A Twist on “Why Should We Hire You?”

A Twist on "Why Should We Hire You?"

My posts on adding value to companies, either before job seekers have secured the positions or after they have become employed, continue to be popular with readers. A recent search that led someone to my website was related to this interview question: “What value will you add to the company if you are selected for […]

Extra Effort Brings Extra Flavor to Your Resume

Extra Effort Brings Extra Flavor to Your Resume

I love soups made from scratch. The aromas, the explosion of fresh flavors from all the ingredients… yum! You just can’t get the same culinary experience from a can of condensed soup or a package of dried bits and powder that has to be reconstituted. However, for all that goodness in a mug, you have […]

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 […]

Being a Graceful Winner When You Have a Job Hunt Victory

Handling Yourself with Grace When You Have a Job Hunt Victory

We are a house divided when it comes to professional football — my daughter and I are Green Bay Packers fans, while my husband and son are avowed supporters of the Chicago Bears. So there was just a bit of smack talk prior to the Packers-Bears matchup this past Monday night. Even though my husband […]

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 […]

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