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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

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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How to get better endorsements on LinkedIn [Facebook LIVE episode #11 on Standing Out]

September 24, 2017 The Job Hunt

Your endorsements and recommendations inform your digital brand. You have two options. You can either think about the skills that you want to own or...

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

September 18, 2017 Interviewing

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 make your LinkedIn headline shine [Facebook LIVE episode #10 on Standing Out]

September 18, 2017 The Job Hunt

Too few LinkedIn headlines impress me. Most LinkedIn users let LinkedIn influence their brand. Did you know that recruiters don’t read through most profiles? Do...

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

September 11, 2017 Interviewing

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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How to be creative in your job search [Facebook LIVE episode #9 on Standing Out]

September 11, 2017 The Job Hunt

If you want to work for a stand-out company that gets loads of resumes then you’ll have to go that extra mile to get...

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

September 4, 2017 Interviewing

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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Who else hates putting themselves out there? [Facebook LIVE episode #8 on Standing Out]

September 4, 2017 The Job Hunt

This piece of advice is the one that sends my clients kicking and screaming. Yet, it has the potential to “bubble wrap” you from staying...

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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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How not to “use people” to get a job [Facebook LIVE episode #7 on Standing Out]

August 28, 2017 The Job Hunt

Do you know people who work for your ideal employer? Do you know how to get them to help you in your job search?...

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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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How to prove you’re analytical [Facebook LIVE episode #6 on Standing Out]

August 14, 2017 The Job Hunt

It seems that everyone wants to hire a perfect superhuman with both amazing writing and analytical skills. Honestly, you are in luck if you can...

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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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A CEO Encounter Wish Granted [Facebook LIVE Episode #2 on Standing Out]

July 17, 2017 Effective Networking

How To Stand Out & Expand Your Network When you work for top company, you expect people who are looking for a job in your...

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How to Beat Your Fellow Human Resources Professionals to the Best Jobs

January 3, 2017 Interviewing

I’ve noticed 10 underlying assumptions (through my work with human resources executives who transitioned sectors including to digital shops, top-five consulting firms, and financial services...

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How to Beat Your Fellow Engineers to the Best Jobs

December 21, 2016 Interviewing

I’ve noticed 10 underlying assumptions (through my work with candidates looking at VC-backed startups, Medtronic, Bloomberg i.e. technology-driven companies) that interviewers make about engineering job...

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How to Beat Your Fellow Marketers to the Best Jobs

December 5, 2016 Interviewing

It’s nearly impossible to wing job interviews, especially for the best internships and full-time jobs in marketing. Selling what’s on your résumé is no longer...

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Why Supply Chain Professionals Are Good / Not So Good

November 30, 2016 Interviewing

I’ve noticed 10 underlying assumptions (through my work with candidates looking at Johnson & Johnson, Estee Lauder, Nike i.e. consumer-focused companies) that interviewers make about...

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Why Marketers Are Good / Not So Good

November 22, 2016 Interviewing

I’ve noticed 10 underlying assumptions (through my work with candidates looking at Google, AmEx, IBM i.e. data-driven companies) that interviewers make about marketing job candidates....

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[Example Included] How to Pitch Yourself

October 23, 2016 Interviewing

Last week, I shared that the most effective strategy for answering this typical “conversation starter” interview question relies on your understanding of your interviewer(s). What...

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