Most of my readers know that I have been busy “creating things” (and even started learning Italian) during the pandemic, but I have not posted anything new on this blog for quite a while! Time to start up again, and I am excited to do just that. Since my last post, my coaching practice has […]Read More
If you are a typical executive, it’s a challenge to find time on your calendar to prepare for interviews. When you do carve out that space, here’s a checklist of what you should cover. Due diligence – know as much as you can about the target organization and management beforehand, including what they do, why and […]Read More
If you are moving onto a second interview with the same company, congratulations! You have passed through the gatekeepers and are now poised to refine your presentation and move one step closer to getting the job. So what changes in the second round and how should you prepare yourself differently than for the first interview? […]Read More
If you are on Goodreads, here’s a chance for U.S. readers to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of one of my books: Know Yourself, Grow Your Career: The Value Proposition Workbook Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals To learn more about my books, you can visit my Amazon Author Page at […]Read More
What are your weaknesses? When I prepare clients for interviews, this is almost invariably at the top of people’s lists of questions that they are not prepared to answer. When they do have an answer, it is usually one of the “Top Three Answers” to the question or some variation thereof: I am a perfectionist […]Read More
If you do not have time to make written notes within the first few hours after the interview but do have the opportunity to record yourself (e.g., in a recording app on your phone), I highly suggest you do the latter and transcribe your notes, or at least email the recording to yourself for safekeeping. You will want to have these notes in front of you when you return for additional interviews and while evaluating (if applicable) multiple offers, and you may even want to keep them for future job searches.Read More
I was honored to speak to University of Chicago alumni last month about highlights from my recent book, Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals.
If you are currently in the job search, looking opportunistically or willing to move for the right role, you will save yourself hours in your interview preparation – mitigating stress and uncertainty in the process and increasing your chance of a job offer – through the discussions in this webinar.Read More