October 2016

“You are overqualified”

Those three little words that sometimes ooze out of an interviewer’s mouth are real turnoffs to older job candidates. You hate to hear an interviewer say, “You are overqualified,” because you think the ball game…


Mindfulness and how to achieve it at work

The topic of mindfulness is all the rage these days. Books sold and articles written about how to be mindful sing its praises without telling you that it’s necessary to develop a meditation practice first….







How to get along with others at work

The hardest part of most jobs is getting along with others—especially some of those fellow workers of yours who exhibit shabby behavior. There are many methods out there that can be used to get along…


When Your Job Campaign Goes Extra Innings

Your job campaign is gong extra innings when you’ve been out of work over six months. That’s when interviewers start making statements like, “hmmm you’ve been out of work for awhile.” It’s like some of…


Strange Interview Encounters Of The Third Kind

IF YOU THINK REGULAR INTERVIEWS ARE CHALLENGING, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet until you’ve experienced other kinds of interviews: situational, stress, and behavioral interviews. Why have hiring managers strayed from just conventional interviewing? When companies cut…