Monthly archive April, 2012
How to Interview Well When You Feel Beaten Down

How to Interview Well When You Feel Beaten Down

J. asked me today how on earth she was supposed to do well on interviews when she felt so beaten down in her current job.  Her self-esteem was in the toilet. Her boss criticized practically everything she does so she has difficulty remembering her competence. And going to work every day – well, it was... ...Continue Reading
How I Reviewed Applications and What That Means for YOU

How I Reviewed Applications and What That Means for YOU

Last weekend, I reviewed about 200 resumes for a client of mine and paid attention to how I decided who would go into the YES, MAYBE and NO piles.  I spent a lot of time on this, doing things many recruiters won’t do, because I knew it would give me great information to pass on... ...Continue Reading
Job Search Basic: Ask for Help with Cover Letters

Job Search Basic: Ask for Help with Cover Letters

“I have been described before by past supervisors as tedious, hard working, and driven.” Huh? Did he say “tedious?” As if it is a good thing? I’m reviewing resumes for a client seeking an entry level person and it’s eye-opening. These young people clearly know to write a cover letter, as requested, but they aren’t... ...Continue Reading