๐—›๐—ฅ – ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธโ“

Behavioral questions, and lots of them. ย  HR may not be present; the company may rely on the discretion of the hiring manager. ย  You may be a Contractor who can be terminated on any given day; in this case, HR may not be present in the hiring process. ย  It may be an...

๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐˜†, ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„, ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ปโ—

It is no secret that the average companies hiring practices are outdated and ill-conceived.ย  ย  Candidates are often treated poorly during and after the interview process.ย  ย  How should you handle that? ย  Be respectful at every turn, but have your boundaries. ย  Show...

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ

Many influencersย writeย about how people learn more from failures than successes. ย  Popular advice becomes cliched for a reason. ย  The more you mess up in an interview, the better equipped you are for a future one (if you are motivated by the failure and vow never to...

๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด… ๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต โ“

It is no secret that 80% of jobs are secured by ‘who you know.’ย  ย  Applying cold can yield a result, but the probability is low. So why rely on this method? ย  As an interview coach and senior contracts professional, I always coach people to network...

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ – ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ โ—

A good friend of mine came to me in a predicament over a year ago. He was interviewing for a job that was (in theory) beyond his capabilities. To this day, im unsure if he just wanted interview coaching or a pep talk to go for it. He came to the right place. I gave...

๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜†, ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ โ—

Interviews used to scare the hell out of me. ย  In some ways, I still approach interviews with a degree of nerves. ย  That is a good thing. It keeps me sharp and ensures I don’t take the process for granted. ย  I work my ass off to impress; there is more to be...

๐—•๐˜‚๐˜‡๐˜‡๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฃโ—

Attributes serve their purpose. ย  I coach people to have lists of personal and professional attributes. ย  These should only be reminders of stories to tell. ย  Don’t tell the interview panel you are ‘motivated’ or ‘driven.’ You can use the...

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€โ—

You are grateful for the call,ย  the opportunity; the chance to tell your stories, present your value. ย  Approach each conversation and interaction with enthusiasm and energy. ย  Be nice, tactful, and respectful. ย  Even if the process has been a nightmare, let it go...

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐˜‡๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ โ—

Humans shy away from the uncomfortable… ย  Well, most do.ย  ย  Interviews are one of those dreaded, wretched processes that people hate. ย  Why do something more than the number of times you ‘must’ do it? ย  However, facing the uncomfortable makes you...

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟโ“

Being the absolute best candidate they have met. ย  Make them want to stretch out the range to hire the person that blew them away in an interview. ย  Ensure, they don’t even consider anyone else. ย  Better yet, do that with three potential Employers and invite...