10 Ways to Plan Ahead to Reduce Interview Stress

10 Ways to Plan Ahead to Reduce Interview Stress

In-person job interviews are stressful, and the fear that something will go wrong increases that stress. But with a little planning, you can handle some of those issues with ease so they don’t take you off-track. 1. Try on your interview clothes the week before the interview. If you are just embarking on a job […]

What If I Interview and Decide I Don’t Want the Job?

What If I Interview and Decide I Don't Want the Job?

A reader writes in: “I interviewed for a job and they are checking references. I have decided that I am not really into the job after considering everything. How do I politely decline if I am asked? I didn’t say I would take the job if offered when asked in the interview. I said I […]

What If My Dream Employer Calls and I’m Not Ready to Interview?

What If My Dream Employer Calls and I'm Not Ready to Interview?

It’s so exciting when, after applying for a position with a dream company, you see their name flash on your caller ID. It’s the call you’ve been waiting for! Calming your nerves, you answer the phone. The HR rep on the other end of the line says: “Hi, Terry. I’m following up a resume you […]

Looking at the Process

Looking at the Process

When writing a resume or prepping a client for a job interview, I am constantly asking my clients about the end results from their work. I hope they don’t grow tired of my probing questions: “What efficiencies were gained?” “How did the company achieve its goals by your activity on X project?” “What were the […]

What Kind of Impression Do You Leave in an Interview?

What Kind of Impression Do You Leave in an Interview?

I was out with my family shopping for various items when my six-year-old son picked up a small toy fire truck and looked at it with quite a bit of interest. With the gathering of items for birthdays and Christmas being a year-round event, I take the opportunities whenever I get them. As he went […]

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