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Appearance Matters!

Appearance Matters!

After all the work you’ve done on your resume and in conducting a winning telephone interview, you certainly don’t want to blow it by showing up with an appearance that sends the wrong message. First impressions can oftentimes make or break you as a candidate. While...

What Should You Bring to the Interview?

What Should You Bring to the Interview?

Did you even think you’d bring something to an interview? Well, you should…but make sure they are the right things. 1. A portfolio that includes a pad of paper and several pens. You need to take notes.   2. Written questions. Have questions prepared for each...

How To Write a Winning Cover Letter

How To Write a Winning Cover Letter

Some may say the cover letter is obsolete. However, I’ve seen a well-craft cover letter make the decision on a prospective candidate faster and oftentimes can make up for a really lousy resume.  If you’re going to do it though, do it right. Cover letters are tailored...

The Importance of Social Media

The Importance of Social Media

A positive online presence has become a must-have for candidates looking to make the executive leap. Many executives I speak with have very little and in some cases zero social media or online presence, so first off, know this: not having a professional online...

Top Resume Myths…Continued

Top Resume Myths…Continued

In my previous post, I started to share the top resume myths that are standing in the way of qualified executives getting noticed. I previously listed these three myths: someone will read your resume front to back no matter what, listing your job summaries and...

Top Resume Myths

Top Resume Myths

When making the executive leap, your resume is the surest way to make or break your candidacy for landing a new role. Why is the resume so important? When changing jobs, you know you are a superstar. But does your resume show it? The resume has changed over the years...

The BIGGEST Interview Mistake

The BIGGEST Interview Mistake

There are a lot of ways that you can derail your interview process; I work with executives to identify those things and overcome them with preparation.  I know what you’re wondering though…what is the BIGGEST mistake a candidate can make?  I’ll tell you…the biggest...

Don’t Forget Your Manners

Don’t Forget Your Manners

Let’s say you find yourself in a situation where a meal is a part of your interview process – you’d better believe you’ll be evaluated during this time.  Going out to eat can turn an interview into a dangerous situation. Here are three general rules to follow when...

Three Breakthrough Tips for Your Next Phone Interview

Three Breakthrough Tips for Your Next Phone Interview

Most companies prefer to conduct telephone interviews before meeting in person. If a phone interview sounds easy enough not to prepare for ahead of time, don’t be fooled; what’s actually easy at this point is making a fatal mistake that can cost you the job. For...

Your Pre-Interview Check List

Your Pre-Interview Check List

In order to position yourself as the number-one must-hire, you must make sure to garner as much control over the interview situation as possible. Ideally, you want the company to fall head-over-heels in love with you as quickly as possible. That means you need to be...

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