How to ace that panel interview (4 tricks)

Hooray! You got an interview. That's the good news. The bad news is that it's a panel interview. Yup - you're going to walk into a room with a GROUP of people staring at you. That's enough to make anyone sweat bullets. Well, I've got some great news for you: there are 4 things you can do...

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Boogers and Bad Breath

"It's best to remember when we go out in the world to stick together, hold hands and look both ways before crossing the street." - Robert Fulghum Have you ever looked in the mirror and realized something was seriously wrong … and none of the people you'd just been talking to had the...

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Interview: Don’t get lost in translation

You’re perfect for that job! So ... why can’t they see it? Chances are good that you’re getting lost in translation. Just because YOU know you can do the job doesn’t mean THEY can! Now here’s the catch: neither recruiters nor hiring managers have the time (or interest) in figuring out how...

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Building bridges: New team? 3 Easy ways to find common ground

Nǐ hǎo! It's Catherine ... with my last video from China. While there, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Shanghai Chapter of PMI-China (http://www.pmichina.org/) about how to build bridges (relationship bridges) on international teams. Guess what: as we spoke to each other that night,...

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Culture: Adapt or die (in Shanghai, China)

New project? New job? Survival is up to you! It may not be life or death (like me trying to cross the street in China), but how well you adapt to the culture on your new team will make the difference between your success and failure. P.S. If you're heading to China soon, don't miss the...

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#1 Secret to interview + sales success works on the streets of Pingyao, China too

Hello! Want a competitive edge in business ... or in your next job interview? "Please" and "thank you" might be all you need. I was reminded of this while walking the streets of Pingyao Ancient City in China (https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/812) in June. But guess what: studies have...

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How to ace a short phone interview - 10 Prep steps

‘Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take a step.” – Naeem Callaway “A recruiter just sent me an email request for a 15-minute phone interview. Seriously? What on earth can he accomplish with me in just 15...

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Hidden job market: 6 reasons companies don't post their jobs online

Hidden job market: 6 reasons companies don't post their jobs online “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean, American Singer/Television Performer and Sausage Entrepreneur The hidden market is real! 80% of the...

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State your name. Your full name. Or you may as well stay home.

“There Is No Point Going Anywhere If People Don’t Remember You Were There” – Patricia Fripp Your last name matters much more than you think Any time you meet someone new, do yourself a favor and share your first AND last name. I know it feels formal. I also know that many of...

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Hourly vs. Salary: WAIT! Before you say yes, make sure the rate really is right for you

Hourly vs. salary: WAIT! Before you say yes, make sure the rate really is right for you One of the hardest things to learn as a consultant is how to set - and get - the right price for your services. Charge too much and you'll get rejected. Charge too little and you'll live to regret it....

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