Why I Hired the Non-Traditional Candidate

As a career switcher, you face more hurdles in your job search than a candidate who has a “traditional” background (e.g., relevant industry and functional work experience). In many cases, the “traditional” applicant: Understands the industry “lingo” and acronyms Knows the key players and how to partner with them Recognizes what they’re signing up for Can navigate …

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Can’t Get Past the Interview?

Another interview, another rejection. If you continue to get your foot in the door, but can’t seem to get offered a seat at the table, read on. By the time you’re invited to a face-to-face interview, it’s likely the Hiring Manager has determined that you have the core skills needed to perform the job and your …

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Rude Recruiting – The New Normal?

A common complaint from job seekers is that they never hear back from the companies where they have applied.   When applying online, most job seekers have accepted that getting a system-generated “Thank you for your application.  Don’t call us, we’ll call you” response is now par for the course.  This is understandable since online applications …

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Defeat Interview Phobia

Have you ever tossed a dozen successful free throws just to miss the basket at the precise moment when someone is watching? Let’s face it. When we know we’re being evaluated, it can be intimidating. And when we actually care about the outcome, like in an interview, it can be downright nerve-racking. An effective interview …

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7 Tips to Ace the Phone Screen

Congrats!  You’ve secured a phone interview.  This could be the first step to getting the job you’ve been after.  So, what do you do next?   As with any interview, you’ll want to spend time preparing. Even though you won’t need to put on your best suit and travel to the office, the phone screen …

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