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 […]

What’s Your (Career) Story?

Are you a good storyteller? It’s actually quite a useful skill for furthering your career. This quote by sales authority Jeffrey Gitomer puts the reason why in a nutshell: “Facts & figures are forgotten, stories are retold.” While the numbers from your accomplishments are impressive (and necessary to demonstrate that you can get things done), […]

Job Seeking Tips from a PR Pro

From time to time, I read a blog called PR Pro Tips, and it dawned on me that many of these suggestions have great applications to the job search. For example, I love Tip #148: Your Jedi mind tricks will not work on me. Rafe says, “Don’t try to get me to agree with you […]

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