Over the years in my private executive coaching practice, my clients have come to me time and again for customized job interview coaching. Regardless of whether they have been recruited by an organization or they are pursuing opportunities on their own after a corporate downsizing, the questions and concerns follow
Have to travel for a job interview? Here are some things to bring with you. Bottled water and a rag can wipe a muddy shoe. Give them a rub and they'll shine like new. There's nothing worse than a rip in your rear-end. With a needle and thread,
Don’t risk damaging your reputation by applying for jobs for which you are overqualified. Over the years I have heard job seekers marvel when they don’t get invited to job interviews for positions in which they are overqualified. Here is how the conversation unfolds: “I have no idea why I’m
You’ve had your resume and other career documentation ‘professionalised’ to highlight your most relevant strengths and achievements. Tick. You’ve promptly submitted your job application containing this career-selling documentation. Tick. The next step is to both mentally and physically prepare yourself for when you hear back from the prospective employer.
The majority of my business is working with C-level executives looking for a step up or a step out in their career. My counsel to these savvy career navigators is to keep in constant contact with employers during the recruiting and job search process. “Top of mind is first to
When it comes to pre-interview prep, it’s not only going to show an employer how serious you are about the job you’re applying for but can also be translated into a make-or-break example of your approach to work. So, you can elevate your candidacy by doing just a little more
You will likely be asked why you left your job. It may be on a job application or at an interview, but at some point, you'll be asked. If your reason for leaving every job you've ever had was to take a better job, then you can go get coffee
It’s not unusual for companies to hire (or not hire) you based on decision-making not by one person, but by several. In these situations, you may well be interviewed by more than one person at a time. This is important, because it hints at the company’s perception of teamwork –
How do you become memorable to your job interviewers when interview after interview recruiters hear the same answers over and over again. It can be downright boring. Why not approach this interaction as a two-way street where you get to choose the car you drive and the stories you tell?
Employers often choose electronic rather than face-to-face interviews, especially for the preliminary stages of the hiring process. You may experience a phone interview and / or a video interview. A video interview may be a recorded interview or a live video interview. In either case, prepare as thoroughly and extensively