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How to make HR look great and get the job [Facebook LIVE Episode #28: Round One Interview w/HR]

September 24, 2017 Interviewing 0

A learning and development leader hired me for one-on-one coaching. He wanted help to switch into nutrition and health. During a 60-minute virtual session, he...

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Did you know this about HR? [Facebook LIVE Episode #27: Round One Interview w/HR]

September 18, 2017 Interviewing 0

A former client who lived and breathed human resource information technology cloud solutions, told me that HR is accountable to a measurable scorecard. This is...

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How to beat a company “lifer” [Facebook LIVE Episode #26: Round One Interview w/HR]

September 11, 2017 Interviewing 0

It’s easy for a “lifer” who has been with a company for a while to forget that they are valuable. They do things out...

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Hire me or I’ll quit [Facebook LIVE Episode #25: Round One Interview w/HR]

September 4, 2017 Interviewing 0

HR wants to keep great people. They know when employees are going for internal roles that they are likely on their way out of...

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Internal candidates bringing you down? [Facebook LIVE Episode #24: Round One Interview w/HR]

August 28, 2017 Interviewing

HR wants to provide internal employees first dibs on the roles that fit into their career goals. Nirvana for HR is seeing that people...

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Learning curves don’t matter if … [Facebook LIVE Episode #23: Round One Interview w/HR]

August 14, 2017 Interviewing

When it comes to beating an internal candidate for a job, you have the cards stacked up against you because the assumption is that you...

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An external candidate’s worst nightmare [Facebook LIVE Episode #22: Round One Interview w/HR]

August 7, 2017 Interviewing

If you are an external candidate, then you don’t want to hear these three words: “we hired internally.” However, let’s get real, at least you...

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cover letters

Who reads cover letters? [Facebook LIVE episode #5 on Standing Out]

August 7, 2017 Effective Networking

The jury is out whether anyone will read your cover letter. It’s a great excuse that many candidates use in order to rationalize not writing...

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You are not the right fit – what that means [Facebook LIVE Episode #21: Round One Interview w/HR]

July 31, 2017 Interviewing

You might think you a great fit for the role you’ve been scoping out for weeks online. You may feel like you’d fit like a...

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hidden job market

Hidden job market, anyone? [Facebook LIVE Episode #20: Round One Interview w/HR]

July 25, 2017 Interviewing

A seasoned recruiter recently shared the following tidbit: Did you know that when you go on a round one interview with HR that you can...

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Set Your Salary Expectations Early On [Facebook LIVE Episode #19 on Round One Interviews]

July 18, 2017 Salary Negotiations

Salary expectations are being discussed earlier now – on the job application or during an initial “casual” conversation with HR. One underlying reason for this...

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LinkedIn Challenge TIP 4: Find the Keywords that Hiring Managers are Searching

November 6, 2013 LinkedIn

How can you read the minds of hiring managers and use this knowledge to become more “findable” via LinkedIn? Let’s continue the ultimate LinkedIn challenge....

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LinkedIn Challenge TIP 3: How to Fill In the LinkedIn Experience Section‏

November 1, 2013 LinkedIn

Do you wonder if you should just copy and paste your resume on LinkedIn? Let’s continue the ultimate LinkedIn challenge. Open for TIP #3. Let’s...

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LinkedIn Challenge TIP 2: How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Summary‏

October 31, 2013 LinkedIn

Does your LinkedIn summary tell a good story about your accomplishments, motivations, and future interests? Has it made anyone want to meet you? Let’s continue the ultimate...

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LinkedIn Challenge Starts Now!

October 26, 2013 LinkedIn

Increase your LinkedIn IQ in 5 weeks for free. See results in only 1 week. Start by joining the Ultimate LinkedIn Challenge. I am taking...

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Interview Tips: When to Share Personal Information to Land a Job

January 2, 2013 Interviewing

It’s NOT always inappropriate to discuss your personal life during a professional conversation — including during a formal interview, informational interview, or while networking. However,...

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Company Culture Elements mind map

What Cultural Nuances Energize YOU?

May 24, 2012 The Job Hunt

When I read Bill Barnett’s Harvard Business Review blog entry, “Investigate Culture, Ask the Right Questions,” I shook my head in agreement. A firm’s culture...

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Tell Me Your Story but Alleviate My Headache

May 2, 2012 Interviewing

Grab my 24-hour interview guide to get the job. CLAIM YOUR GUIDE NOW Here is how to think about attacking the old, “tell me about...

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