are also a significant part of a successful job interview. But how do you know if your successes are being framed well to position you as a top candidate? 1. They are CLEAR. When framing accomplishments, […]

3 Reasons Why You Still Need to Do Interview Prep. (Yes, Even If You Are a “Shoo-in.”)

3 Reasons to Prepare for a Job Interview

Job searches are, without a doubt, draining. And, given the nature of today’s shortened employment tenures, all serious careerists are in constant job search mode. The tasks that are part of a comprehensive job hunt are overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could cut corners? Even just a little? While I would be the […]

Is a Black Suit the Kiss of Death on an Interview?

Is a Black Suit the Kiss of Death in an Interview?

In an interview prep session I had recently with a client, she asked me if it would be a problem if she wore a black suit to her upcoming interviews. I said, “That should be fine. Why do you ask?” She then told me about all the advice she had read online that strongly urged […]

What’s Your (Career) Story?

Are you a good storyteller? It’s actually quite a useful skill for furthering your career. This quote by sales authority Jeffrey Gitomer puts the reason why in a nutshell: “Facts & figures are forgotten, stories are retold.” While the numbers from your accomplishments are impressive (and necessary to demonstrate that you can get things done), […]

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