talk too much

Fighting for Air Time in an Interview

I’m an observer and sometime eavesdropper. It’s hard not to be when sitting at Starbucks and I see that someone is being interviewed. This morning I noticed a man reviewing and taking notes on resumes. From his body language, I could see he was waiting for someone and indeed a young woman walked in and introduced herself. […]

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As if the Hiring Process for College Graduates Could get any More De-humanized

Last week, Goldman Sachs announced it will no longer hold face-to-face interviews with undergraduates looking for full-time jobs and will only accept video interviews from undergrads—videos that applicants will record themselves using a software program and then upload and send along to Goldman.  Underscore software program. You are not making a casting video for The […]

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Network on Your own Terms

I’m a so-so networker and truthfully, that’s progress for me. Never one to feel comfortable talking to people I don’t know, crowded noisy networking events— fuhgeddaboudit. It took starting my coaching practice and working with college students who needed help to get over their fears about networking  to get me to face my own. Like […]

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You Get Knocked Down and Get Up Again. Five Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job Offer

You were a promising candidate. The interviews went well but you didn’t get the job. Rejection sucks. It also sucks you’ll likely never hear from the employer as to know why. Employers explain they need to protect themselves against lawsuits. That’s true. It’s also true that most employers are simply horrible at closing the loop. Here […]

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You Won’t Get a Job Offer When You’re Not Heard or Understood and Other Telephone Interview Tips

Phone interviewing is unique. You can’t count on visual stimuli such as your good looks or power suits, eye contact or body language, to aid your presentation. Neither can you rely on visual signals to interpret the interviewer’s response. In this context, faceless conversation takes on an added dimension of importance. Both strengths and weakness, […]

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