Personal Branding and Hard Work: Complementary Efforts to Success

Personal Branding and Hard Work: Complementary Efforts to Success

There was a short article on AOL Jobs that quoted writer and director Spike Lee on his take on personal branding. “‘Too many people are focused on building their brand and not their work,’ [Lee] said, when asked how he’d developed his own iconic brand. ‘Brand is the flash. Work is the substance.’” Lee makes […]

Looking at the Process

Looking at the Process

When writing a resume or prepping a client for a job interview, I am constantly asking my clients about the end results from their work. I hope they don’t grow tired of my probing questions: “What efficiencies were gained?” “How did the company achieve its goals by your activity on X project?” “What were the […]

Dispelling Bad Job Interview Advice, Part 3

Dispelling Bad Job Interview Advice, Part 3

Here’s the third installment of a series on how to approach questions in a job interview. You can find part 1 and part 2 here. ————- Question: What irritates you about co-workers? Advice given: “Tell the panel that you can get along with any kind of co-workers by adjusting with them all the times by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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