Five Reasons to Interview for a Job, Even If You Are Not Sure

Five Reasons to Interview for a Job, Even If You Are Not Sure

You’ve gotten a lead on a job that, a first blush, sounds perfect. But then you learn information about the company or the job itself that causes you to think again about how good that job may really be. Should you even bother submitting your résumé? I would encourage you to not mark the position […]

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 […]

Top Priorities When Job Loss Enters the Picture

Top Priorities When Job Loss Enters the Picture

Priorities can get so completely messed up when job loss enters the picture. All too often, the fact that a person is now unemployed takes over everything. Don’t get me wrong — a job loss needs to be treated seriously, but the degree to which folks let it dictate their lives can be unhealthy. I […]

Structuring Your Resume to Accomplish Its Goal

Structuring Your Resume to Accomplish Its Goal

It’s not uncommon for folks who want to partner with me to say something along the lines of, “I need a better résumé to get a job.” I then (gently) correct them: Your résumé won’t get you a job. It doesn’t matter if it’s the best résumé in the world. It won’t get you a […]

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 […]

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