Category: Interviewing

Success Through TRUST

Are you Prepared? 3 Must-Have Areas of Focus for Your Career

Are You Prepared? These days, this question can mean different things. Are you prepared to handle the Covid-19 situation? Do you have food, water, medicine and, of course, enough toilet paper? Are you prepared for isolation or even semi-isolation by yourself or with your closest family? Do you have games to play, books to read…
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March 31, 2020 0

4-Steps to Take Control of Your Career Now

  The world, as we knew it, has taken a dramatic turn in the past few weeks. And the uncertainty of the future will probably be with us for months or more. Right now, you and your company are likely scrambling to put things in place to keep the business going with most employees working…
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March 26, 2020 0

Hey 1st Connections… yeah, I’m talking to you!

  We’re about to hit some pretty hard times. Projected unemployment numbers are predicted to hit 20% or more in the not-too-distant future. There are going to be people reaching out to you for help. If you’re a first connection of theirs, you’ve got to respond. We all have 1st connections on LinkedIn® we’ve never…
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March 24, 2020 0

Everyone is in Career Transition

  Yes, you’re in career transition. Or you should be. Today’s definition for career transition is not only about being between jobs. It should include planning for your next position. This includes how you are performing in your current role while developing your skills, expanding your network and positioning yourself for other opportunities. If you’ve…
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January 8, 2020 0

“Next Play” in Career Management

  “Next Play” is a mantra that Coach K, Duke University basketball, uses with his team. The message is simple. Regardless of whether the last play was good or bad, there is nothing you can do about it. So, instead of dwelling on the past, learn from it and focus on what’s next. This mantra…
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January 14, 2020 0

Is There Discrimination in Recruiting?

Fact:  There is ageism in the workplace and in the recruiting process Fact:  There is racism in the workplace and in the recruiting process Fact:  There is sexism in the workplace and in the recruiting process Fact:  There are good, decent, honorable people in the recruiting process Fact: You can let the above negatives get into…
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December 12, 2019 0

Mid-Late Career Change

One of the things I experienced, and many of my clients have as well, is changing priorities as one moves towards the middle or end of their professional career. Priorities Change It seems to be a common phenomenon. As successful professionals hit their mid-late forties, they often begin to rethink their career. Many times, priorities…
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December 4, 2019 0

A Step-by-Step Guide to Minimize Ghosting in the Interview Process

Recently I asked LinkedIn® members about their biggest challenge of the interview process. “No follow-up communication from recruiters and hiring managers” was the top response. This is particularly frustrating when one has made it past the phone screen and is deeper in the process. Control What You Can Control There are things that can be…
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December 3, 2019 4

The Trickiest Interview Question for the Older Job Candidate

“Aren’t you overqualified for this role?” This question is wrought with peril. You can feel yourself getting more tense. They might as well have said, “aren’t you too old for this job?” You want to scream, “Seriously!!!??? My age has given me the exact experience you need for this job. Don’t you see that? Isn’t…
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November 26, 2019 0

The Most Difficult Interview Question

The most difficult interview question is… the one that is never asked… or answered. Have you ever responded to an interview question and thought you could read on the interviewer’s face that the answer wasn’t received as you had hoped it would be? Maybe it wasn’t until the interview was over that you thought, “I…
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November 25, 2019 0