Category: Interviewing

Are You Crystal Clear About Your Value Proposition?

Your branded value proposition is your unique promise of value. It is a statement of the tangible results a company expects to gain by hiring you. But how do you define this value and, most importantly, how do you demonstrate

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10 Interview Preparation Tips

Today’s interviewers expect you to know something about their company. It’s an indication to them that you’re interested in the position and the company. In fact, some interviewers will ask, “What do you know about our company?” If you haven’t

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Sixel: Once you get the job offer, it’s time to negotiate

Source: L.M. SIXEL, HOUSTON CHRONICLE Thursday, January 5, 2012 Congratulations! You just got a job offer. Now it’s time to see if you can sweeten the package. Maybe you were hoping for a higher salary. Or more vacation days. Or

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What’s Driving Your Career?

Is it your personal vision, passions, and innate talents … or is it uncertainty, confusion or even desperation? Are you clear about the type of position that would be intrinsically fulfilling … or are you willing to accept whatever you

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Are You Overqualified?

Ever been told you’re overqualified? Overqualified can mean many things such as: too many years of experience too much education or too many credentials too highly paid in your current or previous job too dated, senior or old. Or, it

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20 Dress Faux Pas That Can Jeopardize Your Interview Success & Undermine Your Credibility

Job search is marketing…and marketing includes packaging and presentation. You want your appearance and presentation to exude a polished, confident professional. When you’re interviewing, obviously, you want the interviewer to concentrate on your expertise, qualifications, and value you can bring

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Tough Interview Questions

As a senior executive, securing the position you want in today’s job market is going to take some extra preparation. Be ready to shine by showcasing your expertise to your potential employer by thoroughly preparing for interview questions. The following

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Negotiating Your Severance Package

Most executives don’t want to think about it when they accept a new position, but with tenure averaging three to five years, it’s a near certainty that one day they will leave their new employer. While companies are not required

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How to Position Being Fired When Interviewing

Getting fired is one of the most stressful events that can occur in an executive’s career. It generally brings up a lot of negative emotions relating to one’s value and sense of their self worth. The first thing to do

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8 Tips on Coping with Rejection

Whether you receive a rejection call, letter or email, or no response at all, it is important to remember that rejection is not a reflection of your self-worth. It may take many rejections before you win an offer. Learning how

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