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 to Avoid Work Assignments for Job Interviews

How to Avoid Work Assignments for Job Interviews

If you’re in the market for a new role, you know job hunting takes a fair amount of effort. It’s always good news to hear that a hiring manager is interested in interviewing you. However, the hiring manager sends you a request—a job interview assignment to complete. You don’t even know if you’re a serious candidate yet and you’re being asked to do work for free. What is interview homework? Why do employers require job interview assignments? What can you do if you receive a work assignment during the interview process?

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How to Handle These 10 Illegal Interview Questions

How to Handle These 10 Illegal Interview Questions

When you’re getting ready for an interview, you want to be as prepared as possible. However, there are questions that are inappropriate for interviewers to ask, and others that are downright illegal. This post explores 10 illegal interview questions that employers cannot ask, and how to answer illegal interview questions in the moment.

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