10 Tips For A Successful Skype Interview

Being asked for a video or Skype interview instead of the live job interview is increasingly common. Employers like it because, unlike phone interviews, video or Skype interviews feel closer to live interviews with the ability to connect face-to-face and the employer’s ability to assess non-verbal … [Read more...]

Networking Tips For Career Changers

In last week’s post, I shared Marketing Tips For Career Changers, but given that career changers will get more traction from Networking (so they can directly tell people their story, rather than hanging out a resume and hoping to get a call), this post focuses on Networking For Career Changers, that … [Read more...]

Tell Me About Yourself – Why Job Interviews Really Ask That Question And Four Ways To Answer

Tell me about yourself. Walk me through your resume. Walk me through your career.   Many interviews will open with an invitation to tell your story, so you want to prepare to address that specific question. Don’t answer this question in the most literal sense! This isn’t a storytelling … [Read more...]

Callback Interview Preparation: How Late-Stage Job Interviews Differ From First Rounds

In a previous post, I shared five strategies for preparing for a job interview. These techniques still apply if you get called back for additional interviews. However, the callback stage is different from the first round. If you don’t prepare for the nuances of callback interviews specifically, your … [Read more...]

Job Interview Preparation Strategies: What To Do And What To Skip

Congratulations, you have landed an interview with one of your dream employers! You have a few days to prepare, so how should you best spend this time? Review the company. Review the job description. Review your key selling points. Now you have a good foundation of information on which to build your … [Read more...]

Interview With Confidence, Part 2: Five Areas You DO Want To Cover In A Job Interview

In a recent Forbes post. I reflected on a recent job interview gone wrong to come up with 5 things not to say in a job interview. But, in fact, there’s plenty to prepare if you just focus on what you do want to say. Many job seekers (and entrepreneurs in a sales meeting) make the mistake of waiting … [Read more...]

Career Questions Answered On Weakness Interview Answers, Staying Focused, Being Overqualified, And Overcoming A Career Blemish

In this episode of the SixFigureStart Career Coaching Radio Show, I answered questions on weakness interview answers, staying focused, being overqualified, and overcoming a career blemish: Check Out Self Help Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SixFigureStart on BlogTalkRadio … [Read more...]

Anatomy Of A Thank You Note After Interview

In my latest post for Money and Time, I deconstruct the thank you note after interview. Here is the unedited version: In my recruiting experience, I came across very few thank you notes, which is a shame. A thank you note is one more opportunity for candidates to stay front of mind with … [Read more...]

Job Search Turnaround: A Real-Life Client Success Story

An attendee at a recent workshop sent this update about her job search turnaround:  I wanted to thank you for sharing your insights on "Ace the Interview" webinar through Columbia's Center for Career Education a few weeks ago. I used your insights immediately after that webinar, during a phone … [Read more...]

When A Recruiter Calls, Part 2: Surviving The 10-Minute Phone Interview

This post on optimizing your next phone interview was originally published in my career column on Money.com and Time.com. This is the unedited version: I have written about how to maximize that unexpected call from a recruiter and put yourself in the best light, regardless of whether or not … [Read more...]