Hiring managers use references to get a clearer picture of a candidate before extending an offer. When entering a job search, it’s important to be strategic about who is in your reference pool. This post explores which past and current colleagues you should consider to be your references, how to ask someone to be your reference, key ways to prep a reference for a phone call, asking for a reference letter, and reference etiquette do’s and don’ts.Read More
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CliftonStrengths is a powerful tool that provides opportunities for you to communicate clearly and confidently throughout your job transition. This post explores what the CliftonStrengths Assessment is, the domains CliftonStrengths covers, and 10 easy ways to use CliftonStrengths to excel in your search.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
LinkedIn is a major resource when you’re job searching. However, for you to take full advantage of LinkedIn in your job search, you need to treat it as more than just a virtual resume. In this post, I outline three simple strategies for leveraging underutilized areas of your profile to attract recruiters, engage your network, show your personality, and ultimately use linkedin to find a job.Read More