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Summary Sunday: Job Search Smarter

Not getting the results you want from your job search activities? Then it is time to update your job search strategy and job search smarter! And don't let a sudden job search emergency catch you off-guard.  My Summary Sunday rounds ups are for new job seekers and for people who are employed and want to [...]

Summary Sunday: Ask Questions

Ask Questions

Who is afraid to ask questions? Many of us, I fear. But questions don't make us look dumb. Questions are engaging, build rapport and get the brain moving. We are not robots. We are humans, let's start acting like it and ask more questions- of ourselves and others. Ask questions that are reflective. Ask questions that [...]

10 Crucial Steps To Prepare For The Interview

You've secured an interview, congratulations, all your hard work has paid off. But you are not out of the woods yet! It is time to prepare for the interview! I've worked with numerous job seekers who have made assumptions about the interview process which ended up biting them. The more prepared you are, the more confident you’ll appear. [...]

Networking Conversation Starters and Closings

Do you avoid attending networking events, asking for informational meetings or wonder how to end a conversation? These 40 conversation starters, 12 informational meeting questions and 4 conversation closers may just get you to show up at that next event! Bonus: There are 5 recommended action items to help you network more strategically! Knowing the right [...]

Summary Sunday: Identify The Right Company Culture

Company culture is one of those mystical, hard-to-quantify, things that ultimately makes or breaks your job. What should you watch out for and more importantly, what questions should you ask to uncover the secret company culture? On Sunday, I round up some of my favorite posts from the week. These are posts I've shared on [...]

Questions That Shouldn’t Stump You During Job Search

There are usually several interview questions that catch a job seeker off-guard. Not that these questions are bizarre or out of the ordinary, but, these questions have to be answered with tact, diplomacy and suave. In every workshop I deliver, I ask which interview questions job seekers dislike most or want help answering, these win [...]