Illogical Arguments Don’t Make a Bad Job Search Strategy Better

I’ve spoken before about my dislike of the spray and pray job search method. Do I think it should never, ever be done? Nah, I don’t like to say “never.” It can have a small role in a job seeker’s overall job hunt strategy; given the fact that, generally, no more than 20% of all […]

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 […]

Is a Black Suit the Kiss of Death on an Interview?

In an interview prep session I had recently with a client, she asked me if it would be a problem if she wore a black suit to her upcoming interviews. I said, “That should be fine. Why do you ask?” She then told me about all the advice she had read online that strongly urged […]

Three Steps to Building Confidence on the Job Hunt

Confidence can be hard to come by, especially if you have experienced a layoff recently or if your last job was one of those unfortunate situations in which it was impossible to be successful. The voice of self-doubt creeps in, and you find yourself wondering if you even have what it takes to be a […]

The Top Tip for Engaging People

A recent search that brought a reader to The Job Quest was “how to engage people.” It’s a pretty important skill to have for each part of the job hunt, and it really boils down to one thing: FIND OUT WHAT MATTERS TO THEM! You can be the most eloquent speaker or writer on the […]

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