Tell Them About Yourself ©

If someone asked, “tell me about yourself,” have you tried this for impact? Three of my last career coaching clients used this and they relayed this helped them a great deal to be successful. “Well, I’m currently an account executive at Smith, where I handle our top-performing client. Before that, I worked at an agency where I was on three different major national healthcare brands serving Corps A, B and C. While I really enjoyed the work, I’d love the chance to go more deeply with one specific healthcare company, which is why I’m excited about this opportunity with Metro Health USA. (Because … your passion is _____________, the challenges you saw are, the actions you took or results you think are needed like X,Y, or Z). They had remember to focus on the experiences and skills most relevant to the hiring manager in this particular position and this company. We worked hard on this before the biggest interview. Ultimately, relax a...
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Really Ready for an Interview?

Check off these critical tasks: Did you shadow the company's social media? Seriously! Companies post news they're proud of. So knowing about a blog post or a company retreat will give you talking points to drive the conversation. And seeing pictures of the office and the employees will not only give you a sense of the dress code (vital information for picking out your outfit), but also the general office climate and vibe. Did you study company and sector products? You don't have to arrive armed with a six-step plan for how to scale a new project (cyber IT protection) or a product (Google’s new phone), but talking intelligently about the company is key. Come prepared with reasons why you like it, as well as a few suggestions for how you can help to improve. Have you research your interviewers? You typically receive an interview schedule with the names of the people you'll be meeting ahead of time. (If not, don't be afraid to ask for...
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Fear Of Salary Negotiations

  I'm not sure why everyone hates talking about money when it comes to applying for jobs, especially given the main reason people work is to get paid. Going ahead and becoming prepared for this discussion better serve us all. In fact, the best recruiters I know discuss it from the start with candidates. They don’t want to waste anyone’s time if the range is out of line with expectations of the candidate. When a recruiter asks you what is you salary or salary range, be prepared. You are probably applying in hopes of high pay. Secondly, you have Internet sources (Glassdoor) that can get you pretty close to knowing the job 's pay and lastly, you have time when preparing your application to determine your answer. Wait to talk money until the recruiter or recruiter and hiring manager ask you about it. As I said, recruiters and hiring managers don’t want to waste your time or theirs, so consider an early discussion about salary to be...
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