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A Step-By-Step Guide to Answering “Tell Me About Yourself”

Tweet Can you define yourself in 15 seconds or less? The ability to clearly state who you are and the value you bring to the workplace is an important and challenging part of job search.  You will use it when networking, interviewing, during chance encounters and at events. The most classic use of your self-definition [...]

“You’re Overqualified” – Turning Your Qualifications into Advantages

Tweet Experienced job seekers are sometimes frustrated to be told they are overqualified for a position. In part one of our series on this issue, we learned there are often hidden concerns behind the label “overqualified”. Part two focused on how to address these concerns. Today, going beyond addressing concerns, to really turning your qualifications [...]

Answering “Why Should We Hire You?”

Tweet On a episode of “America’s Got Talent”, a contestant was asked “Why should America vote for you?” The contestant tearfully replied something along the lines of “Because I want it so much, it would mean so much to me.” While this answer works for a TV talent show, it is NOT the response you [...]

I Wasn’t Laid-off. I Was Fired!

Tweet These days, it’s pretty common to lose your job due to a reduction in force (RIF) or lay off. With the struggling economy, such a lay off is usually not problematic on a resume and can be easily explained, especially if you were one of many to lose your job.  But how does a [...]

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