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Category Archives: Interviews

Before Your Interview Ask These 7 Questions

Everyone’s heard about how to prepare for an interview: Dig-into the company’s website and their competitors’ websites Google the company and see if they’re in the news Talk to someone who works there etc. etc. etc. But you’re missing the most important step of all. Before you do anything else, contact the HR/recruiter pro (or…

Part One: Women Tell It Like It IS and Provide Real Leadership

So why are both corporations and our country still MISSING THE BOAT? As a “dyed-in-the-wool” Democrat, watching the Republican Convention last week took a great deal of perseverance and determination... until I heard the speeches of wife of the nominee, Ann Romney and another woman, who was never my favorite politico, former Secretary of State,…

Are Past Negative Corporate Experiences Hindering your Interview Success?

Today in my Networking Group, "Career Connect Coffee Club", we focused on "cleaning up" past experiences from former corporate wars. I thought the topic was timely because many of the current members seemed like they were members of the "walking wounded", angry and depressed from the manner in which they were laid-off or "forced out" of…

Plan “B” Jobs

With the downturn in the economy and with whole industries contracting with huge layoffs, many job-seekers need to consider alternative directions while they determine a new option. “Plan B” jobs are positions that people seek to “bridge the gap” either financially and/or emotionally.  These jobs provide needed structure, a bit of financial relief and an…

Salary Negotiations

There's a lot of advice on this blog about how to interview: Tell good stories, ask good questions, be a closer. But here's only one most important thing to remember: when it comes to discussing your potential salary, never give the number first. The right answer to the question, "What's your salary range?" is almost…