Category: Interview

Addressing the F Word: How to Talk About Getting Fired in Your Next Job Interview

Remember that time (two months ago) when you were called into your jerk-of-a-boss’ office (who you could swear had it out for you since day one) and were asked to kindly pack up your cubicle, return your employee ID, and leave immediately? Yeah – saying “that sucked” is putting it mildly. But after 6 weeks […]

How To Handle Multiple Job Offers

For those who have never had more than one job offer in hand simultaneously, this topic may make your eyes roll. After all, who doesn’t want to be courted by multiple companies at the same time?   But those who have been there – or are there right now – know that juggling competing offers […]

So, You Want to Switch Industries. Now What?

It’s true that you don’t have to work at the same job for your whole life.  In fact, now more than ever, the impact of the pandemic has led to an increase in those considering a career change – with a recent Washington Post-Schar School poll showing that nearly 1 in 3 U.S. workers under 40 […]

How Long Should My Resume Be?

The most common question I’m asked when talking to job seekers is “How long should my resume be?” Unlike dressing for an interview, this question is a little more cut and dry. In today’s world of email and Applicant Tracking Systems, the new standard for industry professionals is two pages. Your most recent experience (somewhere […]

Build Your Success Story Bank Today For Your Dream Job Tomorrow: Here’s How

We’ve all seen the headlines. Millions out of work due to COVID-19. That’s millions of people now searching for what’s next in their career story and competing for new opportunities.  When I see these headlines, I also think of something else. The millions of people who have lost the chance to bank their success stories. Success […]

What’s in a (File) Name? A Lot When It Comes to Your Resume

As we’ve written about before, so many simple and small things can make all the difference in your job search. One example is the file name you use to save your resume (and any related application documents). In the video below, you’ll hear me talk about why your resume’s file name is so important when […]

Preparing for the Technology Side of a Virtual Interview

Are you actively searching – or interviewing – for new jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic? Or looking to work for a company in a remote position? If you answered yes to either of these questions, chances are you may be asked to do a virtual interview. In-person interviews are awkward enough; virtual (read: video or phone) […]

The Importance of Writing a Thank You Note

Writing a thank you note has quickly gone out of fashion. It’s, unfortunately, something we’re just not programmed to do anymore. If we’re lucky, we remember to send a text or email to thank someone. In the age of social media and constant virtual connections, a handwritten note is quickly becoming a lost art. Whether […]

Dress For Success

I saw a post a few days ago on LinkedIn asking whether or not you should wear a suit to your next job interview. There were plenty of people answering yes or no, but it isn’t that simple. My short response is that you should dress one level up from the organization’s customary dress code. […]

Translating Military Service to the Civilian Workforce

One of the reasons I first became interested in the career coaching and resume writing business was to help our military veterans successfully transition into good-paying civilian roles that reward their years of dedication, experience, and discipline. Frankly, I think every organization could benefit from having military veterans on their team. Unfortunately, this is easier […]