Monthly archive September, 2011
How to Handle Interview Thank You Notes for a Job You May Not Want

How to Handle Interview Thank You Notes for a Job You May Not Want

S. had a day of interviews for a job she thought she wanted based on the posting, the organization’s mission and a phone interview. It seemed like the “right fit job” for her. After the interviews, she has doubts. The reporting structure is different now from when the job was first posted, there were real... ...Continue Reading
A Simple Approach to Lower the Stress in Job Search

A Simple Approach to Lower the Stress in Job Search

Imagine you’re at a party. You are there because someone invited you, and you thought you might enjoy the people or the food or the drink or seeing the inside of someone’s house. Whatever the reason, it was interesting enough for you to get yourself dressed, out of the house, and to another location. Once... ...Continue Reading
Are You For Real? The Purpose and Probable Content of Telephone Interviews

Are You For Real? The Purpose and Probable Content of Telephone Interviews

You made it! Your resume was pulled out of the vast pile as a potential good match for the position.  Now, you have a telephone interview. Nowadays, most companies – large, medium and small – do initial screening of candidates over the telephone.  It’s a low-cost way of beginning a conversation about whether you really... ...Continue Reading

How to be a Matchmaker…for Yourself! And Find Your Right Fit Job

Match yourself to an employer’s needs and you may have yourself a job!  Three examples: 1.  Yesterday, Stella was contacted for a job interview about an hour after she submitted her resume and cover letter electronically. She didn’t even use the contact she had at the prospective employer!  What did she do? Carefully mined the... ...Continue Reading

Improve Your Job Search with Lessons from Hurricane Irene and the U.S. Congress

Hurricane Irene and the U.S. Congress offer terrific lessons for job seekers. 1. If you really want to get somewhere, be prepared to do whatever it takes…including rolling with the punches. I wanted to get home from Nebraska where I was caring for my mom. The day I was scheduled to fly back was the... ...Continue Reading