Saturday, July 15, 2017

Job Hunting is like Baseball
1.       When you get a qualified job lead, you’re on first base.
2.       When you secure an interview, you’re on second base.
3.       When you “ace” the interview, you’re on third base.
4.       When you get a written job offer, you’ve crossed home plate.

In getting a written job offer, as in baseball, you must touch all the bases to score.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Three types of Interview Questions:

1.       Behavioral Based- The best predictor of future performance is past behavior.  Ex. Tell me about a time when……?  You need to be able to tell a story of your past accomplishment. 

a.       Situation/ Task

b.      Action (that you took)

c.       Result

2.       Situational Based- What would you do if….?  If you have a story/ example, then use the STAR method from above.  Otherwise, you need to talk about the steps you would take.  Ex. The first step I would take would be…. The second….. all the way to 4-5 steps with your recommendation as step 4 or 5.

3.       Resume Based- Walk me through your resume or It says on your resume that you accomplished X, please explain.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Traits of a Successful Job Candidate

·         They know who they are and what type of work they want to do.

·         They tailor their cover letter and resume to the positions they are applying to.

·         They do their homework on the company prior to the interview.

·         They respect everyone they meet.

·         They are prepared to answer questions by telling stories on how they solved problems.

·         They show passion, confidence, and energy.

·         They know until they get a written job offer, it’s all about what they can do for the employer.

·         They ask great questions.

·         They follow up with e-mails and hand written thank you cards.

Monday, April 10, 2017

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    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    Confidence in an Interview

    Confidence in your ability and the value you bring to the position is how you sell yourself on an interview.  It’s rare to hear truly confident job candidates utter phrases such as “I think so”, “you know what I mean” and the ever popular “um”.

    Confident candidates speak assertively because they know it’s tough to get a job offer if you can’t speak with conviction.

    Saturday, January 28, 2017

    The 6 P’s for landing your Dream Job

    1.      Positivity

    2.      Preparedness

    3.      Professionalism

    4.      Perseverance

    5.      Persistence

    6.      Performance

    Saturday, January 7, 2017


    Invitation Request for LinkedIn

    Hi Jane, It was great seeing you at the State U Alumni meeting.  As we discussed, let’s get connected on LinkedIn.  If I can assist you with anything, please do not hesitate to ask.  The best way to reach me is  I look forward to getting to know you better. Sincerely, John Doe

    General Networking:

    Dear Mr. Smith,

    I noticed that you work in the medical device industry and have recent experience in job search. I am trying to find out about the market in Atlanta. I have 11 years in the pharmaceutical industry and would love to talk with you for a few minutes to see if you have any advice.  I totally understand if you are too busy to reply, and thank you for reading this far.


    Bob Smith