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How to be memorable in a job interview beauty contest

I can only remember one Miss America winner. She had a bold nose, played a lap harp like a rock instrument, and her family spent 3 years in South America as missionaries. That was Charlene Wells.

Charlene was different, really different in a few big ways. She won without getting a nose job. It was [...]

4 things to make the hiring manager believe so you get more

Talk about bad hiring interviews. Here is what happened to the founder of Apple.

So we went to Atari and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay [...]

1 good, and 3 bad jokes for interviews

I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people. (Mark Twain)

I admit it. This is my biggest problem. I make a jokes in interviews. I’m irreverent. These jokes really have been used in interviews.

Q. When do you like [...]

7 interview tricks to be clean and undistracting

There is nothing like being trapped in a small, poorly ventilated interview room with a noisome, pungent candidate (or interviewer).

One guy I worked with….. smelled…. funny. Another always wore each white dress shirts for 4 days. A woman I worked with had a mouthwash she used at lunch with a bouquet like bourbon [...]

Do you have to tell the truth? How?

I had two people axed for falsifying their resumes in a year. The saddest part is that in both cases the lie that cost them their job was not significant to getting the job. In other words, if they told the truth they still would have gotten the job, they would still have it. One [...]

How you can accidentally make job search success impossible

This story relates directly to your job search, phone calls, interviews, writing your resume, and getting a job offer.

Complete panic, worry, and unhealthy fear were created by my 17 year old daughter as she graduated from high school. In an hour she was going to get her wisdom teeth removed. She’d kill me [...]

No BS interviews – stop the ugly questions

I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell. (Harry S. Truman)

How about this for answering an illegal or immoral question without losing the job?

Q: “Do you have any children?”

A: “I don’t have any entanglements that will keep me from traveling as needed. In [...]

A dozen ways to stand out, be remembered, and be hired

A moth trap can teach you how to stand out, be remembered, and be hired. The principles can be used in interviews, resumes, and networking.

The moth trap in our pantry is supposed to be much better than the average one. It has the same sticky glue and pheromones, but instead of [...]

The harsh truth about job interview questions

There really are only 3 job interview questions. If you understand that, you’ll do much better.

Click here for the article in Forbes.

Do you dare answer, “Will you do anything we ask?”

In “The Firm” a new lawyer finds the perfect job: great pay, wonderful benefits and a really high flying lifestyle. Then he finds out he is a part of the mafia and can’t get out unless it is as the guest of honor at his own funeral.

“Will you do whatever it takes to get [...]