Interview Practice for Competitive Advantage

An interview coaching client hired me after having not interviewed for 25+ years. He now finds himself having to switch jobs. He’s a wonderful structural design engineer, who said after session #2, “This is helping so much, I really can tell this practice and your input is helping me. I already feel much more confident & comfortable answering the questions.” I guess so because he bought another 3 hour package. During the feedback about one of those tricky questions like, “Tell me about a time a co-worker or client got angry with you & how you handled it“, he said, Read More

Video: How to Make a Good Impression at a Job Interview

  Say you’ve just (finally!) gotten that call from the employer/job you are super excited about….what can you do to make your best impression in the interview? Simple, small tips (like eye contact, arriving early, but not tooo early and more) can make a big (positive) difference! Take a minute (1:14 to be exact)… you may learn the one new idea that makes that difference!   The best tip is this:  practice!  My clients tell me that practice and feedback make SUCH a difference in their confidence (higher), and anxiety (much lower) levels. Check out the Job Search Journey Services page Read More

Are You Ready for “This”? Thinking Ahead in Your Job Search

 Interview August – Being Prepared “Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity”   Being prepared has definitely been a theme in my life in central Florida during Hurricane Season (June 1 – Nov. 30). Starting every May or June, I buy a few items each week at the grocery store to stock up & check the supply list for necessities.  In years past, we weathered threats of Hurricane Charley here in Tampa Bay in 2004 with nothing but a day of occasional drizzle and normal wind gusts materializing – luckily for us.  The storm turned a mere hour before it was Read More

VIDEO: How to Follow Up After a Job Interview

  So you’re sitting at home after what you THINK  (and hope!) was a good job interview — WHEW!   What now?  Here’s a few easy and effective ideas about how to follow up after an interview:       Come join the Resume Confidence PRIVATE (aka Secret) Facebook Group – Job Search Support for Success – contact me here for all the (simple & easy!) details to join! We talk about this sort of thing, and tons of other related stuff all the time – and it’s a “secret” group, meaning NO ONE outside the group can see your Read More

Has This Happened to You in an Interview?

  A wonderful client (okay, 99.9% of my clients are wonderful! I set it up that way!)  had an interview yesterday & sent me a note about it. She said, “..not a lot of interviewing happened, the interviewer talked a lot…” Has this ever happened to you?   It did to me once, and what it told me, in that case, anyway, was that this probably indicated a few characteristics of at least that manager (who would be my manager), and probably, then, the organization under her management style.  To me, it signaled a lack focus on details/due diligence with much Read More