People who proclaim that most interview advice is simplistic irritate me. These are people who view advice on eye contact, handshakes, how to answer difficult questions, and avoiding smoking before an interview, as obvious and unworthy of mention. Their "expert" advice is often sarcastic, blunt, and…Continue
In my LinkedIn workshops I ask how many attendees are on LinkedIn. Some reluctantly raise their hand, clarifying they're on LinkedIn but haven't touched it in years. I tell them we'll do something about that, because otherwise it's a waste of time.
Alison Doyle of About.com wrote an honest article entitled “…Continue
No one will argue that being unemployed isn't a traumatic experience, especially me. I was on the receiving end approximately nine years ago and I meet jobseekers daily. Being unemployed isn't what I'd wish on anyone.
This said, if jobseekers aren't mindful of the attitude they project, it can hurt their chances of…Continue
Forbes.com came out with an article on 10 of the toughest interview questions. Topping its list was, “Why should I hire you?” This is understandably one of the most unnerving questions to be thrown at you; but…Continue
I thought to myself that I wouldn't want to have been in that room when a group of people were throwing ideas against the…Continue
If that got your attention, good. I don’t know any other way to say it; I hate it when people talk too much. This is a personal issue of mine, a lack of tolerance, perhaps; but mind-numbing talking can affect one’s job search and performance/acceptance at work.
Networking events: When you’re at…Continue