Sometimes, the simplest question can be the most difficult. How many times have you been asked the following question?
“So, tell me a little about yourself.”
I’ve always been an advocate of getting the most difficult things out of the way first. So to help you prepare for job interview questions, I feel compelled to deal with this, the absolute favorite question of all interviewers (okay, so it’s not really a question!) and the least favorite of most candidates.
You just lost your job and your world has literally crumbled down around you. What’s that smoldering over in the corner? Oh, just your dreams. Right next to the pile of rubble that used to be your retirement. Yeah, losing your job can certainly have an effect on the horizon of your life. But like the fire that ravages the forest, it’s important to remember that losing a job can sometimes be a good thing – clearing the brush away and promoting new growth.
Now, just tell yourself that ten – make it twenty – times…
To start with, I must make an important disclaimer. I am not a psychologist but a career coach. I don’t find it surprising that there is much in common between the two professions, and I have lots of stories to prove it. If you happen to be in transition, you may want to understand the psychology of the decision makers. It would be useful ammo you could deploy in order to promote yourself in landing a job.
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Brief, concise and easy to read. These are characteristics of resumes and cover letters that can never be overemphasized. Yet surprisingly, hundreds – maybe thousands – of resumes have been ruined when the resume owner (or writer) uses a profusion of polysyllabic terms, or what you simply call BIG words.
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