Are you getting interviews but hearing that you did not get the job because another person had skills and experience that more closely matched what the company wanted?
Why do interviewers ask “Tell me about yourself” and what do they really want to know? There are usually two reasons for asking that question and how you respond can influence the rest of your interview.
You are in an interview and the interviewer asks you about your top skills. You feel great that you described your best ones and told a story that demonstrates your skills. Then they ask, “What are your most significant weaknesses?” How do you acknowledge weaknesses in an interview with a positive spin? You don’t!
Interviewers will always ask you to describe your best skills. If they are looking at your resume when they ask that question, you must describe your best skills in the same sequence and exactly as they appear on your resume and they must contain more than a couple of words.
It may seem heresy during the depths of a prolonged recession to be thinking about making a career change but if you are feeling drained, bored, or just tired doing what you have been doing, you need to know when and how to make a career re-assessment.
If you are getting interviews but not getting the job, you may be making one or more of the most common five deadly interview mistakes. Here is the list along with how you can overcome making those mistakes.
A career portfolio is appropriate for certain positions and industries where you need to showcase your creativity and achievements. However, before you launch into taking a considerable amount of time to create a portfolio, you need to understand whether that is what employers and interviewers want.
You’ve probably heard that networking is the best way to make a career change. That is true if you recognize that employment networking is very different from business networking and you understand how to be most effective at employment networking.
Resumes for those in mid-career at an executive or manager level should look very different from those younger or with less experience. Our executive resume guidelines will show you how to craft a powerful and compelling statement that will showcase what you are best at doing and want to do.