Shut Up + Listen aka How to Avoid the #1 Interview Mistake

Shut Up + Listen aka How to Avoid the #1 Interview Mistake I almost fell over when my co-worker Scott told me how to fix my candidate interview problem. However, after several of my outstanding candidates got rejected in their final interviews, I was desperate for some good advice. Scott...

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What is a personal brand and why should you care?

Your brand. Your reputation. Too precious to leave to chance! Dag nabbit, my dad was right! Right or wrong, we are all judged by the company we keep ... and how we behave out in the world. The funny thing is, he told me that LONG before Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram hit the scene. His...

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Top 3 Reasons Companies Use Consultants

If you're new to consulting / contracting / freelancing, it can be tough to understand why a company would hire a consultant instead of a full-time employee. Today, I will share the 3 biggest reasons companies use consultants. Use this list to ask smarter questions, understand your client's...

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3 Biggest Interview Mistakes and how to avoid them

Good news! You don't need to spend hours tearing your hair out ... worrying about whether or not you can give the "perfect" interview answers. Instead, avoid making these 3 big mistakes and you'll be well on your way to getting the work you want. Today, I'm going to share the 3 biggest...

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When references are checked

Recruiters want your references. You don’t have to give them - yet. Recruiters burned out Randy's references, and Abe lost a job offer because one of his references wasn't ready for the call. Don't let that happen to you! Want to learn how to prep your references? Head on over to...

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What is freelancing vs. contracting vs. consulting?

“Education can help you avoid the high price you pay for experience.” – Harvey Mackay People have been confused by these terms since I got into consulting in 1997. Honestly, the answer depends on who you’re talking to … and what kind of work you’re doing. All three terms are used to describe...

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Rejection stinks! 6 Ways to get your groove back.

Rejection doesn’t mean you aren’t good enough. It means the other person failed to notice what you have to offer. Somebody else - who’s right around the corner - will. QUESTION: Any big ideas about how to bounce back from rejection in a job search? Had a phone interview yesterday with a...

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Chipmunks! Or ... 4 ways to get ready for your next career move - today.

Are you ready for your next job? Well, you'd better be. The average American is changing jobs every 4.2 years (BLS). Ready or not, change is coming! The great news is, if you're ready for it, a job change can mean more money, more freedom and a lot more fun. Here are 4 great ways to get...

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Interviewing: Is it all about the money?

As you prep for your next job interview (and fight to control those jitters), it's really helpful to know what you're getting yourself into. In this video, I share the 3 things employers really want from you (psst! Money might be one of them).

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Small steps

"Sometimes the smallest step in right direction ends up being the biggest of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take a step". - Naeem Callaway

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