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, […]

The Art of Following Up Your Résumé

he Art of Following Up a Resume

A client recently sent his résumé to a contact he developed. Upon not hearing anything back after a week, he asked me: “Should I contact [name] again?” The answer to this question really depends on how the follow-up is framed. Let’s look at the scenarios: Scenario 1: You send out an email to your contact […]

How to Avoid Losing Out on a Job at the Interview Level

Losing Out on a Job at the Interview Level

Earlier in August, the weather in south-central Wisconsin had cooled off enough that we turned of the A/C and threw open our windows. While the more comfortable temperatures were a welcome relief from this summer’s heat, we weren’t so thrilled that flies started to make their presence known inside our house. One day when my […]

The Top Way to Find Out What Will Add Value to Someone Else

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The most common searches that lead folks to my blog oftentimes have something to do with “adding value.” They want to add value to their company, or add value to their network, or show on their résumé how they will add value to a prospective employer. If all goes well, adding value to someone else […]

Are You Lacking in Substance?

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With my son in school, Valentine’s Day is now a blip on his screen. His class is having a party, so we needed to purchase Valentine’s Day cards for his classmates. He was quickly drawn to the box that was decorated with his favorite characters. They seemed to be what we were looking for, so […]

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