Posts Categorized: Interview Tips

Discovering our Natural Gifts and Talents

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I believe that all of us are richly endowed with natural gifts and talents. Isn’t it obvious when we sit in a performing arts center and listen to a voice like that of Pavarotti, or Sarah Brightman. These are people who discovered and used their gifts to bring joy to others, and ironically, they have […]

Success is a Byproduct of 90% Persistence and 10% Talent!

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Have you ever noticed that how many brilliant and talented people in the world never seem to accomplish anything, never seem to arrive, never seem to have a sense of where they are going? Talent is like a raw material in a manufacturing plant. It is a gift that is not to be discounted, but […]

Become a Chameleon in Today’s Job Market

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When I visited Florida, I became fascinated with the amazing capacity of these little creatures to change their color to match their environment. We can learn from them! It’s not that they become something they are not. Instead, they use resources within themselves to become what they need to be at a given moment. That’s a […]

Acceptability verses Unacceptability in an Interview

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What is it about an interview that connects with all the youthful messages we carry about acceptability verses unacceptability? Somewhere in time, someone indelibly impressed on our souls that as we lived our academic lives, there was some kind of transcript of life we were recording with every missed class, unfinished assignment, or lesser grade. […]

Topical Verses Chronological Resumes

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People often call me and ask if I can prepare a topical resume for them. Of course having written thousands of resumes, I can do so. But before I do I like to share a few insights with them. Most people want to use a topical resume because they basically want to hide something. They […]