Have Cultural Issues Sabotaged your Interview? [Watch My Video]

Have Cultural Issues Sabotaged Your Interview?

There is a real mix of cultures here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many of the people living in the area were born and raised in another country. This mix of cultures can sometimes result in different types of “proper” etiquette, putting people unexpectedly at odds, even in professional situations. In my time as … Continued

Don’t Judge a Person Because of an Employment Gap

I once talked with a man who had been a stay-at-home dad for seven years, but wanted to go back to work. Prior to this, he had been the Chief Financial Officer at a company. His wife died in childbirth, leaving him with two special-needs twin boys. As he was in a good financial position, … Continued

Interview Happened Because of Patent Pending

My nephew, David,  is a mechanical engineer who worked at a life science medical device manufacturing company. After eleven years, he wanted a new job. I helped him because I am a resume writer (and his aunt!) QUESTIONS FOR A RESUME   I asked if he had any patents, expecting the answer to be no. … Continued

There is No Such Thing as a “Practice” Interview

Practice interview

I have coached people on interview skills for almost 20 years and know that everyone is nervous for one reason or another. When I landed an interview with Robert Half, where I was eventually hired as a recruiter, it was the first I’d had in 17 years. I was super nervous! Some other reasons to … Continued

Be a Good Interviewer by Showing Some Respect

I have heard thousands of stories about good and bad job interviewers for almost 20 years. Why is it that, when someone becomes a hiring manager, they suddenly forget what it was like to actually be interviewed? Why is there a disconnect?  EXAMPLE OF DISRESPECT One of my clients who wanted to move from Tampa … Continued

But I Was Just Doing My Job!

There is so much to be said on the subject of storytelling when it comes to your interview skills. When an interviewer asks you a question, they aren’t looking for a yes or no answer. They are looking for a story that will tell them a bit about you and your experience/skills. If you aren’t … Continued