Posts Tagged "careers"

The 5 Elements of a Compelling Job Recommendation

You might typically think that a recommendation comes at the end of a job search, and is something others say about you. In this USNews & World Report article I show how your references on LinkedIn can be most valuable at the beginning of the search, and why it is important for you to think about people whose work you admire and proactively write a recommendation for them as well….read more →

Is a Single Letter Preventing You From Getting a Job?

Today, I received an email from some of my fellow coaches and resume writing professionals who are members of the prestigious Career Directors International. They shared a number of real-life resume bloopers that brought a chuckle. I wanted to share a few of them with you: An IT Customer Service Representative: “Provided supper user training.” XXXX Shoe Store Manager: Profound footwear experience Remarkable undertanding of “retail” hours, which include day,…read more →

5 Ways To Answer: “Why Do You Want To Work Here”?

Imagine getting this call: “Hi Joe. This is Jane from ABC Corp. I’m responding to the résumé you submitted to us. Thanks so much for your interest. Tell me why this job appeals to you?” Gulp. Joe’s chances could be doomed from the get-go if he can’t quickly summon to mind a better answer than: “Well … I applied to lots of jobs. Remind me which company you’re calling from,…read more →

7 Key Elements of Your Personal Brand

How many times have you been flustered when someone asks you, “Tell me about yourself”? Do you talk about the chronology of your career? Your family? Your interests? In the context of your job hunting – whether in networking or interview settings, the question simply asks you to relate your personal brand. In this U.S. News & World Report article I identify the seven crucial things that make up a…read more →