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Balancing Being Confident and Being Humble

Tweet Job seekers are often given two pieces of potentially conflicting advice: Be humble Sell yourself The two seem contradictory. Is there a way to do both? The answer is yes, but it takes great communication skills, self awareness, and practice. First understand the reasons behind each piece of advice.

How To Answer “What Do You Know About Us?”

Tweet “What do you know about us?”  It’s a common but puzzling question that gets asked at many interviews.  Last week we talked about how to research companies.  Today, how to present the information you gathered in a way that shows you did your research and highlights why your skills and background would be an [...]

10 Things to Do Right Before a Job Interview

Tweet When you walk in the door for a job interview, you want to be calm, cool and confident. Here are ten things to do on the day of the interview that will prepare you for success:

Purposeful Follow-ups

Follow-up is a part of the job search that many job seekers feel uncomfortable with. Let’s clear up some common confusion job seekers have about follow-ups.

The Importance of Stories During Interviews

Tweet Imagine you ask your friend about her recent vacation. She says “We spent a lot of time on the beach.” Sounds fun. Now imagine instead she says, “We were out on this beautiful powder-white sand beach watching dolphins out in the surf. We jumped in the clear blue water and floated in the gentle [...]

Showing an Employer You’ve Got “Fit” – Part 2: Demonstrating Your Fit

Tweet Last week, we talked about exact what “fit” means in the hiring managers’ mind.  Now you understand the possible meanings behind “fit”, next step is to clearly demonstrate you’ve got it. Showing You are a Fit Interviewers rarely ask “Do you think you would fit in here?” Yet they are measuring fit all the time. The [...]

Showing an Employer You’ve Got “Fit” – Part 1: What is “Fit”?

Tweet “They told me they decided to go with someone who is a better fit,” a job seeker told me last week. “What does that mean? I feel like I would fit in fine. Why didn’t they think so?” It’s very common to be told another candidate was chosen due to “fit”.  That word can [...]

Improving Communication During Interviews

Tweet Good communication skills can mean the difference between success and failure in job interviews.  If you are stalling at interviews, communication skills could be the problem. Here are four things to focus on to improve communication skills in interviews:

Pre-Interview Research

Tweet You got the interview, now what?  Time to dig in and learn all you can so you can shine in the face-to-face meeting.  Having good background on the company will make you look interested and prepared, but the research will give you valuable knowledge that will help confirm that this is in fact a [...]

The Art of Telling An Effective Story

Tweet Preparing for an interview can be an exhaustive process.  Do you have the proper wardrobe? Do you know how to get to the office?  Do you know every piece of your resume and why you put it on there?  If you have all of this down, you probably feel pretty prepared, but you forgot [...]

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