1 way to blow an interview, 10 ways to fix it

Perfect candidates blow interviews like this every day.

Daryl comes out of another tense project meeting at work. He’s late leaving for his job interview. He guiltily leaves his jacket hanging in his cubicle so no one will suspect he is gone and sneaks out to his car. He turns on talk radio where politicians […]

Don’t be powerless at an interview 

Do you feel powerless at some point in your job search?

The job interview was at 2:00 pm. The candidate, Bill, called at 1:45 pm. He was in their parking lot. Showtime. That great candidate was going to shine. He told the receptionist he was there and sat down to wait.

At 3:15 pm […]

Down by 20 at halftime in your job search

You can recover from a bad interview, or 20 of them, if you go at it right.

Every job seeker has a bad interview occasionally. Often you will have a great interview and NOT get the job. Your resume may be perfect for a lot of jobs, but you get no call backs.

Here […]

Dead fish – arsonist firefighters and job hunting

In job hunting, you need to make some choices if there are dead fish in your briefcase. You can make two mistakes. The first is to put […]

15 ways to blow your job interview subliminally

No one will know for sure why you were turned down, but you will be out of the running for a job because of these 15 interview mistakes.

5 Weeks – How to find a job in 5 weeks

One guy is out of work for less than a month, and he gets a job offer with a raise. It takes 6 months to get a job for the guy who sat next to him. This poor guy was doing exactly the same job, got better performance ratings, and would get rehired first if the job was re-opened. […]

The critical email most job seekers fail to send

A successful email

A very short email was sent out by a candidate after a brief phone screening for a top level job. I got a copy. It helped set that candidate apart from all the others in a quiet way. The next day that email was replied to with an invitation for an in-person […]

2 critical interview questions you should always ask the hirer

The interviewer’s first worry (out of 7)

You may be talking yourself out of a job. Your resume and your interview may combine to scare the interviewer. He may think he will lose control of his situation if he even makes you a job offer.

The hiring manager for any job usually already feels out […]

How to overcome an employer’s resistance to hiring you

Why won’t they hire you? Do desperate employers resist hiring anyone? Do they resist change? Or is it something else they resist?

Would you like to win a million dollars tax free? But isn’t that a change?

If Oprah gave you a new car and money to pay the taxes on it, how hard would […]

How to beat personality tests and FAQ

Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open. (E. Letterman)

 

Here is how your boss decides to use personality tests. Then we will show you how to “beat” them.

His story

Your job as boss is in danger. 3 more people have quit. 5 of the last 10 people you hired […]