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
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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
To have a productive, valuable work experience, it is critical to work well with your boss. This is necessary because your boss is usually the person with the biggest impact on that experience. And this impact, both positive and negative, can influence the future of your career and your opportunities to advance. When evaluating your relationship with your boss, or if you’re shopping for a new one, here are some things to keep in mind to find the leader who will stand beside you.Read More
Congrats, you’re going for the job interview! Now that you’ve made the connection, it’s important to dress right to make the best impression. I’m sure you’re wondering how do you dress for a job interview these days? An interview ensemble should be clean, professional, and put-together, and also communicate confidence, a good work ethic, and even a little bit of personality. However, there are many with so many differences in industries, companies, and individual roles; it can be challenging to advise a client on what to wear.Read More
Interviewing for a new position can be tough, but it can be even worse when the interviewer’s questions start to drift into uncertain territory or become perhaps tough interview questions. We’re not talking about the cringe-worthy — and illegal — questions about race, sex, and nationality; rather, the more covert questions that toe the line between unnecessary and out of line, particularly when it comes to other interviews or offers you may have.
Let’s review some potential tough interview questions recruiters might ask in an interview, why they would ask such aggressive questions, and how to answer tough interview questions.Read More