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Be The Hero In The Career ‘Story of You’ During An Interview: Part 3 – Act I

All stories that we hear are basically the same three act structure, so there is no reason that  the interview stories that we are used to hearing or telling should not come in the same three acts: Act 1 is the story of the protagonist. Act 2 is the story of the barriers/challenges....

Job Recruiters Dish On What They Like About Their Careers, What They Don’t, And What They Get Asked In An Interview

According to Glassdoor interview reviews, 15% have acquired a job interview with the help of a recruiter and 3% get an interview by working with a staffing agency. Given these findings, we were curious to find out what it's like to be a recruiter or staffing agency professional in this mar...

Don’t Let Your Ego Ruin Your Interview

Someone wrote: “I know you want to put the candidate in the control of their career, but make sure you tell candidates how to be a responsible driver.” It’s a great point. Just because you control your career doesn’t mean that you can make everyone else bend to your will. It doesn...

Kate Gosselin Career Lessons

Layered deep beneath all the makeup, hairspray and intense marketing jargon may actually be some useful career lessons from tabloid-media darling Kate Gosselin. You may be saying “yeah right,” but alas, it’s true. Even without the eight, Kate Gosselin may actually have more to offer ...

Tips On How To Communicate Better

Communication matters and today our channels of contact are numerous, immediate and impressionable. Whether we are a manager, a candidate, a friend or family member it is important our communications get the message across effectively. And in today’s world of immediacy, the messages fly ...

Dream Your Job: Part 4 – Start With What You Hate

If you were happy in your current job, completely and totally satisfied, you wouldn't be reading this in the first place. The fact that you want to improve your current circumstances is the only reason that anyone considers a new gig. In spite of the crap you might read about active and...

Who’s Got Your Resume — A Decision-Maker Or An Amoeba?

I am no fan of the black hole, the resume-sucking repository of dangerous anti-matter and hundreds of resumes that were sent in reply to job ads and never heard from again. I hate that black hole, because it doesn't help candidates get jobs, and it doesn't help employers hire good pe...

How To Tell The ‘Story of You’ In A Job Interview: Part 2 – Plots

Last week I wrote about the importance of being able to tell a good story about yourself in an interview. Before we even get into the structure of the story creation, “the story of you” should be made up of at least six mini-plots that you need to know about yourself.  Storytelling ex...

Be A Ruler For A Day: First Job – Fix Recruiting!

I would like to take a break from talking about brand talent and how to put you in control of your career. We’ll get back to our regular programming later. But I feel like I have been talking at you, not with you. I am hoping that you will be kind enough to accept the mantle of power and...

Looking For Your Dream Job? First Get Optimistic With Your Current Job

A great deal of emphasis has been put on finding your dream job lately. And by lately I mean over the past 12 years or so. I believe strongly that really enjoying what you do is very important to a balanced and happy life and think everyone should strive to find that elusive dream job. Ahh...