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
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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
Weaknesses. Liabilities. The insecurities when it comes to our jobs. It’s important when we’re interviewing to not let our weaknesses--perceived or actual--cloud our mindset. In this article, I’ve offered ways you might think about reframing the conversation when it comes to topics such as age, being laid off, having been fired, not having enough education, or lacking an area of deep technical expertise.Read More
Introducing yourself professionally—it should be a simple and straightforward thing to do. But so many of us struggle with how to do it right. So, whether you’re prepping for a networking event, workshop, conference, or interview, here are some tips on how to appropriately connect with others and communicate your value effectively and naturally in a way that makes people like and remember you.Read More