Teena Rose is a columnist, public speaker, and a professional resume writer with Resume to Referral. She’s authored several books, including “20-Minute Cover Letter Fixer” and “Cracking the Code to Pharmaceutical Sales.”
It’s common to be nervous before attending an interview. I mean heck… sweaty palms, fumbling over words, lack of eye contact… it happens all the time. I see many signs of interview nervousness and tend to blow it off to just that. However, there are some instances where the manager just couldn’t ignore the red
Lance Armstrong has dedicated his career to winning the Tour de France. As we all know, he showed the world that he could master that race and beat anyone who competed in the “Grand-daddy” of pro cycling races–seven times! After a short “retirement” from the cycling world, Lance has been competing again. Last year’s Tour
One of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of resume sending is the cover letter (or these days, the e-mail). The cover letter is your chance to make your first impression. A properly written letter should grab the employer’s attention and help set the stage for a personal interview.
One thing that people don’t always remember in an interview is to look at the way their interviewer is responding physically instead of just verbally. You are supposed to talk about yourself when you are interviewing in order to let the person interviewing know how great you are and why you are a fit for
Sometimes it may seem like everyone else is more qualified than you and that is why you never get the job. One thing that people sometimes forget is that part of your interview and the decision making process is you and your attitude, not your skills. There may be people who are better or who
One thing that many people who are a bit older are afraid of is that they are to old to hunt for a new job. It might feel like companies don’t want to hire older people when there is “younger talent” or people that may stay with the company longer and not retire. The
One thing that worries a lot of job seekers when they are re-entering the workforce are gaps in their employment on their resumes. People wonder how can they make up for them and if anyone would want to hire someone who hasn’t worked in a few years? The reality is that gaps don’t have to
My partner and I are career coaches, and we founded company after running recruiting efforts at 4 Fortune 500 companies, so we know exactly what employers want since we’ve hired thousands of individuals. In fact, we’ve identified these 6 steps to the job search that work for anyone who works them. So, in honor of
The weekends are a great time to relax and spend time with your family and friends, but there are also some things that you should be thinking about over the weekend which can help you to prepare you for your interviews the following week. During the weekend you may have more people available to help
In this highly competitive job market, employers and recruiters are using unconventional techniques to screen candidates. It’s not enough to just be prepared for the interview; job seekers need to be prepared to be judged even when it’s not clear they’re being judged.
Getting laid off is an embarrassing experience — and not a particularly fun one to relive again and again during interviews. But the way you handle the topic can make or break an opportunity to restart your career and leave the past behind.
PITTSBURGH — In the words of comedian Stephen Colbert, on Oct. 28 during the biggest, most consequential, most public job interview in the U.S., the first question was one “that no one in human history has ever answered honestly.” The moderators of the third Republican presidential debate kicked off a long evening with that dreaded
When you leave a job interview, you should have a solid understanding of what the role entails, whether you’ll be a good fit for the team, and enough information to make a smart career decision. But far too often candidates will ask questions that just scratch the surface of these topics, or (gasp!) ask no
At the very end of almost every job interview, recruiters are likely to ask you whether you’ve got any questions. This moment can be tricky. If you think that by answering negatively, you seem well-informed and in no need for further information, you’re wrong. This answer might send a message that you’re not interested or