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 […]

Dispelling Bad Job Interview Advice, Part 2

Frustrated with interview advice that missed the mark, I started the week with a post that provided better guidance to job seekers. Here is the next installment in the series. Question: Why have you been unemployed for such a long time? Advice given: “Cover up the question with any productive activity that you have done […]

Dispelling Bad Job Interview Advice, Part 1

I recently saw an infographic about common interview questions and short suggestions on how to answer them. Some of it was good basic information. For example, when the interviewer says, “Tell me about yourself,” the infographic recommended keeping your answer to things related to work. That’s smart because what the person in front of 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 […]

6 Tips to Tame Your Chatty Cathy/Charlie Tendencies in an Interview

Interviews always make for a nervous time. For some of us, that may mean that we have butterflies in our stomachs. Others may have more outward signs of the jitters. One of those signs, excessive talking, can be particularly problematic. If not reined in, it can cause you to be knocked out of contention for […]

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