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  • How to identify leadership skills during an interview
    How to identify leadership skills during an interview
    The next time you are interviewing a candidate and you want to access their leadership skills, consider asking the candidate these questions:What personal qualities define you as a leader? Describe a situation when these qualities helped you lead...
  • Interview Scene
    The sounds of silence, job interview edition
    There’s one big word that applies to interviews; it’s one that can help you land a job, or at least keep you from torpedoing your chances of landing one. And what is that one big word? Sssshhhhh.Really? Yes. At the risk of annoying my...
  • Questions
    Interview Tip #9 Ask Questions
    Review. Well, you probably have an even better understanding of what the experts mean when they say it is important to prepare for the interview. We are mainly covering the interview “soft skills” in this series. In the next series we...
  • business
    What’s Wrong With Your Image?
    You may not realize you have an image. And the image that exists for you may not be ideal. The goal of reputation management and personal branding is to intentionally and authentically put together an image that is coherent, consistent and...
  • Making Good Impression
    Job Search Pitfall Cures
    This is follow-up to author's Examiner.com article, "10 Job Search Pitfalls: #4 Is a No-Brainer"Pitfall Cure #1:Today’s job search requires a strategy, that’s undeniable. To drive that strategy towards success you must...
  • 10 Job Search Pitfalls: #4 Is a No-Brainer!
    10 Job Search Pitfalls: #4 Is a No-Brainer!
    You thought Employers would be knocking down your door to hire you. Or at least that they’d be receptive to you knocking down theirdoors. Either way, it’s not happening, right?As much as you’re aware that the job search has...
  • 7 must-ask questions when checking new hire references
    7 must-ask questions when checking new hire references
    As a business leader it's imperative you ask the best possible questions when checking references for a potential new hire. Questions that provide honest feedback about the candidate.Awhile back, theHarvard Business Reviewpublished some great...
  • I got the job, but I really don't want it
    I got the job, but I really don’t want it
    What should you do if offered a job that really doesn’t excite you? Should you even entertain a position that barely piques your interest? You could, but there are some things to consider even when your ideal job may be hard to come by. In a...
  • Who is Driving Your Career?
    Are You in a Life-Sucking Day Job That You Hate? 5 Steps You Must Take Right Now
    It’s estimated that 90% of our daily lives is spent doing routine tasks. Now, this can be detrimental to your career success depending on what type of activities you’re engaging in on a daily basis. Why? Simply put, habit can be a bad...
  • Jobs
    Be prepared to answer behavior-based questions at your job interview
    Many Human Resource (HR) managers have moved away from questions like "What's your weakness?" and preferbehavior-based questions, which ask you to:describe how you handled specific situationsat your former jobsIf you are about to...
  • Arrogant
    Bragging vs. Promoting: It’s Not the Same Thing
    Success didn’t spoil me; I’ve always been insufferable. ~Fran LiebowitzAn article in Psychology Today reminds us that the social norms of bragging refer to the fact that our culture expects people to be modest. The value to do not brag...
  • Top 5 things recruiters wish you knew
    Top 5 things recruiters wish you knew
    There are more than 10 million people unemployed in America and 3 job applicants for every job opening according to the US Department of Labor. Translation, there's a lot of competition for jobs.Although obvious, many job seekers are left...
  • What the employer wants
    What the employer wants: A track of accomplishment
    This year the trend that employers are looking for is your achievements as a strategy and what you can do for them. It is no longer about how skilled you are in specific areas, are your technically savy, what kind of degree you have or...
  • Writing page-turners from diaries and oral histories.
    Writing page-turners from diaries and oral histories
    The writer's time capsule often is about transforming oral history into a story. Oral history depends on memory and the ability to speak or write, and for some to illustrate in a variety of media or multimedia. You also may think of oral...
  • How to spot a leader during an interview
    How to spot a leader during an interview
    The next time you are interviewing a candidate and you want to access their leadership skills, consider asking the candidate these six questions:What personal qualities define you as a leader? Describe a situation when these qualities helped you...