How to Discuss Your Strengths When You Don't Like Talking About Yourself

How to Discuss Your Strengths When You Don't Like Talking About Yourself

Hands down, the most common problem my clients struggle with is talking about themselves and their accomplishments in resumes, cover letters, interviews, and networking settings. This post explores strategies for using a strengths orientation to talk about yourself, which can be used in interviews, networking, as well as general application materials.

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How to Answer the Dreaded "Tell Us about You" Question in a Job Interview

How to Answer the Dreaded "Tell Us about You" Question in a Job Interview

Excelling in job interviews is all about strategy and preparation. There’s a careful balance between being versed in how you’ll respond to the questions you expect and not sounding overly rehearsed. I recommend a strategy -- one rich in insight, data gathering, and preparation -- that allows you to be mentally prepared to easily tackle the inevitable questions you were not expecting. This post discussed how to adequately prepare to give a personal introduction in an interview and provides an personal introduction example.

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How I Negotiated an $88k Increase in a Salary Offer

How I Negotiated an $88k Increase in a Salary Offer

You read that right. I started a negotiation being offered $80,000 for a job, and mutually agreed upon $168,000 by the time we were done. In the non-profit sector, to boot. Let me tell you how.  This post discusses salary negotiation strategies, how to discuss salary, and how to confidently negotiate your salary.

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How to Overcome Challenges to Achieving Your Goals

How to Overcome Challenges to Achieving Your Goals

Think about a goal you set for yourself recently. What do you know about that goal? Too often, we set goals without knowing enough about what we need to really make it work. This post explores the importance of SMART Goals and how to set them, common obstacles you might face when trying to meet your goals, and a collaborative opportunity to receive resources and support in your goal setting and achievement!

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When Demotivation Strikes - Why Your 10 Best Employees Are Quitting This Year

When Demotivation Strikes - Why Your 10 Best Employees Are Quitting This Year

Employee motivation is a key indicator of long-term organizational success. Managers can strategically use a deeper understanding of motivation to ensure their company is a place that employees love to stay. This post looks at five employee identities—Achievers, Activators, Accommodators, Believers, and Dreamers—and what makes them leave a job they would otherwise love.

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