When you’re looking for job interview advice, you will find dozens of articles out there, each promising to reveal the hottest 5, 7, 10 or even 13 resume mistakes. But sometimes you may need to break the rules. For instance, the one cardinal rule you always hear is, “Never ask about salary or benefits.” But there […]
Did you just make a dumb mistake at a job interview? Or maybe when you met someone who’s critical to your success, you said EXACTLY the wrong thing? YOU’re not dumb. You’re probably doing this for a reason, often a good reason. This video explains 3 reasons for “dumb” mistakes and how to avoid them […]
Very good article here from Harvard Business Review. The worst question is, “What is your greatest weakness?” As the author says, it’s a dumb question but many interviewers still ask. They recommend you prepare an answer, referring to a trivial weakness that won’t affect your ability to do the job. Read the full article here.
A job interview can be scary and stressful. After all, just getting to the interview meant you had to jump through hoops. You might be one of six interviewees chosen from over 300 applicants. But getting past the other five can be a minefield. One challenge clients often raise is, “What about my problems with […]
As a career consultant, I work mostly with midlife, midcareer professionals who are most definitely not cowards. But I would still recommend this book. First, I like the way Piotrowski suggests solid answers to tough questions. Most interview questions are pretty dumb but you have to keep a straight face and answer them anyway. (Like […]