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