November 2015


How to cope with rejection during your job search

Job hunters who fear rejection aren’t alone. While nobody likes dealing with rejection, learning how to cope with rejection during your job hunt is no big deal when you understand having to deal with being…


Benefits of active listening

You learned from reading Monday’s post about how to listen four easy ways to focus on your speaker—having an intention to listen, listening, pausing, and reflecting. If you’ve practiced these techniques, please comment below on your…


How to listen

It’s not what to say but how to listen that determines the successful outcome of interviews. Matter of fact, developing active listening skills is the fist aid of interviewing. That’s because active listening helps you…


Learning to Listen

A most important skill you need to acquire in order to turn interviews into job offers is learning to listen. That’s why I present a one-minute coaching vignette titled “listen first, talk later,” in my book…



How to Avoid Being Fleeced at Interviews

Sometimes a sleazy interviewer might try to fleece you by asking you to solve a problem—one of his. To make matters worst, there might not even be real job there. The reason for inviting you…


I hope I get it

What you’re thinking after interviewing is exactly what dancers in the opening number of “A Chorus Line” are saying to themselves after auditioning for a role: “God, I hope I get it.” In the Broadway…


Job Ghosting

Job ghosting is when you don’t hear back after an interview or when the company to whom you’ve sent a resume and cover letter hasn’t responded. Either way, it’s as if all of your efforts…


Following-up after an interview 

The two most important parts of a job interview are the opening—that’s where you make a good first impression—and the ending where you ask for the job and lay groundwork for following up a job…