Posts tagged "Employer"
How to Answer "What's Your Greatest Weakness?

How to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?

The interviewer asks:  “What’s your greatest weakness?”   The interviewee thinks:  Not that question! This question makes even the most sophisticated job seeker nervous.  Sometimes it breeds contempt, because it seems like a stupid question.  I mean, who’s going to admit to having a weakness? You have to answer the question, though.  And fear or contempt... ...Continue Reading
One Column Jobseekers Must Read

One Column Jobseekers Must Read

My one “must read” for jobseekers is Corner Office, in the New York Times, by Adam Bryant. If you don’t have a subscription, use your free article reads for the month on this column.  Or go to the library and read them there. Every week on Sunday, on the inside front cover of the New... ...Continue Reading
How to Prepare Yourself to Get a Promotion

How to Prepare Yourself to Get a Promotion

You can help prepare yourself to pursue a promotion by taking actions in the 4 areas leaders consider when deciding who to promote. SKILLS: Your boss assesses what you do now and what you could do in the future. Do your current job extremely well, exceeding expectations and goals. Show you’re capable of doing more.... ...Continue Reading
How to Research the Company You Want to Work For (guest post)

How to Research the Company You Want to Work For (guest post)

I rarely run guest posts because I don’t have time to review them.  But when Nicole Davies of ShortCourseFinder proposed the topic of researching a company, I said “yes.”  It is ESSENTIAL that you research the company for which you want to work.  Nicole goes into why and how to do this effectively. You might have a... ...Continue Reading
How To Get References That Will Help You Land The Job

How To Get References That Will Help You Land The Job

References can make or break your chances of getting a job offer.   Make sure your references are all good! One lukewarm reference will sow seeds of doubt in an employer’s mind.  It’s possible that with 2 other enthusiastic references, you could get an offer.  One negative reference?  Consider the job someone else’s. Get prepared... ...Continue Reading
Don't Do the Employer's Job for Them

Don’t Do the Employer’s Job for Them

“I don’t think they want someone so old.”   “I’m sure they’re looking for someone with more digital experience.” “I don’t have any major donor experience, which I’m sure they want.” “I don’t have a PMP yet so I bet they won’t consider me a serious candidate.” I could list many more reasons people have... ...Continue Reading
How an Executive Search Firm Places Candidates (Guest Post)

How an Executive Search Firm Places Candidates (Guest Post)

Recently, clients have asked me how recruiters work.  And lo and behold, I received an email asking if I wanted to run an article on my blog about how recruiters work. I rarely feature guest posts for two reasons: I don’t have time to evaluate them for fit with my blog, and I want only... ...Continue Reading
How to Follow Up After You've Been Rejected by an Employer

How to Follow Up After You’ve Been Rejected by an Employer

A client had an interview with a big company that she said went well.  Then she got a “we’ve decided to go with other candidates” email from HR.  I suggested she send the following note to the hiring manager. Dear xx, I just received word that my candidacy will not be progressing.  Of course, I... ...Continue Reading
How to Get a Job:  The ABC's of Job Search

How to Get a Job: The ABC’s of Job Search

When I was 16, my parents told me to get a job. I had not a clue about how to do that. There was no internet then so I couldn’t look up how to get a job. I suppose I could have asked the school Guidance Counselor but it didn’t occur to me to ask... ...Continue Reading
How to Put Your Best Foot Forward with Recruiters

How to Put Your Best Foot Forward with Recruiters

I’m interviewing candidates for two positions and am so glad to be on the other side of job search so I can share my experience and insights with job seekers.  Here are a few observations from this week so far (and it’s only Monday!). Make Time for the Interview, or Show the Employer You Really... ...Continue Reading
11 Practical Approaches to Finding Your Right Fit Job

11 Practical Approaches to Finding Your Right Fit Job

This is the short list of practical approaches to finding the job you want, the one that fits you. And yes, even in this economy, these approaches work. Sometimes faster, sometimes slower. There are so many common-sense things you can do. Get started with these and read more of my blog to find details on... ...Continue Reading
How to Deal With Weight Discrimination

How to Deal With Weight Discrimination

It’s a rising form of discrimination: body size bias. More and more, people who are visibly overweight get fewer job offers, are paid less, and asked to pay a larger share of their health insurance premiums. A recent article on Monster.com tells us that workplace weight discrimination increased 66% from mid-1990s to mid-2000s. Why is... ...Continue Reading