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How to answer: Tell me about yourself

October 17, 2016 Interviewing

Tell me about yourself. At the core, what interviewers want to assess when asking this job interview question is your decision-making ability. Are you logical?...

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[Limited time offer starts now] Ready to interview in 2017?

October 11, 2016 Interviewing

After spending years dedicated to helping high-performing executives dissect and deliver effective job interviews, I have witnessed firsthand that the name of the game is...

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Want to step into a more strategic role?

August 31, 2016 Interviewing

This month, I’ve set out to help you imagine what it is like to be the interviewer. I’ve found that while coaching high-performing executives the...

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How NOT to interview for a start-up like a “corporate guy”

August 23, 2016 Interviewing

Interviewers have more on their minds than getting to know you. This holds true for anyone who is looking to secure a role in a...

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The Art of Job Interview Mind Reading

August 18, 2016 Interviewing

If you recall my last note, I said this: Interviewers have more on their minds than getting to know you. The best way I know...

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Improve your interview success rate by imagining this…

August 16, 2016 Interviewing

Imagine being an interviewer who is rushing her way to meet with a job candidate who is well-positioned for a role on your team. This...

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Messy Job Search? Here’s an Anchor

February 11, 2016 Interviewing

Is your job hunt all over the place? I’ve been noticing this as it relates to the corporate Olympians that I’ve been coaching of late....

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Interview Insights | Interview Question: Who are our competitors?

July 9, 2015 Interviewing

Interview Question: Who are our competitors? *This is particularly helpful if you are trying to land a job in a newer industry or one where...

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How to Land Interviews: Do Your Homework

June 23, 2015 Salary Negotiations

How to Land Interviews: Do Your Homework You’ve submitted cover letters. You tailored your resume. You called the human resources manager directly and left messages...

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Interview Insights | Interview Question: Tell me about your soft skills.

June 1, 2015 Interviewing

Interview Insights: Tell me about your soft skills. This question came up for a recent client who was a consultant for McKinsey and was looking...

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Interview Insights | Interview Question: What are your salary expectations?

What are your salary expectations? There are a few great ways to approach this question as well as lame ones. The best way to tackle...

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Don’t Know What to Ask Human Resources Professionals? – 5 Killer Questions to Ace Screening Interviews

April 11, 2015 Interviewing

Oh, the awful, painful, repulsive HR screening interview. Grab my 24-hour interview guide to get the job. Root canals are more fun than screening interviews...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: What role will you play on the team? [Template & Sample]

April 8, 2015 Interviewing

Interview question: What role will you play on the team? This question comes from a recent client engagement. The goal was to uncover my client’s...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: What is your brand? [Template & Sample]

April 1, 2015 Interviewing

Interview Question: What is your brand? Last week was surprising. I had a debriefing session with a client who has his eyes on an opportunity...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: How would you create a welcoming environment? [Template & Sample]

March 26, 2015 Interviewing

Interview Question: How would you create a welcoming environment for diverse populations? I am coaching a former attorney, with extensive relevant experiences, who wants to...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: What has been your biggest accomplishment? [Template & Sample]

March 3, 2015 Interviewing

Interview Question: What has been your biggest accomplishment? The truth is that my children are my biggest accomplishments. This certainly resonates with the hundreds of...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: “What are you looking to do?”

January 22, 2015 Interviewing

Interview Question: What are you looking to do at this point in your career? Sometimes this question comes right out of the gate during an...

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Interview Insights | Key Question: “What questions do you have for me?”

January 21, 2015 Interviewing

Interview Question: What questions can I answer for you? This question touches upon my biggest pet peeve. So much of what I help job candidates...

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview in a Coffee Shop

December 29, 2014 Interviewing

Those of us who have been through the job hunting process know that the nearby Starbucks is more than a place to grab a coffee;...

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Have an interview coming up? Start here

December 16, 2014 Interviewing

I wrote an interview preparation guide for you, the executive who rarely has had to go through a formal interview process because in the past,...

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